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.”

including country/area codes
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.

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

2019 was a big year for us and we are very very excited to be back!. Short+Sweet Dublin will return to The Sean O'Casey Theatre in East Wall this October.

As part of the Short+Sweet family we are committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. And what's the world needs now is some creativity (And love obvs!)

2020 Performance Dates

Tuesday October 13th - Saturday October 17th

 

Keen to be involved?

Writers: Submit your script by June 23rd at https://shortandsweet.org/form/script-entries-shortsweet-theatre-2020-21 

Directors: Details coming soon!

Independent Theatre Company (ITC): We are delighted to be in a position to invite ITCs to apply this year. Watch this space for more info.

Actors: Details coming soon!

Volunteers: Always welcome! If you are interested in publicity and marketing, front of house, or backstage aspects of the Festival please contact the festival director!  

Note for actors/directors and ITCs:  There is a limit of involvement of one play per person. For an excpetion, please contact the festival director

If you need any assistance with your submissions please do not hesitate to contact us via email 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.

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your acting experience above.
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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

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

We are all looking forward to bringing our community of artists and audiences together again after our most successful Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival ever in 2019. Now, more than ever, we need something uplifting to look forward to. The festival is scheduled to run from September 3 - October 19, 2020, but we will be monitoring the advice and enforceable rules regarding public gatherings between now and then to ensure the absolute safety of our team, particpants and patrons.  We truly look forward to welcoming everyone back to the theatre and presenting some incredible new stories and hope that you are all staying safe and healthy. 

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!
 

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

 

Register for Actor Auditions 2020

Applications are open for actor auditions! We will be auditioning for both Brisbane and Gold Coast strands on the Sat, 4 Apr

Registrations close Thursday, 2 Apr

Before registering as a Actor, please confirm that you will be available during key festival dates.

KEY DATES

Brisbane: 27 May–30 May

Gold Coast: 17 Jun–20 Jun / 24 Jun-27 Jun

Gala Finals: 19 July

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 3 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
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Register your Cabaret 2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

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 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
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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. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
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Register as a Director 2020

REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts and a lineup of amazing actors to choose from. With our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience at the iconic Brisbane Powerhouse or HOTA.

List your festival preference, 1 being your first choice and 3 your last.
including country/area codes
Name of suburb, Postcode
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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