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2021 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

If you missed yesterday’s extended late deadline for our 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, never fear – we’ve extended the deadline until MONDAY, MAY 10th! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s feature retreat on October 16th – 19th in idyllic Idyllwild, […]

And Our 2021 TV Contest Division Winners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the division winners of our 2021 TV Retreat and Fellowship competition. The first place winner of each division is now in the running for this year’s TV Fellowship, which includes a $1,000 cash prize, free tuition for this year’s virtual TV retreat, and a 12-month mentorship with 2 Hollywood professionals hand-picked […]

Congratulations to Our 2021 TV Division Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce all of our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest division finalists! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Division finalists will now be judged to determine division winners, who will advance to another judging round to determine the 2021 TV Fellowship winner. The finalists also will be invited to attend this year’s virtual TV retreat. […]

Congratulations to our 2021 TV Division Semifinalists & Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division semifinalists and the Children/Family division finalists for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Many thanks to our hardworking judges, who read tirelessly and whose assistance we could not exist without. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Semifinalists in the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions now […]

2021 Feature Contest is Open for Submissions

We’re officially accepting submissions for our 2021 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Competition, and we’re offering an early bird submission rate of $50 that’s good until January 18th! WHAT YOU COULD WIN Entering the contest is the only way to be in the running to attend our feature retreat. Winners, finalists, and semifinalists are invited to […]

Congratulations to Our 2021 TV Division Quarterfinalists & Semifinalists

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists and the Original Children/Family division semifinalists for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! Many thanks to our hardworking judges, who read tirelessly and whose assistance we could not exist without! WHAT’S NEXT Quarterfinalists in the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions now […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Division Quarterfinalists & Semifinalists

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists and the Original Children/Family division semifinalists for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! NEW DIVISIONS This year, we introduced new divisions to the TV Contest, which now includes Original Drama Pilots (1 hr), Original Comedy Pilots (30 min), Original SciFi/Fantasy Pilots (1 […]

Last Day to Submit to Our 2021 TV Contest

The final submission deadline for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest is fast approaching on MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH! We’re excited to read submissions in all four divisions: original drama, original comedy, original sci-fi/fantasy, and original children/family. Click hereClick here to learn more about our TV contest divisions., QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the […]

2021 TV Contest Deadline Extended!

If you’ve lost track of dates and days of the week during the chaos of the pandemic, you may have missed yesterday’s final October 12th deadline for our 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Never fear – we’ve decided to keep the contest open for submissions until MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT […]

Austin Film Festival Names TV Fellow Kelly Strathmore on Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch List

Congratulations to our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, named by Austin Film Festival as one of its top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020! The list includes “a roster of promising and innovative voices, featuring writers from diverse backgrounds, mediums, and points in their careers.” It says of Kelly, “Strathmore’s screenplay East Palo Alto was a […]