Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and established by MOVIEGUIDE® in 2005, the primary purpose of the Kairos 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, the Kairos Prize was founded to 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.
Name of Contest:
Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Presented by MOVIEGUIDE® thru a grant from the John Templeton Foundation
MOVIEGUIDE®, 1151 Avenida Acaso, Camarillo, CA 93012
Purpose of Contest:
To further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the films and television industries, the Kairos Prize
Was established to inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining and spiritually uplifting scripts.
Number of years this contest has been running:
Check website – generally September & November are the deadlines.
$50-$80 (early to late deadlines)
Kinds of scripts accepted (i.e. Teleplays, features, MOWs):
Feature length screenplays
Check guidelines on the website.
Description of Prizes:
The Grand Prize: $25,000 in cash, 1st Runner Up: $15,000 in cash, 2nd Runner Up: $10,000 in cash
PLUS winning scripts are read by top industry decision makers.
Readers and Judges:
Former and current studio readers.
Several winners have had stories optioned or been hired for writing assignments. One script has been produced and released with two currently in development.
Please take a moment to describe why you feel your contest is best able to help writers break into the industry.
Our contest has the unique feature of having the placing scripts sent to over 300 agencies, production companies, and management companies – unprecedented access!