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.

Thanks for all our writers, directors and actors who have expressed interest. The closing date to be part of a show has now passed. We will be in touch with you very soon with more details. If you are interest in getting involved in the festival in another capacity, please reach email

Actors, apply here - Applications Closed

Applications open to writers now.  - Applications Closed

Directors - Apply here - Applications Closed


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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Register now for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2020

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Dubai, to be hosted at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.

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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 re-numeration of any kind although they may be eligible for various prizes.

Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2020

Registrations are now OPEN for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2020!

The eighth annual Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival will run for seven super weeks at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz from January 24th to March 7th, 2020.

The full schedule for the Festival will be announced soon but in the meantime here's your chance to register for the UAE's number one theatre event.

To register as an ACTOR click HERE

To register as a DIRECTOR click HERE


To enter a SCRIPT click HERE

To register as BACK STAGE CREW click HERE

To register your interest as an AUDIENCE MEMBER click HERE


SCRIPT ENTRY - 5pm, Sunday October 13

ITC and DIRECTOR REGISTRATION - 5pm, Tuesday November 5

ACTOR REGISTRATION - 5pm, Tuesday November 5

ACTOR AUDITIONS - Friday and Saturday November 8 & 9 - 10am to 4p


Week 1 - 24th/25th Jan

Week 2 - 31st Jan/1st Feb

Week 3 - 7th/8th Feb

Week 4 - 14th/15th Feb

Week 5 - 21st/22nd Feb

Semis - 28th/29th Feb

Gala - 5-7 March

Audition Booking Form S+S Theatre Illawarra 2019



Auditions for registered actors will take place on Sunday 21st July at the Bridge St Theatre Coniston (Phoenix Theatre).

Please book which gender and age sessions you would like to audition for. If you believe you are eligible for more than one age or gender group you can book more than one audition slot - this means you would need to perform your 2-minute monologue in each session booked. You will get an email once your booking has been confirmed on our end. 

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Please indicate which Gender you identify as
Please enter the age you will be from 16th August 2019
Please tell us the suburb in which you reside please do not use postcodes.
Actors are welcome to audition for any gender or age bracket they would like to be considered for, meaning they must repeat their audition for each selection.
If you have not already sent us your CV you can upload it now. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
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If you have not already sent us your headshot please upload here. Headshots and CV's are provided to directors for perusal after each audition session. Professional actor headshots are preferred. If you don't have one, any picture which shows your face nice and close is acceptable.
Files must be less than 30 MB.
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Must be completed if you do not have a CV uploaded. You are welcome to add more information about your skills or experience here. This information will be made available to all our Theatre Directors upon request.
Please confirm which performance weeks you are available for. If you are uncertain, select available but be sure to discuss your uncertainty with directors if you are offered a role.

Book Complimentary Tickets: QLD 2019

DUE: No later than 24 hours before the performance

Please note: this name must have been registered by the director.
The name of the person who will collect the ticket from box office. Leave blank if it is the same name.

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.
Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 50MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
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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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Confirm that your name and/or contact details are not present anywhere on your script. If you submit with your name and/or contact details, your submission will be disqualified and you will not receive a refund.
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.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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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).


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