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 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 2021 FEATURE RETREAT & FELLOWSHIP SEMIFINALISTS
(listed alphabetically by title)
103 RULES FOR TIME TRAVELERS by Rhett Bigler
CAST LIST by Conner Smith
CHICAGO MAY by Tori Larsen
THE CHICKEN FESTIVAL by Randi Barros
THE CISTERN by Bo Kaprall & Steven Colbert
DOG OF WAR by Katterina Powers
FEMME FATALE IN LOVE by Wayne Smith
FIVE ROOMS by Christine Sneed
FLY GIRL by Christine Hoang
FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA by Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli
FROM THE BEGINNING by Erin Kathleen
JAKAYLA by J. Gabriel Ware
LIES WE TELL by Heather Ragsdale
MAKE ME AN ANGEL by Lauren Hendler
THE MARRIAGE ACT by Gregory Beam
THE MARY BATTLE by Mark Loughlin
MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE by Matthew Gomez
MY COUSIN NUMBERS by Christos Kardana
OLIVIA’S WAR by Avishai Weinberger
PERCY by Jessica Rowlands
REVENGERS by Megan Kingsbury
ROLLING DARK by Paul Williams
THE ROSE by Amy Allen
THE SEEDLING by Stephanie Joalland
SHEL by Beth Curry
SILICON GIRLS by Ellen Ancui
SUNDOWN TRAIL by Luke Guidici
WILD HEARTS by Jessica Rowlands
THE WOMAN WITH NO NAME by David Weston