Congrats to Our 2020 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2020 Feature Contest semifinalists! A COMPETITIVE YEAR This year’s scripts were so outstanding that we named an unprecedented 129 quarterfinalists. To narrow those 129 scripts to only 30 semifinalists was an exceptionally difficult task for our judges. We thank them for spending so many hours reading and evaluating the scripts […]

Congratulations to the 2019 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce the 2019 Feature Contest semifinalists! Narrowing the list of 66 quarterfinalists to only 26 semifinalists was difficult, especially given the outstanding quality of the quarterfinalist scripts. WHAT’S NEXT Our 26 semifinalists all will be invited to attend this year’s feature retreat, which takes place on October 19th – October 22nd. Attendees […]

Congratulations, 2018 Feature Semifinalists!

We’re pleased to announce the semifinalists for the 2018 CineStory Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition!

2017 Feature Semifinalists Announced

Listed below are the semifinalists for the 2017 CineStory Feature Retreat and Fellowship. Congratulations to these writers and thanks to all for submitting.  Stay tuned for the finalists announcement here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! AUSTENTATIOUS by Charmaine Colina BON TON ROULÉR by Beanie Barnes BROKEN HEARTLAND by Greg Daubenspeck THE BURNING SEASON by Jenny Halper CHRYSALIS by Nia Malika Dixon DISTANT EARLY […]

2014 Semifinalists Announced

We are delighted to announce the semifinalists of the 2014 CineStory Screenwriting Awards. As well as being in the running for the grand prize, the CineStory Fellowship, each semifinalist is invited to the CineStory Retreat taking place in Idyllwild, CA, from September 26th-September 30th. Aerial Girl – Terri Sissman, Arcadia, CA Bank Robbing For Dummies – Robert Keith Watson, Sherman […]

Congratulations to the 2013 Feature Semifinalists

After more careful, and difficult, deliberations, we are proud to announce the semifinalists of the 2013 CineStory Screenwriting Awards. Each writer below has earned an invitation to the 2013 Retreat and is in the running for the CineStory Fellowship. Congratulations to you all! 2013 FEATURE SEMIFINALISTS 11 – Troy Taylor, Melbourne, Australia ALBERT’S LIE – […]

Congratulations to the 2012 Feature Semifinalists

Once again our judges had some tough decisions to make in selecting this year’s semifinalists. So to all the writers who made it to the quarterfinals, thank you for sharing your wonderful scripts. And of course our congratulations to all those whose work is advancing to the next round. Each writer below is invited to […]

2011 Screenwriting Award Semifinalists

The following writers and scripts are moving on to the next round of the contest. Each writer/team is now invited to the 2011 Writers Retreat, taking place in Idyllwild from September 24th-27th and each is in the running for our 12-month mentorship program, the CineStory Fellowship. Congratulations to all! 1 – Bryan Marvis & Lynn […]