Partnership between NSI & Storyhive supports web series development with your help!

novembre 27, 2014

The National Screen Institute has partnered with Telus’ Storyhive competition and will assign mentors to two winning teams. Storyhive is a platform for funding, inspired by similar initiatives like Kickstarter, with an aim to fund new web series projects in British Columbia and Alberta.

Members of the public can join the Storyhive digital community and have a say in determining which stories get told. Members vote for web series concepts that have been uploaded onto the platform by creators. The creators must upload pitch video to the site, along with a project title card, project box art and a promotional plan. The public will choose 15 projects from content creators in British Columbia and 15 from Alberta.

Each selected project will receive a $10,000 grant to develop their web series pilot and the 30 finalists will receive training from seasoned NSI team members. Participants then go into competition again to determine the final winners. One project from each province will receive a $50,000 grant to develop their series. NSI will assign industry mentors to the two final teams including digital producer/director Mike Fly (Sexy Nerd Girl, Comedy Bar, Space Janitors), director/writer/producer Karen Lam (Stained, Evangeline) and NSI director of programming Brendon Sawatzky.

The first round of voting is open until December 1.

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