Register for Actor Auditions 2018

Applications are open for actor auditions for this years Short+Sweet Festival. We will be auditioning for both Brisbane and Gold Coast strands on the 29th of April

As an added bonus, this year we will not only be auditioning for the directors of Short+Sweet Theatre 2018, but also for the filmmakers of our new 2019 Short+Sweet Film Festival. 

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Short+Sweet Winners of Abu Dhabi Theatre 2018

SHORT+SWEET Abu Dhabi 2018 Winner’s List




To the best production as voted by the Audience

WINNER: Mayan Calendar Boys

RUNNER UP: All Aboard!

THIRD: Cellphone Zombies / Status Update


BEST MALE ACTOR Craig Kelly (Mayan Calendar Boys)

RUNNER-UP Hurr Al-Dalli (Electric Lamentations: Men Without WiFi))


Register for Short+Sweet Voices Dubai

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Voices Dubai from April 12-14, 2018 hosted by The Junction.


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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.

Comp tickets for Artists

Complete this form to book complimentary tickets for Short+Sweet Sydney 2018.

Please read this info carefully before completing the form

Short+Sweet artists are entitled to comp tickets to their performance week. They cannot be interchanged with other weeks/weekends. They must also be booked for one show only.

Please use title case for your play and Capitalise The First Letter Of EVERY Word. Eg "In The End I Thought I Was Still Right."
Select up to the maximum number of tickets you're entitled to: Actors=1, Writers=2, Directors=2, Writer-Directors=3. (Actor-Directors and Actor-Writers are entitled to 2 tickets)
Please select your play's performance dates. Be careful to select "Wildcards" or "Top 80" appropriately or your comp ticket will NOT be booked.
Please include your preferred date in DD/M/YYYY format, eg 12/2/2014.

Short+Sweet Film Sydney 2018

The Short+Sweet Film Festival in Sydney is back for its second season bigger than ever! After screenings all over the world culminating in a triumphant Hollywood Gala Finals in 2017, the international competition is heating up again.  

Short films are hot right now and there is a fantastic selection of different genres, different styles and different ideas from local and international filmmakers. In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition, all films must be 10 minutes or less and can be shot and edited on any device. There are no more limits other than your imagination. The winning film will be screened in Los Angeles at the Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival in September 2018.

According to Short+Sweet Sydney-based film festival director Greg Dolgopolov, the most important aspect of Short+Sweet is to bring local filmmakers together and in direct contact with their audiences. “Having just travelled to a series of film festivals in Europe and Australia where the genre is burgeoning, I was knocked out by new forms and remarkable originality that really engaged audiences,” Dolgopolov said. “There is a real appetite for short films at the moment and, with the calibre of new short films submitted to our festival, it will be an exciting four weeks of heats leading up to the finals”.  Dolgopolov directed Melbourne’s first Short+Sweet Film festival last year and noted the passionate discussions that continued between filmmakers, judges and audience members after each screening. “The shaping of networks for future projects…” he added. “That connection is what Short+Sweet is so good at fostering.” And there’s more on offer for ambitious film-makers: last year some of the films that premiered in Sydney went on to great success in the Hollywood finals.

Heats start from Tuesday 6 March at 7:30 and go on every Tuesday. Culminating in the Gala Sydney Finals over the Easter weekend. To purchase tickets and for more info see here:

Whether you have a play that you want to adapt into a screenplay or an original idea for a film, Short+Sweet Film Festival remains open for entries. Find out how to enter here:

Background to Short+Sweet Founded in 2002 by Mark Cleary, Short+Sweet began as a small festival of 10-minute plays in Sydney, Australia. Since this time, this unique brand has extended to multiple performance mediums; from theatre to dance, cabaret to Bollywood, musicals to stand-up comedy; all maintaining the single rule, being 10 minutes or less. Short+Sweet has made a huge impact on the Australian theatre scene through developing new, original work with emerging artists and providing a platform for established artists to showcase their talents. The expansion of Short+Sweet within Australia has also taken short-form theatre internationally, with ever increasing popularity and ever increasing festivals. Short+Sweet is currently active across the USA, Australia, India, Philippines, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates, with growth planned for additional cities in these countries, as well as across the UK and Europe. 

Writer and ITC Submission Open

Submissions are now open for local community and independent theatre companies to submit a script, including director and actors to be considered for the inaugural Short+Sweet Illawarra season in October.

You don't need to be an established theatre group to submit an ITC entry, even a loose collection of creatives is fine by us. All we ask is that your play is no more than ten minutes in duration.

Your ITC submission must have a director assigned, and any cast members you wish to include in your project. ITC's may choose to cast from the Short+Sweet Open Auditions.

Independent Theatre Companies (ITC) Submissions

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2018! Independent Theatre Companies (ITC) may pitch their ten-minute performance using this form.

Submitting as an Independent Theatre Company entry into Short+Sweet Illawarra gives a group of local artists the chance to submit not only a script for consideration, but be able to work with their own creative team. 

This field is optional. If you are an established community theatre group or Independent Theatre Company please tell us something about yourselves to allow us to promote you if you are selected to perform.
Please provide a detailed (or extended) synopsis of your play. You can also include details about the play's style, design or vision.
Please give us a short version of your synopsis, please keep to three sentences maximum.
Please give a brief biography of the writer or writing team.
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You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your acting experience above.
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Please attach your script or your creative proposal.
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If there is more than one writer, please enter their full name, email address and phone numbers in this field.


Script entries are now closed. Check back early in the new year. Do not submit now.

Mauritius, Townsville, KL, Penang, Manila + more as they are confirmed!*

For the one entry fee of AU$20, your script will be considered for all of the above festivals. Some of the highest-rated entries from previous years were performed four or more times.

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

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