A community-powered funding program from TELUS.

We've got production grants and distribution opportunities for local creative talent in Western Canada with fresh ideas to make their video projects happen. And we're empowering the community to greenlight those ideas to screens on TELUS Optik TV, online and everywhere.

The action unfolds here on STORYHIVE. Local creators from BC and Alberta apply for production grants to produce videos and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on Optik Local (TELUS Community Programming) via TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand.

How It Works

STORYHIVE is a simple production funding and distribution competition for emerging content creators in BC and Alberta.

Step 01

Pitch & Plan

Send us your video idea and the plan for your production.
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Step 02

Vote & Promote

The community votes for the first round pitches from each province and promotes them on social networks.

Step 03

Awards & Screen Time

The favourites each get funding to produce their video project which is then showcased on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand and online.

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.

Content CreatorsIt's your Opportunity.
Make it happen.

Local filmmakers, musicians, digital storytellers, journalists, on-screen talent, production crews, writers, editors, sound geeks and social media superstars — STORYHIVE invites all emerging creators in to join the action.


  • Apply for production grants and distribution
  • Showcase your talent in the Creators Directory
  • Connect with new audiences
  • Join STORYHIVE events and workshops
  • Vote and promote your projects for funding

CommunityYour voice and votes count!

STORYHIVE empowers you — the community — to help shape our creative culture. Creators need your votes and social support to get funding for their video projects. Stoke stories that rock your world.

  • VOTE! Community votes decide which projects get $10K production grants and distribution on TELUS Optik TV On Demand.
  • PROMOTE! content on your social networks to help your favourite projects gain support.
  • COMMENT! Give Creators feedback on their ideas by leaving comments on their projects.
  • SHARE! Help us grow the STORYHIVE community.