What is a locally reflective documentary?

To be considered a locally reflective documentary, the project must be locally reflective of the community in which the Project Lead (applicant) currently resides. This means the story must reflect the culture, environment, people, events or history of that community.

In order to be classified as a locally reflective documentary, the project must meet the following criteria:

  1. The participant currently resides in the community, town or city from which they applied (the “participant’s community of residence”).
  2. At least 75% of the filming and production of the project must take place in the participant’s community of residence.
  3. The project is about people, topics or events that are relevant and connected to the participant's community of residence. 


Note: For 2021 Community Stories, the participant’s community of residence must be any of the eligible communities in BC and Alberta.  The participant must be able to supply current proof of residency for the address listed on their application.