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11th Annual $50,000 Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Seeks Entries from First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters

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 is now accepting submissions for its 11th annual competition.

Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Kairos Prizes award $50,000 to the top three entries, $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000.

The winners will be announced at the 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala and Report to the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 5, 2016 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

An early-bird discount of $50 will be given to those who submit their script entries by Aug. 15, 2015. The regular deadline for entries is Oct. 7, 2015, with a fee of $60. A late entry fee of $80 will be charged after that, until the final deadline of Nov. 2, 2015.

Since 2006, the Kairos Prizes have celebrated the best new screenplays by beginning screenwriters across the globe that “greatly increase man’s love or understanding of God.” Other criteria for the prizes may be found on the Kairos Prize website at

“Hollywood is showing more and more interest in faith-based, redemptive stories because of the Kairos Prizes,” Dr. Baehr said. “We are honored by the amazing support the Hollywood community has shown toward the competition.”

JOHNNY, written by David M. Anthony and originally titled JOHN, THE REVELATOR, was the inaugural Kairos Grand Prize winner and was released in 2011 on video through Pure Flix Entertainment. Another winner was released last year under the title A MATTER OF TIME.

“There are several other prize-winning screenplays that are currently being filmed or are in the pipeline,” Dr. Baehr added.

For more information about the Kairos Prizes, please go to

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