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Register as a Director Townsville 2016

Registrations close September 12

If you are selected as a director for the festival, you will be given the choice of over 50 shortlisted scripts to choose from. Alternatively, you can provide your own script.

We can help you connect with local performers to cast your play. Then, with our support, you will direct a compelling 10-minute play for presentation to an enthusiastic public audience, in an iconic Townsville venue.

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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. This does not need to be a full CV - you may attach a brief bio or description of your previous work as a director. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
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Purchase Archival Video 2016

Purchase a locked-off single camera archival video of your ten-minute play or cabaret act. 

Does not contain other Short+Sweet acts. Only the artists are able to purchase their video - these are not for general sale.

Video comes in the form of a downloadable .mov file. A link will be emailed shortly after purchase.

The fee covers our costs for equipment and processing. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2017

Welcome to Short+Sweet - the largest short play festival in the world. Each week is a totally different program featuring new writers, directors and a totally new cast. This year we're presenting 160+ plays over eight weeks from Jan 11 at the Depot Theatre. You’ll see the best new writing from Australia and around the world! So no need to cry, tickets are now on sale for Short+Sweet Sydney 2017! Get booking here.

Program announced!

The program for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 is now available:


Top 20 Week 1 


The Ice Age  written by Sue Clennell  directed by Erin Foote

Featuring: Kate Rankine and Dairinn Bannister

What time is it? Is it time for him to come? An innocent conversation turns into a  violent and alarming one. It beckons the terrifying idea that perhaps an Ice Age is safer than the current circumstances that face their reality.


Short+Sweet Film Festival Entry Form

Any films received will be considered for the following festivals:

Short+Sweet Film Online Festival, Short+Sweet Film Sydney 2017, Short + Sweet Brisbane, Short+Sweet Film Hollywood 2017 & many more TBA.

For the one entry fee of just AU$20, your film will be considered for all of the festivals above, as well as any additional festivals we run around the globe in 2016 & 2017.


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Make sure you have read and agree to all our Terms & Conditions to be eligible for our festival.

Short+Sweet Bollywood Dubai 2016

Short+Sweet Bollywood is the newest medium to join the Short+Sweet family. For this first time ever, this exciting new format is coming to Dubai! Open to both the experienced and fresh blood,  Short+Sweet gives hundreds of artists an opportunity to perform, and choreograph, while encouraging audiences to see brand new works on stage!

In October 2016, participants will showcase the best of UAE’s talent at The Junction, Dubai. Short+Sweet Bollywood rewards creativity, originality and imagination across the following areas:

·         Most Outstanding Choreography

·         Most Promising Male Dancer

·         Most Promising Female Dancer

·         People’s Choice Award


Competition | Entry Requirements

·         Performances must run for a minimum duration of 4 minutes and must not exceed 10 minutes

·         It can be any dance form but the only condition is that the music has to be from a Bollywood film. 

·         Dance troupes of all nationalities are invited to perform and join in the creative and colourful event that is Bollywood!

·         Be extraordinary! Short+Sweet highly encourages creativity and imagination in all entries. 


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:       September 15th, 2016

SHOW DATES:                   October 13th – 15th 2016

VENUE:                                                The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

For more information, please email info@thejunctiondubai.com or call on +97152 777 5825

Canberra Shortlist

The shortlist for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 can now be announced!

Directors have made their selections, and we can now congratulate the fantastic playwrights whose scripts made it onto this year's shortlist. The calibre of plays was excellent, and it was great to see such great writing coming in from Canberra, the Capital Region and all over the world. 

The program for the festival is still being finalised, and will be made available very soon. but for now, it's time to congratulate the shortlisted writers!

Submit a script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 16 October 2016

Short+Sweet Dubai is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Submit your script here to be considered for Dubai's fifth annual Short+Sweet festival.

SHORT+SWEET is an Australian organisation that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world, as well as educational workshops and training programmes.

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Do NOT include readings or moved readings
The number of roles in your play that can be performed by either male or female actors
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
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Register as a Director Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 16 October 2016

Register your interest as a Director for Short+Sweet Dubai 2017, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will get to pick from the top scripts from Dubai based and international writers which we receive this year and a line-up of amazing actors. You will have the opportunity to direct a 10-minute performance during the Top 40 or the Wildcards and, if selected, participate in the Red Carpet Gala Final! 


including country/area codes
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Hold down the CTRL key to select multiple options


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