From Script to Screen

The goal of the Get It Made Short-Form Screenplay Contest is to provide an opportunity for writers to see their work produced at the highest quality, connecting them directly to the professional film production process. Each season we will select a  3-5 page grand prize winning short script and provide all the necessary tools and funds to see it through production and editing. Then we will seek distribution on as many platforms as possible to showcase your talent. This contest is an opportunity for screenwriters and filmmakers to get their work MADE, at industry standard quality.

Get It Made is a stepping-stone into a career in screenwriting…

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Being no more than 5 pages, this script should be about creativity through limitations. Since the winner of this contest will actually see their work get made, the story must take place in one location, with no major events, stunts, props, pyrotechnics, etc. The script must be a feasible concept and the entrant must be the creator of the content submitted. The script must also be accompanied by a single sentence Logline to be considered.


One Grand Prize and nine runner-up winners are selected each season.

Grand prize winner

With a budget of up to $5,000, Absurd Hero Productions will produce your Grand Prize Winning short and consult with you through all aspects of the project – from casting and crewing up to shooting & editing. You will get the opportunity to be on a working set.

Upon completion of your short film, you will receive a writer’s credit on IMDb and digital copies of the final product for your reel.

Runner-Up Prizes

5 x PAID Production Assistant Positions including:

• Camera
• Set Lighting
• Sound
• Production
• Art Department

5 runners-up will be invited to join the production. Each will receive $50 per diem and an up close and personal look into the filmmaking process!

Raffle Prizes 

• 2 x FREE Entry Waivers

• 1 x Gift or prize from our sponsors

• 1 x Director Shadowing Experience – Learn from and personally assist the director of the winning project.

How it Works

Submit a 3-5 page short-form script. Use your creativity to submit an original story that takes place in one location, with no major stunts, props, pyrotechnics, or CGI, etc. The script must be accompanied by a Logline to be considered. Open to all genres, except animation.

  • Each season we will select the Top 100 shorts from all entrants.

  • Nine runners up will be eligible for raffles, which includes paid positions on the crew, free entry waivers, script consultations, on-set shadowing, and other offers and prizes.

  • One Grand Prize Winning Short will be selected and produced each season.

Equipment Access

Using the industry’s most versatile and cutting edge motion picture equipment, our crew of Hollywood professionals will be there every step of the way to assist production from principle photography through delivery. Using the Adobe Suite, our post production workflow makes it easy to edit each project, minimizing turnaround times.

In helping to find and foster new talent, Get It Made provides the opportunity for writers to see their short-form script produced at the highest quality. Founded by Hollywood pros who have worked on major film and TV productions in Los Angeles, Get It Made collaboratively applies those skills to your script. By having your short-form script made to professional standards, Get It Made will be your stepping-stone into a career in screenwriting. 

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“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same...”
― Danny Wallace, "Yes Man"