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STORYHIVE 2022 INDIGENOUS STORYTELLER EDITION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES

Before beginning your Submission, please read these SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES carefully. In them you will find important information such as key dates, what kinds of stories and projects we give preference to, eligibility requirements, submission requirements and more. This is more than just the fine print. It’s a guide to creating a successful Submission. For additional information, please check out the FAQs in our Help Centre. If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQs, please email the STORYHIVE team at storyhive@telus.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

KEY DATES:

  • Jun 1 - 28, 2022 Indigenous Storyteller Edition open for Submissions (Intake closes at 12:00 am (MIDNIGHT) PT on Jun 28, 2022) 

  • Jun 8, 2022  AMA - Ask Me Anything - online info session

  • Week of  Sep 12, 2022 Grant Recipients Announced 

  • Oct 21, 2022 Creator Workshop #1 - Navigating STORYHIVE (for all Project Leads)

  • Oct 22, 2022 Supplementary Program (30+minutes) Production Starts*

  • Nov 1, 2022 Creator Workshop #2 - The Business of Screen Media (for all Project Leads)

  • Jan 6, 2023 Supplementary Program Final Delivery (no rough cuts or fine cuts needed)

  • Jan 21, 2023 Creator Workshop #3 - Meet your Mentor (for all Project Leads)

  • Sep 18, 2023 Main Program (10+ minutes) Rough Cut delivery

  • Nov 13, 2023 Main Program First Fine Cut delivery

  • Nov 27, 2023 Main Program Second Fine Cut delivery

  • Dec 4, 2023 Main Program STORYHIVE Approval Cut delivery 

  • Jan 15, 2024 Main Program Final Delivery of Project 

  • Oct 2024 Official Edition Launch on TELUS Optik TV and STORYHIVE YouTube channel (Date TBD)

*Production cannot begin prior to the Creator Workshop.

STORYHIVE acknowledges that the area in which our staff predominantly gather and work is within the unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the sḵwx̱w 7mesh (Squamish), sel̓l̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. We acknowledge that many Indigenous communities and cultures survive on the land where we work, live, and play. We recognize that Indigenous peoples have been deeply harmed by Canada's past and present colonial institutions, and we will strive to understand our individual place within this painful history. In our work together, we will take conscious steps to include Indigenous people in decision-making processes and address structural inequities in the Canadian screen-based production sector.

In the fall of 2018, after consultation with the Indigenous film community, STORYHIVE launched its inaugural Indigenous Storyteller Edition with a commitment to provide 30 production grants plus mentorship and distribution on TELUS platforms to Indigenous storytellers. Funded projects were selected by an all Indigenous selection committee comprised of experienced Indigenous filmmakers. In partnership with the National Screen Institute, each emerging creator was mentored by an experienced filmmaker throughout production. We are grateful to everyone who advised us and participated in the inaugural Edition. 

As part of our ongoing commitment to decolonization as an organization, Team STORYHIVE is excited to announce the new 2022 Indigenous Storyteller Edition. To build on the success of the first Indigenous Storyteller Edition, STORYHIVE solicited feedback from the creators and mentors who participated in the first edition and incorporated their recommendations into the design of this new edition.

With the 2022 Indigenous Storyteller Edition, STORYHIVE will provide $20,000 grants along with training, mentorship and distribution on TELUS platforms to 30 emerging Indigenous creators in BC and Alberta. For more information on the training and mentorship provided, please check out our FAQs. Additionally, the Indigenous Screen Office and Creative BC will be providing top up funding to each selected project. Like the first edition, the 2022 Indigenous Storyteller Edition will be guided by an Indigenous Advisory & Selection Committee comprised of experienced Indigenous filmmakers. Additionally, this committee will be supported by Indigenous TELUS team members and external Indigenous moderators who will review all submissions. 

For the STORYHIVE 2022 Indigenous Storyteller Edition  (the “STORYHIVE Edition”), each Indigenous-led screen-based Project will consist of a locally reflective fiction or nonfiction Main Program (minimum 10 minutes) and a Supplementary Program (minimum 30 minutes). For more information on the Main Program and Supplementary Program, please see our FAQs.  This is a chance to tell a story you are passionate about and retain the intellectual property rights to your produced work.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

Community health and safety is our priority, and we ask you to take the necessary and responsible precautions to protect public health and the health and safety of everyone working on your STORYHIVE project. Please keep up to date with and follow all provincial and public health  guidelines and recommendations. Please familiarize yourself with the following reputable sources, such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, your provincial medical officer or the World Health Organization, and please urge everyone on your team to do the same.

Resources for BC-based creators:

Creative BC’s Safety Guideline and Pandemic Production Guide

Resources for Alberta-based creators:

Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 Guidance for Screen-based Production

SUBMISSION RULES

BY REGISTERING TO SUBMIT A PITCH FOR A PROPOSED PROJECT FOR CONSIDERATION (KNOWN ALSO HEREIN AS A SUBMISSION), YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the "Terms").

TELUS has developed a digital funding platform called "STORYHIVE" to provide grants and distribution to local content creators, and support the creation of locally-produced programming available on TELUS Optik TV On Demand (via TELUS  STORYHIVE / TELUS Community Television).

In order to qualify, each participant (a “Project Lead”) must create and submit materials comprising a multimedia submission (a “Submission”) which contains, among other things, a pitch for a locally reflective digital short plus supplementary content (a “Project”) to be made by the participant. Following the process of Submission, Moderation and Selection by an all-Indigenous Selection Committee, a Project Lead could then be eligible to receive one of 30 available $20,000 grants (each, a “Grant"), (available to eligible BC and Alberta residents only) from TELUS plus $3000 in top up funding from the Indigenous Screen Office and Creative BC, to produce their proposed Project. Each of the 30 successful Projects will also receive distribution on select TELUS platforms, and the producing teams will receive mentorship and training. Project Leads will retain the rights, including copyright, to their finished Projects.

STORYHIVE will begin accepting Submissions for the STORYHIVE Edition on June 1, 2022 at 12:00pm (NOON) Pacific Time (PT). The deadline for Submissions is 12:00am (MIDNIGHT) PT on June 28, 2022.  Each of the 30 Project Leads who are selected to receive a Grant will be required to sign the TELUS STORYHIVE Community Access License Agreement (the “TELUS Grant Agreement''). The final delivery date for the Supplementary program is January 6, 2023 and the final delivery date for the Main program is January 15, 2024.

1.  PROJECT AWARD (GRANT DESCRIPTION)

30 Project Leads will be eligible to receive a Grant of $20,000 CAD to create a Project. 

Projects may be featured on TELUS Optik TV On Demand, TELUS website(s), the STORYHIVE website (the “Website”) and other TELUS branded websites or social media platforms (including, but not limited to, YouTube) (together, the ''TELUS Platforms"). Projects may also be featured on Air Canada’s Inflight Entertainment System. Project Leads will retain all the intellectual property rights, including copyright, to their finished Projects. 

The Grant is awarded to the Project Lead and is non-transferable; the Project Lead cannot change. If the Project Lead wishes to execute the TELUS Grant Agreement under a company name, the Project Lead must own and control at least 51% of the company and the company must be located in the Project Lead’s community of residence; proof of company ownership and registered address must be supplied to TELUS.

2. ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to receive a Grant from TELUS, Project Leads must meet all the eligibility requirements outlined below in sections 2.A to 2.L. and all Projects must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in sections 2.M to 2.Y. The Project Lead will act as the primary applicant and accept responsibility for the obligations under these Terms and, if chosen to receive a Grant, under the terms of the TELUS Grant Agreement. Project Leads can be first time producers/filmmakers/podcasters; previous experience is not required in order to be eligible.  For more information on the role and responsibilities of the Project Lead, please see our FAQs.

Prior to submitting your application, STORYHIVE recommends all Applicants (and their team members) read the On-Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts and Stories

EACH PROJECT LEAD MUST:

A. self identify and locate their Indigenous identity in accordance with the description below. This section is based on: The Indigenous Screen Office General Funding Guidelines Policy. The eligibility requirements for section 2.A, 2.B and 2.C have been written in consultation with the ISO and our Indigenous Advisory Committee.

STORYHIVE supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit self-determination and the ability of sovereign nations to determine their own citizenship. Indigenous in the context of First Peoples in Canada includes: 

  • First Nations: are status and non-status individuals who are citizens, recognized members or direct blood relatives of a self-governing band, a reserve-based community, or a larger tribal group. 

  • Inuit: are recognized as the First Peoples of the arctic regions of Canada including Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and parts of the Northwest Territories, whose relatives are also in Greenland and Alaska. 

  • Métis: are culturally distinct from First Nations and Inuit and have historic Métis Nation ancestry from an accepted Métis Nation settlement or community - as defined by the Métis National Council, and as accepted by the Métis Nation.

B. provide a written description in their application that describes their relationship and connection to their Indigenous identity. This may include familial connections or nationhood and it may also include displacement. We understand that you may not know your nation or community due to the impacts of colonial practices. Tell us about your lived experience as an Indigenous person and share your truth. Applicants are not required or expected to provide any private information that causes them harm. The written description of Indigenous identity will be reviewed by Indigenous moderators and the Indigenous Selection Committee. 

C. provide a community engagement plan if a project explores or includes traditional knowledge, customary practices or traditions (such as ceremony), or community intellectual property. A community engagement plan is an opportunity for Applicants to talk about their process of working with communities impacted by or involved in the production of their project. The community engagement plan will be reviewed by Indigenous Moderators and the Indigenous Selection Committee. 

D. Be the age of majority, or older, in their province of residence (British Columbia or Alberta) as of the STORYHIVE Edition intake deadline date, June 28, 2022;

E. Not be working within the traditional Canadian broadcast system or be a media professional widely known to the public, and must not have received a broadcast licence from a Canadian broadcaster in the last five years. Please note that funding for STORYHIVE programs is reserved for applicants with zero to limited experience.  Applicants with extensive professional experience in the film industry or distribution deals outside TELUS STORYHIVE are ineligible.

F. Be a resident of one of the following communities in British Columbia or Alberta: 

NOTE: If you are a resident of a community close to one of these listed communities, please reach out to us at storyhive@telus.com to verify your eligibility.

Alberta:

Acheson; Airdrie; Alberta Beach; Ardrossan; Beaumont; Blackfalds; Brooks; Calgary; Camrose; Canmore; Carstairs; Chestermere; Chestermere Lake; Clairmont; Coalhurst; Cochrane; Crossfield; De Winton; Dead Man’s Flats; Debolt; Devon; Didsbury; Donnelly; Drayton Valley; Dunmore; Edmonton; Edmonton Garrison; Edson; Evansburg; Fairview; Falher; Fort Mackay; Fort McMurray; Fort McMurray IR No. 174d;  Grande Prairie; Heritage Pointe; High Prairie; High River; Hinton; Innisfail; Joussard; Kinuso; Lacombe; Lakeview; Langdon; Leduc; Leduc County; Lethbridge; Lloydminster; Marlboro; Mclennan; Medicine Hat; Milo; Namao; Nisku; Okotoks; Onoway; Peace River; Ponoka; Red Deer; Red Deer County; Redcliff; Rocky View County; Sangudo; SE Calgary; Shepard; Sherwood Park; Slave Lake; Springbrook; Spruce Grove; St. Albert; Stony Plain; Stony Plain IR 135; Strathmore; Sunset Point; Swan River 150e; Sylvan Lake; Val Quentin; Vegreville; Wabamun; Wetaskiwin; Whitecourt; Widewater; Wildwood;

British Columbia:

Abbotsford; Agassiz; Aldergrove; Anmore; Annacis Island; Armstrong; Beaverly; Beecher Bay IR; Belcarra, Black Creek; Bowen Island; Bowser; Brackendale; Brentwood Bay; Britannia Beach; Burnaby; Campbell River; Canoe Creek IR; Central Saanich; Chemainus; Chilliwack; Chilliwack River Valley; Cobble Hill; Cole Bay IR; Coldstream; Columbia Valley; Colwood; Comox; Coquitlam; Courtenay; Cowichan Bay; Cranbrook; Creston; Cultus Lake, Cumberland; Davis Bay; Dawson Creek; Deep Creek; Delta; Denman Island; Duncan; Esquimalt; Faulder; Fort St. John; Fruitvale; Furry Creek; Gallagher Lake; Garden Bay; Garibaldi Highlands; Gibsons; Granthams Landing; Heffley Creek; Heriot Bay; Highlands; Halfmoon Bay; Hatzic; Hornby Island; Kamloops; Kelowna; Kitselas-Kulspai; Kitsumkalum Mountain; Ladner; Ladysmith; Lake Country; Lake Cowichan; Lake Errock; Langford; Langley; Lantzville; Lheidli T'Enneh;Lindell Beach; Lions Bay; Madeira Park; Maple Ridge; Merville; Metchosin; Mill Bay; Mission; Montrose; Mount Washington; Nanaimo; Nanoose Bay; Naramata; New Songhees IR; New Westminster; North Saanich; North Vancouver; Oak Bay; Oasis; Okanagan Falls; Okanagan IR; Oliver; Osoyoos; Oyama; Parksville; Peachland; Pender Harbour; Penelakut Island; Penticton; Penticton IR 2; Pitt Meadows; Popkum; Port Alberni; Port Coquitlam; Port Moody; Powell River; Priest’s Valley 6; Prince George; Qualicum Beach; Quathiaski Cove; Quinsam IR 12; Revelstoke; Richmond; Rivervale; Roberts Creek; Rosedale; Rossland; Saanich; Saanichton; Salmon Arm; Sechelt; Secret Cove; Selma Park; Shawnigan Lake; Sidney; Silver Creek; Sooke; Sooke Spallumcheen; Squamish; Summerland; Surrey; Terrace; Thornhill; Trail; Tsawwassen; Tsawwassen IR; T'Sou-Ke First Nation / Sooke IR; Union Bay; Vancouver; Vernon; Victoria; View Royal; Warfield; Westbank; West Vancouver; Williams Lake; Whistler; White Rock; Wilson Creek

G. Be a resident of the community from which they are applying (see eligible communities listed above) and be able to supply current proof of residency for the address listed on their submission; 

H. Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

I. Be able to provide complete, clean, unencumbered chain of title for the Project, must have all the rights, releases and clearances necessary to produce, own and exploit the Project and for deployment of the Project on required TELUS Platforms (including synchronization and master use rights for any music used in the Project), and must enter into a TELUS Grant Agreement with TELUS;

J. Acknowledge they have read, understand and will adhere to the STORYHIVE Community Code of Conduct: https://www.storyhive.com/index/code-of-conduct;

K. Not be an individual associated with TELUS, including but not limited to the following: the employees, contractors, agents and representatives of TELUS, Optik TV, TELUS Satellite TV or another broadcast distribution undertaking (a BDU) such as Shaw Cable, Shaw Direct or any other Canadian cable or IPTV service provider, or any external partners of TELUS who enter into an agreement with TELUS to assist in any way with this STORYHIVE Edition (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”).  For clarity, Excluded Individuals may participate in a Submission and a Project as a member of the video production crew provided they are not the Project Lead; and

L. Be prepared to: 

i. Submit their Project for review on the following dates:

  • Supplementary Program Delivery (no rough cut or fine cuts needed) - January 6, 2023

  • Main Program Rough Cut delivery - September 18, 2023

  • Main Program First Fine Cut delivery - November 13, 2023;

  • Main Program Second Fine Cut delivery - November 27, 2023; and

  • Main Program STORYHIVE Approval Cut - December 4, 2023;

ii.. Complete technical delivery of the Project on or before 5:00 pm PT on January 15, 2024 and receive TELUS’ acceptance and approval of the Program, in its discretion; and

iii. Accept sole responsibility for all budget overages for the Project.

EACH PROJECT MUST: 

M. Have at least two additional Indigenous creators (in addition to the Project Lead) fill one or more of the following key creative roles: Producer, Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Editor, Composer, Production Designer above (under item 2.P.) Please note that the Project Lead, as the copyright owner of the Project and the person signing the grant agreement, is the Producer of the Project but may also take on additional key creative roles if they wish to;

N. Have a self-identified female and/or non-binary person in at least one of the key creative roles listed above (under item 2.M.).

O. Fall into one of the following categories: Comedy, Drama, Web Series Pilots or Documentary (note - the subject matter of the Project does not have to be Indigenous themed);

P. Be locally reflective. To be considered “locally reflective”, the Project elements must meet the following criteria:

  • The Project Lead currently resides in the community, town or city indicated on their application to the STORYHIVE edition (the “Community of Residence”);

  • No less than 80% of the filming and production of the Project will take place in the Project Lead’s Community of Residence;

  • No less than 80% of the budget spent to produce the Project will be spent in the Project Lead’s Community of Residence;

  • The Project is about people, topics or events that are relevant and connected to the Project Lead's Community of Residence.  

For additional information, refer to our FAQs;

Q.  Present fair and balanced views, with all stakeholders on an issue fairly represented;

R. Be a minimum of 30 minutes for Supplementary Program and a minimum of 10 minutes for Main Program in length including any and all screen credits. A maximum length of no more than 60 minutes for each program is recommended;

S. Qualify for a G or PG rating; must not contravene the law, promote hatred or contempt towards other individuals or groups; must not contain obscene or profane language or imagery or false or misleading factual content;

T. Be in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies governing content, taste, community reflection and diversity of voices including the Broadcasting Act, CRTC Best Practice Code, and other relevant Canadian legislation pertaining to the nature of acceptable content (please consult the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council website for further information);

U. Be in a format that can be delivered for distribution on IPTV and online (i.e. meet technical requirements for delivery for both video on demand and online) Note: submitted videos must be in a High Definition format, additional 4K delivery (in addition to HD) is optional;

V. Not have been already shot and seeking completion funding. STORYHIVE will allow a maximum of 15% of a Project to have previously been shot;

W. Not have been previously licensed to a broadcaster or appeared on a major network;

X. Not include financing for the production from a broadcaster (i.e. conventional television network like CBC, CTV, Global or City TV, over-the-top Internet-based service provider such as Netflix, or discretionary (specialty) service such as History TV, Documentary Channel or Food Network; and

Y. Be in English or be able to provide an English transcript for closed captioning. 

EXCLUSIONS:

The following types of applicants and project material are excluded from eligibility:

  • Religious or sectarian organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services);

  • Political organizations and candidates; and

  • Advocacy or special interest groups.

INELIGIBLE PROJECTS

STORYHIVE does not wish to unduly limit the types of content or submissions that it supports, and Submissions for all types of locally reflective Projects are encouraged. However, the following types of projects are ineligible for the STORYHIVE Edition:

  1. Music Videos

  2. Animation

  3. Web series (pilot okay)

  4. Episodic (pilot episode okay) 

  5. Lifestyle TV, Reality TV, “How to” Documentaries and Docusoaps 

  6. News and Reporting 

  7. Video Game and other applications 

  8. Websites 

  9. News or reporting 

  10. Talk shows 

  11. Non-Canadian content

3. HOW TO PARTICIPATE

There is no fee to participate. Only one (1) Submission is allowed per Project Lead, though the Project Lead is permitted to be a part of other creative teams. As noted previously, once your Submission is completed, the Project Lead cannot be changed. 

STEP 1: SIGN IN + BUILD YOUR CREATOR PROFILE: 

Join the STORYHIVE Creator Directory by selecting Join Now on the home page. Once you create a STORYHIVE profile, you will be added to the Creator Directory. You can browse the Creator Directory to search for potential collaborators for your Project. You need to create your profile on the Creator Directory in order to proceed with a submission for a Grant from STORYHIVE.

STEP 2: PITCH + PLAN: 

Applicants have from12:00pm (NOON) PT June 1, 2022 until 12:00 am (MIDNIGHT) PT June 28, 2022 to complete their Submission (i.e. the multimedia submission/pitch package) on STORYHIVE.com.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

Project Page Information:  

The following Submission materials for your proposed Project will be visible to the public on your Project Page on the Website (once a successful Project has been awarded a Grant). For details on the Submission Materials see our FAQs.

  • Project Title (text field, maximum 60 characters)

  • Genre (radio button)

  • Logline (text field, maximum 120 characters)

  • Synopsis (text field, maximum 800 characters)

  • Projected Runtime (enter minutes; minimum 10, recommended maximum 60)

  • Image card (image upload JPEG, PNG; 1920 x 1080 pixels; maximum 5MB)

  • Box art (image upload JPEG, PNG; 840 x 1200 pixels; maximum 5MB)

  • 60 Second Pitch Video - max 60 second pitch video (share a public YouTube link)

Additional Project Details:

The following Submission materials will be reviewed by a selection committee and STORYHIVE team. They will not be available to the public.

  • Phone number (text field, max 20 character)

  • Facebook Profile OPTIONAL (enter link)

  • LinkedIn Profile OPTIONAL (enter link)

  • IMDB Profile OPTIONAL (enter link)

  • YouTube Page OPTIONAL (enter link)

  • Instagram Handle OPTIONAL (text field, max 100 characters)

  • Twitter Handle OPTIONAL (text field, max 100 characters)

  • TikTok Handle OPTIONAL (text field, max 100 characters)

  • Where did you hear about this Edition? (dropdown menu)

  • Indigenous Identity (text field, maximum 1000 characters)

  • Supporting Documents OPTIONAL (PDF upload; maximum 5MB)

  • How is your project locally reflective? (text field, maximum 1000 characters)

  • Community Engagement Plan OPTIONAL (if applicable) (text field, maximum 1000 characters)

  • Why you? (text field, maximum 1000 characters)

  • How are you going to tell the story? (text field, maximum 1000 characters)

  • Draft Treatment (PDF upload; maximum 5MB)

  • Locations (text field)

  • Supplementary Program Synopsis (text field. maximum 800 characters) 

  • Production Experience: (text field, maximum 500 characters)

  • Key Role Requirements (check box)

  • Eligibility Requirement (check box)

  • Budget (template with text fields)

  • TELUS STORYHIVE Submission Release Agreement (check boxes)

NOTE: In order to complete your Submission you must accept the terms of the TELUS STORYHIVE Submission Release Agreement.

MODERATION

Once the intake period closes at 12:00 am (MIDNIGHT) Pacific Time on June 28, 2022, all proposed Projects will be moderated for eligibility against the aforementioned criteria ("Moderation"). Only proposed Projects that meet the eligibility criteria outlined above will be eligible for consideration by the selection committee. TELUS will have the sole discretion to determine whether a proposed Project meets the eligibility criteria for the STORYHIVE Edition.

STEP 3: AWARD + PRODUCE:

Successful Projects will be announced the week of September 12, 2022. If your Project is selected to receive a Grant, TELUS will contact the Project Lead directly. TELUS will verify the eligibility of the Project Lead and Project and if successfully verified, in TELUS’ sole discretion, will provide the Project Lead with a TELUS Grant Agreement for review and execution.  

As noted previously, the TELUS Grant Agreement will set out the following, among other things:

1. The Project Lead must provide complete, clean, unencumbered chain of title for the Project, including, but not limited to, all the rights, releases and clearances necessary to produce, own and exploit the Project and for deployment of the Project on required TELUS Platforms (including synchronization and master use rights for any music used in the Project);

2. The Project Lead must submit to TELUS, for its review, the following:

  • Supplementary Program Final Delivery - January 6, 2023;

  • Main Program Rough Cut delivery - September 18, 2023;

  • Main Program First Fine Cut delivery - November 13, 2023;

  • Main Program Second Fine Cut delivery - November 27, 2023; and

  • Main Program STORYHIVE Approval Cut - December 4, 2023;

3. Complete technical delivery of the Project must be submitted to TELUS on or before 5:00pm Pacific Time on January 15, 2024 (unless otherwise agreed) and receive TELUS’ acceptance and approval of the Project, in TELUS’ sole discretion; and

4. The Project Lead must accept sole responsibility for all budget overages for the Project.

Following the full execution of the TELUS Grant Agreement and the receipt, acceptance and approval by TELUS, in its sole discretion, of any contractual preconditions (if applicable), the Grant will be paid in accordance with a drawdown schedule as set out in the TELUS Grant Agreement. 

STEP 4: DISTRIBUTE + WATCH:

Projects in the STORYHIVE Edition may be made available on TELUS Platforms, community screenings, various social media channels and distributed by partners of TELUS STORYHIVE.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

TELUS reserves the right, but not the obligation, to verify all Submissions. Any attempt to tamper with the entry process, interfere with these Terms, deliberately damage the Website or any website associated therewith or undermine the administration, security or legitimate operation of the STORYHIVE Edition, is a violation of criminal and civil laws and TELUS reserves the right, but not the obligation, to seek damages and other relief from all persons responsible for such acts to the fullest extent permitted by law, which may also include banning or disqualifying participants from this STORYHIVE Edition and future STORYHIVE editions.

REFUSAL OF A GRANT 

The refusal by a potential or declared recipient of a Grant to accept the Grant awarded in accordance with the Terms shall release and forever discharge TELUS, its representatives, its affiliated companies or related companies and their advertising and promotional agencies, contractors and service providers, and their respective shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “TELUS"), from any and all obligations related to the Grant.

RELEASE

Each Project Lead and all Team Members hereby release and hold harmless TELUS from any and all liability for any and all damage, loss or liability suffered as a result of or arising from their participation in the STORYHIVE Edition.  As noted previously, as part of the Submission, Project Leads will also be required to sign the TELUS STORYHIVE Submission Release Agreement. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TELUS is not liable for faulty computer components, software, or links; the loss or nonexistence of communications capability; or faulty, incomplete, incomprehensible, or erased computer or network transmissions that make it difficult, or render a user unable, to use the Website or any Website feature, howsoever caused, the malfunction of, or damage caused to, any telephone or network or lines, computer equipment, data or software, online systems, servers or access providers; or the security or privacy of information transmitted via computer networks; or for breaches of privacy due to interference by third party computer "hackers". TELUS is not liable for any harm suffered directly or indirectly as a result of downloading any Web page or software or transmitting any information related to entry in the STORYHIVE Edition. Further, TELUS assumes no responsibility for entries lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected. TELUS does not guarantee access to or non-interruption of the Website during the STORYHIVE Edition or that it will be free of any errors.  

 OWNERSHIP

 A Canadian-controlled company or a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada must own: (a) the master recording of the music featured in the Project; and (b) the Project.

CONSENT 

By entering the STORYHIVE Edition and completing a Submission, each Project Lead and Team Member consents to the use by TELUS of their names, city of residence, photograph, voice and image for publicity purposes in all media, without payment, compensation, or notification.  Each Project Lead and Team Member also consents to the exhibition and reproduction of their Project on any TELUS Platform, as well as the Project page and Website, at community screenings, on various social media channels and any distribution by partners of TELUS.

MODIFICATION 

TELUS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this STORYHIVE Edition, in whole or in part, at any time.  TELUS will not be liable to you or to any third-party for any cancellation, termination, modification or suspension of this STORYHIVE Edition. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.

IMPOSSIBILITY TO ACT DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE 

TELUS will not be liable to you for any damages for a failure to operate this STORYHIVE Edition in accordance with these Terms in any case where its incapacity to act results from circumstances or a situation beyond its control, in TELUS’ sole discretion, or because of a strike, lock-out or any other labour dispute in its company or those of businesses which services are used for holding this STORYHIVE Edition, war, riot, insurrection, earthquake, terrorism, civil commotion, fire, flood, accident, storm or any other act of nature.

DECISIONS OF TELUS

All decisions of TELUS regarding this STORYHIVE Edition are final and binding.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your Team Members, your Project or the Grants, or would like a hardcopy of these Terms mailed to you, please email us here: storyhive@telus.com

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