What is the STORYHIVE 2021 Black Creators Edition?

STORYHIVE and the Black Screen Office (BSO) are excited to announce the inaugural 2021 Black Creators Edition. Our goal with this Edition is to support capacity building for Black content creators in British Columbia and Alberta, and contribute to empowering the next generation of Black creators.

For the STORYHIVE 2021 Black Creators Edition (the “STORYHIVE Edition”), each project will consist of a locally reflective fiction or nonfiction main program (minimum 10 minutes) and a supplementary program (minimum 30 minutes). In addition to the funding, successful creators will receive customized career training, filmmaking mentorship and distribution of their projects on select TELUS Platforms.

No previous experience in film production or other creative endeavours is required for you to submit an application for funding.

COVID-19 precautions

Community health and safety is our priority, and as such, we encourage you to take the necessary and responsible precautions to protect public health. Please familiarize yourself with reputable sources such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, your provincial medical officer or the World Health Organization and please urge everyone on your team to do the same.

Production team policy

Due to the current pandemic all projects are required to limit their in-person production crews to a maximum of three (3) people. (Note: This does not apply to team members who are working remotely, such as an editor or sound mixer).

Resources for BC-based creators:


Resources for Alberta-based creators: