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: "Eighth Year Open" (0 entries so far)

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.

Contest: "Short Film" (10 entries)

This is our sixth 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: "Poetry" (15 entries)

Your script must contain an original poem.

"I Will Not Blow Up the Science Fair" by Scott Merrow ~ First Place
A nerdy ten-year-old genius invents a homework machine -- it gets every question right, 100 percent, no mistakes. He enters it in the school science fair... and quickly discovers that science isn't always fair!

"How He Was A Who" by Matthew Fettig ~ Second Place
A boy finds his nerve in a little girl's smile.

"The People v. Jill" by Tom Peterson ~ Third Place
You know Jack and Jill, who went up a hill, to fetch a pail of water.
Or do you?