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And the 2021 Feature Fellowship Prizewinners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Feature Fellowship prizes! JOINT FEATURE FELLOWSHIP WINNERS FOUR FLOORS IN RAQQA by Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli As this year’s joint Feature Fellows, Laila and Zaina receive free tuition and lodging for the retreat and a private advisory session with all the retreat mentors. In addition, […]

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 Fellow, Louisa Makaran!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2021 TV Fellowship winner, Louisa Makaron, whose winning original drama script, PAPERGIRL, impressed us with its frank, funny voice and vibrant characterizations. In PAPERGIRL, as World War II winds down and men return from the front, a plucky newspaperwoman fights to keep her job. Louisa grew up in “Sin City” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]