Fifteen Albertan filmmakers have been granted $10,000 each to produce web series they pitched to the Telus Storyhive web series contest.
The finalists, chosen from 215 entries, are now tasked with producing a pilot of their web series – and vying for the grand prize of $50,000.
Along with the money, the winners will receive training and mentorship, and have their web series distributed professionally.
The Storyhive initiative aims to provide “a safe space for content creators and screen based storytellers to hone their skills, take risks and bring the projects they care about to life,” according to a release.
The contest covers Alberta and BC. While 15 finalists were chosen from Alberta, 15 were selected in BC. The public will be able to vote for overall winners in each province.
Here’s the list of all the finalists from Alberta:
Voting opens in February 2018, and teaser trailers can be found here.