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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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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)
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Meet the 2017 CineStory Winners

Meet the 2017 CineStory Fellowship Winner Angelina Karpovich, and Second Place Finishers Mark Price and James Walker.

Fellowship Winner:
Angelina Karpovich

Angelina Karpovich grew up in Russia and learned English mainly by watching subtitled films. She spent 14 years as a college professor in the UK, teaching film history and visual communication. She wrote her first spec feature in remote China because an airline lost all her luggage and she couldn’t leave her hotel room for 3 days.

In 2017, Angelina was selected for the Channel 4 (UK) Screenwriting course, and was a finalist for the BBC Drama Writers’ Room. In January 2018, she will graduate from the National Film and Television School, UK, with an MA in Screenwriting.

Angelina’s work explores dynamics within families, both the ones we’re born into and the ones we make for ourselves. She is fascinated by the tragicomical potential of unspoken tensions, omissions, misunderstandings, and slights, especially as they simmer and multiply over generations. She sums up her voice as “anger mediated through humour” and enjoys nothing more than talking about herself in the third person.

Second Place (tie):
Mark Price

Mark Price migrated to filmmaking from a visual arts background and is currently an award-winning screenwriter and producer based in Seattle, Washington.

His work on independent web series, shorts, and features--such as Lynn Shelton’s “My Effortless Brilliance” (as producer)--has screened for multiple festival audiences, including SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and Vancouver Web Fest. Prior to CineStory, his feature screenplay, “Let’s Kill D.B. Cooper”, was a 4th place Winner at Shore Scripts International Screenplay Competition and an Academy Nicholl Semifinalist.

Second Place (tie):
James Walker

James is half-English, half Goan-Portuguese but has always lived in the UK. He read international history at the London School of Economics and later a master of international human rights laws, which both play a part in the types of stories he likes to tell.

This is the second time James has placed second in the CineStory feature competition. At the last CineStory retreat, James decided he would go back to film school, and later he attended the National Film and Television School, UK. There, James wrote and produced a handful of shorts, winning him some awards, including a BAFTA. Soon after, he took a hiatus from writing when two babies came along, but he is now pleased to be (sleeping and) writing once again.

Updated: 09/16/2017
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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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