STORYHIVE is accepting applications for funding for web series that are comedies, dramas or documentary series.
STORYHIVE considers a documentary to be an original work of nonfiction, primarily designed to inform but that may also educate and entertain. Additionally, all projects must represent fair and balanced views on a topic.
Projects in any language are eligible. Languages other than English must be subtitled or versioned into English.
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 funding. Please refer to the list of communities that are eligible for STORYHIVE grants before applying.)
For Phase 1: the project (the Web Series Pilot) must be a minimum of 10 minutes in length including any and all screen credits (but not including the STORYHIVE bumper and TELUS cards). A maximum length of no more than 30 minutes is recommended.
For Phase 2: The series must be a minimum of 4 episodes (in addition to the pilot) and a maximum of 10 episodes (in addition to the pilot). The series including the pilot must be minimum combined running time of 40 minutes including any and all screen credits (but not including the STORYHIVE bumper and TELUS cards). A maximum combined running time of no more than 150 minutes is recommended for the series including the pilot.
For full eligibility requirements, please see our eligibility section of the STORYHIVE 2019 Web Series Edition Submission Rules.