We've got production grants and distribution opportunities for local creative talent with fresh ideas to make their projects happen. And we're empowering the community to greenlight those ideas to screens on OptikTV, online and everywhere.
The action unfolds here on STORYHIVE. Local creators apply for $10,000 grants to produce short films and docs and the community votes to decide which projects get funding and distribution on Optik Local (TELUS Community Programming) via Optik TV On Demand.
In its 2013 pilot program, STORYHIVE awarded six Vancouver-based projects $5,000 production grants. In Spring 2014, STORYHIVE is set to award $10,000 grants in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary for a total of $200,000 in production funding given back to the community to bolster local content creation.