Meet Our 2021 Joint Feature Fellowship Winners, Laila & Zaina Ujayli

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2021 joint Feature Fellowship winners, Laila Ujayli and Zaina Ujayli! In their Fellowship-winning script, FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA, which is is based on a true story, a headstrong woman braves bombs and execution in ISIS-occupied Raqqa to protect her neighborhood and the home she built with her siblings. As this […]

Our TV Contest’s Late Deadline is Today!

Today is the late deadline for CineStory’s TV Retreat & Fellowship contest. The only way to qualify to attend the retreat and be in the running to win the TV Fellowship is to enter the contest! The Retreat CineStory selects 25 emerging screenwriters through the TV competition for a 4-day intensive retreat held in 2022 […]

2021 PMC-CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

The CineStory Foundation is excited to announce that writer and CineStory alum Audrey Webb is the recipient of the 2021 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for her script DEAD NAME. PMC covered the cost for Audrey’s attendance at the 2021 CineStory TV retreat earlier this year. Audrey’s original TV pilot DEAD NAME explores the […]

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 […]

Meet Our 2020 Feature Fellowship Winner, Susan Brunig

We’re excited to introduce the 2020 Feature Fellowship winner, Susan Brunig. In her Fellowship-winning script, THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS, a middle-aged, suburban housewife decides to run away and end it all until she stumbles upon an unplugged community of creative misfits and rediscovers the artist she once was. As this year’s Feature Fellowship winner, […]

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 […]