Small town filmmakers across BC are being given a chance to win one of fourteen $10,000 grants from Telus through its Storyhive program.
Project leader Erin Mussolum says the program is open to communities outside Greater Vancouver.
“A lot of times filmmakers in smaller regions and musical artists in smaller regions don’t have the ability to connect with funding. So we want to to go them, find out who’s out there in BC and Alberta and who’s making great content.”
The current edition of Storyhive brings music and film together and is focusing on music videos.
Applications are being taken from emerging filmmakers and musicians until April 22nd. Once the finalists are announced in May, the public will vote for the winner who will receive a residency scholarship at The Banff Centre, valued at $10,000.
As a part of the program, Storyhive is hosting a free filmmakers workshop on April 10th at the Prince George Civic Centre.
“We are going to be sitting down in a workshop setting and learning about all the ins and out of film making, script studying and how to connect with Telus and apply for financing,” Mussolum says
Workshops are free, but registration is required. To register email your name, contact info and session you would like to attend to [email protected]
Written by Colin Dacre.