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Supporting new and emerging filmmakers in British Columbia + Alberta with production funding, training, mentorship and distribution.

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Learn more and get the latest information about applying on the STORYHIVE website.

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“The goal of STORYHIVE is to create a safe space to allow content creators to build their skills, share their stories and bring them to life.”


-Jennifer Park, manager of STORYHIVE and community content


Since 2013, TELUS STORYHIVE has supported and championed new and emerging content creators in British Columbia and Alberta through innovative programs focused on uplifting diverse and underrepresented voices.

There are programs for all types of content creators: filmmakers, digital content creators, visual podcasters and community live streamers.

STORYHIVE Editions supports new and emerging filmmakers with production funding, training mentorship and distribution to create and share diverse, compelling, locally reflective short films.

Once filmmakers are selected for the program, the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) provides one-on-one mentorship and training for each selected project.

Drawing from a vast network of industry professionals, the NSI edition program manager carefully matches each project lead with a mentor best suited to their production needs and subject matter. In the case of focused editions such as Black Creators or Indigenous Storytellers, mentors are often drawn from a filmmaker’s own community.




Explore STORYHIVE Edition projects on TELUS Optik TV Channel 9 and STORYHIVE’s YouTube Channel.

Key information


  • You must be the age of majority in your province and a current resident of an eligible British Columbia or Alberta community to receive funding from TELUS STORYHIVE programs. View a full list of eligible communities.
  • STORYHIVE is focused on sharing locally reflective stories from the people who live in these areas.