March 16, 2016 - 9:00 PM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - If you’re looking to enrich your film or music career, the latest grant funding program might be up your alley.
Telus’ Storyhive program was founded in 2014 to provide financial support to creators in Alberta and B.C. Previous grants were awarded for short films, and now there are two new categories: music video and web series.
Musicians and filmmakers based throughout the province are encouraged to apply for a chance to win one of seven grants, which will go towards producing a music video, valued at $10,000. The application process will begin Friday, March 18, and is open until April 22. The project lead must be from a community outside of metropolitan cities such as Vancouver. Finalists will be announced in May and the public will vote for their favourite video. The first place winner will receive a Banff Centre residency scholarship valued at $10,000. The winner will be announced in August.
The Web Series contest is currently open for applications until April 11. In this competition, filmmakers will pitch a series idea for a chance to win one of 30 grants worth $10,000. Finalists will use the funds towards their project and members of the public will vote on who gets top prize in the province. The winner will receive $50,000 to produce the full series and received customized career training. The finalists for this project will be announced in May. Winners will be announced in August.
To learn more about each program, or to submit your application, visit the Storyhive website.
Filmmakers from Kamloops and Salmon Arm were recent finalists in another Storyhive-funded project. Read more about them here.
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— This story was updated at 9:44 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2016 to include information about eligibility.
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