Stories Lived

Our media feeds us a constant diet of the worst in life.  Stories Lived was created as a community to celebrate the best.  It is our sincere hope that these stories will go out into the world and be a channel of blessings for us all.

View our past winning videos below and browse here to see our entire collection of videos.


Recent Winners and Finalists

**Current Enviro Runner-up** OUR Ecovillage

During one week, we’ve been living intensely in an environmental community, called OUR Ecovillage. On their beautiful land near Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island (BC, Canada), they try to live as sustainable as possible, and[…]

**Current Passion Winner** Born to Build Bikes

Born to Build Bikes, a short documentary film, tells the story of bicycle designer Todd Shusterman. At the age of 7, Todd received a bicycle for Christmas and assembled it himself. This experience sparked a[…]

**Current Passion Runner-up** The Shop-Window Artist

The shop-window artist portrays Martin, an art historian who owns an antiques shop. The film is about a lifetime dream that lived differently than thought. Actually, Martin wanted to study art but he was always[…]

**Current Mission Runner-up** Impact Life

Impact Life was originally created after people in my community began telling me that I should document my story of all the people I have managed to help during the last few years, but in[…]

**Current Mission Runner-up** Sa Famille

Sa Famille is a documentary film that was made in October 2015. The whole recording process took place in district 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Sa Famille is a story about Mr. Vincent Leopold[…]

**Past Audience Award** Manly Women’s Shelter: Colours

The true story of a woman who overcomes domestic violence and embraces her life, through the support of the Manly Women’s Shelter of Sydney, Australia.  The Shelter “provides support for women in crisis to help[…]

**Past Jury Award** WISER Kenya: Empowering Girls

In 2013, I was contacted by an organisation called WISER to help tell their incredible story of empowering girls in a very difficult, patriarchal society in rural Kenya. I went to the WISER campus in[…]

**Past Runner-up** Vivek: The Antifragile Innovator

This is the story of Vivek Chaturvedi, an “antifragile” innovator existing in modern times. Antifragile was coined by author Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder.  Aadivaahan is Vivek’s creation[…]

**Past Runner-up** The Clog Maker’s Apprentice

This is the story of JoJo Wood, a young apprentice, learning the craft of Clog making. Often this type of trade is forgotten in our modern way of life, but “these crafts are a living[…]

**Past Winner** Raising the Future

Who will ensure that all of our children, including the abandoned babies and AIDS orphans are cared for?  When Ruth Grobler grappled with that question, the answer became clear. This is a short documentary about[…]

**Current Triumph Runner-up** Three Dreams

Can we still achieve our dreams despite unexpected obstacles? Mickey aspired to be a hang gliding pilot, Chad was enthralled by magic and Tommy longed to be a painter but life doesn’t always go as[…]

**Past Runner-up** Ocean Defenders Alliance: Saving Marine Life

Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA) is a marine conservation organization that became a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2002. The organization was founded by Kurt Lieber, an avid diver and self-made scholar of marine conservation news and[…]

Latest Articles

May We All Be Boundless in the New Year

We at Stories Lived want to take a moment to wish everyone the best and brightest for 2017. As we exhaled in the past few days before embarking on the exciting year ahead, we reflected[…]

Stories Lived Featured in Whole Living Journal

Stories Lived is honored to be featured this November / December edition of the Whole Living Journal.  Click here to see our article on page 10 of the publication.