While we understand the definition of "Black" is complex, this funding stream is intended to create equity for those who have been excluded from opportunities or face barriers to access opportunities because of anti-Black racism. Generally speaking, "Black" is a socially constructed umbrella term for people whose ancestry is rooted in sub-Saharan Africa. "Black" can include identities of African, African Canadian, African American, biracial, mixed race, Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Blasian, and others.
The Project Lead must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada residing in BC or Alberta.
The Project Lead’s community of residence must be one of STORYHIVE’s eligible communities and the Project Lead must be able to supply current proof of residency for the address listed on their submission. Other team members beside the Project Lead are not required to be a resident of an eligible community. Please see the list of eligible communities.
Note: If you are a resident of an Indigenous community close to one of the listed eligible communities, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your eligibility.
Previous experience is not required to be eligible. The Project Lead can be a first time producer/filmmaker.
The project must use best efforts to have a self-identified female or nonbinary person in at least one of the following key creative roles: Producer, Director, Writer, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Designer, Composer, Production Designer;
For more details, please see the eligibility section in the 2021 Black Creators Edition Submission Guidelines and Rules.