How do I fill in the budget?

A budget template is provided on the STORYHIVE website. Please enter an estimated cost for each line item that is applicable to your project (remaining fields may be left blank).

Your total budget should add up to the total grant amount. For example, if the production grant for the Edition is $20,000, your budget total should also be $20,000.

Your Total Above the Line "A" cost (including: story rights/acquisitions, writer, development costs, producer and director) should not be more than 20% of your total budget (e.g. if the grant amount is $20,000, your above the line total would need to be a maximum of $4,000)

A budget for unforeseen production costs (“contingency”) should be included. A contingency amount equal to 5-10% of your budget is recommended. Note: Your contingency amount cannot be more than 10% of your total budget.

The maximum amount for travel expenses cannot be more than 10% of your total budget.

Please note, this is a sample budget for a short documentary, line items and amounts could be different for your project. 

A - Above the Line (Max $4,000)    
  Story rights/ Acquisitions $200
  Writer $500
  Development Costs $500
  Producer $1,000
  Director $1,000
  TOTAL $3,200
B - Production    
  Camera Labour $1,000
  Production Sound Labour $500
  Production Staff $500
  Electrical Labour $150
  Grip Labour $500
  Cast/Host $500
  Makeup/Hair Labour $250
  Wardrobe Labour $100
  Set Dressing Labour $0
  Design Labour $0
  Props Labour $0
  DIT/Data Wrangler/Hard Drives $100
  Transportation Labour $0
  Production Office Expenses $150
  Unit Expenses $100
  Travel Expenses $200
  Camera Equipment $1,000
  Sound Equipment $500
  Electrical Equipment $100
  Grip Equipment $100
  Art Supplies / Construction Materials $100
  Wardrobe Supplies $100
  Makeup/Hair Supplies $100
  Set Dressing $0
  Props $0
  Special Effects $0
C - Post Production    
  Editorial Labour $1,000
  Editorial Equipment $500
  Video Post Production (Picture) $1,000
  Video Post Production (Sound) $1,000
  Music, Titles/Stock Footage/Visual Effects $500
  Transcription $250
D - Other    
  Legal/Clearances $500
  Publicity and Marketing $500
  Contingency $1,000
E - Miscellaneous    
  Craft Services/Catering $750
  Honorariums $450
  Stationary $100
  FINAL TOTAL $20,000