STORYHIVE is a Kickstarter-inspired online platform where local content creators can pitch their ideas for a chance at grant funding from TELUS, where the top picks as voted by the community around are awarded production funding and distribution on Optik TV.
Storyhive is open to content creators and film makers of all levels, ages and stages in Metro Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and surrounding areas, and Victoria.
Now in season 2 Storyhive will work in 2 stages. In Stage 1 the top 30 finalists will be selected in BC and Alberta (15 in each province) and $10,000 in grants per province will be awarded to the finalists to develop a web series pilot (3-8 minutes), selected grant winners will also receive distribution through TELUS Optik TV on demand.
In stage 2 the top 30 finalists will then compete with their finished pilot for the chance to win a $50,000 grant to create their full series (one winner per province) and will also receive distribution through Telus Optik TV on demand. Not only that but winners will receive mentorship and training from industry pros, helping them to move from emerging artist to well-known talent.
For all the details and episodes check out STORYHIVE for yourself today, and for all you emerging film makers out there you have until November 3rd to submit for this amazing opportunity!