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.

20th Annual Fade In Awards Finalists

  • GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT by Gavin Benham

  • Drama
    THE WHIRLWINDS by Tobin Addington

  • Action
    DIVIDED by Dana Long

  • Comedy
    DONE TO DEATH by Brent Weindling

  • Sci-Fi
    ALL IN A DAY by Blake Anderson

  • Family
    ROBO4CE by Jeffrey Howe

  • Thriller
    THE FAMILIA by Atul Sharma

  • Horror
    THE TEXAN by Erin Hawkins

  • Short
    WAR DOG by Eric Leja




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