WRITE YOUR 10 MINUTE PLAY - With Alex Broun

Thank you for your registering for our "WRITE YOUR 10 MINUTE PLAY" webinar.

Short+Sweet's International Literary Manager, Alex Broun, presents a unique insight into his process for writing the 10 minute plays that have made him the most performed short play writer in the world!

With Short+Sweet 2020 cancelled, this is the perfect time for you to hone your skills and find that story, with plenty of time to submit for Short+Sweet Hollywood 2021!

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"BREAKING INTO TV THROUGH NBC’s CREATIVE PIPELINE PROGRAMS " Webinar

Thank you for your registering for our "BREAKING INTO TV THROUGH NBC’s CREATIVE PIPELINE PROGRAMS " webinar.

Executives from NBC Entertainment will introduce their groundbreaking and highly competitive talent pipeline programs. This panel is for emerging directors, writers, comedians and other creative talent ready to take their work to the next level. Gain inside tips before applying and learn which of these fast track programs can be launchpads for your career in episodic television!

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PLAYS FOR THE PANDEMIC - SCRIPT ENTRIES

Script writing competition for 10 minute film and theatre scripts

Tell any story you want to tell, but let it be inspired by the current situation. The only rule - 10 minutes or less. The rest is up to your imagination.

We are looking for scripts that inspire, challenge, provoke, question or dream. Scripts that give us courage to face up to the reality of our new world or provide answers to the questions all of us are now asking. As Samuel Beckett once wrote: “You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.”

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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.
If you wish to enter a script in a language not mentioned above, first please email the Literary Manager of Short+Sweet International Alex Broun on alexbrouninla@gmail.com
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Plays for the Pandemic

Script writing competition for 10 minute film and theatre scripts

Incredible prizes to be won

Tell any story you want to tell, but let it be inspired by the current situation. The only rule - 10 minutes or less. The rest is up to your imagination.

We are looking for scripts that inspire, challenge, provoke, question or dream. Scripts that give us courage to face up to the reality of our new world or provide answers to the questions all of us are now asking. As Samuel Beckett once wrote: “You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.”

The scripts will be judged on the elements we consider crucial at Short+Sweet - story or situation, character, dialogue (if your script has dialogue), theatricality or visual power and finally how they respond to or address the global tragedy of Covid-19.

BEST PLAY SCRIPT WINS US$500 PLUS Performances (guaranteed) at S+S Festivals around the world incl. Hollywood, Sydney, Dubai, Chennai and Manila.

BEST FILM SCRIPT WINS US$500 PLUS S+S will produce the winning script to premiere at the S+S Hollywood Film Festival.

Submissions accepted in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Tagalog, Hebrew, Bahasa, Tamil and Hindi.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:  July 20, 2020

To ENTER your script click HERE

More info or questions please contact S+S Literary Manager: alex@shortandsweet.org

ABOUT PLAYS FOR THE PANDEMIC

+ Short+Sweet is the world’s biggest presenter of short form theatre, dance, music and film with annual festivals in over a dozen countries including USA, Australia, Malaysia, India and the UK since 2002. 

+ Scripts will be assessed through our blind assessment process with the top ten scripts in both film and theatre being read by an international panel of leading figures in the film and theatre world to decide the winners.

+ Shortlists will be published for both theatre and film scripts before the final announcement of the overall winners.

Short+Sweet Theatre Dublin 2020

2020 Performance VIRTUAL Dates

Tuesday October 13th - Saturday October 17th

We are going ahead but in a new and innovative way. Be ready for a week of talks, interviews, panel sessions, workshops and live Q&As.

We are really looking forward to connecting (really really)

Keen to be involved?

We are still welcoming speakers to our week long series of virtual events.

If you would like to be involved please email us at karolineosullivan@shortandsweet.org

 

Short+Sweet Theatre Essex 2020

The biggest little play festival in the world is now coming to the UK and the first ever Short+Sweet theatre festival will be held in Essex in October 2020. Short+Sweet will showcase a variety of 10-minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with talented actors, writers and directors showcasing their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre. 

Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time! 

GET INVOLVED

We are inviting all writers to create a 10-minute script, all directors to direct a 10-minute play and of course, all actors to perform in our 10-minute play festival. Independent theatre companies are also invited to enter. Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful theatre and film festivals around the world at no cost to the participants. It is a unique opportunity for emerging, developing and established artists to increase their skills of creation and performance. 

To register, please click on the following:

Directors : https://form.jotform.com/201024196042038

Actors : https://form.jotform.com/201023826535044

ITC’s: https://form.jotform.com/201024759807052

Writers: https://form.jotform.com/200942788958069

The Short+Sweet festival is a wonderful tool for writers, directors and actors who want to share their voice and talent in a professional environment and venue. Its goal is to become a powerful tool for diversity in the entertainment industry, as well as providing a way to discover new or established local talent by engaging more people in the live theatre experience.  

We are now inviting all writers to submit a script, whether you are established or first-time, it is open to anyone who wants to have a go. There are no limits to the creativity or content of your scripts, only that it can be performed in 10 minutes or under.   

If you have a passion for the theatre and would like to be a part of a great team we have roles waiting for you behind the scenes in production, props,  front of house, sponsorship and more! We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you! 

Director Registration for Short+Sweet Hollywood 2020

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Hollywood 2020!

We welcome directors from all walks of life, from professional directors to enthusiastic first timers. Everyone will be given consideration. You'll be asked to submit a cv or any relevant information to us and your choice of program - Open English Language Theatre, LatinX Theatre or LGBTQ+ Theatre.

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This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
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LATINX SCRIPT ENTRIES - SHORT+SWEET THEATRE 2020

Script entries received from now will be considered for the following upcoming Short+Sweet festivals:

Hollywood 2020 

If you would like to join the mailing list for Short+Sweet writers, please email alexbrouninla@gmail.com with "Writer subscribe" in the subject line.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

including country/area codes
Please list number of male and female actors required for your script as well as any roles that can be played by either male or female e.g: Cast 5 (m2, f1, e2)
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.
If you wish to enter a script in a language not mentioned above, first please email the Literary Manager of Short+Sweet International Alex Broun on alexbrouninla@gmail.com
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.

Short+Sweet Theatre Hollywood 2020 - CANCELLED

*In response to current bans on public gatherings due to the recent spike in COVID19 cases in Los Angeles County:

Short+Sweet is the 'biggest little festival in the world'. Showcasing short form theatre, film, dance and more, versions of the festival are presented in 35 cities in 10 countries around the world.

Short+Sweet Hollywood celebrated its most successful festival in its 4 years in Los Angeles in 2019, showcasing open English language entries from as far as Dubai and Australia; Latinx entries from across the U.S, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and Colombia; and the addition of an LGBTQ+ program, as well as Dance and Film.

2020 was set to deliver an even more diverse and exciting program. Unfortunately, that won't be the case as Festival Director Nick Hardcastle announced the cancellation of the Festival.

"It is with great regret that we have had to cancel Short+Sweet 2020. While we have vigorously tried to innovate over the last 4 months to ensure that we could welcome you all back to the festival this year, recent spikes in Covid-19 cases in California and the responsive measures taken have forced us to concede that bringing our community of artists and audiences into the theatre simply won't be possible this year. However, we will be bringing you some special online events to keep you all connected with our partners at NBC, Argentum studios and our literary team here at Short+Sweet."

Jandiz Estrada Cordoso, Senior Director of Talent Development Inclusion and Grace Moss, Director of Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment will be sharing a 'fireside chat' with Hardcastle on September 10; and Short+Sweet International Literary Manager Alex Broun, also the most performed short play writer in the world, will be giving a free lab in writing your ten minute play - A perfect opportunity to take advantage of the extra time you now have to submit for next year. All plays submitted for 2020 will still be considered for the next festival and all future festivals around the world as programs go into production again in various places that are safe to do so. Short+Sweet Sydney resumes on September 14.

Short+Sweet Film Festival will also not go ahead as planned, but all films submitted will be eligible for consideration when the festival returns next year. Open auditions for actors were to take place this weekend, July 25 and 26 at the Lee Strasberg Institute for the open English language, Latinx and LGBTQ+ programs. These are also cancelled.

"I want to personally thank everyone on our Diversity and Inclusion programming team, our writers, actors and directors as well as our partners at NBC, Argentum Studios, Global Talent Immigration and Final Draft. The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the team at the Lee Strasberg Institute have been incredibly accommodating as we have tried to navigate this unprecedented time and we are certainly looking forward to delivering an incredible festival from the Institute when we return in 2021. We appreciate this has been a very difficult time for so many of us and we look forward to welcoming our community and new friends to our online experiences in September."

To keep updated on the online program for Short+Sweet and for the latest news on the 2021 festival, visit shortandsweet.org/festivals/shortsweet-theatre-hollywood-2020.

 

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2020!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 3 - October 19, 2020!

This year's categories are Open English language Theatre, LatinX Theatre, LGBTQ+ Dance and Film! Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. In the meantime, submissions are open for English Language plays here, for our LatinX program here and you can submit  your script or proposal for your LGBTQ+  short work here. You can find out more about the Short+Sweet Film Festival by visiting our film festival page here!

SUBMISSIONS FOR PLAYS / LIVE THEATRICAL WORKS CLOSE ON JUNE 30          *please note that all dates are subject to change 

ATTENTION DIRECTORS!
Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors. Short+Sweet is the perfect opportunity for actors, writers or anyone to try directing for the first time. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet Hollywood, please register here. Successful directors will be notified by July 1 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by no later than July 24. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

Directors cannot act in their own play unless they enter the production as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company) which is where the play, Director and cast are all already attached and submit directly to the Festival Director. Places for ITC's are limited in the festival. Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.

 

ATTENTION ACTORS

Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monologue and attend our open auditions at the Lee Strasburg Institute Saturday July 25 for Spanish speaking actors and Sunday July 26 for English speaking actors from 10am to 6pm. You can register here - and more information is in the news tab below.

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

 

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