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 […]

Submit By Our 2022 TV Contest Regular Deadline!

The regular deadline for our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is fast approaching on Monday, July 12th! 2022 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2022 TV retreat will be held on March 12 – 15, 2022 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and a half hour sessions with mentors. TV writers […]

Congrats to Our 2021 Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2021 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. A COMPETITIVE YEAR There were over 650 submissions this year, which made deciding the quarterfinalists particularly difficult. Out of those great scripts, we’ve named 141 quarterfinalists. Many thanks to our […]

2021 PMC-CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

The CineStory Foundation is excited to announce that writer and CineStory alum Audrey Webb is the recipient of the 2021 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for her script DEAD NAME. PMC covered the cost for Audrey’s attendance at the 2021 CineStory TV retreat earlier this year. Audrey’s original TV pilot DEAD NAME explores the […]

2022 TV Contest is Open for Submissions

Submissions for our 2022 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest are officially open, and we’re offering an early bird submission fee of $50 until June 14, 2021. 2022 TV RETREAT LOGISTICS The 2022 TV retreat will be held on March 12 – 15, 2022 in the beautiful mountains of Idyllwild, California. Attendees receive three one-on-one, one and a half […]

2021 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

If you missed yesterday’s extended late deadline for our 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until MONDAY, MAY 10th! 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, […]

Meet Our 2021 TV Contest Division Winners

Congratulations to Our 2021 TV Fellow, Louisa Makaran!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2021 TV Fellowship winner, Louisa Makaron, whose winning original drama script, PAPERGIRL, impressed us with its frank, funny voice and vibrant characterizations. In PAPERGIRL, as World War II winds down and men return from the front, a plucky newspaperwoman fights to keep her job. Louisa grew up in “Sin City” […]

And Our 2021 TV Contest Division Winners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the division winners of our 2021 TV Retreat and Fellowship competition. The first place winner of each division is now in the running for this year’s TV Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, free tuition for this year’s virtual TV retreat, and a 12-month mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals hand-picked […]