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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 […]

Meet Our 2020 TV Contest Division Winners

2020 PMC CineStory Scholarship Winner Announced

CineStory is excited to announce that the writing team of Paul Karp and Sara Dolin has been awarded the 2020 Population Media Center (PMC) CineStory Scholarship for their script, EXTRA-ORDINARY JESS. PMC will be covering the cost for Paul and Sara to attend the CineStory TV retreat held in Idyllwild, California later this month. “The […]

Accolades for CineStory

It’s a busy year already, even though it’s only February. We opened our Feature Retreat & Fellowship Contest, finished judging the TV Contest and determined the 2020 TV Fellow, and are in the midst of finalizing plans for the upcoming TV Retreat. In the midst of all this, we decided to assess where we stand […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2020 CineStory TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, whose winning original comedy script, EAST PALO ALTO, impressed us with its unique voice and quirky, vibrant characters whose antics are well worth following into a full series. As this year’s Fellow, Kelly will receive $1,000, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV […]

2019 Feature Fellow Kerry Kolbe Receives UCLA Extension Award

Congratulations to Kerry Kolbe, our 2019 Feature Fellow, whose fellowship winning script, SWALLOW, won second prize in the Feature Film category of the prestigious UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards. The UCLA Extension Feature Film and Television Writing Awards provides winners with one-on-one mentorship as well as entertainment industry exposure. For more information […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Division Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and Children/Family division finalists for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Division finalists will now be judged to determine division winners, who will advance to another judging round to determine the 2020 TV Fellow. The finalists also will be invited to attend […]

Congratulations to our 2020 TV Semifinalists & Finalists!

We’re pleased to announce the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division semifinalists and the Original Children/Family division finalists for our 2020 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest! WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Semifinalists in the Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy divisions now advance to the finalist round, after which there will be another round of judging to determine […]