Grand Prize Feature Fellowship
The Grand Prize Feature Fellowship winner receives approximately $20,000 in cash and prizes,* including:
- $10,000 cash award
- Free tuition and housing for the Retreat (all Fellows must provide their own transportation to and from the Retreat)
- 12 month fellowship program with two industry mentors ($9000 value)
- At the retreat, a private educational session with all the mentors, who include working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives, writers, and other pros
- At the retreat, three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives, writers, and other pros during which mentors will give the Fellow feedback on improving the craft of script(s) submitted in advance and will also discuss various aspects of the business of screenwriting to help the Fellow better understand a screenwriter’s role in the entertainment industry
- At the retreat, open access to 15+ hours of small group educational sessions covering a wide rage of creative and business topics
- Free retreat film screenings and other events
*Grand Prize Fellowship winner must attend the Retreat in order to receive the prizes.
The second prize winner receives $1,000 in cash.
The third prize winner receives $750 in cash.
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.