The Project Lead must be an Indigenous creator of any territory, including First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous people from other countries that are citizens of Canada that reside in BC or Alberta.
STORYHIVE is defining an Indigenous Creator by referencing the United Nations Department of Economic and Social affairs Martínez Cobo Study:
“Indigenous - communities, peoples and nations are those which, having a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories, consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them.They form at present non-dominant sectors of society and are determined to preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity, as the basis of their continued existence as peoples, in accordance with their own cultural patterns, social institutions and legal systems.”
Applicants must self identify and locate their Indigenity in accordance with the definition above.
The Project Lead can be a first time producer/filmmaker - previous experience is not required to be eligible.
The Project must have a self-identified female in at least one of the following key creative roles: Producer, Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Head Animator (for Animation projects only), Storyboard Artist (for Animation projects only), Editor, Composer, Production Designer.
The Project lead needs to fill one of the key creative roles (listed above) and at least one other key creative role must be filled by an Indigenous creator, however, all Indigenous teams are encouraged.
See our eligibility section in our 2018 Indigenous Storyteller Edition Submission Rules.