Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Opportunity Knocks, Part 2

This just in courtesy of Moviebytes.com:



Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays Announced!

Primary purpose of the prize is to further the influence of moral and spiritual values within the film and television industries.

Set up to help inspire first-time and beginning screenwriters to produce compelling, entertaining and spiritually uplifting scripts, the winning scripts are read by top execs in addition to the monetary awards.

DEADLINE: December 7th, 2007

Grand Prize: $25,000
1st Runner Up: $15,000
2nd Runner Up: $10,000

For complete information please visit:http://www.kairosprize.com

My own entry for this competition is a screenplay called Celebrity Shits. I really think I'm in with a chance on this one.


Elinor said...

Aha - now I see a method to your madness. Your guilty pleasures were research!

Chip Smith said...

Hmmm, not really - all I've got is a title and a logline: "Patrick Bateman rampages through the pages of Hello! magazine" Spiritually uplifting it ain't!

Jon Peacey said...

Makes me wonder about something (there's a surprise!). Consider the alternative to the films this prize wants: films that further the influence of moral degradation and are generally dispiriting. My entry will be called 'Life is unfair, kill yourself or get over it'. (That's a quote, by the way.)

Chip Smith said...

Let me know if you ever sell that script, Jon - sounds like the sort of film I'd love.

Seriously though, whenver I hear the words 'spiritually upifting', I tend to think of of born again christians and run screaming to nearest hills.

Jon Peacey said...

I know what you mean about the phrase. It has that awful feel of forced rejoicing (and paper party hats and being told to have a national day of celebration or similar) and seems to be something that the British in particular seem to have a serious antipathy towards.