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.

18th Annual Fade In Awards Finalists

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    "Baron of Havana" - Alex Simon

  • Comedy
    First Prize: "Speak English" - Kieran Angelini

  • Horror
    First Prize: "Warehouse No. 7" - Don Grail

  • Action
    First Prize: "Vulture's Row" - Alfred Thomas Catalfo
    Second Prize: "10 Ferraris" - Gary Sherwood

  • Family
    First Prize: "Catch That Brat" - Jimmy Monack

  • Thriller
    First Prize: "Dead Man's Money" - David Dell Johnson
    Second Prize: "The Edge of Mania" - Irina Schmedes & Todd Serlin

  • Short
    First Prize: "The Devil & Mrs. McGuire" - George Petersen




18th Annual Fade In Awards Semi Finalists

18th Annual Fade In Awards Quarter Finalists

17th Annual Fade In Awards Finalists

17th Annual Fade In Awards Semi Finalists

17th Annual Fade In Awards Quarter Finalists

16th Annual Fade In Awards Finalists