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Ninth Annual Kairos Screenplay Competition Now Open

Dan Wooding : Oct 2, 2013 : Assist News Service

$50,000 award goes to the top three entries.

Ted Baehr(Hollywood, CA)—Dr. Ted Baehr, founder of Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, announced today that the Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First—Time and Beginning Screenwriters is now accepting submissions for its ninth annual competition.

According to a news release, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the Kairos Prizes award $50,000 to the top three entries.

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.

An early discount of $60 will be given to those who submit their script entries by Oct. 1, 2013. After that, the entry fee will be $80 until the final deadline of Nov. 4, 2013.

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

Kairoz prise"We are absolutely thrilled to bring the best and brightest new voices to Hollywood," Dr. Baehr said. "And, 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 is being released theatrically this October under the title A MATTER OF TIME.

"There are several other winning writers that are currently being filmed or have productions and deals in the pipeline," Dr. Baehr added. "We look forward to having the opportunity to announce these later in the year as they come to fruition."

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.

For more information about the Kairos Prizes, please go to

The John Templeton Foundation funds independent research and public engagement to pursue big questions and discoveries on life's purpose, human potential, and ultimate reality. The Foundation's motto, "How little we know, how eager to learn," exemplifies our support for open– minded inquiry, commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship, and encouraging civil, informed dialogue among scientists, scholars, theologians, and the public at large.

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