Opening doors for creators since 2013.

We are STORYHIVE.

STORYHIVE has funded productions, supported filmmakers with mentorship and support from the National Screen Institute and brought hundreds of films to life online and around the world. 

And we’re just getting started. Whether you’re just beginning your career, or you’ve shot thousands of hours of film and want to bring your dream project to life, STORYHIVE is here to help. Our goal is to celebrate your ideas and development with funding, distribution and support from TELUS to help BC and Alberta creators move their career goals ahead.

STORYHIVE is dedicated to creating and amplifying local stories and voices. Creators and community members based in BC and Alberta are invited to submit their completed projects, including single programs and series, to be featured on TELUS Optik TV™ On Demand through the Community Showcase program. (Find out more about how to reach 1M+ subscribers here.)

How It Works

Every day, our community of hundreds of filmmakers across Canada is telling great stories and making amazing films. Our mission is to empower creators like you.

1
Pitch & plan

Share your big ideas with us and gear up for production.
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2
Vote & promote

Hustle and market your films to earn community votes. 

3
Awards & screen time

Selected teams and  projects will receive production grants, training and mentorship opportunities, as well as distribution on select TELUS platforms.

2 x Top Awards

The finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 voting. Depending on the edition, winning videos will be selected to receive a larger grant (one in each province), plus training and mentorship opportunities and distribution on select TELUS platforms.

What do content creators get?

Great question. Joining STORYHIVE lets you:

  • Apply for production grants and distribution
  • Showcase your talent in the Creator Directory
  • Connect with new audiences
  • Get access to industry events and workshops
  • Vote and promote your projects for funding

I'm in.
What do I do next?

Another great question. Here's what to do:

  1. Check our eligibility criteria
  2. See how to apply
  3. Start your