SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA FILM FESTIVAL

Making the world a more creative place, ten minutes at a time.

Short+Sweet Film Festival returns, showcasing Illawarra, Australian, 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.

You must have permission to use any images, storylines, music, etc. in your film.

Please ensure films that are not in English have English subtitles.

There are no more limits other than your imagination.

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The Illawarra, located on the South Coast of NSW Australia, 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.

The Short+Sweet Film Festival is unique for three distinct reasons:

1) For just one entry you are in consideration for our 10 international festivals, opening up your chances to have your screen filmed around the world

2) We have a very strong international network and this network is constantly expanding.

3) We are unique in that we have a very strong connection to theatre. We do not believe the gap between theatre and film should be so wide and we aim to bridge this gap. With our Best Adaptation Award and our close partnership with our sister theatre festival, we encourage theatre and film practitioners to be one and the same.

4) We screen all sorts of films and all sorts of genres and support all sorts of filmmakers from seasoned pros to emerging artists.

 

The best films from three heat rounds will be showcased in our Film Festival Gala Finals, and have the opportunity to be screened at our film festivals worldwide.

Our best film "Road to Vagator" (2019) went on to feature in the finals of the Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival, which was recognised with Illawarra resident Nick Bolton winning Best Actor.

If you have already submitted your film to one of our Short+Sweet Film Festivals, please make contact with Festival Director Luke Berman before submitting your film. luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

 

 

 

 

Actor Registration | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Theatre is back, and we are looking for actors to take the stage in the return of Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra - Wollongong's contribution to the world's largest little-play festival.

It doesn't matter how old you are, what your cultural background is, your shape or size - with over 20 plays being performed, odds are there will be a role for you!

Enter your mobile number 04XX XXX XXX or Landline phone number 02 XXXX XXXX
Auditions are held in age and gender groups. Which gender group would you like to audition for? If you believe you would like to be considered for roles in either gender, we will allow you to audition in both gender groups.
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. You can obtain a template CV from luke.berman@shortandsweet.org or simply attach a document file with a written bio of your skills and experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
CV's are HIGHLY recommended. They are needed so directors can read about you after your audition.
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 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
If you are not cast in a play, would you be interested in joining with other actors to make a group-devised ten-minute theatre play?

Audition Registrations Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney 2021!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as an actor, you will be contacted by the director of one of the plays you have been selected for.

Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available. This festival is a commitment and you need to make sure you have the time and passion to participate. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Tell us about your acting experience, training and other performance skills.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Please upload your CV in Docx or PDF format. 2MB file size limit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.

ITC Registration | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Want to submit a script and your own director? Do you have a team of actors ready to go? Submit your group submission, and apply directly to Short+Sweet Illawarra.

ITC entries are perfect for established theatre groups to get involved with Short+Sweet Illawarra and showcase their brand. However, you don't have to be an established organisation - you can form your own group just for the festival.

What is the name of your Play?
Please provide a brief synopsis of your play. About one paragraph is ideal.
You may upload a script or artistic vision pitch
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf docx.
please provide your mobile number
Please provide a bio of the writer. Please include any formal training, previous credits, and overall theatre background.
Please provide a detailed bio of the director's experience. Please indicate previous any directing experience, as well as an overview of the director's theatre experience.
Upload Director CV.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please list your actors' names and email addresses. You do not need to have actors at the time of application - you may cast from our auditions if you require.
Tell us where you have performed this play in the past. Please include year / venue / festival name and any other info.

ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2021!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

please provide your mobile number
If any of the leaders of this production are under 18, please note that here. We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Please enter the names, email addresses, and contact phone numbers of any cast members. Directors can choose to cast their play from the Short+Sweet Auditions
Note that scripts which have been performed in Sydney are NOT ELIGIBLE for the competition. Please do not submit a play which has already been performed in Sydney as we will not be able to consider it for the festival.
Tell us about your ITC.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Describe what you plan to put on stage. You may also submit a script.
You may upload a script or a video of your performance.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf docx avi mov mp3 wav.

Director Registration for Short+Sweet Sydney 2021

Thank you for your interest in directing for Short+Sweet Sydney 2021!

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.

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.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.

Audition Registration Short+Sweet Sydney 2021

 

Thank you for your interest in performing in the Short+Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney 2021!

We welcome professional and enthusiastic amateurs actors alike. Everyone will be given consideration.

If you are selected as an actor, you will be contacted by the director of one of the plays you have been selected for.

 Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available. This festival is a commitment and you need to make sure you have the time and passion to participate. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
Tell us about your acting experience, training and other performance skills.
Please upload a recent headshot. JPG or PNG formats only with a maximum filesize of 2MB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Please upload your CV in Docx or PDF format. 2MB file size limit.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx ppt pptx.

Direct Script Submissions Short+Sweet Theatre Illawarra 2021

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE

Direct Script Submission (fee waiver)

If you would like to submit your ten-minute script for Short+Sweet Illawarra direct, please complete the form below. Applying directly means you would like to have a short play you have written submitted for performance at Short+Sweet Illawarra. Writers can submit more than one play for consideration, however, may only have one play staged as part of our festival.

including country/area codes
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.
Please provide a longer synopsis about your play, approx 1 paragraph

Director Registration Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021

Registrations are now open for new and experienced directors to take the helm of one of our shortlisted local and international scripts for Short+Sweet Illawarra 2021.

Directing for Short+Sweet is a fantastic opportunity for new directors to gain experience in producing short-form theatre. It is also a perfect opportunity for established directors to take a risk and try something new. 

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
If you are uploading a CV, please only give a brief overview of your experience. If you do not have a CV please provide more information here - list recent shows, when it was staged and which theatre company produced the show.
While this field is not required, uploading a CV will be held in high regard.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
Please select any skill areas you've had any experience with.

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