We don’t promise meetings with industry people to pitch your screenplay, we will actually PRODUCE your film with a budget of approximately $1 Million. We want to make this experience valuable for ALL entrants. Click here to see a list of all the prizes.
The top eight screenplays are carefully chosen and will be announced on or around July 8th, with the Grand Prize winning screenplay entering pre-production shortly after.
*You must be currently enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year, or graduate program to be eligible to apply.
2018 LAUNCH Competition Recap
We are so incredibly proud of the success of the inaugural LAUNCH Million Dollar Screenplay Competition. We saw hundreds of screenplays entered from 207 schools and 37 countries around the world!
After 4 grueling rounds of reads and scoring, the Judging Panel chose our Top 8 winners, based on the story, the creativity found within the screenplay, character development, voice originality, and honest emotion. We were so moved reading the screenplays and brimming with excitement to start pre-production on Stanley Kalu’s Grand Prize winning screenplay, “The Obituary of Tunde Johnson”.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that a lot of questions come with entering a contest. When is the deadline? Is there a length or genre requirement? What about formatting? Click here to find all the answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.
Behind The Scenes: The Obituary of Tunde Johnson
Check out this gallery of Behind The Scenes photos from the set of Stanley Kalu’s Grand Prize winning screenplay The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, featuring Steven Silver (Thirteen Reasons Why), Spencer Neville (Ozark), and Nicola Peltz (Transformers).