Meet Our 2019 2nd & 3rd Place Feature Winners

The TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Today!

Today is the last day to enter CineStory’s TV Retreat & Fellowship contest at the late deadline rate of $70. The only way to qualify to attend the retreat and be in the running to win the TV Fellowship is to enter the contest! The Retreat CineStory selects 25 emerging screenwriters through the TV competition […]

The TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Almost Here

The late deadline for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is right around the corner on Monday, September 9th. Take advantage of our late submission price of $70 by submitting by the 9th, and be sure to explore the contest’s new divisions. Why Submit? CineStory selects 25 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition […]

Meet Kerry Kolbe, Our 2019 Feature Fellow

We are thrilled to introduce Kerry Kolbe, this year’s CineStory Feature Fellowship winner. Kerry’s winning script, SWALLOW, impressed all the judges with its humor and nuanced insights into 17-year-old Lola, who’s desperate to study particle physics at Cambridge like her hero Stephen Hawking but trapped playing parent to her dysfunctional family of twitchers (a/k/a bird […]

And the 2019 Feature Fellowship Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Feature Fellowship prizes! FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNER SWALLOW by Kerry Kolbe As this year’s Feature Fellow, Kerry will receive a $10,000 cash award, free tuition and housing at this year’s retreat, a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors, and a 12-month fellowship program with two […]

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 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 […]

2019 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists

We’re excited to announce the 2019 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! The talent displayed by the submissions blew us away, and we commend everyone who allowed us to read their work. A COMPETITIVE YEAR There were almost 500 submissions this year, which made deciding on just 66 quarterfinalists a difficult task. It took our dedicated judges hours […]

First Person: Robert Axelrod

Recently, CineStory’s Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli caught up with the 2019 CineStory TV Fellow, Robert Axelrod as part of our First Person interview series. Robert is based in Los Angeles and, when not writing, works as a legal assistant at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP as a legal assistant. In addition to winning the CineStory […]

Submit Now to Our TV Contest!

CineStory is in the thick of our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest submission period. Take advantage of our regular submission price of $60 by submitting before July 8th, and be sure to explore the contest’s new divisions. CineStory selects 25 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in […]