The latest TELUS STORYHIVE digital shorts female directors edition winners have just been announced.
from Mayumi Yoshida won the top award in BC and This Is Not a Passport Photo from Stephanie Simpson got the top award in Alberta. Watch them both below.
Akashi-あかし- is about a woman who returns to Japan after her grandmother passes only to find her modern ways clash with the traditional values of her homeland.
This Is Not a Passport Photo follows Canadian photographer Stephanie Simpson as she takes family photos for resettled refugees.
Winners were decided by a combination of community votes alongside an industry jury. Winners get distribution on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand, customized career training from NSI and a scholarship to the Banff World Media Festival.
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STORYHIVE is a community-powered funding program that allows members of the community to vote for their favourite projects.
The program allows content creators in British Columbia and Alberta to submit their story ideas to an online public platform.
NSI delivers training for the selected projects and their creators once they’re chosen through the STORYHIVE process.