21st Annual

Fade In Awards

July 01, 2017 to September 30, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

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MISSION & OBJECTIVE

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 writer/filmmaker. Its mission is to find those talented artists who are ready to ascend to the next level.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

“The Fade In Awards deliver! Of all the contests to enter THIS is the one. We can’t say enough about the amazing staff who took us under their wing, and prepared us to enter the professional world of screenwriting. We also received invaluable notes that went through our script LINE by LINE to get it ‘market ready.’ We have now landed a producer and look forward to taking the next step.”

- Colleen Schukei, Heather Petersen
2013 Grand Prize winners

OUR WINNERS WORK!

* After Jon Bokenkamp entered his thriller "Preston Tylk," he signed with ICM, he was hired to write a feature for director William Friedkin, has since directed "Tylk" and sold his documentary "After Sunset" to AMC, wrote features for Julia Roberts, Halle Berry ("Perfect Stranger"), and Angelina Jolie ("Taking Lives"). Jon's hit show on NBC, "The Blacklist" is now in its third season.
* After Josh Gordin and Will Speck entered their short "Culture," both signed with ICM, "Culture" was nominated for an Academy Award™ and they went on to direct Will Ferrell in "Blades of Glory" and Jennifer Aniston in "The Switch."
* After Alex Simon entered his script "Baron of Havana," it was optioned by an Oscar-winning producer.
* After Darryl Wimberley entered his noir Kaleidoscope, he signed with ICM. He now has a two-book deal with St. Martin's Press and Kaleidoscope has also been published as a novel.
* After George Olson entered his script "Tesla," he signed with Endeavor.
* After Grant Jerkins entered his project "An American Crime," we gave it to Fade In Advisory Board member, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Kazan who, along with writer Terry Curtis Fox, adapted it for the screen. Oscar-nominated director Barbet Schroeder is attached to helm.
* After Mike Murphy entered his script "Clackers," he landed an option and within months began filming. Now titled "Javelina," you can look for Murphy's film in theatres soon.
* After Matt Krentz and Vernon Whitlock entered their action franchise, "The Blaze Brothers," they signed with APA and landed a deal with American Original Entertainment.
* After Frank Baldwin entered his genre film, he signed with the William Morris Agency [WME], landed writing assignments with Sony Pictures and director Sam Raimi, DreamWorks and director Philip Noyce, and Paramount and director Pierre Morel.
* After Mike Walsh entered his screenplay, he signed with Ken Sherman & Associates and optioned two projects.
* After Howard Kingkade entered his short, "Hole in the Paper Sky," the script was produced starring Jessica Biel, Gary Marshall and Jason Clarke.
* After James R. Rothenberg entered his script, "The Last Resort," he signed with Original Artists.
* After Haven Turleygood entered his genre film "Irish," he signed with Endeavor and landed a writing assignment with Arnold Kopelson and another with Joel Silver.
* After Matt Healy entered his dark comedy "Clay Pigeons," Healy signed with ICM, "Pigeons" was produced by Ridley and Tony Scott with David Dobkin directing and Healy landed a two-picture deal with Warner Bros.
* After Max Mayer entered his drama "Adam," he directed and sold the film at the Sundance Film Festival to Fox Searchlight. The film played in theatres to rave reviews.
* After Eric Howell entered his short "Ana's Playground," he signed with UTA and Anonymous Content. Now he's shooting his first feature in Paris.


These are just some of our finalists' success stories. Will you be next?

ORGANIZERS

Michele Parker (Administrations); Michele Parker (Administrations)

GENERAL RULES

Fade In Awards: Official Rules

1. Entry must be accompanied by the following:

a) Online entry form

b) One completed original feature screenplay or teleplay or short script in PDF format. Web series and short films please include the link to and applicable password for your entry within the synopsis box of the application. Please also include a fully-executed title page with all pertinent contact info, title and byline, if submitting a script. You may enter as many times as you wish. However, each entry must be mailed separately with a separate entry form and entry fee, as indicated above.

2. Submissions must be an original work of the applicant/writing teams and not based, in whole or part, on another author’s work (unless underlying material is in public domain).

3. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2017. Applications will be accepted only by mail or online. Submitted material will not be returned.

4. Submissions may not be under option or with attachment(s) at the time of entry nor at the time the material is chosen as a Finalist or Grand Prize winner. If said script/web series or short film has been optioned or sold during the judging period, the contestant will automatically be disqualified.

5. Judging consists of three rounds; Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals. Applicants will be notified by email of their advancement prior to June 30, 2017.

6. Applicant understands creative revisions may be required prior to marketing to Hollywood buyers and representatives, and/or setting up meetings and therefore agrees to the process as outlined by the Fade In staff. Applicant also understands that if chosen as a finalist it is a requirement to sign both a general release and a W-9 tax form to receive any prizes.

7. Fade In reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submissions requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.

8. Fade In reserves the right to revoke or disqualify any finalist for a) breach of these terms, b) unprofessional behavior, as deemed by Fade In staff.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

As the sole owner and author of submitted material, I fully attest that the following is true and correct:

A) I have read, understand and agree fully to the official rules of the competition and hereby request that you review, evaluate and judge said material, of which I am the sole author and have exclusive rights and authority to submit the same to you upon the terms and conditions stated herewith.

B) Furthermore, I indemnify Fade In Magazine and its affiliates, sponsors and judges of and from any and all claims, loss or liability that may be asserted against you or incurred by you or any of your associates, at any time in connection with said material.

C) I understand that Fade In Magazine will not use the material or any part of, except in connection with the Awards unless you: (1) enter into an agreement with me granting rights to the material, or (2) determine in good faith that I do not own or control the material because features or elements were independently developed by someone other than me; are in the public domain or; are not novel or new.

D) I have retained at least two copies of said material, and I hereby release you of and from any and all liability for loss of, or damage to, the copy of said material submitted to you hereunder.

E) If more than one (1) party signs this agreement as submittor, then reference to “I” or “me” throughout this agreement shall apply to each party, jointly and severally.

F) I understand that there may be creative revisions that may be required prior to marketing my script/short/web series to industry professionals. I agree to adhere to the process as outlined by the Fade In staff.

G) Should I be chosen as a finalist, I agree to sign a general release in order to receive the described prize winnings within and a W-9 tax form.

H) I understand that Fade In reserves the right to grant less than or no awards, at its sole discretion, if a lesser number of, or no entries meet the submissions requirements and/or industry standards of excellence.

I) I further understand that Fade In reserves the right to revoke or disqualify any finalist, including myself if I am chosen, for a) breach of these terms, b) unprofessional behavior, as deemed by Fade In staff.

Fade In Awards • P.O. Box 2699 • Beverly Hills, CA 90213

To qualify: All submissions must include a completed application form, copy of your screenplay/teleplay/short script in PDF or Final Draft Format (including title page with all pertinent information) or a link to your web series or short film (including password, if applicable) and be submitted no later than January 31, 2017.