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February 28, 2023

Call for Submissions: Short Documentaries

Celebrate a decade of creativity with us by pitching any story to STORYHIVE’s Anniversary Documentary Edition. We are funding 80 content creators with $20,000 in production funding, training, mentorship and distribution on TELUS Optik TV and Stream+. We are looking for compelling local stories including stories about community builders, health and wellness, innovative local technology, environment, agriculture and beyond. Pitch any short documentary from your community that you are passionate about. 

For the STORYHIVE 2023 Anniversary Documentary Edition (the “STORYHIVE Edition”), each Project will consist of a locally reflective Bonus Program (30-60 minutes) and a locally reflective documentary Main Program (minimum 15 minutes). In addition to the funding, successful creators will receive customized training, filmmaking mentorship and distribution of their projects on select TELUS Platforms. This is a chance to make some content that matters to you and retain the intellectual property rights to your produced work.

This program is open to British Columbia and Alberta residents. Please read the submission guidelines and rules to find out more information.

Deadline: February 28, 2023 - before midnight PST/MT.


  • Simplified application process
  • Instead of written answers, applicants can record their responses (as short videos or audio files) and submit links to the recordings in the answer fields on the application
  • Please indicate if you require any accessibility accommodations to participate in this program, or attend online or in-person workshops or events (examples may include Live Captioning/CART, ASL Interpretation, Described Video, or any other accommodations) so that we can make sure we have whatever is needed in place for our sessions

If anyone has specific questions related to accessibility or any other aspects of our programs, please email mailto:storyhive@telus.com and one of our team would be happy to answer them.