The 2023 TV Contest Extended Late Deadline is Almost Here!

Monday, October 10th, is the last day to enter our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s 2023 TV retreat on April 29 – May 2, 2023. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, […]

Meet Our 2022 Feature Fellowship Winner

  We’re thrilled to introduce our 2022 Feature Fellowship winner, Timothy Ware-Hill! In his Fellowship-winning script, A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO COFFEE, after an unarmed Black man is killed by police, a poet/preacher’s kid is asked to lead a peaceful protest, but he’s afraid that if his father and community discover he’s […]

And the 2022 Feature Contest Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Feature Fellowship prizes! FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNER A TASTE OF CHOCOLATE – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CHOCOLATE by Timothy Ware-Hill As our Feature Fellow, Timothy receives free tuition and lodging for the retreat and a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors. In addition, he receives […]

And Our 2022 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re proud to announce the 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! Many thanks to our judges for their dedicated work in narrowing down this competitive field of incredible screenplays. WHAT’S NEXT Each of the finalists will be considered for this year’s Fellowship, which is valued at $20,000 and includes, among other prizes, $10,000 and […]

The 2023 TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Almost Here

The late deadline for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is right around the corner on Monday, September 5th. Take advantage of our late submission price by submitting by the 5th. Why Submit? CineStory selects about 30 emerging screenwriters through its annual TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in April 29 – […]

Congrats to Our 2022 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2022 feature contest semifinalists! A COMPETITIVE YEAR We narrowed this year’s 117 quarterfinalist scripts to 28 semifinalist scripts, which was an exceptionally difficult task for our judges. We thank them for spending countless hours reading and evaluating the scripts to name our semifinalists. WHAT’S NEXT Semifinalists will receive an invitation […]

Congrats to Our 2022 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. There were almost 550 submissions this year, which made deciding the quarterfinalists extremely difficult. Out of those great scripts, we named 117 quarterfinalists. Many thanks to our dedicated judges, who […]

2023 TV Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until June 26, 2023. 2023 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2023 TV retreat will be held on April 29 – May 2, 2023 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one […]

Last Chance to Enter Our 2022 Feature Contest

This Sunday, May 15th is the last chance to enter our 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest! 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, California. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with […]