Attending Our Retreats
CineStory runs two retreats a year, one for screenwriters and one for TV writers. To be eligible to attend a retreat, writers must submit to one of our contests. For more information about attending either retreat, please visit our Feature Fellowship & Retreat page or our TV Fellowship & Retreat page.
Grand Prize Fellowships
Writers who enter our contests also are eligible to win each contest’s Grand Prize Fellowship. A Fellowship consists of a cash prize, free tuition and housing for the retreat, and a 12-month educational mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals hand-picked to continue to educate the Fellow about the craft and business of writing for the screen in the entertainment industry. A Fellowship winner must attend the retreat in order to receive the cash award and to benefit from all other aspects of the Fellowship.
CineStory is solely a nonprofit educational organization. It is not a talent representation service of any kind. It does not, nor does it seek to, manage and/or direct the development of writers’ careers in any way. Additionally, it does not, nor does it seek to, procure representation and/or employment of any kind for writers. Its sole purpose is to educate emerging writers about the craft and business of writing for the screen.
If you are considering submitting to our contests during the WGA strike, please note that our contests and fellowships DO NOT involve employment by or development with WGA signatory companies. CineStory supports the strike and, while it is ongoing, will not use judges or mentors who are employed by or actively engaged in developing projects with WGA signatory companies.