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Local Nelson filmmaker wins $10,000 grant to produce short film

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 16th, 2018

Former Nelsonite Eva Brownstein has won a $10,000 grant from STORYHIVE to produce a short film — Tayybeh.

Tayybeh is an intimate portrait of a group of Syrian women who transform themselves from refugees into residents through the medium of food.

Brownstein, who was a reporter with The Nelson Daily, was raised in Nelson and Northern India before recently relocating to Vancouver. The move brings the former Nelsonite, who has a Bacherlor’s degree in Anthropology as well as a Graduate degree in Communications, closer to the world of documentary and artiistic filmmaking as a producer, director and camera operator.

Tayybeh was chosen from a list of more than 300 entries and selected as one of 47 Top Awards from B.C. and Alberta. 

Each winning team will receive $10,000 to produce their digital short. The final projects will be available in Fall 2018 on TELUS Optik™ TV On Demand and on

Since 2014, STORYHIVE has proudly supported compelling original storytelling reflecting a diversity of voices, ideas and views. Providing funding, distribution and customized career training for content creators and screen-based storytellers across BC and Alberta to hone their skills, take risks and bring the projects they care about to life.

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