CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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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). Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/10/2020

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – Mid-June; Semifinalists/Invitees – Early August; Finalists – Early September; Fellow – Mid-September.

Rules

Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/rules-and-guidelines/ 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.

FINALISTS RECEIVE:
Discount on Retreat tuition.

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 Feature

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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Contest News

CineStory Names 2020 Quarterfinalists

CineStory has named 128 quarterfinalists from almost 600 submissions to this year Feature Retreat and Fellowship Competition. Quarterfinalists will be offered any open spots to this year's retreat after the semifinalists, finalists, and winners are invited to attend. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. Attendees also participate in informal rooms run by mentors that cover topics ranging from pitching like a pro to the state of filmmaking in the digital age. [Updated: 06/22/2020]

CineStory Names Fellowship Winner

Kerry Kolbe has been named the Winner of the 2019 CineStory Fellowship Competition on the basis of her script Swallow, about a 17-year-old girl who is desperate to study particle physics at Cambridge, like her hero Stephen Hawking. Unfortunately, she's trapped playing parent to her dysfunctional family of twitchers (a/k/a bird watchers), who drag her on a wild chase of her late mother's "spirit animal," a rare albino swallow. [Updated: 09/09/2019]

CineStory Names Finalists

Finalists have been annonced for the 2019 CineStory Feature Fellowship. [Updated: 08/19/2019]

CineStory Names 2019 Fellowship Semifinalists

CineStroy has announced 26 semifinalists for their 2019 Feature Fellowship Competition. Semifinalists will be invited to attend this year's feature retreat, which takes place on October 19th – October 22nd. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. Attendees also participate in mentor-run informal rooms on topics ranging from "Pitching Like a Pro" to "The State of Filmmaking in the Digital Age." [Updated: 07/20/2019]

HollywoodIQ:
Interview with 2018 CineStory Second Place Winner Avishai Weinberger

CineStory Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli catches up with the 2018 CineStory Fellowship second place winner, Avishai Weinberger. [Updated: 03/05/2019]

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Interviews

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MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Lukas Hassel

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MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter April Rouveyrol

An interview with screenwriter April Rouveyrol regarding the Cinestory Writing Competition. [Updated: 05/31/2011]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter James Walker

An interview with screenwriter James Walker regarding the Cinestory Writing Competition. [Updated: 11/15/2009]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter L Rosenberg

An interview with screenwriter L Rosenberg regarding the Cinestory Writing Competition. [Updated: 11/11/2009]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Greg Daubenspeck

An interview with screenwriter Greg Daubenspeck regarding the Cinestory Writing Competition. [Updated: 12/12/2008]

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Nino Del Pesco

An interview with screenwriter Nino Del Pesco regarding the Cinestory Writing Competition. [Updated: 11/16/2008]

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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