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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 […]

Less Than A Week Left to Enter Our 2020 Feature Contest!

There’s less than a week left to enter our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest before the final deadline on Sunday, 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 17th – 20th in idyllic Idyllwild, California. Retreat attendees […]

CineStory Named One of MovieMaker Mag’s Top 15 Screenwriting Contests

Amidst the turmoil of sheltering in place for the past six weeks, it was wonderful to discover that CineStory was ranked by MovieMaker Magazine as one of its 15 Submission-Worthy Screenwriting Competitions of 2020. We’re excited to be included on this prestigious list  of contests “worth your time and money in 2020” alongside such powerhouses […]

2020 Feature Contest Deadline Extended!

If you’re someone who’s lost track of dates and days of the week while sheltering at home during this pandemic, you may have missed yesterday’s final April 19th deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Never fear – we’ve decided to keep the contest open for submissions until SUNDAY, MAY 10th! QUALIFY TO […]

Last Chance to Submit to Our 2020 Feature Contest!

Stir crazy from sheltering at home? Do something that will make you feel hopeful about the future: submit to our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest before the extended late deadline on April 19th! QUALIFY TO ATTEND THE RETREAT Entering the contest is the only way to get the chance to attend CineStory’s feature retreat […]

2020 TV Retreat Postponed

This morning, California health officials issued directives to help contain the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Based on those statements, we have postponed our March 2020 TV retreat until Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This postponement gives both our country the opportunity to contain the pandemic and retreat participants ample time to make arrangements […]

Our Feature Contest Late Deadline Is Almost Here

The late submission deadline for our 2020 Feature Retreat & Fellowship competition is fast approaching on Sunday, March 15th. Until March 15th, the submission fee is $80. After that, the submission fee is $85 until April 19th, the extended late deadline. We often provide links to submission fee discounts in our newsletter; so if you’d […]

Meet Our 2020 TV Contest Division Winners