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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
4073 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-383-2000 (voice)

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

Contact: Ben Kayser, Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
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Objective

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

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early Bird August 1, 2018 $50
Regular October 1, 2018 $75 48
Late November 1, 2018 $100 79
Last Call November 15, 2018 $150 93

Rules

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are many screenwriting competitions that honor wonderful, exciting and entertaining scripts, and some that honor moral scripts, but the Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays endeavors to encourage the production of feature films that are wholesome, uplifting and inspirational, and which result in a greater increase in either man's love or understanding of the one true Creator Triune God who came in the flesh and gave his life and was resurrected to save all mankind. Our intention in setting up the Guidelines and Rules of Content is to clearly define the competition so that you will be successful in your submissions. A word of warning: This competition is not for the nominalist, occult, new age, or other non-Judeo-Christian spirituality. Please read and follow these guidelines and content rules. Submissions that do not follow them may be disqualified.

  1. In selecting the winners of the contest, judges consider not only a script’s entertainment value and craftsmanship, but also whether or not the script in question is wholesome, uplifting, inspirational, spiritual, and if it teaches lessons in ethics and morality.
  2. Furthermore, the judges consider whether the script is primarily spiritual, rather than merely humanitarian, and whether it resulted in a dramatic increase in either man's love or understanding of God. Considering this, the judges will decide whether the script communicates God's wisdom and infinite love in new, effective, and creative ways, thereby helping people understand the relationship of the one true Creator Triune God.
  3. The script must be suitable for a G and PG rating and should be entirely free of foul language.
  4. In this regard, is it okay to have a spiritually uplifting dramatic script which hints, for example, that the person became a criminal or prostitute but repented by finding Christ? Of course.
  5. The script may be allegorical but must refer implicitly or explicitly to Christian and/or biblical principles, values, virtues, and/or refer specifically to the Bible, the Triune God of the Bible, and/or Jesus. To define this more clearly, judges will take into account the criteria that Movieguide® uses to evaluate films and television programs. These criteria include looking at each script:
    • Aesthetically by looking at the artistic value of the script, and by looking at how well the script is written.
    • Emotively by looking at how it captures and amuses the audience as entertainment and amusement.
    • Semantically by looking at the individual elements and their meanings, just as many parents do.
    • Syntactically by looking at how the elements come together and how the characters relate to each other, just as many teenagers and young adults do.
    • Propositionally by looking at what the script is communicating, as summarized in its premise.
    • Generically by comparing it to other scripts in its genre.
    • Thematically by looking at the themes that are present in the script.
    • Morally by looking at its moral perspective and content.
    • Biblically by looking at the biblical perspective and principles in the script.
    • Systematically by looking at how the script relates to other scripts.
    • Intellectually by looking at how the script fulfills its goals and premise.
    • Sociologically by looking at how the script relates to culture and society.
    • Politically by looking at the political perspective of the script.
    • Cognitively by looking at the age group to whom the script is marketed, the age group for whom it is suitable, and how it will impact a particular age group.
    • Psychologically by looking at how the script deals with mind and soul.
    • Historically by looking at how accurate the script is in presenting history.
    • Sexually by looking at how the script deals with sex and sexual relationships.
    • Philosophically by looking at the philosophical perspective and worldview of the script.
    • Ontologically by looking at how the script deals with the nature of being.
    • Epistemologically by looking at how the script deals with the nature of knowing.
    • Spiritually by looking at how the script deals with God, faith, and religion.
  6. The script must adhere to the short form of the Motion Picture Code:The basic dignity and value of human life shall be respected and upheld. Restraint shall be exercised in portraying the taking of life. Evil, sin, crime, and wrongdoing shall not be justified. Detailed and protracted acts of brutality, cruelty, physical violence, torture, and abuse, shall not be presented. Indecent or undue exposure of the human body shall not be presented. Illicit sex relationships shall not be justified. Intimate sex scenes violating common standards of decency shall not be portrayed. Restraint and care shall be exercised in presentations dealing with sex aberrations. Obscene speech, gestures, or movements shall not be presented. Undue profanity shall not be presented. Religion shall not be demeaned. Words or symbols contemptuous of racial, religious, or national groups, shall not be used so as to incite bigotry or hatred. Excessive cruelty to animals shall not be portrayed and animals shall not be treated inhumanely.

Awards

The Kairos Prize not only offers a substantial cash prize of $15,000 for both new and established screenwriters, but it gets your screenplay into the hands of top studio executives and production houses looking to purchase inspiring scripts.

Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
4073 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-383-2000 (voice)

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

Contact: Ben Kayser, Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
4073 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-383-2000 (voice)

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

Contact: Ben Kayser, Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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Contest News

Kairos Announces Semifinalists

Fifty-five semifinalists have been announced for the 8th Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.

Byron Anderson of Chevy Chase, MD for QUEST FOR LIGHT, ADVENTURE OF THE MAGI
Steve Armour & Steve Gomer of Altadena, CA for ALL SAINTS
Ann Ault of Huntersville, NC for HEART'S DESIRE
Stephen Bentley of Canton, GA for GREATER LOVE
Mario Bernheim & Tom Streich of Long Beach, CA for MICHAEL'S REWARD
Annie Bradshaw of High Wycombe, ENG for APPOINTMENT IN JERUSALEM
Dianne E. Butts of Pueblo, CO for DAEMON
Timothy Casto of Burbank, CA for TOBY
Romeo Ciolfi of Toronto, Ont., CAN for PLAY BALL
Rick Conti of Chelmsford, MA for A GRAIN OF WHEAT
Martha Cotton of Sherman Oaks, CA for FORGIVING SOLOMAN LONG
James M. De Vince of Wallingford, CT for THE BASKETBALL
Donald Driscoll of Pitcairn, PA for SHOWDOWN AT DAMASCUS
Johnny Dunn & Georgia K. Vinson of Los Angeles, CA for LOVE RESTORED
Justin Eade of Nelson, New Zealand for SIXGUN ALLEY
Charles E. Felton of Colorado Springs, CO for THE POSTULANT
Brendan Getman of Yorba Linda, CA for REVIVAL
Glenn Griffin, David Hui & Matt Rust of Fitchburg, WI for SCAR OF CAIN
Randall Hahn of Miami, FL for GIDEON
Julie Hauwiller of Arcanum, OH for YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME
Steven W. Hoerger of Oak Forest, IL for GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS
Phillip Thomas Hopersberger of Laingsburg, MI for SOMETHING GRAY
Mary Huckstep of Colorado Springs, CO for WILLIAM, WILL YOU DANCE?
Jessica Davis Huettner of La Quinta, CA for THE MILE
Jeffrey Langham of Murphy, TX for EONS PART 1: THE GREATEST STORY NEVER TOLD
Dennis Lofgren of Westlake Village, CA for A LIFE WORTH LIVING
Debbie Lollie of Rancho Cucamonga, CA for BETHLEHEM: THE INNKEEPER'S STORY
Karen Lombardo of Reston, VA for REDEEMED
Christopher T. Lovett of Lago Vista, TX for TIES THAT BIND
Kenata Martins of West Hollywood, CA for TANGERINE SON
Clark B. McMillian, Jr. of Bowie, MD for INVESTMENT IN TIME
Ernie Minera of Oakdale, MN for KING OF THE MAT
Anthony L. Morrone & Paul E. Undari of Bronx, NY for BORN UNDER A LUCKY STAR
Jonathan Murphy & Joshua Mills of Los Angeles, CA for A BROKEN BRIDGE
Lana Su Newlin of Oronogo, MO for LOVE IN A BOX
Justen Overlander of Minneapolis, MN for AWAY
Gary E. Parker of Suwane, GA for THE CONSTANTINE CONSPIRACY
Sarah Raudszus of Berkley, MI for FROM THE STORM
Bryan Ready of Honolulu, HI for HOLEY CHILDHOOD
Marcia Chandler Rhea & Margaret Ford Rogers of Charleston, SC for THE CAROLINA STORYTELLER
Chris Saranchock & Melinda Smith of Los Angeles, CA for HOME
David Scott, Dan Wetzel & James Young of Los Angeles, CA for LIFE OF A KING
Anthony W. "Tony" Scott of Napa, CA for LOVE IN TIME
Adrienne Smith of New York NY for THE END OF FAITH
Lizanne Southgate & Alan Sproles of Visalia, CA for 57 CENTS
Paul F. Spite of Cookeville, TN for OPEN TOMBS
Brad Stephenson of Thunder Bay, Ont., CAN for AFTER THE FIRE
Sam Sullivan of Jefferson, LA for THE DRUM
Jim Sutton of Atlanta, GA for LIFE IN CELL BLOCK E
Maggie TerryViale of Napa, CA for THE CRY OF THE DAFFODILS
Margo Trueblood of Atlanta, GA for FAITH FOUND WANTING
Camille Tucker of Culver City, CA for BLESSED IN THE CITY
Beverly Varnado of Athens, GA for BRAVE GIRL
Lisa England Williams of Endwell, NY for THE BELL RINGERS
Kate Wright of Los Angeles, CA for THE AMERICAN SAINTS

Updated: 01/22/2013
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Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Contact

MOVIEGUIDE
4073 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-383-2000 (voice)

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

Contact: Ben Kayser, Competition Manager

Report Card

Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Feedback: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Report Cards: 13    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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