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.

17th Annual Fade In Awards Semi-finalists

  • Semi-finalists
  • Bacon, Jon Lance - Foresight
  • Battah , Susan – BaSatai : Outside In
  • Bergher , David – Kill Switch
  • Cavaleri , Gianluca – Roger’s Number
  • Chung, Melanie - Boy
  • Colten , David – Filthy Youths
  • Crane, Andrew – Con Man
  • Daniels, W. Linn – Late September
  • Einhorn , Kyle – The Patriot Act
  • Embry, Blaise – Another Stupid Day
  • Espinoza, T. – The Keystone
  • Felderstein , Todd - 301
  • Fleming, Pete – When It Rains
  • Friestedt , Leigh – Winning Edge
  • Granada, Giovanni – The Invention
  • Healey, David – Kindness of the Damned
  • Henry, Douglas C.H. – Bottom Feeder
  • Hereth , James & Smiley, Rhonda – Revolution Redux
  • Hoffman, Carol – The Best Things in Life Are Free
  • Horning, Kimberly – Good Daughter Overture
  • Huang, Kevin - Ai
  • Hudacek , David – The American Way
  • Hulsey, Michel – Reflection of the Life
  • Hunt, Stephen M. – Precious Vengeance
  • Ianniello , Marco - Hush
  • Irby, Ashley – U.S. Disciple
  • Jahant -Osborn, Sundae – A Difference of .25
  • Jelinek , Tom – The Corsican
  • Johnson, Richard – Vegas Dead
  • Kramp , Andrew – The Rockers
  • Laulette , Charles – Stat Dad
  • Lonardo , Tommy – The Bridge
  • Lothan , Karen – Anne Bonny: A Pirate’s Life
  • Mann, Edward – The Raven Unit
  • Mascolo , Richard – Under My Skin
  • McHale, John – Shot for Justice
  • Montes, Mico – The Lingering
  • Mostov , Ari – Tennessee Dinner
  • Mullins, Wesley – Troublesome Creek
  • Ohlson Christoffer – The Probability of Dragons
  • Oliver, Julie J. – Hard Ride Home
  • Pally, Kranti – What Rough Beast
  • Parry, Ward – The Pied Piper
  • Patterson, Deirdre – Little Sister
  • Peirani-Vignes , Vanya – The Cab Ride
  • Peterson, Heather & Schukei , Colleen – The Important Man
  • Purewal Satnam - Bodyslammed
  • Radecke Sarelyn – Not for Sale
  • Rao Sree – Wrinkles in Love
  • Remsen, Michele – The Legend of Mary Reade
  • Ricci, Robert – Elevator to Space
  • Robinson, C.M. - Progress
  • Rock, Carl – No Playground for Little Cowboys
  • Rodman, Stan – Rule of Law
  • Rogers, Kyra Nicole – The Hipster’s Paradox
  • San Giovanni, Mari – A Sister for Christmas
  • Satori, Jessika - Soshallyoureap
  • Savitz , Steve - The Existential Woman
  • Scott, Anthony – Love in Time
  • Seldera Joselito - Unsettled
  • Smith, Brian - A Cup of Sugar
  • Smith, Brian – Mother Mayhem
  • Spruell , Blue – Greetings from Shangri-La
  • Stewart, William – Almost to Austin
  • Stoessl , Haley - Treece
  • Sublett , Scott – The Good Coach
  • Thompson, Aron & Bennett, Garrett - Shuffle
  • Tupper, John – Spirit of the Rain
  • Van Zyl , Paul – Elegy for a Revolutionary
  • Walsh, Kevin - Thumb
  • Whitcher , John – Blink!
  • Wilkins, Wendy – Where the Men Are
  • Wright, Shelli – Grace on Deck
  • Wynne, Cicely – Amber Waves
  • Yonkers, Amanda – Swim Team
  • Zarour Ruba – The Elephant


17th Annual Fade In Awards Quarter Finalists

16th Annual Fade In Awards Results