22nd Annual

Fade In Awards

August 03, 2018 to August 05, 2018

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Thriller
The Fade In Awards Thriller Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters and television writers of screenplays and teleplays, and filmmakers of both web series and short films. Judges are looking for compelling, genre-bending material (e.g., Psychological, Supernatural, Suspense, Political, Action, Tech) grounded, character-driven, elevated and written in a unique voice or filmed with an attention to detail.
Action
The Fade In Awards Action Competition is open to screenwriters and television writers of teleplays and screenplays, in addition to filmmakers of web series and short films. Judges look for original, infectious plots set in different worlds, with solid characters and crisp dialogue. Genre-benders welcome (e.g., Action-Thriller, Action-Comedy, Action-Adventure, etc.)
Comedy
The Fade In Awards Comedy Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters and TV writers of screenplays and teleplays, and filmmakers of both web series and short films. Judges are looking for fresh, high-concept, humorous stories set in compelling, grounded worlds. Should be character-driven and written in a unique voice or filmed with an eye for detail. Genre-benders welcome (e.g., Romantic Comedy, Action Comedy, Dark Comedy, Dramedy, etc.).
Horror
The Fade In Awards Horror Competition is open to screenwriters and television writers, and filmmakers of both web series and short films. Judges are looking for elevated, high-concept stories, grounded in reality and character-driven, written in a unique voice or filmed with an eye for detail. Genre-benders welcome (e.g., Action-Horror, Supernatural-Horror, Psychological-Horror, Horror-Comedy, etc.).
Sci-fi
The Fade In Awards Sci-fi Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters and TV writers of screenplays and teleplays, in addition to filmmakers of both web series and short films. Judges look for mind-bending, high-concept stories set in undiscovered worlds or near-distant futures, grounded and character-driven, written in a unique voice or filmed with an attention for detail.
True Story / Biopic
The Fade In Awards True Story/Biopic Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters and TV writers of screenplays and teleplays based on true stories, and filmmakers of web series and short films based on true stories. Judges are looking for award-worthy, prestige material featuring amazing minds doing amazing things, perhaps even misunderstood by society (e.g., The Imitation Game), and ironic stories about extraordinary lives (good and bad).
Short Script
The Fade In Awards Short Script/Short Film Competition is open to aspiring screenwriters of short screenplays and filmmakers of short films. Judges are looking for compelling stories featuring well-drawn characters that could easily translate to a feature film. All genres welcome.
TV Pilot / Web Series Script
The Fade In Awards TV Pilot/Web Series Competition is open to aspiring TV writers of scripted one-hour, half-hour teleplays, limited series, mini series and movies-of-the-week. All genres are welcome.
TV / WEB SERIES
The Fade In Awards TV Pilot/Web Series Competition is open to aspiring filmmakers of filmed web series. All genres are welcome.
SHORT FILM
The Fade In Awards Short Script/Short Film Competition is open to aspiring filmmakers of short films. Judges are looking for compelling stories featuring well-drawn characters that could easily translate to a feature film. All genres welcome.

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

Now in its 22nd year, the FADE IN AWARDS deliver industry recognition, career-making mentoring and unprecedented direct access to hundreds of Hollywood agents, managers, executives and producers. Established in 1996 by accredited writers and producers, the Fade In Awards have proven, year after year, that when it comes to establishing emerging artists within the Hollywood entertainment community, all it takes is a solid support network to begin your career as a working filmmaker.

Fade In accepts screenplays, teleplays, short films and web series to compete in nine separate award categories – action, comedy, horror, sci-fi, thriller, true story/biopic, shorts and pilots – from writers and directors worldwide. Fade In then works with its finalists to bring their projects up to professional standards before making key industry introductions. Hollywood’s top agents, managers and producers have become accustomed to requesting Fade In’s award-winning material.

Executive Producer/Creator/Writer Jon Bokenkamp (The BlackList) calls his decision to enter the Fade In Awards, “The most important moment in my career.” “When CBS Studios producer Todd Nelson encouraged me to submit, my inclination was to say, ‘No.’ I remember thinking there was no way I could afford it. But my script Preston Tylk won and got me an ICM agent. It was huge for me.” Bokenkamp went on to work with Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry on Taking Lives and Perfect Stranger, respectively.

Other notable Fade In alumni include Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Office Christmas Party, The Switch, Blades of Glory), Max Mayer (Adam, The West Wing), Matthew Healy (Clay Pigeons) and Frank Baldwin (Hard Powder). And yes, ladies, we have female alumni as well!

2013 Grand Prize award-winners Colleen Schukei and Heather Petersen want you to know “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.”

Grand Prize winners are flown to Los Angeles to attend the Hollywood Pitch Festival, where they will meet with their choice of 200 buyers and reps. First-prize finalists receive a five-hundred dollar cash prize and 25 submissions at Greenlightmymovie.com, Hollywood’s Official Submission Platform.. Second-place finalists receive a $250 cash prize and 15 submissions at Greenlightmymovie.com.

Enter today. You’re just a submission away from being discovered!

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.