Movieguide® and Timothy Plan® Open the 2022 Kairos Prize® Scriptwriting Competition
Movieguide® and Timothy Plan® have officially opened the 2022 Kairos Prize® script competition.
“After the past two years, audiences are consistently searching for stories with positive and uplifting messages,” says Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of Movieguide®. “The Kairos Prize® script competition is an opportunity for Hollywood to introduce a fresh group of screenwriters to the world under the umbrella of producing uplifting and inspirational content centered around biblical values.”
The Kairos Prize® will award $15,000 total in prizes to a grand prize winner. Winners also will receive a 12-month listing at Script List and discounted registration in a comprehensive ‘”How to Succeed in Hollywood Without Losing Your Soul’” workshop.
Key entertainment industry studio executives will review the winning script. Additionally, the finalist scripts will be judged by major industry leaders. Past Kairos Prize® entries include movies such as THE GREATEST INHERITANCE (Alexandra Boylan), ALL SAINTS (Steve Armour), FINDING YOU (Jenny B. Jones and Brian Baugh), and THE PRAYER BOX (Trisha Mammen).
The Kairos Prize® competition is open now until October 31, 2022, for submissions. The early-bird submission is a $60 submission fee and will close on August 31, 2022. Submissions must be between 87-130 pages. Scripts up to 150 pages will be accepted with an additional $20 charge. Scripts of all genres will be accepted, however it must follow the guidelines.
The competition also allows script analysis submissions for $300. Analysis in addition to script submission, offers screenwriters the ability to receive feedback from the judges on their scripts. In the past, writers have submitted their scripts for analysis and through the feedback have become finalists in later years.
“We have found that after we analyze a script, and it’s revised according to our suggestions, then it becomes very sellable and attractive to producers,” says Baehr. “Several scripts were bought within a week after being revised to meet our suggestions.”
Analysis option submissions close October 20, 2022.
The contest will officially close on October 31, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT.
An outline of deadlines and pricing follows:
August 31, 2022 – Early Bird Deadline ($60)
Analysis also open ($300)
September 30 – Regular Price ($75) – Analysis option still available
October 20 – Late Entry ($100) – Analysis option closed
October 31 – Last Call Entry Fee ($150)
October 31 at Midnight – Closed
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 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.
Since its inception in 2005, the Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays has given a voice to new and beginning screenwriters worldwide who endeavor to create stories that are compelling, entertaining and spiritually uplifting.
MOVIEGUIDE® presented its first Kairos Prize® in 2006 at the 14th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. Seeking to promote positive change in the motion picture industry, the primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the entertainment industry as a whole. MOVIEGUIDE®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment has been on the forefront for more than 30 years, advocating positive and redeeming values in Hollywood.
The MOVIEGUIDE® Awards, now in its 30th year, recognizes the top films and television programs which reflect the best that the entertainment industry has to offer. While much attention has been granted those who are “in” the industry, Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE®, wanted to bring encouragement and hope to new voices that would one day be writing Hollywood’s blockbusters – hence the Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.
Since its inaugural year in 2006, the Kairos Prize has helped to open doors for its winners as they have gone on to sign with top agencies and have their scripts optioned and produced. The prize, now in its 17th season, has witnessed multiple script entries head into production. With more than 10 scripts completed and multiple more in production, the Kairos Prize is quickly becoming one of the most successful screenwriting competitions (faith-based or secular) with an exceedingly high winner to production ratio. The future of the Kairos Prize is bright as we continue in our efforts to bring scripts to Hollywood that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.
The future of the Kairos Prize® is bright as we continue in our efforts to bring scripts to Hollywood that result in a greater increase in either man’s love or understanding of God.