If you missed yesterday’s extended late deadline for our 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until MONDAY, MAY 10th!
QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT
Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s feature retreat on October 16th – 19th in idyllic Idyllwild, California. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, participate in “informal rooms,” socialize with other attendees and mentors, and attend other special events.
QUALIFY TO WIN THE FELLOWSHIP
All entrants are also considered for our Grand Prize Fellowship, which includes free tuition and housing at the retreat, a $10,000 cash prize, and a one year mentorship with two CineStory mentors intent on helping the Fellow elevate his or her writing career to the next level.
MEET OUR MENTORS
CineStory mentors are committed industry professionals who work with retreat writers to elevate their craft and enhance their projects’ marketability. CineStory mentors include screenwriters, producers, agents, managers, and executives who have shepherded to fruition such movies as CAPTAIN MARVEL, INSIDE OUT, LEGALLY BLONDE, FROZEN, THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, FINDING NEVERLAND, WHAT WOMEN WANT, FACE OFF, and many more. Click here to learn more about our mentors.
BECOME ONE OF OUR SUCCESS STORIES
CineStory winners and alumni, who often go on to become CineStory mentors, have an impressive track record of both box office and creative success. They have worked in every entertainment market, from feature screenwriting–dramatic and animated, blockbusters and indie films–to every form of TV writing–network, streaming, premium channels–to webseries writing. Learn more about our wonderful fellows and alumni.
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE 2020 FEATURE RETREAT
“I found myself in immersed in safe-space community unlike I have ever experienced. I was embraced, encouraged, challenged and inspired. In a business where we often feel like a lone wolf wading through a swamp of shark-infested waters, CineStory is an oasis full of loving, supportive artists who all want to make the world a better place through powerful storytelling. I felt like I found my tribe.” – Hoyt Richards
“The CineStory Foundation Retreats offer writers the opportunity for a deeper dive into their craft and unprecedented exposure to feedback from working professionals in a supportive environment.” – Mark Dispenza
“This retreat helped me find a warm and supportive community of other screenwriters. Many of us spend so much time alone, wandering our personal forest of doubts, but after this retreat, I feel much more connected to the screenwriting community and very energized to continue writing and improving.” – Christine Sneed
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enhance your career. Submit your original TV pilot by the extended deadline of Monday, May 10th to the 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest. We want to read your scripts!