2022 Feature Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2022 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until February 6th. 2022 FEATURE RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2022 TV retreat will be held on October 15 – 18, 2022 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and […]

Congratulations to Our 2022 TV Contest Quarterfinalists

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists for our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! Many thanks to our hardworking judges, who read tirelessly and whose assistance we could not exist without! WHAT’S NEXT Quarterfinalists now advance to the semifinalist round, after which there will be another round of judging […]

Last Day to Enter Our 2022 TV Contest!

Monday, October 18th, is the last day to enter our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s 2022 TV retreat on March 12th – March 15th. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, participate […]

2022 TV Contest Deadline Extended!

If you’ve lost track of dates and days lately, you may have missed yesterday’s final October 12th deadline for our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Never fear – we’ve decided to keep the contest open for submissions until MONDAY, OCTOBER 18th! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to […]

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 […]

Meet Our 2021 2nd & 3rd Place Feature Prizewinners

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, […]

Our TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Today!

Today is the late deadline for CineStory’s TV Retreat & Fellowship contest. 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 for a 4-day intensive retreat held in 2022 […]

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 […]