Entries by Colette Sartor

Last Chance to Enter Our 2022 Feature Contest

This Sunday, May 15th is the last chance to enter our 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest! 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 […]

2022 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

If you missed the extended late deadline for our 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until SUNDAY, MAY 15TH! 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, […]

Congrats to the 2022 PMC-CineStory Scholarship Winner

The CineStory Foundation is excited to announce that Karina Hurtado-Ocampo is the recipient of the 2022 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for her TV pilot, THE TAKING OF LINCOLN PARK. As this year’s winner, Karina receives a Zoom meeting with PMC executives as well as free housing and tuition for the 2022 CineStory TV […]

Congratulations to the 2022 Bellem Scholarship Winner

The CineStory Foundation is excited to announce that writer and CineStory alum Heather Faris is the first winner of the Bellem Scholarship, funded by Bellem Entertainment. Bellem is focused on supporting diverse and unheard voices in achieving their goals. The Bellem Scholarship is awarded to a woman-identifying emerging screenwriter with an engaging story to tell […]

Congratulations to Our 2022 TV Fellowship Winner, Sierra Hall!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2022 TV Fellowship winner, Sierra Hall, whose winning original sci-fi/fantasy teleplay, SUPERFREAK, impressed us with its inventiveness, originality and humor. In SUPERFREAK, a teen girl must navigate the pitfalls of high school while wrangling her newfound superpowers that change EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. As this year’s TV Fellowship winner, Sierra receive […]

And Our 2022 TV Contest Division Winners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the division winners of our 2022 TV Retreat and Fellowship competition. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent so many hours reading and evaluating our submissions. The first place winner of each division is now in the running for this year’s TV Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, free […]

Congratulations to Our 2022 TV Division Finalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2022 TV contest division finalists. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent so many hours reading and evaluating our submissions. During the next round of judging, we will determine our division winners, and from those winners we will determine our 2019 TV Fellowship winner! Congratulations to this year’s finalists, and […]

Congratulations to our 2022 TV Division Semifinalists

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division semifinalists for our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Many thanks to our hardworking judges, who read tirelessly and whose assistance we could not exist without. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Semifinalists in the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions now advance to the finalist round, […]

2022 Feature Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until February 6th. 2022 FEATURE RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2022 TV retreat will be held on October 15 – 18, 2022 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and […]