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CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat & Fellowship
PO Box 661962
Los Angeles, CA 90066
United States
323-900-0502
info@cinestory.org
www.cinestory.org

Contact: Bryan Dick, Executive Director
Description: One of the main goals of the CineStory Screenwriting Awards is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our mentorship programs. The top 25 writers of each year's competition are invited to the exclusive CineStory Writers' Retreat, a four-day intensive program held in the Fall.

Past retreat mentors include: Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT), Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby (IRON MAN, CHILDREN OF MEN), writer/director Joe Forte (FIREWALL, OUT), producer Nana Greenwald (SEVEN), producer Michelle Sy (FINDING NEVERLAND), writer Philip Eisner (EVENT HORIZON, MUTANT CHRONICLES) and writer/director Keith Gordon (DEXTER, WAKING THE DEAD). And many, many others.
Objective: One of the main goals of the CineStory Screenwriting Awards is to select up-and-coming screenwriters for our mentorship programs.

To this end, the contest's Grand Prize includes $10,000 and a 12-month Fellowship program during which the writer is mentored by two Hollywood professionals. In addition, semifinalists, finalists and winners are invited to an intensive four-day Writers Retreat where they work one-on-one with Hollywood professionals.
Eligibility: Any writer without a produced feature credit
Entry Fee: $45 (Early), $55 (Regular), $65 (Late), $70 (Extended Late)
Type: Screenplay
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: None
Start Date: 10/15/2016
Submission Deadlines: 4/5/2017
Winners Announced: July 2017
Year of Origin: 1995
Rules: http://www.cinestory.org/rules-and-guidelines

EARLY - December 20, 2016 ($45 Entry Fee)

REGULAR - January 15, 2017 ($55 Entry Fee)

LATE - February 25, 2017 ($65 Entry Fee)

EXTENDED LATE - April 5th, 2017 ($70 Entry Fee)
Prizes and Awards: Over 20k in cash and prizes. Grand Prize worth over 17k, including a $10,000 cash award and 12 month Fellowship program. Second Prize over $1500 in cash and prizes. Third Prize over $1000 in cash and prizes.

Grand, second and third prizes supported by several sponsors including: Script Pipeline, Creative Screenwriting, iScript, Scripped and others.
More: Grand Prize

Over $20,000 in cash and prizes, including:
*$10,000 cash award
*Free tuition at the Retreat
*12 month fellowship program with two industry mentors ($9000 value)

Second Prize

Over $1,500 in cash and prizes. Including:
*$1,000 cash
*Discount on Retreat tuition

Third Prize

Over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Including:
*$500 cash
*Discount on Retreat tuition

All finalists

Are considered for the Fellowship, receive an invitation to the CineStory Retreat, and receive prizes worth over $400:
*Five-year Script Pipeline Writers Database membership ($99 value)
*A discount on Retreat tuition

All semifinalists

Receive an invitation to the exclusive CineStory Retreat as well as prizes worth over $200, including:
*1 Free entry into Script Pipeline Writers contest
*At the retreat, you'll receive 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
*At the retreat, you'll have open access to 15+ hours of small group sessions covering a wide rage of creative and business topics
*Free retreat film screenings and other events

 


 

 

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