CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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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). Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 05/10/2020

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Notification: Quarterfinalists – Mid-June; Semifinalists/Invitees – Early August; Finalists – Early September; Fellow – Mid-September.

Rules

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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.

FINALISTS RECEIVE:
Discount on Retreat tuition.

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 Feature

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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CineStory Names 2020 Quarterfinalists

CineStory has named 128 quarterfinalists from almost 600 submissions to this year Feature Retreat and Fellowship Competition. Quarterfinalists will be offered any open spots to this year's retreat after the semifinalists, finalists, and winners are invited to attend. Attendees receive three 90-minute one-on-one sessions with CineStory mentors. Attendees also participate in informal rooms run by mentors that cover topics ranging from pitching like a pro to the state of filmmaking in the digital age.

THE 2020 CINESTORY FEATURE RETREAT & FELLOWSHIP QUARTERFINALISTS

6x9x∞ by Christophe Glatis
ABROADS by Jordan Hart
AUDREY'S CHILDREN by Julia Fisher Farbman
AVARICE by Chandra Gerson
AWAY WITH MY HEART by Hoyt Richards & Lawrence Nelson II
BADLANDS BULLY by Nick Davis
THE BASTARD AND THE SEA by Christos Kardana
BEACHED by Jaime Silverman
BEING EVIL by Jesse Martinez & Jamie Verzaro
BENEATH THE WATER LILIES by Matt Forester
BEST LAID PLANS by Kelly Anelons & Megan Anelons
THE BIG D by Michael Weinreb
BLOOD MOON by Sara Pratter
BONEBREAKER by Nathan Floody
BURIAL by Nathan Sirikumara
THE BURIED TRUTH by Elizabeth Musgrave
BURNING WOMEN by Roberta Degnore
CASE UNSOLVED by C.J. Arellano THE CHROME HOLLOW by Nelou Keramati
CLOT by Jon O'Neal
COLD KISS by Wendy Salz & Philip DiGiacomo
THE COLD RUN by Blake Kimzey
THE CROSSING by Clark Childers
CRUEL PECANS by Jonny Flores
CUBING by James Chen
DEATH BY HOMEWORK by Jade Raybin
A DEVIL WILL FALL by Gavin Fields
DEVOLVING by Shanyse Inez Scott
DOG OF WAR by Edward Pereira
DOLL by Krystyna Łoboda
DOUBLE EFFECT by Faith Pennick
DOUBLEWIDE DREAMS by Robbie Daw & Tyler Steele
DREAMER by Marcos Davalos
EAST OF MECCA by Sheila Flaherty
ELLA & MARILYN by Jon Davis
THE EVENT by Izabela Borowska
FACE ON by Justin Best
FAMILY SPIES by Warren Clarke
FASTER THAN HORSES by Chris Mul & Michael Mul
THE FEMALE GAZE by Christine Sneed
FLYOVER by Heather Faris
GIRLFIGHT by Jaye R
GIRLS LIKE HER by Lily Yasuda
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KEITH by Clark Kokich
GRAMERCY PARK by Toni Ann Johnson
GREEN WARS by Warren Clarke
GREENWOOD by Jody Hadlock & A.J. Orr
HELP! by Alex Thomas
THE HERD by Wiek Lenssen
HE'S A WINNER by Warren Clarke
HOW TO BE A FAGGOT by Jamison Karon
I DON'T KNOW by Arthur Tiersky
THE IMPRESARIO by Daniel Leventhal
IN THE LAND OF ANGELS by Rich Vincent & Jacob Vincent
ITAI O LEV by Itai Lev
THE ITCH by Jeremy Bradford
JACK, THE LUCKY POT by Cindy Hu
JAILBAIT by Jade Raybin
JEDER MANN by Diana Caldwell
JOINWITH.ME by Mike Meier
JUDY THE EXECUTIONER by Jason Kemp & Chris Thoman
KERRY DUNBAR by Evan Laughlin
LAKE OF FIRE by James Debenham
THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN by Mark Dispenza
LIE MAROON by Jason Speir
LIFESAVER by David Beck
A LO-FI BLUES by Ed Ntiri
LOVE CONQUERS ALL by Michael Johnson
LUCY'S GAME by Jason Ragosta
MAMA DUCK by David Gray
NIA by Amanda Farmer
NOBODY by Arthur Diennet & Micaela Wittman
NOT HALF ANYTHING by David Gray
OATH by Paul Frank
OIL AND WATER by Alfred Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley
OLD HABITS by Calvin Starnes
ONE THING BETTER by Kerry Glamsch
ONLY YOU by Lyvia Martínez Álvarez
OPENING OUT by Tamar Palmer
OUTLAWS AND ANGELS by Paul Penley
OUTSIDER by Maria Julia Cancella
THE PAISLEY WITCH TRIAL by Julia Campanelli
PHANTASMA by Stephen Coll
PITIFUL AND INCOMPREHENSIBLE DEMORALIZATION by Christopher Bradley
PLAÇAGE by Michelle Robinson
PRECIPICE by Avishai Weinberger
PRIMARY TARGETS by James Wright
PULL by Mark Messenger
RAGE AGAINST THE NIGHT by Akiva Cohen
RENO DRIFTERS by Graham Lee
THE REPRISAL by Wes Fisher
RIDING SHOTGUN by Nafi Ayvaci
THE ROAD OF ROSE by Annette Rodig
RUN THE DEVIL by Matthew Evans
SARAH & JACK by Joann Buckley Collins
SAYYIDA by Tommy DiMassimo
SEDGER MOR by Catherine Wright
SEED OF KNOWLEDGE by Eleonora Mignoli
SEEDS by Alejandro Valbuena
THE SEPARATING SICKNESS by Emily Redinbo
THE SERAPHIM by Lisa Jay
SEVEN WEST by Michael Shove
THE SHIFT by Steven Lundgren
SHOWGUYS by Curtis Russell
SILICON GIRLS by Ellen Ancui
SIMPLE KIND OF MAN by Ehren Parks
A SLOW AND PATIENT THAW by Olivia Roberts
SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE Nick Hurwitch
STEEL CUTTER by Claire Tran
SUMO FOOTBALL by Scott Jacobs
THE SURVEILLANCE OF ORDINARY THINGS by Susan Brunig
THEY'RE WATCHING US by Daniel Gentile
THINGS ARE GOING TO SLIDE by Rangeley Wallace
THIRSTY by Emily Abt
THIS BLOODY COUNTRY by Craig Packard
TREED by Staci Greason
THE TRIBE by PJ Macbell
TRUE MARS by Christopher Tissell
TYRONE AND THE LOOKING GLASS by Timothy Ware
UNCONFORMITY by Maren Curtis
AN UNEXPECTED GUEST by Tatiana James
UNTIL IT'S TIME by Karlyn Gibson
VENUS TRANSIT by Giulia Corda
THE VIRGIN HEART by Akiva Penaloza
WILD HEARTS by Jessica Rowlands
WILL TO POWER by Chris Mul & Michael Mul
THE WOMEN OF ROUTE 40 by Erin Kathleen
ZEN FAIR by Mark Messenger

Updated: 06/22/2020

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90066

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

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.5/5.0)
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