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 Semi-Finalists

  • Semi-finalists
  • Adcox, John, A PLANET CALLED EDEN
  • Alarid, John, THE MIRACLE MAN
  • Angelini, Kieran, SPEAK ENGLISH
  • Bacon, John Lance, OH CRAPPY DAY
  • Bailey, Richard, MegaForce
  • Bailey, Richard, SPORE
  • Carey, Ross & Snow, Evan, MISSING SIDNEY
  • Case, Edward, MARK OF CAINE
  • Catalfo, Alfred Thomas, VULTURE'S ROW
  • Cooper, David, HARD DRIVE
  • Costa, Roi, DISPOSSESSED
  • Coulthard, Phillipa, A MOTLEY CREW
  • Eatherton, Joe, PINK BALLS
  • Fisk, Andrew, SHAPE SHIFTERS
  • Garvey, Lisa, FRIGID
  • Glover, Allen, FISCHER THE RAVEN
  • Grail, Don, WAREHOUSE NO. 7
  • Hartinger, Brent, CLOUD KILL
  • Hartinger, Brent, PROJECT SWEET LIFE
  • Hemstreet, Keith, AMERICAN MATADOR
  • Hendrie, Alexander, BOYSTOWN
  • Henriques, Joe, MEET ME AT THE DONKEY SHOW
  • Johnson, David Dell, DEAD MAN'S MONEY
  • Graham, Gunner, DELERIUM TREMENS
  • Kahia, Dustin, PROJECT GUILE
  • Keroglidis, Thomas, DIVERGENCE
  • Lindh, Stewart, SENTENCES
  • Lindh, Stewart, THE INVISIBLE THREAD
  • Litts, Jon, WALKING SHADOWS
  • Mitchell, Hamilton, GAME CRUSH
  • Monack, Jimmy, THE MONEY SHOT
  • Monak, Jim, CATCH THAT BRAT!
  • Moore, Kashad, IVY - YES
  • O'Reilly, Imelda, BENEATH THE BOY'S CRY
  • Pedrozzi, Nicola, LOVE BAND
  • Peterson, George, THE DEVIL & MRS. McGUIRE
  • Ross, Charles, FEAR OF NOT FLYING
  • Saunders, Ken, NYMPHO
  • Sherwood, Gary, TEN FERRARIS
  • Simon, Alex, BARON OF HAVANA
  • Simon, Alex, LOOK OUT HERE COMES TOMORROW
  • Simon, Alex, NOBODY SAID GOODBYE
  • Swim, Corey, THE READERS
  • Tuchinsky, Irina & Serlin, Todd, EDGE OF MANIA
  • Wadvogel, Scott Robert, LATTER-DAY SHAKEDOWN
  • Wadvogel, Scott Robert, THE DECENT MAN
  • Waldvogel, Scott & DeMartini, Matt, COLD READ
  • Waldvogel, Scott, THE SHADOW OF LOST FORTUNE
  • Watts, James, DARK BEAUTY
  • Wish, Tim, INHUMAN TRAFFIC
  • York, Jeff, FIEND
  • York, Jeff, THE SCOUNDRELS CLUB



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