(Black Press file photo).

(Black Press file photo).

Central Alberta’s ‘screen-based storytellers’ can apply for $5,000 grants

Calling all filmmakers, gamers, educators, and videographers…

TELUS STORYHIVE released its first ever open call Thursday to offer funding support to a large number of creators in B.C. and Alberta, including Red Deer.

It’s described as “a unique initiative open to a broad range of storytellers.”

From 50 to 150 grants of $5,000 will be distributed to anyone who wants to get creative — “not just filmmakers. All ideas and mediums will be considered, from lifestyle videos, like cooking, beauty and fitness to vloggers, livestreamers, gamers, educators, podcasts and more.

“The grants are intended to help community creators bring their unique ideas to life.”

The application process has been simplified. And as STORYHIVE is seeking rural perspectives, some grants have been set aside for the regions, such as Red Deer and central Alberta.

Interested creators can submit their project applications at Storyhive.com. The deadline is June 3.

Since 2014, TELUS STORYHIVE has allowed screen-based storytellers to hone their skills and bring their projects to life. “This open call is an extension of this commitment as STORYHIVE continues to support creatives from all backgrounds, perspectives and experience levels.”

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