October 24th, 2020

STORYHIVE seeks COVID hero stories


By Sulz, Dave on September 17, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

TELUS STORYHIVE is seeking stories about community heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

STORYHIVE has launched the new Local Heroes Documentary Edition to provide $800,000 in filmmaking grants to support the telling of stories that reflect the impacts of COVID-19 on local communities and highlight heroes who have emerged. Submissions opened Sept. 10 and close Oct. 7.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers, artists, elders and other leaders have stepped up and redefined what it means to be a hero, TELUS STORYHIVE says in a news release. STORYHIVE will provide 40 creators in Western Canada with grants of $20,000 to create documentary projects capturing stories of individuals who have led, served and inspired communities across B.C. and Alberta during this unprecedented time.

Each successful team will work with mentors to produce and deliver a short documentary, 20-plus minutes in duration, and a behind-the-scenes companion piece. Projects will be featured on select TELUS platforms in 2021.

For information or to participate, visit the website http://www.storyhive.com.

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