Kairos Holds Open The Doors to Hollywood


Ninth Annual $50,000 Kairos Prizes Extends Deadline for

Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time, Beginning Screenwriters


Date:  Nov. 4, 2013

Hollywood, Calif. – Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®:  The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today that the $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters has extended its last and final deadline to November 18.

Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presented annually by MOVIEGUIDE®, the Kairos Prizes award $50,000 to the top three entries as it celebrates the best new screenwriters from around the world whose work aims to greatly increase man’s love or understanding of God.

The winners will be announced at the 22nd Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 7, 2014 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

“It has been incredibly rewarding to see the tremendous talent that has come through the doors in the last eight years of the Kairos Prize,” Dr. Baehr said. “As we look forward to see what season nine brings us, we are truly appreciative of the overwhelming support that the Hollywood community has shown toward this competition and its winners.”

Since 2006, the Kairos Prizes have championed the brightest new voices emerging from the world of screenwriting. Success for its winners began with its inaugural winner David M. Anthony whose winning script was immediately picked up, produced, and released under the title JOHNNY. Two other winners, Christina Denton and Rusty Whitener, are both seeing their respective winning scripts finding their release in the coming months. Additionally, there are several other winning scripts that are either in pre-production or close to development deals.

In addition to the Kairos Prizes, the highlight of the Faith & Values Awards each year is the presentation of the two $100,000 Epiphany Prizes for Inspiring Movies & TV. Also supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Epiphany Prizes honor the best, most inspiring movie and television program of the previous year.

The late entry fee will remain unchanged at $80 until the extended final deadline of Nov. 18, 2013.

For more information about the Kairos Prizes, please go to www.kairosprize.com.