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.