MoviePoet.com is dedicated to the art of screenwriting, in particular, the short screenplay. Each month, we run a free online five page screenplay contest. Our goal is threefold: help writers improve their craft, celebrate our best work, and connect writers and their scripts with filmmakers.
On the first of each month we announce a new contest. During that month, you can enter your script. During the next month, you can read, vote, and comment on all the entries. Finally, during the third month, the results are announced and all the scripts are searchable in our database.
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Contest: "Much More of Less is More" (25 entries so far)
In screenwriting every page, every paragraph, every sentence, and every word counts. Tell an entire story in one page during our annual micro-short screenplay challenge.
Contest: "Oxygen" (31 entries)
Someone must hold their breath.
Contest: "Feature ~ Round 2 of 3: Ten Pages" (23 entries)
This is the second of three rounds in our feature length script contest.
First Place: Pete BarrySecond Place: Kirk WhiteThird Place: Travis DeSteinHonorable Mention: Marnie Mitchell Lister
In the first round, writers submitted their title and logline. The top 30 writers move on to the second round in April, when they submit their first ten pages. In August, the top ten writers move on to the third and final round, when they submit their finished scripts.
~ MJ Hermanny
~ Nicholas Ziolkowski
~ Paul De Vrijer
~ Tim WestlandTop 10: Sally Meyer
~ Scott MerrowTitles and Loglines:
His team betrayed and killed, a rookie Navy SEAL must overcome inexperience and a band of ruthless terrorists in order to retake a hijacked oil rig and prevent war amidst a global fuel crisis.
After agreeing to help a young, drugged-out girl exact her revenge against an underground sex trafficking operation, a gun-for-hire's world is shattered when he learns that his sister runs the organization.
"Guardian Angel For Hire"
The sole survivor of a horrific plane crash markets himself as “human flight insurance,” charging a hefty fee to fly along with people terrified of flying. After all, what are the odds he’ll be in another crash? The answer may lie with the shadowy figure who’s been stalking him...ever since the crash.
"House of Thieves"
When three scrappy thieves set out to rob a luxurious villa, their escape route gets blocked by their former mob boss. Now they must venture back into the home they robbed, and defend themselves, their hostages and their money from the seasoned, better-equipped criminal gang.
Robin Hood is dead. Now the woman he loved - a master of the sword and cousin to the King - takes revenge on his murderer and marshals a rebellion against the complicit monarchy of England.
A photographer’s desperate plan to reconcile with her ex-husband during a drive across country unravels when their daughter, who suffers from amnesia, invites her father’s new girlfriend to come along.
After suffering a heart attack, an elderly man is forced to confront the emotional issues which have turned him into a hoarder and ruined his relationship with his son.
When a socially inept teenager learns she is the reincarnation of a brutal Roman soldier, her fondness for sandals and wrestling suddenly makes sense. Now she must convince her motley co-workers to help break a centuries old curse before it dooms her to eternal pain and destroys the quaint town of Shallowdytch Gore.
"The Soul Garden"
Believing that a piece of our spirit lives within each person we have loved in our lifetime, an obsessed quantum physicist gathers the family, best friends and former lovers of his dead wife and tries to harvest her life force from each of them in order to resurrect her. Based on an unbelievable TRUE story from the world of theoretical physics and bisecting the line between spirituality and science.
"Why We Can Never Have Nice Things"
A self absorbed teenager lands an audition across country that could finally launch the career she's always wanted. When her parents forbid her to go, her best friend offers to take her. She's ecstatic, until she finds out the friend has her own agenda, which involves running away with her soon to be committed, volatile, autistic brother.