Funding available through TELUS STORYHIVE for Indigenous-led film projects
(Above) Photo credit from the STORYHIVE film ‘q’sapi times’, produced by Damien Eagle Bear.
Apply for your chance to receive $20,000 in production funding, mentorship, training and distribution through TELUS Optik TV.
Intake is now open for TELUS STORYHIVE’s second Indigenous Storyteller Edition to help empower the next generation of Indigenous storytellers. No experience is required to apply.
If you are an Indigenous artist or community member, you could be one of 30 creatives to receive production funding and resources to share a story that reflects your community and culture.
In partnership with the Indigenous Screen Office, Creative BC, and an Indigenous advisory committee, STORYHIVE wants to amplify Indigenous voices by providing support to 30 Indigenous-led film projects. Funding is available for both nonfiction and fiction short film projects, including documentaries, web series pilots, comedies and dramas.
Selected storytellers will receive a $20,000 production grant, mentorship, training and distribution through TELUS Optik TV. The Indigenous Screen Office and Creative BC will also supply $3,000 of top up funding for each selected project.
To further fuel your inspiration, check out what other Indigenous storytellers from the 2018 Indigenous Storyteller Edition have to say in this video:
"Our second Indigenous Storyteller Edition continues TELUS STORYHIVE’s commitment to providing opportunity for those historically excluded in Western Canada,” says Shaun Cathcart, STORYHIVE’s program manager.
TELUS STORYHIVE has supported a community of more than 18,000 local content creators across British Columbia and Alberta since 2013, providing over $15 million in funding and creating a safe space for storytellers to hone their skills and bring their projects to life.
Photo credit from the STORYHIVE film ‘Takla Traphouse’, produced by Levi Davis.
Read submission guidelines, frequently asked questions and watch projects from the 2018 Indigenous Storyteller Edition on STORYHIVE's YouTube and on TELUS Optik TV Channel 126. When you’re ready to share your story, submit your application for the STORYHIVE Indigenous Storyteller Edition before 12:00am (midnight) Pacific Time on June 28, 2022 at storyhive.com/apply.
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