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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat and Fellowship

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Los Angeles, CA 90066

Web: http://www.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 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 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: 04/22/2019

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Notification: Mid-September 2018

Rules

Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/rules-and-guidelines/ 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.

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 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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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)
Report Cards: 30    
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CineStory Names 2015 Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the 2015 CineStory Retreat.

A Day In The Life Of Who Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
A Swarm of Dark Geoffrey Prather
Anomalies Ursula Ellis
Best Served Cold Eric Toms
Big Sister David Chester & Blake Pinter
Characters Chris Naylor & Matt Mullins
Charlie Manson on the Record Travis Larson
Cloudwatchers Mark Ward & Shannon Meehan
Cranes Michael Choi
Cutman Tiffany Heath & Doug Williams
Defense of Another Joan Broadman
Drama Academy Michael Thai
DREAM WEAVER Greg Daubenspeck
Dreamwalkers Michelle Daniel
Early Plus Infinity Clark Carroll
EMERGE Anneli Gelbard
Erotic Romance Rachel Kempf
ESCAPE Lisa Michelle
F*cking Jane Austen Blake Bruns
Galápagos Lukas Hassel
Gifted Angelina Karpovich
Grace Lynda Lemberg & Jeffery Allen Russel
Grey Berets Alicia J. Keyes
herland Derek J. Pastuszek
Honey Red Chance Muehleck
How to Catch a Time Traveler Graham Parke
JAYA Puja Maewal
Laila in the Labyrinth Maren Curtis
LIFE TO LIFE Terri Sissman
Life's A Beaut Kelly Anelons
LITTLE GIRL FOUND Julian Awooner Renner
Ma/ddy Devon Kirkpatrick
No Neighbors Kristine Kennedy
On Rims of Empty Moons Jeremy Rush
Operation Gambit Leanne Imber
Parsley Tamara Shogaolu
Perchance to Dream Jordan Thornton
Pipeline Jody Ellis
Public Places Julia Batavia
Requiem For A Bantamweight Enrique Berumen
Sardis the Merciful Christian Thomas
SCANDALOUS Matthew Fantaci
Silent Hearts Leanne Imber
So Not Happening Julian Moses
Subtexts Jennifer Dunbar
TARGET: HOT CHICK Karen Pluemer
The Audition Eric Carlson
The Betrothal of Kuvari Bua Sona Jain
The Big D Marie Schlingmann & Samantha Buck
The Creative Process Brian Fischer
The Drama Club Joe McClean
The Fragile Satisfactions of Us and Them Patrick Curran
The Lost Ones Jon Carlo
The Mary Jane Girls Heidi Kozak
The Secrets We Keep Ryan Covington
The Sky's The Limit: The Story of the Mercury 13 Maria Burton & Ursula Burton
Upstate Christopher DeWan
Veritas Kranti Pally

Updated: 05/15/2015
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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)
Report Cards: 30    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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