Listed below are many of the questions we often receive. Should you have any other questions please contact us.
How many submissions does Kairos receive?
We received more than 200 scripts for the competition last year, and we expect to maintain around that number for this year.
Is the competition international?
Yes. We have received submissions from more than a dozen countries. Please be aware of the fact that all submission must be in English.
Are all genres considered?
Yes. While the vast majority of submissions have been family dramas, comedies, epics and bio-pics – we have received some rather terrific horror, western, action adventure, science fiction and animation.
What does "circa" mean on the submission form?
The word means "around or about." What we are asking is "when" the story takes place – i.e. – present day, 1800’s, etc.
What length should the feature script be?
Scripts should be between 87 and 130 pages in length. We will accept scripts up to 150 pages (not counting the title page) – however, we charge an additional $20 for scripts exceeding 130 pages.
What length should the pilot episode script be?
For 30 minute pilot episodes, scripts should be between 20 and 40 pages in length.
For 1 hour pilot episodes, scripts should be between 40 and 80 pages in length.
Do you accept episodic, TV or short film scripts?
As of this year we are taking TV Pilot Episodes, however we are keeping the pricing, max page length, and other specifics the same as this is our first year easing into the new format for our readers.
Do you accept musicals?
We do accept feature length screenplays that are musicals – however we are unable to accept music CDs and the like as a compliment of the script. In the end – the script must stand on its own.
Are scripts read in their entirety and what is the process?
All qualifying submissions are read in their entirety. We do not simply read the first few pages to see if it "grabs" us. It is the obligation of any competition to fully review its submissions. It is not their prerogative. We have a large group of readers all over the world that read for the Kairos Prize. All scripts are initially screened after submission, then they are read in their entirety and evaluated by a professional reader before any decision is made as to whether or not they will go to the next level. If a script moves forward it goes into our semi-final rounds and to our list of industry judges.
Do you accept hard copies of the script?
No. Due to the fact that our readers are all over the world – it is impossible for us to accept hard copies.
Is there a limit to the number of entries I may submit?
May I re-submit a script that I submitted a previous year?
Absolutely. If you have reworked your script and would like to submit the same title again – you are more than welcome to do so.