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.

If this is your first time here, please take a look at our FAQ. is growing every day and I hope you join in on the fun.

Chris Messineo

Contest: "Fade Out" (0 entries so far)

Movie Poet is closed. There are no more contests. The site's last day will be February 28, 2015.

Contest: "Goodbye" (9 entries)

There are no more contests. MoviePoet is closing on March 1st.

Contest: "Eighth Year Open" (16 entries)

This is our eighth 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.

"Christmas Cards" by David M Troop ~ First Place
An elderly man spends Christmas with his friends and family.

"Fair Share" by Pete Barry ~ Second Place
Fay and Eddie find out their relationship is built on lies, damned lies, and statistics.

"Side Scroller" by T. James DeStein ~ Third Place
A video game sprite must overcome the obstacles faced by its predecessors in order to move the world forward.