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From 2023 - 2024 we are running 6 new programs in partnership with TELUS STORYHIVE to amplify the voices of young creators. You can follow Reel Youth on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news on these programs.

Programs Summary

  1. Fresh Connections 3.0: October - November, 2023
  2. TELUS STORYHIVE x Reel Youth 2024 Filmmaker Showcase: December, 2023 - July, 2024
  3. Youth and Elders Film Programs: March 3 - 14, 2024
  4. Film Program for Indigenous Youth: March 25 - 29, 2024
  5. Troublemakers 8.0: May - June, 2024
  6. Focused TV: TBA

Fresh Connections 3.0

Program dates: October - November, 2023 (Online, Registration Complete)
An online workshop that brought together people from across BC, to produce short video poems that explore their relationship to places of personal importance, within the context of Indigenous land histories, rights, and reconciliation. Watch the finished films here.

TELUS STORYHIVE x Reel Youth 2024 Filmmaker Showcase

Submission Period: December, 2023 - July, 2024 (Online, learn more and submit here
An online showcase for students in BC and Alberta to exhibit their filmmaking and storytelling talents, on TELUS Optik TV through our collaboration with TELUS STORYHIVE. Additionally, those who submit their films will be in the running to receive a $100 prize for their contributions. Five filmmakers will be selected.

Youth and Elders Film Program

Program dates: March 3 - 14, 2024 in Terrace, BC
Youth participants will foster their creativity, self-expression, and leadership skills by learning filmmaking techniques while forming intergenerational relationships to tell stories about the lives and experiences of their elders.

Film Program for Indigenous Youth 

Program dates: March 25 - 29, 2024 in Agassiz, BC (In Person, Registration Open. Sign up here)
In partnership with Seabird Island Band, Indigenous youth will come together to develop short videos on their visions for positive change. Watch films from our Indigenous programming last year here.

Troublemakers 8.0  

Program dates: May - June, 2024 (In Person, in Vancouver, application deadline: TBA)
The Troublemakers film program gathers a fresh team of aspiring young filmmakers and experienced troublemakers to work together through an eight-session filmmaking program that captures local queer and trans histories. Watch the finished films from last year's program here.

Focused TV 

Program dates: TBA 2024 (Online, application deadline: TBA)
A program for participants in Alberta and British Columbia to showcase and celebrate the communities they live in as they plan, shoot, and edit short films. Watch the finished films from last year's program here.


STORYHIVE is proud to partner with Reel Youth to run the Youth Community Stories program to provide aspiring filmmakers opportunities to explore documentary filmmaking and storytelling with the guidance of experts in the field.

TELUS STORYHIVE has supported thousands of local content creators across B.C. and Alberta since 2013, providing over $59 million in production funding and creating a safe space for storytellers to hone their skills and bring the projects they care about to life. The team is proud to help empower diverse emerging content creators to tell stories that reflect their communities and culture. For more information, visit https://www.storyhive.com/.

In our work we strive to embody what we hope to see in the world—a just humanity and community in which people are free to be themselves fully and without fear. A community where no one is exiled or silenced because of gender, gender expression, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual/affectional orientation, age, class, physical character or disability. We believe in the power of storytelling to make connections across differences.

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