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CineStory Screenwriting Awards

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

The 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.

PRIZES

Valued at over $14 000 this prize includes a 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: five-year Script Pipeline Writers Database membership.

PRIZES

Over $1500 in cash and prizes, including $500 cash.

PRIZES

Over $1000 in cash and prizes, including $300 cash.
  

PRIZES

Discount on Retreat tuition and other prizes.

PRIZES

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 

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Please visit http://www.cinestory.org/contest for all rules and guidelines. 

 

Eligibility: 
Any writer without theatrical feature credits and/or who has not made more than $15,000 as a screenwriter. 

 

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Craig Peters

    After surviving a BA from Stanford and an MFA from UC Riverside, Mr. Peters set out to fulfill his life’s true ambition: to become a starving writer.  He was immediately successful.  His resume includes three plays and...
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Craig Peters

After surviving a BA from Stanford and an MFA from UC Riverside, Mr. Peters set out to fulfill his life’s true ambition: to become a starving writer.  He was immediately successful. Mr. Peters has penned four screenplays, all based on...
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T.A. Snyder\'s DEAD MEN won multiple awards

Just announced a quarter-finalist in CineStory.  2014 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner.  Emerging Screenwriters Finalist.
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Mike Boss - CineStory Screenwriting Contest - Quarter Finalist

The screenplay A TASTE OF FREEDOM, which is about a boy who wants to rescue an abused circus elephant, consistently ranks high in screenplay contests of all kinds.  Semi-Finalists will be announced June 11th.  Someone should make it...
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Nicholas Horwood\'s LANCELOT makes Cinestory Quarterfinals

Nicholas Horwood's LANCELOT has reached the quarterfinals of the prestigeous Cinestory Screenwriting Awards quarterfinals out of over 500 enties.LANCELOT recently won the Grand Prize in Final Draft's Big Break Contest and the Gold Prize in...
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Kimberly Manky, Cinestory Quarterfinalist for \"Magnus the Magnificent\"

Kimberly Manky's MAGNUS THE MAGNIFICENT has advanced to the Quarterfinals of the prestigeous Cinestory Screenwriting Awards, from over 500 enties.
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Nicholas Horwood\'s LANCELOT makes Cinestory Semifinals

Nicholas Horwood's LANCELOT has reached the semifinals of the prestigeous Cinestory Screenwriting Awards.Finalists are announced in late June. Winners are announced in early July.
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Beewan Athwal - CineStory 2014 - Semi Finalist

CineStory Semi Finals for my Rom-Com script Namaste Mumbai.
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Kimberly Manky named a CineStory Screenwriting Contest Semifinalist!

Magnus the Magnificent by Kim Manky is a CineStory Semifinalist.
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Maria Hinterkoerner - Multiple Contest Awards

Finalist and Semifinalist in three prominent screenplay contests: CineStory Screenwriting Awards, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest.
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Deborah Vajda's THE BECKONING BUSH makes the 2013 CineStory semifinals

THE BECKONING BUSH, a full-length screenplay by Deborah Vajda, has made the semifinals of the 2013 CineStory Screenwriting Awards. THE BECKONING BUSH is a story about an adolescent American girl who moves to Liberia when her parents become...
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Screenwriting Awards

 THE LODGER  Top 50 – Shoreline Scripts - 2013 Finalist – The Page Awards - 2011 Finalist – Screenplay Festival - 2011 Finalist – Writers On The Storm- 2010 Semi- Finalist – BlueCat – 2010 Semi –...
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Jody Ellis' "Pipeline" and "Girl Undercover"

Pipeline was a semi-finalist in ReelWriters Screenplay Competition 2014, a semi-finalist in Screenplay Festival 2014, a finalist in the Alaska International Film awards 2015 and a semi-finalist in Cinestory 2015. Girl Undercover was a top ten...
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Terri Sissman's AERIAL GIRL in a Semifinalist in Cinestory

Terri Sissman's AERIAL GIRL is a semifinalist in the Cinestory Screenwriting Awards and was invited to attend the Cinestory Retreat. Aerial Girl is a coming-of-age drama about Taylor, an urban, thirteen-year-old art geek, who is forced to move...
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THE COURAGE INSIDE BY MELISSA EMERY NAMED CINESTORY FINALIST (TOP 5)

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's political war drama "The Courage Inside" was named a finalist and top 5 for the Cinestory Screenwriting Fellowship Award.  The political war drama focuses on a female documentarian who is taken...
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SECTION 504 BY MELISSA EMERY NAMED PAGE AWARDS FINALIST

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's true story-drama Section 504 has been named a Finalist for the PAGE Awards Screenwriting CompetitionSection 504 was also named Semi-finalist (Top 25) for the 2016 Cinestory Screenplay Fellowship Award and...
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SECTION 504 BY MELISSA EMERY NAMED 2016 PAGE AWARDS FINALIST

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's true story-drama Section 504 has been named a Finalist for the PAGE Awards Screenwriting CompetitionSection 504 was also named Semi-finalist (Top 25) for the 2016 Cinestory Screenplay Fellowship Award and...
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Melissa Emery's The Courage Inside Wins/ Places Multiple Awards

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's political war drama The Courage Inside won Honorable Mention in the 2016 Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition.  It was also 2016 ScreenCraft Fellowship Runner-up, Cinestory Screenwriting Fellowship Award Finalist...
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Section 504 by Melissa Emery Fresh Voices Winner & PAGE Awards Finalist

Screenwriter Melissa Emery's true story drama Section 504 has been named 2017 Winner of the Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight Award. It was also a 2016 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards...
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