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: "Oxygen" (9 entries so far)
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.
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.
Contest: "Three Words Only" (22 entries)
No line of dialogue may exceed three words.
"Speaking Terms" by Pete Barry ~ First Place
George and Ellen want to take their work relationship to another level - but will robots have to do their talking for them?
"The Book of Stan" by Scott Merrow ~ Second Place
A man finds a strange book that seems to tell his life story...as it unfolds. When it starts to predict his future, he’s terrified by what it says.
"Cards" by Rick Hansberry ~ Third Place
A pair of copyrighters continue their career-long battle long after retirement.