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 […]

And Our 2020 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re proud to announce the 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! A SEASON OF EXCEPTIONAL SUBMISSIONS These eight finalists emerged as the most powerful in a season of exceptional submissions. We thank our judges for all their work narrowing down such a competitive field to these incredible screenplays. WHAT’S NEXT Each of the finalists […]

And Our 2019 Feature Finalists Are…

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce our eight finalists for the 2019 CineStory Feature Retreat & Fellowship Competition! BARBARA THE BARBARIAN by Des Bernison BLACK DIAMOND by Jon O’Neal THE EXTINCTION RULE by Randall Greenland A GREAT BIG LOVE by Samuel Johnson IN TOO DEEP: THE BRIAN FUTZ STORY (A LONG LOST 80’s […]

Congratulations, 2018 Feature Fellowship Finalists!

Congratulations to the the finalists for the 2018 CineStory Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition (listed below), and thanks to all for submitting.

2017 Feature Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the the finalists for the 2017 CineStory Feature Fellowship (listed below), and thanks to all for submitting.  Stay tuned for the announcement here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages of the runners-up and the winner of the Feature Fellowship! AUSTENTATIOUS by Charmaine Colina THE BURNING SEASON by Jenny Halper DISTANT EARLY WARNING by Chris Harvey EGGSHELLS […]

2016 Feature Finalists Announced

Congratulations to the following Writers in becoming a Finalist for the CineStory Feature Retreat & Fellowship! We will be announcing the Fellowship Winner in mid-August. Each of these writers has earned an invitation to attend the Feature Retreat that will be held in Idyllwild, CA from October 15th through October 18th.

2014 Finalists Announced

We are delighted to announce our Finalists for the 2014 CineStory Screenwriting Awards. One of these talented writers will win the grand prize of the CineStory Fellowship. Bottomless – Jonathan Figg, Studio City, CA Clouds of Sorrow – Jack Davidson, Sparks, NV The Courage Inside – Melissa Emery, Marina Del Rey, CA The Dressmaker – Clare Sladden, Queensland, Australia Living in Pictures – Andrew […]

Meet the 2013 Feature Finalists

Once again our judges had their work cut out for them in determining the finals contenders. Out of a field of truly great scripts, this year’s eight finalists are: 2013 FEATURE FINALISTS CAKE – Patrick Tobin, Long Beach, CA CUTTING NUMBERS – Morgan von Ancken, New York, NY DEAD DOLORES – Michael Yagnow, Brooklyn, NY […]

Meet the 2012 Feature Finalists

Once again our judges had some tough decisions to make in selecting this year’s finalists. Each writer below is invited to the 2012 Writers Retreat in Idyllwild, as well as being in the running for the 2012 CineStory Fellowship, valued at over $17k! 2012 CineStory Screenwriting Awards Finalists BANK ROBBING FOR DUMMIES, Robert Keith Watson, Sherman […]