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Humanitas Awards Accepting Submissions Sept. 1st

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Humanitas Awards Accepting Submissions Sept. 1st

The prestigious Humanitas Awards will be accepting submissions for its 44th Annual Awards on September 1st. The awards will be held in Februrary 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The deadline for submitting your animated TV series or feature is October 15, 2018.The winners receive both a trophy and a cash prize at the annual Humanitas Awards.

Winners designate a non-profit engaged in nurturing the next generation of storytellers to receive their prize money. Past beneficiaries have included Young Storytellers, The Writers Guild Foundation, Rosie’s Theatre Kids, Film2Future, ARC, The Remix Project, P.S. Arts, IDA, Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press, Sundance Institute, Inside Out Writers, We for She and The Heidelberg Project.

Eligible categories are:

Comedy Feature Film
Drama Feature Film
Family Feature Film
Independent Feature Film
Feature Documentary
60-minute Drama
30-minute Comedy
Children’s Teleplay (animated or live action)

Submission Guidelines

Teleplay or film must air or be released between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

Teleplay or film must be written and produced in the English language.

Teleplay must have had a national release on Television (Broadcast, Cable, Internet and Satellite).

Feature films must have had a U.S. theatrical release.

Independent Feature films must have had a festival release.

Documentary entrants must submit digital content through web-based award judging portal.

Credits must be redacted from script.

$100 entry fee per submission.

No limit to the number of submissions.

For over four decades, the HUMANITAS Prize has empowered writers to tell stories which are both entertaining and uplifting. The award encourages writers who create contemporary media to use their immense power to:

  • Encourage viewers to truly explore what it means to be a human being.
  • Challenge viewers to take charge of their lives and use their freedom in a responsible way.
  • Motivate viewers to reach out in respect and compassion to all their brothers and sisters in the human family.

Last year, The Breadwinner, Cocoand Ferdinand were up for the animated feature Humanitas, while Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and Splash and Bubbles were the animated TV series nominees.

Submissions will be accepted at starting September 1, 2018.


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