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: "Goodbye" (9 entries so far)

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.

Contest: "Short Film" (10 entries)

This is our sixth annual short film challenge. Your film must be from a script and 15 minutes or less. You may enter multiple films. All entries must be uploaded to

"The End" by Pia Cook ~ First Place
A young mother struggles to make the right decision as civilization nears it's end.

"Teacher's Pet" by Kenneth Hurd ~ Second Place
Drew goes to his teacher's house for a tutoring session, but she has something else in mind.

"The Lottery" by Dan Lennox ~ Third Place
A month after the sun mysteriously dies, two brothers facing certain death suddenly find themselves in a struggle of morality when they learn an uninvited stranger possesses the tickets to their very survival.