Congrats to This Year’s Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2020 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work.

A COMPETITIVE YEAR

There were almost 600 submissions this year, which made deciding the quarterfinalists particularly difficult. Out of those great scripts, we’ve named 129 quarterfinalists.

Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent so many hours reading and evaluating our submissions.

WHAT’S NEXT

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. Click here for more information about the feature retreat.

Congratulations to this year’s feature quarterfinalists, and please check back in mid to late July, when we’ll announce our semifinalists!

THE 2020 FEATURE RETREAT & FELLOWSHIP QUARTERFINALISTS:

6x9x∞ by Christophe Glatis

ABROADS by Jordan Hart

AUDREY’S CHILDREN by Julia Fisher Farbman

AVARICE by Chandra Gerson

AWAY WITH MY HEART by Hoyt Richards & Lawrence Nelson II

BADLANDS BULLY by Nick Davis

THE BASTARD AND THE SEA by Christos Kardana

BEACHED by Jaime Silverman

BEING EVIL by Jesse Martinez & Jamie Verzaro

BENEATH THE WATER LILIES by Matt Forester

BEST LAID PLANS by Kelly Anelons & Megan Anelons

THE BIG D by Michael Weinreb

BLOOD MOON by Sara Pratter

BONEBREAKER by Nathan Floody

BURIAL by Nathan Sirikumara

THE BURIED TRUTH by Elizabeth Musgrave

BURNING WOMEN by Roberta Degnore

CASE UNSOLVED by C.J. Arellano

THE CHROME HOLLOW by Nelou Keramati

CLOT by Jon O’Neal

COLD KISS by Wendy Salz & Philip DiGiacomo

THE COLD RUN by Blake Kimzey

THE CROSSING by Clark Childers

CRUEL PECANS by Jonny Flores

CUBING by James Chen

DEATH BY HOMEWORK by Jade Raybin

A DEVIL WILL FALL by Gavin Fields

DEVOLVING by Shanyse Inez Scott

DOG OF WAR by Edward Pereira

DOLL by Krystyna Łoboda

DOUBLE EFFECT by Faith Pennick

DOUBLEWIDE DREAMS by Robbie Daw & Tyler Steele

DREAMER by Marcos Davalos

EAST OF MECCA by Sheila Flaherty

ELLA & MARILYN by Jon Davis

THE EVENT by Izabela Borowska

FACE ON by Justin Best

FAMILY SPIES by Warren Clarke

FASTER THAN HORSES by Chris Mul & Michael Mul

THE FEMALE GAZE by Christine Sneed

FLYOVER by Heather Faris

GIRLFIGHT by Jaye R

GIRLS LIKE HER by Lily Yasuda

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KEITH by Clark Kokich

GRAMERCY PARK by Toni Ann Johnson

GREEN WARS by Warren Clarke

GREENWOOD by Jody Hadlock & A.J. Orr

HELP! by Alex Thomas

THE HERD by Wiek Lenssen

HE’S A WINNER by Warren Clarke

HOW TO BE A FAGGOT by Jamison Karon

I DON’T KNOW by Arthur Tiersky

THE IMPRESARIO by Daniel Leventhal

IN THE LAND OF ANGELS by Rich Vincent & Jacob Vincent

ITAI O LEV by Itai Lev

THE ITCH by Jeremy Bradford

JACK, THE LUCKY POT by Cindy Hu

JAILBAIT by Jade Raybin

JEDER MANN by Diana Caldwell

JOINWITH.ME by Mike Meier

JUDY THE EXECUTIONER by Jason Kemp & Chris Thoman

KERRY DUNBAR by Evan Laughlin

LAKE OF FIRE by James Debenham

THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN by Mark Dispenza

LIE MAROON by Jason Speir

LIFESAVER by David Beck

A LO-FI BLUES by Ed Ntiri

LOVE CONQUERS ALL by Michael Johnson

LUCY’S GAME by Jason Ragosta

MAMA DUCK by David Gray

MR. FREEBORN by Mark Loughlin

NIA by Amanda Farmer

NOBODY by Arthur Diennet & Micaela Wittman

NOT HALF ANYTHING by David Gray

OATH by Paul Frank

OIL AND WATER by Alfred Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley

OLD HABITS by Calvin Starnes

ONE THING BETTER by Kerry Glamsch

ONLY YOU by Lyvia Martínez Álvarez

OPENING OUT by Tamar Palmer

OUTLAWS AND ANGELS by Paul Penley

OUTSIDER by Maria Julia Cancella

THE PAISLEY WITCH TRIAL by Julia Campanelli

PHANTASMA by Stephen Coll

PITIFUL AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE DEMORALIZATION by Christopher Bradley

PLAÇAGE by Michelle Robinson

PRECIPICE by Avishai Weinberger

PRIMARY TARGETS by James Wright

PULL by Mark Messenger

RAGE AGAINST THE NIGHT by Akiva Cohen

RENO DRIFTERS by Graham Lee

THE REPRISAL by Wes Fisher

RIDING SHOTGUN by Nafi Ayvaci

THE ROAD OF ROSE by Annette Rodig

RUN THE DEVIL by Matthew Evans

SARAH & JACK by Joann Buckley Collins

SAYYIDA by Tommy DiMassimo

SEDGER MOR by Catherine Wright

SEED OF KNOWLEDGE by Eleonora Mignoli

SEEDS by Alejandro Valbuena

THE SEPARATING SICKNESS by Emily Redinbo

THE SERAPHIM by Lisa Jay

SEVEN WEST by Michael Shove

THE SHIFT by Steven Lundgren

SHOWGUYS by Curtis Russell

SILICON GIRLS by Ellen Ancui

SIMPLE KIND OF MAN by Ehren Parks

A SLOW AND PATIENT THAW by Olivia Roberts

SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE Nick Hurwitch

STEEL CUTTER by Claire Tran

SUMO FOOTBALL by Scott Jacobs

THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS by Susan Brunig

THEY’RE WATCHING US by Daniel Gentile

THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE by Rangeley Wallace

THIRSTY by Emily Abt

THIS BLOODY COUNTRY by Craig Packard

TREED by Staci Greason

THE TRIBE by PJ Macbell

TRUE MARS by Christopher Tissell

TYRONE AND THE LOOKING GLASS by Timothy Ware

UNCONFORMITY by Maren Curtis

AN UNEXPECTED GUEST by Tatiana James

UNTIL IT’S TIME by Karlyn Gibson

VENUS TRANSIT by Giulia Corda

THE VIRGIN HEART by Akiva Penaloza

WILD HEARTS by Jessica Rowlands

WILL TO POWER by Chris Mul & Michael Mul

THE WOMEN OF ROUTE 40 by Erin Kathleen

ZEN FAIR by Mark Messenger

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