What's In A Fellowship?
The Grand Prize of our annual screenwriting competition, the CineStory Fellowship is a 12-month mentorship program.
During this time, the winner works with two Hollywood professionals hand-picked to help that writer advance his/her craft and career. Each fellow also receives a cash award, free tuition, meals and accommodation at the CineStory Writers’ Retreat, along with other prizes.
At the retreat, fellows also meet one-on-one with three mentors to discuss their work as well as their career advancement. In addition, the fellow has a group meeting with all of the attending mentors, to assist him/her with the next steps.
Just as each writer is unique, each fellow has different needs. So every fellowship is tailored specifically to maximize the experience for that year’s winner. Depending on individual circumstance, fellows receive:
- script/story notes from one or both mentors
- assistance in circulating material to the wider industry
- direction regarding which project to pursue next
- general advice and support
Throughout the year, fellows meet with their mentors in person when possible, as well as corresponding via email and phone.