fade in awards

Compete in seven categories & two formats to win! (Features / Shorts)

  • 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 seventeen 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 sent to Hollywood agents, managers & producers.

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

Early Bird Deadline

October 31, 2014

Regular Deadline

November 30, 2014

Final Deadline

December 8, 2014

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.

17th Annual Fade In Awards Finalists

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    “The Important Man" – Colleen Schukei & Heather Petersen

  • Comedy
    First Prize: “Progress” – C.M. Robinson

  • Drama
    First Prize: “Troublesome Creek” – Wesley Mullins

  • Sci Fi
    First Prize: “Revolution Redux” – James Hereth & Rhonda Smiley

  • Horror
    First Prize: “The Pied Piper” – Ward Perry

  • Action
    First Prize: “What Rough Beast” – Kranti Pally

  • Family
    First Prize: “The Good Coach” – Scott Sublett

  • Thriller
    First Prize: “The American Way” – David Hudacek

  • Short
    First Prize: “Tennessee Dinner” – Ari Mostov

17th Annual Fade In Awards Semi Finalists

17th Annual Fade In Awards Quarter Finalists

16th Annual Fade In Awards Results