Entries by Colette Sartor

Congratulations to Our 2023 TV Contest Quarterfinalists

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! Many thanks to our hardworking judges, whose hard work and tireless reading make our contests possible! WHAT’S NEXT Quarterfinalists now advance to the semifinalist round, after which there will be another round of judging to […]

2023 Feature Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2023 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until February 6th. 2023 FEATURE RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2023 Feature Retreat will be held on October 7 – 10, 2023 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory […]

The 2023 TV Contest Final Deadline is Almost Here!

The final deadline for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest — Monday, October 31st — is almost here! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s 2023 TV retreat on April 29 – May 2, 2023. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions […]

2023 TV Contest Deadline Extended!

If you’ve lost track of dates and days lately, you may have missed yesterday’s deadline for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Never fear – we’ve decided to keep the contest open for submissions until MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance […]

The 2023 TV Contest Extended Late Deadline is Almost Here!

Monday, October 10th, is the last day to enter our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s 2023 TV retreat on April 29 – May 2, 2023. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, […]

Meet Our 2022 Feature Fellowship Winner

  We’re thrilled to introduce our 2022 Feature Fellowship winner, Timothy Ware-Hill! In his Fellowship-winning script, A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO COFFEE, after an unarmed Black man is killed by police, a poet/preacher’s kid is asked to lead a peaceful protest, but he’s afraid that if his father and community discover he’s […]

And the 2022 Feature Contest Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Feature Fellowship prizes! FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNER A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO COFFEE by Timothy Ware-Hill As our Feature Fellow, Timothy receives free tuition and lodging for the retreat and a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors. In addition, he receives […]

And Our 2022 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re proud to announce the 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! Many thanks to our judges for their dedicated work in narrowing down this competitive field of incredible screenplays. WHAT’S NEXT Each of the finalists will be considered for this year’s Fellowship, which is valued at $20,000 and includes, among other prizes, $10,000 and […]

The 2023 TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Almost Here

The late deadline for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is right around the corner on Monday, September 5th. Take advantage of our late submission price by submitting by the 5th. Why Submit? CineStory selects about 30 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in April 29 – […]