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: http://buytickets.at/shortsweet/141026

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: https://filmfreeway.com/ShortSweetFilmFestival

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.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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You may either upload your curriculum vitae, or add a description of your acting experience above.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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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 - SHORT+SWEET THEATRE 2018-19

Any entries received will be considered for the following Short+Sweet Theatre festivals in 2018 (and 2019):

S+S Canberra (deadline 15 Dec), 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.

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Program Information Form for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Hi S+S Directors,

Fill out the details below so we can add your information to the weekly programme. This also allows us to obtain critical contact details for your cast, which our production team needs to have on hand.

Complete this form no later than 2 weeks before your first performance date. If you don't complete this form in time, we cannot guarantee your information will be included in the program.

Maximum 40 words
Please do not use quotation marks or include anything other than the character's name.
List all other contributors who will be featured on stage, e.g. Paul Smith Composer, Sue Sampson Violinist
Feel free to share other information about your production but note that there is limited space on the programme and we may not include this info.

Wildcard Performance week availability Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Hi S+S Directors,

Complete the form below to express your performance week availability and preferences.

Note the distinction: you are only unavailable where you absolutely cannot do those dates or you would have to withdraw from the festival. It being difficult does not mean it's impossible.

Your preferences are where you would opt to do one particular week over another if you had your way.

Please explain the reasons why you are absolutely unavailable during the indicated weeks. If you have no unavailable weeks, please just write "None" or "NA".

Top 80 Performance week availability Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Hi S+S Directors,

Complete the form below to express your performance week availability and preferences.

Note the distinction: you are only unavailable where you absolutely cannot do those dates or you would have to withdraw from the festival. It being difficult does not mean it's impossible.

Your preferences are where you would opt to do one particular week over another if you had your way.

Please explain the reasons why you are absolutely unavailable during the indicated weeks. If you have no unavailable weeks, please just write "None" or "NA".

Book an audition - Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Registration deadline 6pm Thu 11 Jan

Thanks for your interest in being involved in Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018!

We have opened an additional day of auditions on Sat 13 January at Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St Surry Hills. Please complete the form below if you would like to participate.

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Actor Registration - Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Hi there actors! Thanks for your interest in Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018!

We welcome actors from all walks of life irrespective of age, gender, race, experience level, size, colour, sexual preference, taste in music, favourite food etc. Everyone is welcome to participate.

Before registering, please check the key festival dates and make sure you’ll be available for some or all of that period. You should also be available for at least one audition date, otherwise your chances of selection will be limited.

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Register for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2019

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for our upcoming Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Dubai, to be hosted at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.

 

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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.

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