The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 to honor film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way. A signature HUMANITAS story challenges us to use our freedom to grow and develop, confronts us with our individual responsibility and examines the consequences of our choices. Lastly, the Prize honors work which explores the hopes and fears of human beings who are very different in culture, race, lifestyle, political loyalties and religious beliefs in order to break down the walls of ignorance which separate us.
|Feature Film||$ 10,000|
|Prime Time 90 minute||$ 10,000|
|Prime Time 60 minute||$ 10,000|
|Prime Time 30 minute||$ 10,000|
|Children's Live Action||$ 10,000|
|Children's Animation||$ 10,000|
|Sundance Feature Film||$ 10,000|
|The Angell Comedy Fellowship||$ 10,000|
|Student Drama Fellowship||$ 10,000|
The winners receive both a trophy and a cash award. The total amount of the awards is $90,000 and is divided up into the following nine categories:
The HUMANITAS Prize is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios and foundations. It is incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, The Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute.
Past winners of the HUMANITAS Prize include Eric Roth (The Insider), Paul Haggis (Crash), Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue), David E. Kelley (The Practice, Picket Fences), Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking), Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List), Ben Affleck & Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), David Shore (HOUSE), Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), and Keir Pearson & Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). Click here for the complete list.
Visit our submission page for submission requirements.