THE KIESER AWARD
The Kieser Award was created in 2002 in honor of Fr. Ellwood “Bud” Kieser, C.S.P., a priest and producer who founded The HUMANITAS Prize, an annual award for television and feature film writers whose work not only entertains, but also enriches the viewing public.
The Kieser Award is given to an individual whose work examines what it means to be a fully realized human being in a world struggling with racism, sexism, ageism, anti-Semitism, poverty, civil wars and unemployment. By deeply exploring the cultures, lifestyles, sexual orientations, and political and religious beliefs of people who are very different from ourselves, we can dissolve the walls of ignorance and fear that separate us from one another.