CineStory Feature Retreat for Screenwriters
Deadline extended to April 5, 2017
CineStory's Feature Retreat is dedicated to the advancement of fresh voices in screenwriting by selecting 25 screenwriters for a four-day program held in the Fall. One writer will receive $10,000 and a 12-month mentorship from Industry Mentors.
Attendees are selected from our submission process. Do that here: SUBMIT.
The Mentors – For every writer that attends the 4-day Retreat, they will sit down with 3 industry professionals in 90 minute one-on-one sessions and receive feedback on their projects, as well as general advice on how to navigate a career in the entertainment industry. Writers also participate in "informal rooms". These interactive sessions with panels of 3-4 mentors cover topics such as pitching like a pro, the state of filmmaking, what agents/managers look for, among others.
The Writers – We create an environment where writers have a chance to bond and create their own writing community. We pride ourselves that many writers have left with lifelong friendships. Writers from around the world (Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan) attend the CineStory Retreat.
Idyllwild – Two hours outside of Los Angeles, Idyllwild is the perfect location for a writer's getaway. Surrounded by the nature's beauty of the San Jacinto mountains, Idyllwild's rustic charm allows creatives to be creative!
And that's the CineStory experience!