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|
|B - Production|
|Production Sound Labour||$500|
|Set Dressing Labour||$0|
|DIT/Data Wrangler/Hard Drives||$100|
|Production Office Expenses||$150|
|Art Supplies / Construction Materials||$100|
|C - Post Production|
|Video Post Production (Picture)||$1,000|
|Video Post Production (Sound)||$1,000|
|Music, Titles/Stock Footage/Visual Effects||$500|
|D - Other|
|Publicity and Marketing||$500|
|E - Miscellaneous|