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CineStory 2014 Is Coming!

The 2014 CineStory Screenplay competition opens in just a few short weeks so get your screenplays ready!

For more information, please visit our contest page. Happy Writing!

What CineStory Is

Founded in 1995, CineStory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is dedicated to nurturing new screenwriting talent through its annual screenwriting contest, retreat, and fellowship. These programs are aimed at writers with a high level of craft who are ready to enter the industry.

CineStory is based in Los Angeles with a retreat center in Idyllwild, California, but the contest and retreat are open to international screenwriters.

What CineStory Does 

Attending CineStory programs allows writers unparalleled access to Hollywood decision-makers. The aim is to provide a supportive environment in which screenwriters can push their creative boundaries while discovering practical steps needed to elevate their skills to a professional level and become a working writer.

Whether a story explores dark indie fare or dishes out blockbuster action, at CineStory the primary focus is always on the craft of screenwriting. To this end, selected screenwriters are paired with working executives, writers, directors, producers, agents and managers who share their interests and sensibilities.

Join the CineStory community

Each year CineStory connects with screenwriters through its annual competition, the CineStory Screenwriting Awards. Semifinalists, finalists and winners of the CSAs become eligible to attend retreats and are considered for the fellowship prize.

If you are interested in attending a retreat or being considered for a fellowship, please enter the contest.

 CineStory also provides resources for screenwriters through its newsletter, mentor interviews and other events.

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