STORYHIVE is accepting applications for funding for documentary projects in any language. Languages other than English do not require subtitles; however, an English transcription must be provided for closed captioning.
STORYHIVE considers a documentary to be an original work of nonfiction, primarily designed to inform but that may also educate and entertain. Additionally, all projects must represent fair and balanced views on a topic.
Projects must be locally reflective, focusing on people, topics or events that are relevant and connected to the Project Lead's community of residence. (Note: The Project Lead’s community of residence must be one of the communities eligible for STORYHIVE funding. Please refer to the list of communities that are eligible for STORYHIVE grants before applying.)
The completed documentary Main Program must be a minimum of 15 minutes in length including any and all screen credits. A maximum length of no more than 60 minutes is recommended.
(For more guidance, please see “What kinds of stories is STORYHIVE looking to fund in the 2022 All Access Documentary Edition?”)
In addition to the documentary Main Program, a Supplementary Program with a minimum runtime of 30 minutes must be completed.
For more guidance, please see “What is the Supplementary Program?”
STORYHIVE will consider any complete applications that meet all the eligibility requirements for funding. All standard rules regarding acceptable content and exclusions apply.
For full eligibility requirements, please see our eligibility section of the STORYHIVE 2022 All Access Documentary Edition Submission Guidelines and Rules.
Most successful applicants spend time reading the fine print in the Submission Guidelines and Rules before submitting their pitch. We also recommend you check out How do I create a strong STORYHIVE application?