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What is TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series?
STORYHIVE is a community-powered funding program that allows members of the community to influence what projects will receive funding from TELUS.
The program allows content creators in British Columbia and Alberta to submit their story ideas to an online public platform. The community then votes for the project that should receive funding and go into production.
NSI delivers training for the selected projects and their creators once they’re chosen through the STORYHIVE process. The public chooses 15 projects from content creators in British Columbia and 15 from Alberta.
Phase one: Each selected project receives a $10,000 grant to develop their web series pilot and the 30 finalists receive training from seasoned NSI team members. Participants then go into competition again to determine the final winners.
Phase two: One project from each province receives a $50,000 grant to develop their series. NSI assigns industry mentors to the two final teams. This session, two additional teams – one from each province – were selected to receive a $50,000 grant.
How much does it cost?
There is no submission fee.
When does it take place?
TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series spans eight months in total.
During phase one, there’s a one-day training session in Vancouver and Calgary.
Phase two includes a two-day intensive training session in Vancouver.
TELUS STORYHIVE Web Series faculty
Past faculty has included Brendon Sawatzky, Angela Heck, Mike Fly, Karen Lam, Michelle Ouellet, Rudy Thauberger, Matthew Clarke, Nicholas Humphries and Ava Karvonen. Read about the faculty.