Documentary projects in any language are eligible. Languages other than English must be subtitled or versioned into English.
STORYHIVE considers a documentary to be an original work of non-fiction, primarily designed to inform but that may also educate and entertain. Additionally it must represent fair and balanced views on a topic.
Projects must be locally reflective, focussing 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 funding. Please refer to the official list of communities that are eligible for STORYHIVE grants before applying.)
The completed documentary must be a minimum of 20 minutes in length including any and all screen credits and a maximum length of no more than 60 minutes is recommended
For full eligibility requirements, please see our eligibility section in our 2019 STORYHIVE Documentary Edition Submission Rules.