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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Objective

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14.

One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

THE CINESTORY FEATURE RETREAT

CineStory's Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of great new voices in screenwriting. Retreat attendees are chosen from the top writers of our annual competition, the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. For four days, writers enjoy direct access to working Hollywood professionals.

Past retreat mentors include: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN), writer/director Joe Forte (FIREWALL, OUT), producer Nana Greenwald (SEVEN), producer Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), producer and former head of Jodie's Foster prod co MEG LEFAUVE (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS), writer Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON, MUTANT CHRONICLES) and writer/director Keith Gordon (DEXTER, WAKING THE DEAD). And many, many others.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/15/2017

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Notification: August 1st, 2017

Rules

Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/contest for all rules and guidelines.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE: THE CINESTORY FELLOWSHIP
Valued at over $17,000 this prize includes a $10,000 cash award, free meals, board and tuition at the exclusive CineStory Writers Retreat as well as a 12-month mentorship program with two Hollywood professionals hand picked for the winner. The CineStory Fellowship gives writers direct access to Hollywood professionals and has a long track record of success. Prior fellows have optioned material, gained representation and secured writing assignments with the guidance of their mentors. Also included: one-year Script Pipeline Writers Database membership; three-year subscription to Creative Screenwriting; iScript screenplay audio recording; and one-year Scripped PRO subscription.

SECOND PLACE:
Over $1500 in cash and prizes, including $1000 cash.

THIRD PLACE:
Over $1000 in cash and prizes, including $500 cash.

FIVE FINALISTS RECEIVE:
Discount on Retreat tuition and other prizes.

ALL SEMIFINALISTS RECEIVE:
An invitation to the exclusive CineStory Retreat including: Three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives and other pros to discuss the writer's work and career strategy Open access to 15+ hours of small group sessions covering a wide rage of creative and business topics Free film screenings and other events.

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
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CineStory Names 2016 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2016 CineStory Screenwriting Awards:

Ai! Chilito, Judy Chaikin, Studio City, CA
All The Devils Are Here, Jon Bachmann & Katherine Griffin, Playa Vista, CA
At Sunrise, Angelia Sciulli, Los Angeles, CA
Ballerina Girl, Evan Cooper, Los Angeles, CA
Becoming Terpsichore, Susan Polk, Belleville, NJ
Before You Go, JoAnn Ludovici, Pasadena, CA
Benjamin the Great, Scott Ruane, Los Angeles, CA
Between Sins, Carlos Miller, Belleville, NJ
Big Sister, David Chester & Blake Pinter, Irvine, CA
Bull Comb Blues, David Warnock, Brooklyn, NY
Buster, Kevin Mcgue, Tokyo, Japan
Byron - Mad, Bad and Dangerous, Jay Natelle & Martyn Hobbs, San Piero, Italy
Cage, Keri Schreiner, Long Beach, CA
Cargo, The, Billie Jo Mason, Simi Valley, CA
Chokora, Amyn Kaderali, San Rafael, CA
Come Away, Marissa Goodhill, West Hollywood, CA
Coup, The, Adhish Yajnik, North Hollywood, CA
Cries Like a Human, Antonio Marquez, Albuquerque, NM
Daddy's Girl, Jennifer Brasher, Columbia, MD
DEAD OF WINTER, Katherine Ruppe, Venice, CA
Dream Team, Kelly Anelons, Harvard, MA
East of Mecca, Sheila Flaherty, Evanston, IL
EGBOK, Jennifer Goldson, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning, Barbara Neri, Pinckney, MI
Every Single Trace, Colin Bell, Seattle, WA
Eyes of Blind Tom, The, Matt H. Mayes, CA
Fearless Foursome and the Danville Treasure, The, Kranti Pally, Madison, NJ
Giant of Illinois, The, Adam Sleper, Wheaton, IL
Gray Berets, Alicia Keyes, Los Ranchos, NM
Guns and Grace, Odin Ozdil, Santa Monica, CA
Halfway, Lukas Hassel, New York, NY
Hannah Duston, Simon Savelyev, Los Angeles, CA
Invisible woman, Ruth Hernandez, New York, NY
King and Aileen, The, Caden Douglas, West Hollywood, CA
Last Bookstore, The, Brooke Purdy & Colette Freedman, Burbank, CA
Late Bloomer, Paige Morrow Kimball, Los Angeles, CA
Life to Life, Terri Sissman, Arcadia, CA
Lost Kingdom, The, Katherine Griffin & Jon Bachmann, Playa Vista, CA
Milk Route, The, Michael Begg, Metairie, LA
Love is at the Centre of Things, Naomi Fryer, Santa Monica, CA
Mind of Miles, Kahlil Maskati, Edison, NJ
My Son, Kathleen Williams, Gainesville, FL
Never Been Born, Adria Tennor, Los Angeles, CA
New Mexican Rain, Amber Sealey, Los Angeles, CA
Night Hound, Darren Herczeg, Los Angeles, CA
No Excuses, Judy Becker, Washington, DC
Nu Na Da Ul Tsun Yi - The Place Where They Cried, Sabrina Cooper & Jonathan Williams, New Orleans, LA & Los Angeles, CA
Olde, Natalie Malizia, Sturbridge, MA
Paper Babylon, Greer Ellison, London, England
Plan B, Gabrielle D'Amico, Kingston, PA
Purify My Heart, Kate Hackett, Glendale, CA
Queen of Spades, Erik Martinez, Los Angeles, CA
Ranger Creed, Travis Opgenorth, Sherman Oaks, CA
Rattlensake, Collin Watts, Los Angeles, CA
Recollections, Clare Sladden, Victoria, Australia
Red Dirt Girl, Carmella Cardina, Los Angeles, CA
Red Mansion, Alexander Tran, Sherman Oaks, CA
SARGENT, Julia Batavia, Piedmont, CA
Section 504, Melissa Emery, Los Angeles, CA
Short Tracker, Ken Pearson, Scottsdale, AZ
ShowBloom, Roxanne Paredes, Glendale, CA
State of Believerment, Kristen Tracy, Valencia, CA
Superfecundation, Savion Einstein, Malibu, CA
Switching Time, Jen Kleiner, Los Angeles, CA
Tabula Rasa, Jeffrey Massie, Los Angeles, CA
Thank You, Chad McNalley, Alice Alexander & Amber Alexander, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Transformation Awaits, Rachel Goldberg & Jonathan Pope Evans, Burbank, CA
Turn Around, Dan Ochwat, Chicago, IL
Two Mile Hollow, Tyler Theofilos, Los Angeles, CA
Under My Skin, David O'Donnell, Los Angeles, CA
Willowport, Jess Ansik, Playa Del Rey, CA

Updated: 05/27/2016
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
Have you entered?
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