STORYHIVE projects must be reflective of the community in which the Project Lead (applicant) resides to receive funding. This is a funding requirement and it is open for creative interpretation and innovation!
For example, a Project Lead may reside in Port Moody and while it is important that the project conveys a sense of place that connects the viewer with elements of the Port Moody community, the project does not need to directly relay the history or events of Port Moody in order for it to be an eligible, locally reflective project that artfully captures Port Moody’s people, culture, environment and community.
The project may, for example, follow the journey of two protagonists as they work towards a shared goal with Port Moody as the backdrop—the project will then reflect Port Moody’s local community, even if Port Moody is not a central plot point. At the same time, STORYHIVE welcomes locally reflective projects that spotlight the history or events of the community in which the Project Lead currently resides.
We do require that at least 75% of every project is filmed in the Project Lead’s community of residence, and that at least 75% of the production grant is spent in the Project Lead’s community of residence.