Entries by Colette Sartor

And the 2023 Feature Contest Prizewinners Are…

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2023 Feature Fellowship prizes! FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNER BREW by Kimberly Dilts As our Feature Fellow, Kimberly receives free tuition and lodging for the retreat and a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors. In addition, she receives a cash prize of $10,000 and a 12-month fellowship […]

Our 2024 TV Contest Regular Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The regular deadline for our 2024 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is fast approaching on Monday, September 4, 2023! 2024 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2022 TV retreat will be held on April 26 – 30, 2024  in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and a half hour sessions with mentors. […]

And Our 2023 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re excited to announce the 2023 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! It was an extremely difficult task to narrow down our finalists to just 8 writers from an excellent group of 29 semifinalists. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent hours reading and evaluating our submissions. WHAT’S NEXT Each of the finalists will […]

Congrats to Our 2023 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2023 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent so many hours reading and evaluating our submissions. WHAT’S NEXT Semifinalists will receive an invitation to this year’s feature retreat within the […]

Submit By Our 2024 TV Contest Early Deadline!

The early deadline for our 2024 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is fast approaching on Sunday, July 23rd! Submit by then to take advantage of the $50 submission fee, the lowest of our TV Contest season! 2024 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2024 TV retreat will be held on April 26-30, 2024 in the beautiful mountains […]

Congrats to Our 2023 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2023 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who spent hours reading and evaluating our submissions. WHAT’S NEXT Quarterfinalists will be offered any open spots to this year’s retreat after the semifinalists, […]

2024 TV Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2024 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until July 23, 2023. 2024 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2024 TV retreat will be held on May 3 – 7, 2024 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and […]

Last Chance to Enter Our 2023 Feature Contest

This Monday, May 29th is the last chance to enter our 2023 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest! If you are considering submitting to the contest, please note that CineStory is an educational organization. Our contests and fellowships do not involve employment by or development with WGA struck companies. We wholeheartedly support the WGA strike and, […]

2023 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

If you missed the extended late deadline for our 2023 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until MONDAY, MAY 29TH! If you are considering submitting to the contest, please note that CineStory is an educational organization. Our contests and fellowships do not involve employment by or development with WGA […]

Our 2023 Feature Contest Late Deadline Is Almost Here

The late submission deadline for our 2023 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Monday, April 10th. Until April 10th, the submission fee is $81. After that, the submission fee is $88 until May 8th, the extended late deadline. We often provide links to submission fee discounts in our newsletter, so if you’d […]