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: "End of the World" (0 entries so far)

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.

Contest: "Feature ~ Round 3 of 3: Script" (9 entries)

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.

"Best Left Unsaid" by William Boehmer ~ First Place
Family dinner is never quite as it seems.

"Truffles" by Santi Spadaro ~ Second Place
A man boasts about his wife's cuisine.

"The Hunger of Pride" by Rod Thompson ~ Third Place
Two Generals, at the height of the American Revolution, share dinner in a bid for peace.