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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

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MOVIEGUIDE
1151 Avenida Acaso
Camarillo, CA 93012
(760) 687-9960 (voice)

Web: https://kairosprize.com
Email: contact@kairosprize.com

Contact: Michael Trent, Competition Manager
MovieBytes Interview: Michael Trent

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Created by Dr. Ted Baehr, founder, publisher and executive producer of MOVIEGUIDE® and founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and Dr. Jack Templeton, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries. Seeking to promote a spiritually uplifting, redemptive worldview, MOVIEGUIDE® announces the Kairos Prize that will help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/31/2017

Rules

  1. Entrants must submit (per entry):
    1. One fully completed Official Entry Form.
    2. One complete ELECTRONIC .pdf copy of the submitted entry must be emailed to: submissions@kairosprize.com
    3. One applicatable entry fee per submission.
    Entrants must provide all the information requested on the Official Entry Form or risk disqualification. If disqualified, the entry fee will not be refunded. No submitted scripts will be returned. Acknowledgment of each submission will be sent to the email address that you provide. Once submission has been received, no alterations of the submission is permissible.
  2. Entrants must not have earned (or during this competition shall earn) money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay, or teleplay for more than $5000. Previous prizes or fellowships are allowed providing that the submitted entry falls within Rule #5 below.
  3. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
  4. Submissions must be in US Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and approximately 87-130 pages in length. Submissions with a page length greater than 150 pages will be disqualified. Work must be in English.
  5. All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright. Additionally the rights to the submitted screenplay must not have been previously optioned or sold.
  6. All entrants shall retain the rights to their submitted scripts.
  7. Entries must be spiritually uplifting. A detailed definition of this is located within the GUIDELINES and CRITERIA, but simply put, entries must refer implicitly and/or explicitly to biblical principles, values and virtues, and/or refer specifically to the Bible. Preference, however (especially regarding the final decision of the judges), will be given to works that are explicitly biblical in some important way.
  8. Collaborative work is accepted. One of the writing partners should be selected as the prime contact. Writing partners selected as winners will divide the award equally. Entrants must read, understand and accept all items on the RELEASE STATEMENT posted on the web site (www.kairosprize.com). It is implicitly understood that the receipt of entrant's submission signifies such understanding and acceptance.
  9. Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
  10. Movieguide® Magazine and The John Templeton Foundation accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.
  11. Entry fees will not be returned under any circumstances.
  12. All winners are responsible for their own U.S. income tax withholding.
  13. Employees and contractors of Movieguide® Magazine and The John Templeton Foundation and their families are prohibited from entering this contest. Judges, family members, and coworkers of the judges are also prohibited.

    Submissions Office:

    Kairos Prize
    5620 Paseo de Norte
    #127C-308
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

Awards

$50,000 in cash prizes + additional considerations split between the Grand Prize recipient and the 1st and 2nd Runner Ups.

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
1151 Avenida Acaso
Camarillo, CA 93012
(760) 687-9960 (voice)

Web: https://kairosprize.com
Email: contact@kairosprize.com

Contact: Michael Trent, Competition Manager
MovieBytes Interview: Michael Trent

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
1151 Avenida Acaso
Camarillo, CA 93012
(760) 687-9960 (voice)

Web: https://kairosprize.com
Email: contact@kairosprize.com

Contact: Michael Trent, Competition Manager
MovieBytes Interview: Michael Trent

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
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Contest News

Fifty semi-finalists announced for $50,000 Kairos Prize

Fifty semi-finalists have been announced for the 5th Annual $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by first-time and beginning screenwriters, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presented by MOVIEGUIDE®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment.

"We are greatly encouraged to see a wealth of quality screenplays coming through our doors," said Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®. "With the impending release of the first Kairos winner, "The Revelator," we look forward to finding the next winner to bring wholesome, faith-filled entertainment to the mainstream."

Finalists will be announced at the beginning of February with the top three winners being awarded at the 18th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 50 semi-finalists are:

A BRIDGE TO CROSS, by C. Douglas Cloud & Jim D. Brown; Searcy, AR
ABRAHAM'S TENT, by Gloria Blum; Kailua-Kona, HI
AD 70: WARRIORS OF THE LAST TEMPLE, by John Noe; Indianapolis, IN
AMAYA, by Iñigo Puente Bustindui; San Luis Potosi, MEXICO
AMAZING GRACE, by Jason Ryan Saylor; Richmond, IN
CONSTRUCTING ANNA CARMELA, by Anita Palacios Collins; Calabasas, CA
DESTINY'S CALLING, by Jayme Provost; Lititz, PA
ESTHER: A NIGHT OF DESTINY, by Douglas King; Murphy, TX
GIVE MY LOVE TO THE CHESTNUT TREES, by Beverly Varnado; Athens, GA
GIOVANNI, by Barbara Caver & David Levine; Jackson Heights, VIRGIN ISLANDS
HABIT FORMING, by Heather Hughes & Kate Wharton; Seattle, WA
HEART'S DESIRE, by Ann Ault; Burbank, CA
HERE FOR A REASON, by Charles William Coulter; Fairfax, VA
HILDY RIDES AGAIN, by Rusty Rhodes; Bakersfield, CA
HOME PLACE, by Deana Costner; Orlando, FL
INVITATION ONLY, by LaTina Emerson; Augusta, GA
IT IS WELL, by Patricia Mugure; Hayward, CA
JOURNEY TO RHIA, by Karen Patterson-Stewart; Royal Palm Beach, FL
LION OF THE NORTH, by Johnny Davis; Alexandria, VA
LOST AND FOUND, by Don Kirsch; Toronto, ONT, CANADA
MAN VERSUS LIFE, by Allen Wolf; Santa Monica, CA
MCCLESKEY, by Michael Albanese; Los Angeles, CA
MIRACLES FOR BRONZEVILLE, by Curtis Burdick; Elmwood Park, IL
MORE PRECIOUS. by LeAnn Morris; Henderson, TX
MY ANGEL RAPHAEL, by Amy Anne Gillman; Brooklyn, NY
NOTES FROM HEAVEN, by Shawn Dalton; San Ramon, CA
ONE SUCH CHILD, by James A. Stevens; Wake Forest, NC
PRETTY LIKE A BOOK, by Donna Murray; Avalon, CA
READING, PA, by Sarah Brockman; Rockland, MA
RESURRECTED, by Lori Bonacci; Prospect Heights, IL
SEVEN GOLDEN GUINEAS, by Sharon Leighton; Fredericton, NB, CANADA
TAPESTRY, by Kay Krasin & Thom Wilder; Bensenville, IL
THANK YOU LORD, by Beverly Garside; Odenton, MD
THE GOOD DOCTOR, by Dwight Carlson, MD & Gregory Carlson; Santa Barbara, CA
THE JOBY PROJECT, by Michael Long; Burke, VA
THE MEANING OF MICAH, by Amy Luciano; Tucson, AZ
THE MEASURE OF A MAN, by Robert A. ("Bob") Johnson; Woodsboro, MD
THE MUSTARD SEEDS, by Karen Mueller Bryson; Florence, AZ
THE PRAY'ERS CLUB, by Shirelle Thorne; Owings Mills, MD
THE PRODIGAL SONS, by Andrew Lewis & Jennifer Lewis; Flowery Branch, GA
THE PROPOSITION & THE PROMISE, by Quientola Eicher, Las Vegas, NV
THE RIGHT TRACT, by Shawn Davis; San Antonio, AK
THE SHOE BOX, by Sherry Cook; Acworth, GA
THE TRANSLATOR, by Lizanne Southgate & Alan Sproles; Visalia, CA
TO KISS A COLD FISH, by Karen Aaker; Colton, CA
TOUR OF DESTINY, by Mary Lee Telles; Lexington, KY
TRUST AND CLARITY, by Sara Michelle Rogers; Sedona, AZ
U-TURN, by Gary E. Roberson; Juliette, GA
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE, by Clint Morey; Missoula, MT
WHITE LIGHT, by Brian Nelson; Birchwood, MN


In addition to the $50,000 in prize money, the largest of its kind in the United States, the top three winners will have their scripts read by top studio executives, including executives at The Walt Disney Company, Sony, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox. Writers in Hollywood can work for years without such an opportunity.

"The Kairos Prizes are a testament to the tremendous quality of innovative talent that is out there just waiting to be discovered," Dr. Baehr, said. "At Movieguide®, we are deeply honored to have so many of the major players in the industry taking note."

Initiated in 2005, the $50,000 Kairos Prize seeks to further the influence of moral and spiritual values with the film and television industries by inspiring first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining, spiritually uplifting scripts that result in a greater increase in either man's love or understanding of God. To that end, many of the winners have been optioned or have been signed by major agencies. Along with the upcoming release of "The Revelator," there are also several other winning scripts that are currently circling to go into production.

Updated: 01/14/2010
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
1151 Avenida Acaso
Camarillo, CA 93012
(760) 687-9960 (voice)

Web: https://kairosprize.com
Email: contact@kairosprize.com

Contact: Michael Trent, Competition Manager
MovieBytes Interview: Michael Trent

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.9/5.0)
Report Cards: 11    
Have you entered?
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