We are officially accepting submissions for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Competition! Send us your best work for the opportunity to attend the retreat and win the Feature Fellowship, which includes a one year mentorship with two entertainment industry professionals and a $10,000 award!
THIS YEAR’S RETREAT
This year’s retreat takes place October 17th – 20th in Idyllwild, CA. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. During these sessions, attendees can discuss anything from the script(s) they submitted for feedback to jump-starting their writing careers.
When not meeting in one-on-one sessions, attendees participate in “informal rooms,” which are interactive sessions run by two to three mentors. Informal rooms cover topics ranging from pitching like a pro to the state of filmmaking in the digital age. In addition, attendees and mentors gather for meals, drinks, film screenings, and other special events.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
As noted above, this year’s retreat takes place on October 17th – October 22nd. Our submission deadlines and fees are listed below, along with approximate announcement dates.
Deadlines and Submission Fees
- Early Deadline – January 19, 2020 ($60)
- Regular Deadline – February 8, 2020 ($70)
- Late Deadline – March 15, 2020 ($80)
- Extended Late Deadline – April 19, 2020 ($85)
- Quarterfinalists – Mid-June
- Semifinalists/Invitees – Early August
- Finalists – Early September
- Fellow – Mid-September
Click here for additional details about our Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest.
Take advantage of our our Early Deadline Submission Fee, offered until January 19, 2020! We want to read your scripts – submit now!