What is the STORYHIVE 2023 Anniversary Documentary Edition?

It’s the largest edition yet! Celebrate a decade of creativity with us by pitching any story to STORYHIVE’s Anniversary Documentary Edition. We are funding 80 content creators with  $20,000 in production funding, mentorship and distribution on TELUS Optik TV and Stream+. We are looking for compelling local stories including stories about community builders, health and wellness, innovative local technology, environment, agriculture and beyond. Pitch any short documentary idea from your community that you are passionate about..

For the STORYHIVE 2023 Anniversary Documentary Edition (the “STORYHIVE Edition”), each Project will consist of a locally reflective Bonus Program (30-60 minutes) and a locally reflective documentary Main Program (minimum 15 minutes). In addition to the funding, successful content creators will receive customized training, filmmaking mentorship and distribution of their projects on select TELUS Platforms. This is a chance to make some content that matters to you and retain the intellectual property rights to your produced work.


No previous experience in film production or other creative endeavours is required for you to submit an application for funding.

For projects involving Indigenous communities, cultures, concepts and stories, we encourage applicants to consult On-Screen Protocols & Pathways before submitting their project: https://iso-bea.ca/download/on-screen-protocols-pathways


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 content creators:
Creative BC’s Safety Guideline and Pandemic Production Guide

Resources for Alberta-based content creators:
Government of Alberta’s Guidance for the Screen-based Production Industry