fade in awards

Compete in seven categories & four formats to win! (Screenplay / Teleplay / Short Film / Web Series)

  • COMEDY
  • ACTION
  • THRILLER
  • DRAMA
  • SCI FI
  • FAMILY
  • HORROR

The Fade In Awards were established in 1996 to assist talented new writers and writer/directors with getting recognized within the Hollywood community in order to begin a career as a working filmmaker.

In the last 20 years, the competition has done just that:

$15,000 IN PRIZES!

GRAND PRIZE:

 Dell laptop, $5,000, winning project sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.

FIRST PRIZE (in each category):

$1000, script analysis by WGA writer, Waterman fountain pen, winning project marketed to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.

Winners will appear in Fade In, along with press releases to the trades.

Early Bird Deadline

October 31, 2016

Regular Deadline

November 30, 2016

Final Deadline

January 31, 2017

FADE IN ADVISORY BOARD*

  • Frank Darabont
  • Steven de Souza
  • Scott Frank
  • James Gray
  • Nicholas Kazan
  • Scott Rosenberg
  • Eric Roth
  • David O. Russell
  • Ed Solomon
  • Robin Swicord
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  • *Not the competition's judges.

16th Annual Fade In Award Finalists

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    “The Perfect Woman” – Ken Klein

  • Comedy
    1st Place: “Not as Advertised” – Dana Cowden
    2nd Place: “The Fast & the Fullest” - Andrew Fogg

  • Drama
    1st Place: “Uncle Hoppy & The Pecos Kid” – Clinton Braly, Jim Braly
    2nd Place: “The Unofficial Widowers Club” – Celene Paramo
    3rd Place: “Crash of ‘29” – Josh Yank

  • Horror
    1st Place: “The Lamplighter” – Myriam Roelli

  • Action
    1st Place: “Razorback” – Troy Sweeney

  • Family
    1st Place: “Coney Island” – Jay Flynn, Dominic Oliver, Kaenan Oliver

  • Shorts
    1st Place: “The Hiccup” – Matt Smukler
    2nd Place: “Grounded” – Kevin Margo, Barrett Meeker
    3rd Place: “To Beauty” – Jess Zakira Wise