Congrats to Our 2020 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

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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 to name our semifinalists.

WHAT’S NEXT

Semifinalists will receive an invitation to this year’s feature retreat within the next few weeks. Once the semifinalists have had an opportunity to respond to the invitation, quarterfinalists will be invited to attend the retreat and any remaining retreat spots will be available to all invitees on a first come, first serve basis.

Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. Attendees also participate in informal rooms run by mentors that cover topics ranging from pitching like a pro to the state of filmmaking in the digital age. Click here for more information about the feature retreat.

Congratulations to this year’s feature semifinalists, and please check back in early to mid-August, when we’ll announce our finalists!

THE 2020 FEATURE RETREAT & FELLOWSHIP SEMIFINALISTS:

AUDREY’S CHILDREN BY Julia Fisher Farbman

THE BIG D by Michael Weinreb

THE BURIED TRUTH by Elizabeth Musgrave

DEATH BY HOMEWORK by Jade Raybin

A DEVIL WILL FALL by Gavin Fields

DREAMER by Marcos Davalos

FLYOVER by Heather Faris

GIRLS LIKE HER by Lily Yasuda

I DON’T KNOW by Arthur Tiersky

THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN by Mark Dispenza

A LO-FI BLUES by Ed Ntiri

FREEBORN by Mark Loughlin

OIL AND WATER by Alfred Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley

OPENING OUT by Tamar Palmer

PRECIPICE by Avishai Weinberger

PULL by Mark Messenger

RAGE AGAINST THE NIGHT by Akiva Cohen

RUN THE DEVIL by Matthew Evans

SEED OF KNOWLEDGE by Eleonora Mignoli

THE SEPARATING SICKNESS by Emily Redinbo

THE SERAPHIM by Lisa Jay

SEVEN WEST by Michael Shove

SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE by Nick Hurwitch

STEEL CUTTER by Claire Tran

THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS by Susan Brunig

THIS BLOODY COUNTRY by Craig Packard

TREED by Staci Greason

TYRONE AND THE LOOKING GLASS by Timothy Ware

UNCONFORMITY by Maren Curtis

THE WOMEN OF ROUTE 40 by Erin Kathleen

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