Submit your Short Films for Short+Sweet Cebu 2023

Thank you for your interest in submitting to our inaugural SHORT+SWEET CEBU FILM FESTIVAL!

All our short films are submitted via FILMFREEWAY. 

CLICK HERE to go to our Filmfreeway submission page.

If you are unable to make payment for, or cannot afford the submission fee. You can apply for a fee waiver code. Click here to apply for a fee waiver. Please note, each festival has limited fee waiver codes allocated. 

Short+Sweet Illawarra Voices 2023

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR VOCAL & CHOIR GROUPS

An exciting new showcase festival of a cappella singing will make its Short+Sweet Illawarra debut this year and is now calling for entries.

It promises to stretch the boundaries of choral performance, rewarding innovation, excellence and creativity with the winning acts as voted by the audience and industry judges to take part in the first Short+Sweet Illawarra Gala Final Showcase alongside the best acts from its Theatre, Cabaret and Dance festivals.

Short+Sweet provides audiences with a ‘tasting plate’ of bite-sized morsels of creative work, while priding itself on the development of emerging artists and new work through its consistent format of 10-minute performance.

Short + Sweet Illawarra now launches its latest endeavour – a festival aimed at showcasing and developing the extraordinary vocal talent found across Australia. The Festival Director is well-known Wollongong actor, director and producer Luke Berman who enthused about the new addition to the Short+Sweet Illawarra stable – now making the Wollongong arm the most versatile of any of Short+Sweet festival in the world.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR VOCAL & CHOIR GROUPS | Short+Sweet Illawarra 2023

All performances will be presented at Bridge Street Theatre in Coniston this coming August.

Check out this sample of Short+Sweet Voices Sydney 2015

 

ENTRY/COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 3 people per choir.
  • Performances must not exceed 10 minutes total time.
  • Choral societies and other groups can enter as many choirs as they desire, however there will be a limit for each choir member to participate in a maximum of 2 performances per heat.
  • Be extraordinary!  

The two favourite acts as voted by our Judges and audience will also return in our end of season Short+Sweet Illawarra Gala Final Showcase.

FURTHER INFORMATION contact luke.berman@shortandsweet.org.

Short+Sweet Sydney Theatre Festival 2024

SHORT+SWEET
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD

 

2024 GALA FINALS

Sat 4  May at 7:30pm & Sunday 6 May at 6:30pm | Buy Tickets Now

2024 GALA FINALISTS

ON QUEUE (Week 1)
Written by Morey Norkin / Directed by Kathryn Stewart

THREE SIDES TO EVERY STORY (Week 3)
Written by Sally Bartley / Directed by Dan Maher

KILL YOUR DARLINGS (Week 4)
Written & Directed by Laurent Auclair

MAIN CHARACTER ENERGY (Week 5)
Written & Directed by Freia Kirkaldy

BLIND DATE (Week 6)
Written by Ken Levine / Directed by Hollie Meyer

PRICK (Week 7)
Written by Gina Cohen / Directed by Jeremy Godwin

BRAVE PEOPLE (Week 8)
Written by Allan Staples / Directed by Kai Paynter

And from our Semi-Finals...

AND IN THE END 
WILDCARD Final Winner / Week 3
Written and directed by Frank Leggett 

A THING OF HOPE 
CREWCUT FINALS - JUDGES CHOICE / Week 6
Written by Geraldine Marcellino / directed by Brea Macey

MASK 
CREWCUT FINALS - AUDIENCE CHOICE / Week 4
Written by Adam Szudrich / Directed by Gina Cohen

SEEDS IN YOUR POCKET 
PEOPLES CHOICE FINALS - JUDGES CHOICE / Week 1
Written and directed by Fiona Leonard

SHAKESPEARE WHERE ART THOU 
PEOPLES CHOICE FINALS - AUDIENCE CHOICE / Week 3
Written and directed by 
Paulene Turner

FOUR BEATS TO A BAR 
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR SELECTION / Week 7
Written and directed by 
Lisa Kelaher

MAKING THE WORLD BETTER PLACETEN-MINUTES AT A TIME

Festival enquiries, please contact our Festival Director Luke Berman at luke.berman@shortandsweet.org
 

2024 SEASON DATES
Week 1 | 15 - 18 February
Week 3  |  29 February - 3 March

Week 4  |  7 - 10 March
Week 5  |  14 – 17 March

Week 6  |  28 - 31 March
Week 7
  |   4 – 6 April
Week 8  |  18  – 21 April

 

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FESTIVAL FINALS SERIES
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PEOPLES CHOICE SHOWCASE - SEMI FINAL 
(2 performances)

Saturday 27 April at 7:30pm 
& Sunday 28 April at 6:30pm
 

CREW CUT FINAL -  SEMI FINAL 
(2 performances)

Friday 26 April at 7:30pm 
& Sunday 28 April at 2:00pm
 

WILDCARD FINAL - JUDGES SEMI FINAL 
(2 performances)
Thursday 25 April at 7:30pm 
& Saturday 27 April at 2:00pm

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GALA FINAL   4 - 5 May
Sat 4  May at 7:30pm
& Sunday 6 May at 6:30pm
Buy Tickets Now

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Submit your Short Films for Short+Sweet Illawarra 2023

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA FILM FESTIVAL!

All our short films are submitted via FILMFREEWAY. 

CLICK HERE to go to our Filmfreeway submission page.

If you are unable to make payment for, or cannot afford the submission fee. You can apply for a fee waiver code. Click here to apply for a fee waiver. Please note, each festival has limited fee waiver codes allocated. 

Short+Sweet Cabaret Illawarra 2023

Short+Sweet Illawarra is proud to bring back our CABARET strand into its epic 2023 season, performing alongside our Theatre, Film, Dance and Voices strands. 

Short+Sweet Cabaret is a festival of 10 minute cabaret pieces. We provide a professional platform for artists to create and present new works while providing the audience with an intimate entertainment experience.

By merging theatre and music,  we create an atmosphere of inspiration and exploration. Stories, characters and songs are tested, risks are taken, and the audience participates in original and exciting projects.

We encourage all forms of cabaret - song, burlesque, magic, comedy, political - you name it!  But remember at Short+ Sweet you only have 10 minutes!

Submissions and expressions of interest are now open!

Enter your cabaret act now or email luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

 

Short+Sweet Illawarra Dance Festival 2023

CHOREOGRAPHER REGISTRATIONS OPEN

Registrations are now open for choreographers to apply to enter the inaugural Short+Sweet Illawarra Dance Festival, which will launch the biggest Short+Sweet Illawarra season yet - which includes Theatre, Film, Cabaret and Voices (choral groups). 

Short+Sweet Dance is a festival of 10 minute dance pieces. We provide a platform for independent choreographers, dancers, and companies to experiment with new ideas, concepts and movement styles. Short+Sweet Dance develops emerging talent, fosters industry relations, and develops new audiences for dance.

Short+Sweet Dance caters to audiences who want to experience new dance works served to them in pint-sized presentations.

Season
Technical Rehearsals: Either Tuesday 1st or Wednesday 2nd August
Performances: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th & Sunday 5th August 

at the Bridge Street Theatre Coniston (Phoenix Theatre)

 

Festival Director | Luke Berman
Associate Producers | Eva Craineanu & Brittany Louise Pike

Short+Sweet Illawarra Theatre 2023

MAKING THE WORLD A MORE CREATIVE PLACE - TEN MINUTES AT A TIME

Short+Sweet Illawarra - one of our most respected and successful little festivals - returns for its fifth year under the leadership of experienced Festival Director and Wollongong resident Luke Berman. Short+Sweet Illawarra returns with its Top 20 season of ten-minute theatre, with the best plays as voted by audience and judges advancing to our rejuvinaterd Short+Sweet Sydney Festival in early 2024.
 

The Illawarra is a known theatre heartland, a rare melting pot of performance artists. Short+Sweet seeks to provide an accessbile platform for everyone to share their stories through Theatre, Film and Cabaret and add to the dynamic creative ecosystem that is thriving in this beautiful part of NSW's south coast.

 

Check out our Short+Sweet Illawarra Festival Trailer on YouTube

WEEK 1 PLAYS
The Colours in the Flames
You Should See A Doctor
Death Pops In
Banana Girl
Does the Means Justify the End?
Main Character Energy
The Waiting Room

WEEK 2 PLAYS
Audience Participation
Chick O Clock
Like Stars Exploding
Normality
Seeds In Your Pocket
Somebody That I Used to Know
The Concierge
The Dutiful Daughter
The Quilt
Worlds

ILLAWARRA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 2023

Click on Session Times for Bookings

WILDCARDS: ILLAWARRA FILM FESTIVAL | 7:30PM Friday 5 August
FILIPINO FINALS: MANILA/CEBU FILM FESTIVAL (Australian Advanced Screening) | 3:00PM Sunday 6 August
ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL WEEK 1 | 7:30PM 10-12 August 
ILLAWARRA CABARET & VOICES SHOWCASE | Sunday 13 August
ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL WEEK 2 | 7:30PM 17 - 19 August

FINALS SEASON
ILLAWARRA GALA FINAL SHOWCASE  | 25 - 26 August
ILLAWARRA FILM FESTIVAL FINALS | 27 August

ILLAWARRA WEBSITE LINKS

SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA THEATRE FESTIVAL / GALA FINAL SHOWCASE | CLICK HERE
SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA FILM FESTIVAL | CLICK HERE
SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA DANCE FESTIVAL | CLICK HERE
SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA CABARET  | CLICK HERE
SHORT+SWEET ILLAWARRA VOICES | CLICK HERE

Festival Enquiries to luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

New Festival Information Form

Welcome to the Short+Sweet Family!

Please answer the questions as best you can with the information you currently have. 

When you submit your form, you will see an evil red error message at the top that says "Unable to send email" - do not worry, your form has been successfully submitted. This is a bug on the website, and something you will need to be fully aware of while running your festival. Your artists are going to come across this so you'll need to always be communicating its presence there, similar to what I'm doing with you now.

Please use international phone number format including country code
Please use international phone number format including country code
Please be sure to include contact details next to each name in (brackets)
This is where you introduce people to your festival! This is the first thing people will read when they land on your festival page
Please tell us when your festival performance strand will start and finish, and how many acts or performances you plan on staging. If your dates change, you can edit these yourself later, but we do need to enter a start and an end date for you, even if this is just a "best-guess" at this stage. (Ex. Top 30 | 1st to 27th September (including a Gala finals)
Please tell us when your festival performance strand will start and finish, and how many Films you plan on screening. If your dates change, you can edit these yourself later, but we do need to enter a start and an end date for you, even if this is just a "best-guess" at this stage. (Ex. Top 30 | 1st to 27th September (including a Gala finals)
Please tell us when your festival performance strand will start and finish, and how many acts you plan on producing in total. If your dates change, you can edit these yourself later, but we do need to enter a start and an end date for you, even if this is just a "best-guess" at this stage. (Ex. Top 30 | 1st to 27th September (including a Gala finals)
Please provide the COMPANY NAME, VENUE ADDRESS (Street Address, City, State and Post/Zip Code
If you already have your Festival logo or Promo images that you would like to add to your website you can upload now, or you can add these yourself later.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.
If you already have your Festival logo or Promo images that you would like to add to your website you can upload now, or you can add these yourself later.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png.

Short+Sweet Cebu Film Festival

MAKING THE WORLD A MORE CREATIVE PLACE - TEN MINUTES AT A TIME
The world's largest little festival has finally arrived in Cebu, the heart of the Visayas! Entries to our film festival are open to all Cebuano and Filipino filmmakers, with the best films selected to be screen in Cebu in our inaugural film festival October 2023.
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.

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN - SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM HERE

The Short+Sweet Cebu Festival will be screened in three groupings - Cebuano Films, Filipino Films and International Films, with the winning films as voted by judges and audience to progress to the finals in Manila, and will also be screened in our Film Festivals in Illawarra, Essex and some may even be selected to be screened in Hollywood!

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.

Enquiries, contact Festival Director Luke Berman (Australia) - luke.berman@shortandsweet.org

Content Creator (Manila) EOI 2023

CONTENT CREATOR (Manila) | Contract Position (ongoing)
Salary to be negotiated

Short+Sweet, the world's largest short play festival is looking for a talented and enthusiastic online content designer and administration assistant to join our team.

The position involves designing marketing material, from concept to layout, and assisting the company in a variety of administrative tasks.

Let us know where you are based.
Please upload your CV or Resume
Files must be less than 20 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
If you've had experience in customer service or administration roles, tell us a little about your experience here.
Tell us about it!
Please upload an image showing us an example of your Graphic Design work (Poster/brochure/logo/banner)
Files must be less than 20 MB.
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You may upload additional examples of your work if you wish
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