12th Annual

The Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays


Feature Screenplays


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Feature Screenplays up to 130 pages 50.00 45.00
Feature Screenplays 131 to 150 pages 50.00 45.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately January 18, 2017

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Kairos Prize Grand Prize
CASH PRIZE of $15,000 In addition to the significant cash award - winner will receive: 1. Names and log lines of the winner and all finalists will be announced via press release to the media, trade publications, studios, and more than 1000 agents and producers and will be posted at www.movieguide.org, which is viewed by more than 1.5 million people a year! 2. Key entertainment industry studio executives will review the winning script and/or hold a pitch meeting with their creative development team and the winning screenwriters. It is understood that it is up to the studio to decide whether or not to option and produce the script. As an alternative, the script will be submitted to primary independent producers. 3. A prize package from InkTip.com to include: InkTip Script Listing: A 6-month listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you and InkTip Magazine: Publication of your logline in InkTip's bi-monthly publication sent to 4,000+ producers, agents and managers. InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. 4. One discounted registration in a comprehensive MOVIEGUIDE® sponsored Screenwriters Workshop. 5. One free SO YOU WANT TO BE IN PICTURES book and one Linda Seger Book of your choice.
Sponsor:Pure Flix Streaming & MOVIEGUIDE
Cash Award Value: 15,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

1> Entrants must submit (per entry):
A) One fully completed Official Entry Form.
B) One complete ELECTRONIC Word, pdf, Final Draft, or Movie Magic Screenwriter copy of the submitted entry must be submitted through Withoutabox.
C) One applicable entry fee per submission. Entrants must provide all the information requested or risk disqualification. If disqualified, the entry fee will not be refunded. No submitted scripts will be returned. Acknowledgment of each submission will be sent to the email address that you provide. Once submission has been received, no alterations of the submission is permissible.
2> Entrants must not have earned (or during this competition shall earn) money or other consideration as a screenwriter for theatrical films or television, or for the sale of, or sale of an option to, any original story, treatment, screenplay, or teleplay for more than $5000. Previous prizes or fellowships are allowed providing that the submitted entry falls within Rule #5 below.
3> Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. Misrepresentation of age, upon discovery, will forfeit entry and fees to the contest.
4> Submissions must be in US Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and approximately 87-130 pages in length. Submissions with a page length greater than 150 pages will be disqualified. Work must be in English.
5> All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant. The entrant ensures that he or she
is the sole author of the work and that it does not infringe on any existing copyright. Additionally the rights to the submitted screenplay must not have been previously optioned or sold.
6>All entrants shall retain the rights to their submitted scripts.
7>Entries must be spiritually uplifting. A detailed definition of this is located within the GUIDELINES and CRITERIA, but simply put, entries
must refer implicitly and/or explicitly to biblical principles, values and virtues, and/or refer specifically to the Bible. Preference, however
(especially regarding the final decision of the judges), will be given to works that are explicitly biblical in some important way.
8> Collaborative work is accepted. One of the writing partners should be selected as the prime contact. Writing partners selected as winners will divide the award equally.
9> Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Any entrant who attempts to contact a judge will be
disqualified and their entry fee forfeited. The decision of the judges is final.
10> Movieguide® Magazine and The John Templeton Foundation accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived,
by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.
11> Entry fees will not be returned under any circumstances.
12> All winners are responsible for their own U.S. income tax withholding.
13> Employees and contractors of Movieguide® Magazine and Pure Flix Streaming and their families are prohibited from
entering this contest. Judges, family members, and coworkers of the judges are also prohibited.