SHORT+SWEET Dublin 2019

In the Land of Saints and Scholars, Short+Sweet Dublin launches its inaugural season of this ten-minute play festival. Ireland is bursting at the seams with talented actors, writers and directors. Together we can make Short+Sweet Dublin a roaring success.

With a focus on Irish artist development, Short+Sweet will look at providing a pathway for these emerging artists to have their work seen by the wider international Short+Sweet theatre community.

Applications open to writers now. Closing Date: June 18th

Directors - Apply here - Closing Date: June 24th

Audition applications are not yet open. We will be updating our site and facebook page as soon as they are.

2019 Performance Season

22 - 26 October (20 Plays)
Our Gala Finals and artists' awards night will be held on Saturday October 26th

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Book Complimentary Tickets: QLD 2019

DUE: No later than 24 hours before the performance

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Submissions: Short+Sweet Illawarra Film Festival 2019

Short+Sweet Film Festival has now arrived in the place where the mountains meet the sea. The Illawarra, located on the South Coast of NSW boasts an impressive theatre community with over a dozen active theatre companies and a large talent pool of actors, writers and directors. Short+Sweet Illawarra is proud to extend its festival to filmmakers in the region, providing a platform for their work to be seen alongside our Australian and international submissions.


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Register Your Cabaret | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2019


We want you to sell us the idea for your show. What makes it unique? 

Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. You may include roles if appropriate.
Please include years and production titles if applicable.
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Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be a company history, artist CV/bios, image of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your project, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 50 MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
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This form is specifically for entries to be considered for the Short+Sweet Hollywood LGBT Live program in 2019:

Deadline June 30.

For our LGBTQ Live week, we are accepting all forms of theatrical works under 10 minutes. It can be a play, musical, spoken word, stand up, drag, cabaret - you are only limited by your imagination, the ten minute time limit and your ability to set and strike your piece in one minute! Your entry fee of AU$20, for your submission is only for the above festival. 

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Short+Sweet accepts scripts in several languages. Please note that scripts and outlines for alternative works written in languages other than English may be eligible for only one festival. If your script or proposal is written in a language other than those listed above, it is either not eligible for Short+Sweet festivals at this time or must be submitted directly to the festival staff of the relevant S+S festival.
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Actor Registrations for Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2019

Thank you for your interest in acting at Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2019!

Short+Sweet  provides more acting opportunities than almost any event worldwide, with around 400-600 roles each season in 35 cities! We welcome actors of all ages, ethnicities, genders, colours, creeds, experience levels, sexual preferences, political leanings, lovers of Marvel, lovers of DC - everyone is welcome!

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The Short+Sweet Film Festival is finally here in the Illawarra!

After launching a hugely successful season of ten-minute theatre plays, we are reaching out to Illawarra filmmakers to share our local stories and have them screened alongside the best short-films submitted from around the world. 

Submissions open Monday 10th June and close Monday 12th August.

To submit your short film click here (submissions via FilmFreeway).

Submission Fees

Illawarra Filmmakers | Free to submit to Illawarra (direct)*

Australian Filmmakers | $13 USD

International Filmmakers | $20 USD

* Illawarra local entries are only submitted to the Short+Sweet Illawarra Film Festival and will not be sent to our international festivals. Illawarra filmmakers who which to submit their film to Illawarra and our international festivals should submit via the Australian filmmakers submission page (US$13 fee).

Register for Short+Sweet Comedy Illawarra 2019

Registrations are now open for Short+Sweet Comedy Illawarra 2019.

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Participants in Short+Sweet do so on a voluntary basis. Artists selected for Short+Sweet are not entitled to payment or remuneration of any kind.
Example: Stand-Up, Improv', Sketch, Poetry, Musical, Parody, 2 Person or Group Act

Short+Sweet Comedy Illawarra 2019

Short+Sweet Comedy Illawarra 2019

Following on from a successful debut in 2017 in the Middle East and Dubai, Short+Sweet Comedy now comes to the Illawarra! 

If you have a comedy act of any sort we would love to hear from you, styles accepted include Stand-Up, Improv', Sketch, Poetry, Musical, Parody, 2 Person or Group Act - but it must be comedy.

Registrations Opening Soon

All content must be original.
Each entry must be no longer than ten minutes.


Festival Director:
Luke Berman |

Short+Sweet Cabaret Illawarra 2019

Short+Sweet Illawarra is proud to introduce CABARET into its 2019 season, performing alongside our Theatre, Youth, Film and Comedy strands. 

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a festival of 10 minute cabaret pieces. We provide a professional platform for artists to create and present new works while providing the audience with an intimate entertainment experience.

By merging theatre and music,  we create an atmosphere of inspiration and exploration. Stories, characters and songs are tested, risks are taken, and the audience participates in original and exciting projects.

We encourage all forms of cabaret - song, burlesque, magic, comedy, political - you name it!  But remember at Short+ Sweet you only have 10 minutes!

Submissions and expressions of interest will be opening soon!



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