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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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Objective

CineStory is a national non-profit dedicated to nurturing emerging screenwriters through mentorship programs. Winners of our competition have gone on to pen films such as IRON MAN, CAKE, THE CHILDREN OF MEN, BALLAST, KING OF CALIFORNIA and 11:14.

One of the main goals of the CineStory Feature Retreat is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

THE CINESTORY FEATURE RETREAT

CineStory's Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of great new voices in screenwriting. Retreat attendees are chosen from the top writers of our annual competition, the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. For four days, writers enjoy direct access to working Hollywood professionals.

Past retreat mentors include: Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN), writer/director Joe Forte (FIREWALL, OUT), producer Nana Greenwald (SEVEN), producer Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), producer and former head of Jodie's Foster prod co MEG LEFAUVE (THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS), writer Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON, MUTANT CHRONICLES) and writer/director Keith Gordon (DEXTER, WAKING THE DEAD). And many, many others.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 04/15/2017

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Notification: August 1st, 2017

Rules

Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/contest for all rules and guidelines.

Awards

GRAND PRIZE: THE CINESTORY FELLOWSHIP
Valued at over $17,000 this prize includes a $10,000 cash award, free meals, board and tuition at the exclusive CineStory Writers Retreat as well as a 12-month mentorship program with two Hollywood professionals hand picked for the winner. The CineStory Fellowship gives writers direct access to Hollywood professionals and has a long track record of success. Prior fellows have optioned material, gained representation and secured writing assignments with the guidance of their mentors. Also included: one-year Script Pipeline Writers Database membership; three-year subscription to Creative Screenwriting; iScript screenplay audio recording; and one-year Scripped PRO subscription.

SECOND PLACE:
Over $1500 in cash and prizes, including $1000 cash.

THIRD PLACE:
Over $1000 in cash and prizes, including $500 cash.

FIVE FINALISTS RECEIVE:
Discount on Retreat tuition and other prizes.

ALL SEMIFINALISTS RECEIVE:
An invitation to the exclusive CineStory Retreat including: Three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with working Hollywood agents, managers, producers, development executives and other pros to discuss the writer's work and career strategy Open access to 15+ hours of small group sessions covering a wide rage of creative and business topics Free film screenings and other events.

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
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CineStory Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2017 CineStory Features Retreat:

13 EAST by Enrique Posner
5 DAYS 55 MILES by Tamar Halpern
A DEVIL IN PROVIDENCE by Dante Frontani
A MEMOIR OF MURDER by Peter Field
AFRICAN HARVEST by Marisé Samitier
ALAMUT by Travis Oberlander
ALTERED EGOS by Nick Hurwitch
AT LAST by Tony Scott
AUSTENTATIOUS by Charmaine Colina
BABYFACE by Martha Dimitratou
BADEN A.K.A DEATH ROW by Rainy Kerwin
BAGGAGE by Ryan Elkins
BEFORE HONOUR by Joel Cyr
BLACK KNIGHT OF THE HUDSON by Timothy Tyler
BLACK MARBLE by Chance Muehleck
BON TON ROULÉR by Beanie Barnes
BROKEN HEARTLAND by Greg Daubenspeck
BUFFALO TROUBLE by David Pirinelli
BULL COMB BLUES by David Warnock
CLOSING COSTS by Megan Green
CHIPPING by JoAnn Ludovici
COHERCIVE by Alicia Keyes
COMMERCE by Lisa Robertson
CHRYSALIS by Nia Malika
DIARY OF A DOUCHEBAG by Julia Harter
DISTANT EARLY WARNING by Chris Harvey
DOLLFACE by Kelly Anelons
DON'T FORGET TO HAVE FUN by Laura Monti
DREAMGIRL '87 by Young-Sun Kim
EGGSHELLS by Angelina Karpovich
EIGHTY-EIGHT FREQUENCIES by Jeffrey Massie
ENGINE FIVE-SEVEN-THREE by Jess Grant
ERA by Brittney Ford
FEAR GOD by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
FIGHT CAMP by Jill Morley
FIREFALL by Deirdre Brenner
FORBIDDEN STEPS by Iram Parveen Bilal
GOD SAVE THE PROM QUEEN by Devi Snively
GOOD NAME by Emily Chang
GREEN LANES by James Walker
HALF OF NANA by Briana Bleecker
HIGHWAY CONNECTION by Tamara Kutchai
HOARD by Kaye Birkett
HUZZAH! by Brian Newlin
IN THE QUIET OF THE NIGHT by Tom Gelo
JOSEPHINE by Beth de Araujo
JUST BE COOL by Heidi Nyburg
KAFIR by Danielle Stratton
LEGACY by Jeff Austin
LET'S KILL D.B. COOPER by Mark Price
LITTLE, BUT FIERCE by Melanie Case
LITTLE CON LILI by Gabriela Garcia Medina
LOVING IRIS by Shannon Bradley-Colleary
MALE DELIVERY by Paul Penley
MAN OF ACTION by Esther Geller
MARTYR by Scott Pittock
MATZELIGER by Renee Buck
MAXINE OF ATLANTIS by Becky Leigh & Mario Kyprianou
MAZE by Kristin Kirby
MEETING LORNE MICHAELS by Heidi Nyburg
MINIBAR by David Pirinelli
MOJAVE STORY by Cory Greeson
PARAGRAPH 175 by Diane Hanks
PORTCULLIS by Eveline Powell
PREGGERS by Janis Brody
PRIMA by Naja Brown
RULO by Adam Sleper
SALT CREEK by Terri Sissman
SINJAR by Ben Browne
SLAPSTICK by Daniel Pirro
SNOWBLIND by Collin Watts & Bronco Svec
SOURCE by Tracey Bradley
STANDING UP by Corey Deshon
STRAYS by Charlie Lyons & Rodrigo Monterrey
SURELY GOODNESS MERCY by Chisa Hutchinson
TAGS by Conor Walsh
THAT SINKING FEELING by Michael Begg & Barry Lemoine
THE BEST VERSION OF YOU by Mark Ward
THE BURNING SEASON by Jenny Halper
THE CELEBRITY LIST by Deanna Markoff & Carrie Gravenson
THE ESSENTIAL RHETT & LUTHER by Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell
THE FOREST FOR THE TREES by Dana Brewster
THE GUANTANAMO REPORTS by Kristine Ekman
THE LUCKY ONES by Megan Green
THE MERCURY SWITCH by Paul Oliver
THE RED ZONE by Adhish Yajnik
THE RIDERS: SHARE THE LIGHT by Amber Crawford-Idell
THE TAILOR FROM TAEGU AND MRS. ABERNETHY by Ruby Akin
THE TRIANGLE by Akiva Penaloza
THE TURK by Besi Adut
THE UNPRINCESS TALE by Christina Pamies
TONIGHT THE MOON by Kristin Kirby
TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS by Jason Gilmore
TROPHY by Benjamin Meyer
UNCONDITIONAL by Tully Archer
UNDEFEATED by John Wozniak
UNIVERSAL MONSTER by Constantine Nasr
UNLOCKING DESIRE by Barbara Neri
WELCOME TO CAMELOT by Rachel Goldberg
WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG by Hugh Brune
WOLFSBANE by Avishai Weinberger
WRECKED by J. J. Miller
ZANA by Antoneta Kastrati & Casey Cooper Johnson

Updated: 06/14/2017
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.cinestory.org
Email: info@cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Report Cards: 29    
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