16th Annual Kairos Prize® Finalists Announced
By Movieguide® Staff
Movieguide® announced today 10 finalists for the 16th Annual Kairos Prize® for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays.
The winner of this year’s contest is expected to be announced at the 30th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood scheduled for February 18, 2022.
“This year brought some of the best scripts we’ve seen in years,” says Dr. Ted Baehr, Founder and Publisher of Movieguide®. “We’re thrilled that people are catching on that value-driven content performs at the box office, and we can’t wait to see these screenplays make it to the screen.”
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 are (in alphabetical order):
A disgraced golf prodigy and widower struggles to raise his headstrong teenager until a spunky, spiritual-minded woman helps him find faith, forgiveness and the will to try for the comeback of a lifetime.
ConCERNing Time Travel
Brilliant, lovely Iranian Physicist wishes to escape from Iran. She succeeds as co-discoverer in a new particle that allows her to travel in time, find God and save her family and the world, and move with her love to Tennessee.
DOWN MEMORY LANE
A faithless young woman successfully avoided God until she fell in love with a man that believes in Him the way her late father did. In a crazy twist of events, she finds herself being forced to confront her issues with God when things begin to spiral out of control.
A young, Scottish missionary and his wife strive to bring medicine, education and the good news of Jesus to people in Southern Africa in the mid 1800s but, in doing so, they face numerous life-threatening challenges.
With the help from his small Iowa community, a young teenage boy chooses to cling to the cross of Christ after experiencing overwhelming heartbreaks.
No Small Things
Blessed with MacGyver-like skills, an introvert Christian missionary earns success bringing water and sustainable practices to hardened Qechua villages of western Bolivia in the mid-1990s.
OUT OF THE FLAMES
In 14th century England, John Purvey, a poor but brilliant scholar, accepts an assignment from the great reformer Wycliffe to revise the first English translation of the Bible, putting his life in mortal danger. Based on a true story.
Prayers for Two
When a married woman with two small children is diagnosed with breast cancer and then becomes pregnant, she continues to stand on her faith while it is being tested, as she continues to hold onto hope in a life or death situation.
Tracks in the Snow
A young widow’s loyalty to her husband’s memory is challenged when she unwittingly falls in love with the war hero she blames for his death.
C.S. Lewis rides a motorbike to Whipsnade Zoo and on the way is converted to Christianity.
Since 2006, the Kairos Prizes® have championed the brightest new voices emerging from the world of screenwriting.
The Kairos Prize® runs annually from August-October, with finalists announced at the end of the year, and the winners announced at the Movieguide® Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry.
Several Kairos Prize®-winning scripts have gone on to the screens. Most recently, the theatrical release of FINDING YOU was based on the Kairos Prize® finalist script “There You’ll Find Me” by Brian Baugh.
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.