Sci-fi Competition

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

Early Deadline

March 31, 2018

Final Deadline

April 30, 2019

Winners Announced

May 31, 2019


First Prize

Alicia Norman

Grand Prize

John Dummer

Second Prize

Micheal Fitzgerald

1st place
2nd place

Our Winners Work!

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.

Welcome to the Fade In Awards, now in its 23rd year.  We’ve created nine distinct contests for you to compete in, specifically tailored to the genre or format of your project. Submit a script, web series or short to the Fade In Awards’ Sci-fi Contest. With over twenty-two years experience spotting talented screenwriters and filmmakers, then working with them prior to introducing them to vital industry contacts, it’s no wonder our winners have gone on to sign with major Hollywood talent agencies ICM, UTA, CAA & WME; make box-office feature films and network television shows (e.g., The Blacklist, Cold Pursuit (2019), Blades of Glory, Adam, Office Christmas Party, If Only) and; be nominated for Academy Awards (Culture).

The Fade In Awards deliver by working closely with Grand Prize winners to make sure their contest submission gives them the best chance at launching their filmmaking career. That’s why Hollywood’s A-list buyers and reps call the Fade In Awards one of the best screenplay contests and short film competitions in the world.

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.

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