The HUMANITAS PRIZe
Submissions: Teleplay, Feature Film, and Documentary.
Requirements: Teleplay or film must be aired or released between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
Entry fee: $100
The HUMANITAS Prize was created in 1974 by Fr. Ellwood “Bud” Kieser. Fr. Bud was deeply committed to celebrating film and television writers whose work inspired more compassion, peace, love and dignity in the human family.
A signature HUMANITAS story will:
- Challenge us to use our freedom to grow and develop.
- Confront us with our individual responsibility.
- Examine the consequences of our choices.
The HUMANITAS Prize is awarded annually and funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios and foundations. The winners each receive a trophy and a cash award of $10,000.
We accept submissions for the following 7 categories:
- Feature Film
- Children’s Live Action
- Children’s Animation
- Sundance Feature Film
There is an entry fee of $100 per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions.
To qualify, a teleplay must have been written and produced in the English language for U.S. television (broadcast, cable, internet and satellite). A screenplay for a feature film becomes eligible in the year it receives a U.S. theatrical release. The teleplay or film must air or be released within the calendar year.
Submission period: September 1-September 30, 2017
Judging: October 2017-December 2017
Announcements of finalists: January 2018
Annual awards event: February 2018
- Final/shooting script
- Digital copy (documentary category only)
Episodes that air between January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017 are eligible for the 2017 HUMANITAS Prize award. If aired after the submission period, the episode will be kept confidential. Submissions will be accepted starting September 1, 2017. Please click below to get started.