The community has spoken, and STORYHIVE, a community-powered funding program from Telus, has announced the 15 winning projects to receive $10,000 grants.
The contest awards production grants and distribution opportunities, including on-demand streaming through Telus Optik TV, to content creators from British Columbia and Alberta. Local creators from Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary first apply for $10,000 grants to produce a pilot and then the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution. Voting ran from November 10 to December 1.
The 15 winners from fall 2014 are:
- Under Construction by Shelby Wilson – Surrey
- Shy Guys by Steve Rosenberg – Vancouver
- Found + Foraged by Deborah Burns – Vancouver
- Silk by Nathanael Vass – Vancouver
- Dismantled by Leigh Dasilva – Vancouver
- My Grade 8 Diary by Alannah Turner – Vancouver
- Coded by Steve Neufeld – North Vancouver
- Hand Crafted by Andrew Muir – Vancouver
- Directly Affected: Where We Live by Zack Embree – Vancouver
- Night Owl High by Kris McRonney – North Vancouver
- Wa Ah Wiss (Sitting Together in Meditation) by David Malysheff – Victoria
- Green-ish by Ryan Bright – Vancouver
- #MakeItTV by Jenna Herbut – Vancouver
- Hunt for Joy by Single Line Theatre – Vancouver
- Sold by Yael Carnet – Vancouver
Starting March 2015, the 15 finalists from Stage 1 will enter Stage 2 of the competition where one winning pilot will be selected to receive a $50,000 grant to produce their full series, plus a training and mentorship opportunity.
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