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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 6, 2023 $50 6
Regular March 13, 2023 $69 41
Late April 10, 2023 $81 69
Extended Late May 18, 2023 $88 107

Notification: Quarterfinalists – late June; Semifinalists/Invitees – Mid July; Finalists – Late August; Fellow – Early 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

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

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Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.6/5.0)
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 (4.5/5.0)
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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web:
http://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: 4.5 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 (4.5/5.0)
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CineStory Names TV Contest Quarterfinalists

CineStory has announced their Original Drama, Comedy, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy division quarterfinalists for the 2023 TV Retreat & Fellowship Contest. Quarterfinalists advance to the semifinalist round, after which there will be another round of judging to determine finalists and division winners. Division winners advance to another judging round to determine the 2023 TV Fellow.

ORIGINAL COMEDY DIVISION
2ND RATE FAIRY by Tony Ferrendelli & Roger Rittenhouse
BAD BROWN KIDS by Vishaal Reddy
BATTLE AX by Jeanne Taylor
BILLY FEZ by Michi Broman
BLAXIT by Pauline Gray
BYE LINES by Annie Wright
CHINATOWN, USA by Tina Huang
COMMUNITY THEATER GAYS by Jared Pascoe
DON’T F*%K WITH ESTELLE by Ruth Sinanian
ED CONNORS: LIFE COACH by Matt McHugh & Rodeny Altman
FAILING UP by Margaret Dean & Scott Kelly
FANFIC by Kelly Anelons & Megan Anelons
THE FATHER FIGURE by Tom Slater
FERMENTATION by Christine Garver
FIRST EX by Amy Sleper
FLAGS by Jade Shine
THE FLOP by Christine Medrano
GALA by Kylie Holloway
THE GAP YEARS by Reese Morgenstern
GARETH SON OF FRED by Jacob Feldman
GHOSTING by Aaron Lovett
GLORIA by Hannah Patterson
GONE SOUTH by Jamaal Pittman
GREEN-WOOD: AN ANIMATED SERIES by Rebeccax Miller
HEAD FIRST by Jade Edwards
HEARTBREAKERS ANONYMOUS by Jacqueline Alberton
HUNG UP by Michail Eggelhoefer
I WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW by Robert Spence
I-CON-IC by Daisy Hobbs
INCONCEIVABLE by Lesley Fera
IVFU – “WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE” by Samantha Shaber
LIFT by Allison Orr Block
LONG ISLAND GIRLS by Ellen Ancui
LOOKING FOR LOVE IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR by Christa Butler
MARCUS AURELIUS: HUMAN RESOURCES COUNSELOR by David Schroeder
MARSHALL by Mark Evans
MILL VALLEY by Tessa Borbridge
ONLY IN LA by Josh Perry
OTHERWORLD, NJ by Matthew Mclachlan
OUTSOURCED by Kate Chrisman
THE PAUSE by Kt Hartline
THE ROADHOUSE by Tony Ferrendelli, Tonia Kempler & Al Finocchio
SA(H)D by Matt Hyams
THE SADDLE by Kristian Day
THIS CAN’T BE IT by Sarah Stunt
TOGETHERLAND by Jason Mittleman
TRUTH SMACKERS by Tate Panovich & Andy Gonzalez-Bendiksen
UNDERSTUDY by Jon O’Neal
UNLOVEABLE by Sophie Smyth
UNTITLED NETWORK DRAMA by Archana Shinde
WASH YOUR BIRDIE: 101 THINGS THAT CAN CRAWL UP YOUR VAGINA AND KILL YOU by Stephanie Bast
WASTED ON YOUTH by Brian La Perche
YEAH, OK by Brandon Duncan

ORIGINAL DRAMA DIVISION
45 STORIES by Eric Berg
ALL IN YOUR HEAD by Angela Jorgensen
ARTESIA by Peter Forbes
AULD REEKIE by John Drain
BACK FIRES by Alex Blumberg
BAD VALLEY by Sierra Hall
BAPTIZED BY FIRE by Shannon Walsh
BLOOD AND DREAMS – “COMPLICIT” by Suzanne Griffin
BLUE BRED by Alex Thomas
THE BLUE HOUR by Dralla Aierken
BORDER SAINTS by Linda Dillon Moya
THE CHARGE by Louisa Kendrick Burton
CHERRY PARK by Joseph Hooten
CHICAGO MAY by Tori Larsen
COLA KINGDOM by Sean Azze
CONSERVATORY by Jason Mittleman
THE DUNES by Paul Baiguerra
EAT ME by Les Thomas
FAMILY UNIT by Shannon Kearns
FATTURA by Dani Messerschmidt
FINAL DRESS by Greg Beam & Kim McKean
FLOOD MONEY by Adam McCulloch
THE FLOWERS by Ted Janet
FOOTLIGHTS by Lauren Cannon
THE FORMER IT GIRL by Melissa Ragsly
GIMME SHELTER by Leslie Ann Coles
GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES by Charles Copeland
THE GREEN by Leigh Himel & Charlene Fisk
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN by Nicola Pittman
INFLUENCED by Lauren Certo
THE ISLAND by Alex Marquez & Brion Marquez
KANDLESTICK MEN by Frank Monteleone
KARACHI VICE by Faisal Qureshi
THE LARCENIST by Nick Duke
LAURELS by Sara Kiener
LAVENDER PANTHERS by L.M. Harter
LEBENSBORN by Karen McDermott
LICKERISH by Louisa Hatfield
MAKE THEM PAY by Aurora Wells
MIRAGE by Carrington Walsh
MOSTLY VIRGIN by Ana Lazarevic & Baldvin Kari
MURDER SHOW by Rosalind Grush
MURDER-IN-MARSH by Lis Hayward
NETSLEUTHS.COM by Elizabeth Musgrave
NO PAROLE by Carlo D’Amore
ODD WOMEN by Caroline Ryder
OLYMPIAN by Ruth Sabin
OPPA 오빠 by Erin Li
PATROL by Richard Rowley
THE PEOPLE’S KINGDOM by Kristiana Roe & Mike Roe
PERFECT by J. Miller
PRO BONO by Rangeley Wallace
QUEEN MARY by Kate Imy
THE REMAINING by Michael Greewald
THE RESISTERS by Liz Edwards
ROOTS & BRANCHES by Rachel Fisher
ROUGH ICE by Marygrace O’Shea
RUTH RISING by Lillie Gardner
SEABROOK by Alex Hanno
SISTER by Alex Blumberg
SISTERS ONE TWO THREE by Angela Matemotja
SNARE by Nancy Duff
SOCRATES H, BEHAVIORAL DETECTIVE by Kimon Koufogiannis
STAGE FLIGHT by Alex Reed
STILL LIFE by Sandie Don
SWISH by Kevin Jokipii
TRISHA HARDGRAVE IS DEAD by Connor Smith
UNBOUND by Micah Joyce Walsh
THE WAS IT GIRL by Melissa Ragsly
WELCOME TO UTOPIA by Sarah Sinclair
YEMMA by Nicole Ballivian

ORIGINAL SCI-FI/FANTASY DIVISION
THE AFFECTED by Shane Harbinson
ALBERTVILLE by Lara Roizen
BETTY LEE IS MISSING by Allyson Morgan
CETACEAN by Lee Ross
CIRKO by Des Burnison
THE FAB by Wendy Holley
FAR FROM THE TREE by Leticia St. Remy
H.E.A.R.T. by Romario Achille
HELL OFF EARTH by Dave Pirinelli
IMPREGNATION by Lauren Certo
KOSMOS by Alex Blumberg
A LAND FIT FOR HEROES by Sam French
LOGOS by Alexander Blum
MAGNOLIA HILL by Terra Wellington
MOONRISE by Rebekah Mueller
NIGHT PRINCESS by Mary Elder
P.O.K.E.T. by Celina Dobson
PC POLICE by Tapan Sharma
POINT RESURRECTION by Wendy Pierce
RE POSSESSED by Oona O’Leary
SANTA MUERTE by Douglas Stark
THE SILENT by Jacob Coakley
THE SPIRIT CLOTH by Jonathan Moua
STREGA, INC. by Julia Blauvelt
UNDERLAND by Keren Green
VALENTINE’S BABY by Michael Harrold
WARLORD by Nathan Fleetwood
WELCOME TO UTOPIA by Sarah Sinclair
WINDGATE by Ray Gettman Bush
WITCH. HUNTER by Timothy Kontje
WORKLESS by Jacob Norremark
WORLDS APART by Thomas Gaunt
THE ZOOKEEPER by Vee Merritt

Updated: 01/14/2023

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web:
http://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: 4.5 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 (4.5/5.0)
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