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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Chris Messineo

Contest: "Short Film" (9 entries so far)

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.

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.

"A Kindness" by Basil Sunshine ~ First Place
A man suffering from imminent zombie-hood gives his 8-year old daughter survival advice.

"Last Run" by William Boehmer ~ Second Place
A homeless man must finish one last task before the end of the world.

"Final Respect" by Bill Sarre ~ Third Place
A gardener faces the end of the word with those he has helped.