What kinds of projects are eligible for STORYHIVE 2021 Open Call?

STORYHIVE 2021 Open Call is seeking stories that capture the voice, personality and experiences of communities across Western Canada.  Each Project will consist of a minimum of 60 minutes of locally reflective nonfiction video content, which can be either a single 60+ minute program, 2 X 30+ minute programs or 3 X 20+ minute programs. Please note: Each program may consist of a single episode or a compilation of shorter episodes. For example, you could compile 12 X 5 minute episodes into a 60 minute program.

A maximum length of no more than 180 minutes is recommended.

STORYHIVE is accepting applications for funding for all kinds of locally reflective nonfiction projects in any language.  Languages other than English must be subtitled or versioned into English.

All projects must represent fair and balanced views on a topic.

Projects must be locally reflective, focusing on people, topics or events that are relevant and connected to the Project Lead's community of residence. (Note: The Project Lead’s community of residence must be one of the communities eligible for STORYHIVE 2021 Open Call. Please refer to the list of communities that are eligible for STORYHIVE 2021 Open Call before applying.)

Examples of eligible nonfiction content:

  • A single video documentary
  • A documentary web series
  • A series of "how to" videos
  • A series of fitness videos
  • An interview style show 
  • A review show
  • A podcast (with simple visual elements
  • Another type of format you would like to explore

For full eligibility requirements, please see our eligibility section of the STORYHIVE 2021 Open Call Submission Guidelines and Rules.

STORYHIVE will consider any complete applications that meet all the eligibility requirements for funding. All standard rules regarding acceptable content and exclusions apply. 

Most successful applicants spend time reading the fine print in the Submission Guidelines and Rules before submitting their pitch, so check them out!