Meet Our 2021 Joint Feature Fellowship Winners, Laila & Zaina Ujayli

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2021 joint Feature Fellowship winners, Laila Ujayli and Zaina Ujayli! In their Fellowship-winning script, FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA, which is is based on a true story, a headstrong woman braves bombs and execution in ISIS-occupied Raqqa to protect her neighborhood and the home she built with her siblings. As this […]

And the 2021 Feature Fellowship Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Feature Fellowship prizes! JOINT FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNERS FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA by Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli As this year’s joint Feature Fellows, Laila and Zaina receive free tuition and lodging for the retreat and a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors. In addition, […]

And Our 2021 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re proud to announce the 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! A PARTICULARLY POWERFUL SEASON OF SCRIPTS This continues to be a powerful year for submissions. Our semifinalist scripts were so exceptional that we’ve named nine finalists instead of our usual eight. Many thanks to our judges for their dedicated work in narrowing down […]

Congrats to Our 2021 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 Feature Contest semifinalists! AN EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE YEAR This year’s scripts were so outstanding that we named an unprecedented 141 quarterfinalists. To narrow those scripts to only 29 semifinalist scripts was an exceptionally difficult task for our judges. We thank them for spending countless hours reading and evaluating the scripts […]

Congrats to Our 2021 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. A COMPETITIVE YEAR There were over 650 submissions this year, which made deciding the quarterfinalists particularly difficult. Out of those great scripts, we’ve named 141 quarterfinalists. Many thanks to our […]

2021 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

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, […]

2021 Feature Contest is Open for Submissions

We’re officially accepting submissions for our 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Competition, and we’re offering an early bird submission rate of $50 that’s good until January 18th! WHAT YOU COULD WIN Entering the contest is the only way to be in the running to attend our feature retreat. Winners, finalists, and semifinalists are invited to […]

Meet Our 2020 Feature Fellowship Winner, Susan Brunig

We’re excited to introduce the 2020 Feature Fellowship winner, Susan Brunig. In her Fellowship-winning script, THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS, a middle-aged, suburban housewife decides to run away and end it all until she stumbles upon an unplugged community of creative misfits and rediscovers the artist she once was. As this year’s Feature Fellowship winner, […]