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.
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