Action Competition

Submit a script, web series or short film today to the Fade In Awards Action Competition.

Early Deadline

May 31, 2019

Final Deadline

June 30, 2019

Winners Announced

July 31, 2019


Grand Prize

Max Sparber & Coco Mault

1st place
2nd place

Our Winners Work!

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.)

“I owe my success to Fade In. These guys don’t just promise access – they deliver it!” – Frank Baldwin, Cold Pursuit

Welcome to the 23rd Annual Fade In Awards.  We’ve created nine distinct contests for you to enter. Each is specifically tailored to the genre and format of your project.  Submit a script, web series or short film to the best screenplay competition and short film contest in the world.  With over twenty-two years experience discovering new talent, our winners have gone on to sign with major Hollywood talent agencies ICM, UTA, CAA and WME. Finalists’ winning scripts have been made into feature films and network television shows (e.g., Preston Tylk, Cold Pursuit, Clay Pigeons, Adam, If Only) and gone on to be nominated for an Academy Award (Culture).

The Blacklist Executive Producer/Creator Jon Bokenkamp 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 [CAA] agent. It was huge for me.” Bokenkamp went on to work with Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry on Taking Lives and Perfect Stranger, respectively.

The Fade In Awards deliver by mentoring its Grand Prize winners first and then introducing them to industry movers and shakers in order to launch their filmmaking career. That’s why A-list Hollywood buyers and reps call the Fade In Awards one of the best screenplay contests and short film competitions in the world.

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