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: "Feature ~ Round 3 of 3: Script" (4 entries so far)

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.

Contest: "Dinner Time" (16 entries)

Your entire story must take place around a dining room table.

Contest: "Less is More Again" (39 entries)

In screenwriting every page, every paragraph, every sentence, and every word counts. Tell an entire story in one page during our annual micro-short screenplay challenge.

"The Majors" by Rod Thompson ~ First Place
A father's promise echoes into eternity, as "a son never forgets."

"Everyone Wins" by Sean Chipman ~ Second Place
A teenager theorizes about how he can make a suicide look like an accident.

"Weeds" by Pete Barry ~ Third Place
Vernon finally finds his green thumb.