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.

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

Chris Messineo

Contest: "Poetry" (5 entries so far)

Your script must contain an original poem.

Contest: "End of the World" (13 entries)

Impending physical destruction, cosmic radiation wiping out all life, a virus that kills everything, doesn't matter... it's the end of the world and your story revolves around that.

Contest: "Feature ~ Round 3 of 3: Script" (9 entries)

This is the third of three rounds in our feature length script contest.

In the first round, writers submitted their title and logline. In the second round, the top 30 writers submitted their first ten pages. In this final round, the top ten writers submit their finished scripts.

"The Question" by Rick Hansberry ~ First Place
A reckless equestrian struggles through personal and professional setbacks as he tries to make history as the youngest winner ever of the elite Rolex championship, but his destructive personality poses the biggest obstacle to claiming the title.

"Grimm Reapers" by Michael Berg ~ Second Place
After witnessing a werewolf murder their father, two scholarly brothers vow to eliminate any mythical threat they discover while traveling under the guise of fairy tale collectors.

"Jesus Freaked" by Kirk White ~ Third Place
To save his crumbling relationship with “the one”, a desperate atheist does the ultimate sacrifice for love: he joins her crazy church.