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 […]

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, […]

Meet Our 2020 2nd & 3rd Place Feature Prizewinners

And the 2020 Feature Fellowship Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Feature Fellowship prizes! FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNER THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS by Susan Brunig As this year’s Feature Fellow, Susan will receive a $10,000 cash award, free tuition to attend the retreat, a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors, and a 12-month fellowship program […]

And Our 2020 Feature Contest Finalists Are…

We’re proud to announce the 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest finalists! A SEASON OF EXCEPTIONAL SUBMISSIONS These eight finalists emerged as the most powerful in a season of exceptional submissions. We thank our judges for all their work narrowing down such a competitive field to these incredible screenplays. WHAT’S NEXT Each of the finalists […]

Congrats to Our 2020 Feature Contest Semifinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2020 Feature Contest semifinalists! A COMPETITIVE YEAR This year’s scripts were so outstanding that we named an unprecedented 129 quarterfinalists. To narrow those 129 scripts to only 30 semifinalists was an exceptionally difficult task for our judges. We thank them for spending so many hours reading and evaluating the scripts […]

Congrats to This Year’s Feature Contest Quarterfinalists!

We’re excited to announce our 2020 Feature Contest quarterfinalists! This year’s submissions displayed exceptional talent and creativity. It was a pleasure to read everyone’s work. A COMPETITIVE YEAR There were almost 600 submissions this year, which made deciding the quarterfinalists particularly difficult. Out of those great scripts, we’ve named 129 quarterfinalists. Many thanks to our […]

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 […]

Last Day to Enter Our 2020 Feature Contest

Today is the final deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s feature retreat on October 17th – 20th in idyllic Idyllwild, California. Retreat attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors, participate in […]