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: "Seventh Year Open" (4 entries so far)
This is our seventh annual open challenge. There is no theme requirement and you may submit any five page (or less) script. However, to enter this contest, you must have given more reviews than you have received and you must be a level 3 member or higher.
Contest: "Short Film" (16 entries)
This is our fifth annual short film challenge. Your film must be from a MoviePoet.com script and 15 minutes or less. You may enter multiple films. All entries must be uploaded to Vimeo.com.
Contest: "INT. CAR" (20 entries)
Your entire story must take place inside a car.
"Restraint" by Pete Barry ~ First Place
A father, trapped in a quarantined city, tried to save his daughter from a terrible fate.
"Jason's Book of Magic" by Dan Delgado ~ Second Place
Jason finds a way to bring his Daddy back.
"The Event" by William Boehmer ~ Third Place
Two men travel to the future and discover a world much different than our own.