Date: Friday, February 26th, 2021
Hollywood, Calif. – Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today the winner of The Fifteenth Annual Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.
This years winner:
Prodigal, by Gerald Hanks.
Chosen by the contests industry judges Prodigals themes of forgiveness and redemption perfectly exemplify the purpose of the Kairos prize in an engaging and culturally relevant way.
This years 1st Runner Up:
Mulenga by Karen Aaker
This Years 2nd Runner Up:
The Bridge by Shelia Watson
Unfortunately for the first time, Movieguide was forced to cancel its 29th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry due to California state restrictions on public gatherings. After attempts to reschedule this event, at this time there is no plan to hold this years event.
The Kairos Prize® is presented annually by Movieguide®, and awards $15,000 to the winning screenplay whose message “greatly increases man’s love or understanding of God.”
This year’s finalists Were (in alphabetical order):
The finalist Judges for this years contest were:
Animator and Producer (HAPPY FEET, LEGO MOVIE, LEGO BATMAN MOVIE, PETER RABBIT)
Former Disney artist turned scriptwriter. His screenplay (I BELIEVE) was released 2017 and others are currently optioned.
Producer and Actor (BREAKTHROUGH, THE STAR, WOODLAWN)
Pablo De Rosso
Vice President, Content Strategy & Analysis Netflix
Producer Director(TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS, THE WAY BACK HOME)
Senior Vice President Affirm Films, Sony Pictures
Producer (SCREECHERS WILD!, BATTLE CLAW, MAX STEEL TEAM TURBO)
Vice President Production Provident Films
Since 2006, the Kairos Prizes® have championed the brightest new voices emerging from the world of screenwriting.
In addition to the Kairos Prizes®, the highlight of the MOVIEGUIDE® Awards each year is the presentation of the two Epiphany Prizes® for Inspiring Movies & TV. The Epiphany Prizes® honor the best, most inspiring movie and television program of the previous year.