Short+Sweet Film Manila

Welcome to Short+Sweet - the biggest and best short format festival in the World.

Here's your chance to go from the barangay to the bright lights of Hollywood!

If your film is selected for the Gala Final in Manila on July 30 you can go on to have your work shown on August 24 @ the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood at an A List Red Carpet Finale along with other top films from all over the world and win professional development and other prizes valued at over US$50,000.

Short+Sweet is the biggest 10 minute performing arts festival in the world with events in 30+ cities across 12 countries. We have presented over 5,000 original new works in Theatre, Music and Dance since 2002. We've been presenting Short+Sweet Theatre in Manila since 2014 and partnered with University of the Philippines, SM Aura and now De la Salle University.

Additionally - if your film is short-listed for the festival here it will also be eligible for express entry (until 2018) into other Short+Sweet Film Festivals including Sydney, Melbourne, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Dubai, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and beyond...

Our international presenting partners are Stella Adler LA (http://www.stellaadler.la/) and Short+Sweet International (http://www.shortandsweet.org/)

AWARD and PRIZES

We'll be holding heats at Natividad Auditorium at the De La Salle University in Manila on July 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Then on July 30, in an amazing venue (yet to be confirmed) we'll be holding our Regional Gala Final. The winners from which will be invited to present their films at the International Gala Final in Hollywood.

That's of course the main prize - the chance to get your work in front on an A List Hollywood audience and win professional development from Stella Adler (board members of include the like Mark Rufalo and Brad Fisher). In addition your next project could be fully funded by our partner Ryde Studios in LA to the value of US$50,000.

And of course there will be local prizes for the winners including 
Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, 
Best Play to Film Adaptation, People's Choice, Best Actor and Best Actress. 

RULES AND TERMS

No limits, other than your imagination.

In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition, all films must be 5-10 mins in length (plus credits) and can be shot and edited on any device. There is no restriction on the genre, style or how the film is created. You must however have permission to use any images, storylines, music etc. in your film.

The film can be in any language or dialect. However if you want the film to be eligible for other Short+Sweet Film Festivals there must be English subtitles.

Winners from our final Heat 4

And "drum roll" the winners of Heat 4 are:

'Deighties' by Jessica Lytton and 'Uber X-Citing Day' by Michael Jones won the judges' votes and 'Black Cat' by Dery Sultana won the People's Choice vote.

These three films round up the Top 12 films of the festival which will be screened at Dendy Cinema in Newtown this Sunday night from 6pm. Come and check them out!

Winners from Heat 3

Last night was AMAZING! But now the important announcement of which films won last night's Heat 3...Our Judges' Vote Winner is "Solitude" by Michael Raso and Second Place is "Hellion" by Tim Nathan and Winner of our Audience Vote is "The Wave" by Alicia Rose. Catch these 3 films along with 9 others in our Gala Finals on Sunday 19th March at the Dendy Cinema in Netwown. Get your tickets here: buytickets.at/filmfest5

Winners From Heat 2

Last night was an amazing night of some of the best short films we have ever seen and a full house! But now, the important news of who won...And the winners are: 1st Place Judges Choice went to Adrian Jeffs for "Good Day To Die", 2nd Place Judges Choice went to Dawn Fields for "Fragile Storm" and 1st Place Audience Vote went to David Hansen for "Slingshot". Come and see these films and our other winners at our Short+Sweet Film Festival Gala Final 2017 on March 19th at Dendy Cinemas Newtown.

Heat 2 Lineup

Here it is, the program for Heat 2 this Monday 20th February at Blood Moon Theatre in Kings Cross, Sydney! 

1. Reality Check by Annisa Belonogoff, Brisbane, Australia.

2. Life’s a Drag by Robin Queree, Sydney, Australia.

3. Fragile Storm by Dawn Fields, California, USA.

4. Distance To Now by Dan Balcaban, United States.

5. Rustling by Joshua Lundberg, Sydney, Australia.

6. Silence Is Golden by Katharine Rogers, Sydney, Australia.

7. Looking Out by Tristan Artin, Sydney, Australia.

Short+Sweet Voices Dubai 2017

 

We are back again with a wonderful Short+Sweet Voices 2017 after the fabulous run last year. The festival will showcase choirs and vocal performances from 16-18 March 2017 at The Junction at Alserkal Avenue.

Short+Sweet Voices will stretch the boundaries of choral performance and will reward innovation, excellence and creativity with prizes and awards for groups in vocal arrangement and presentation.

We are open for registration. The last date for registration is 28th Feb 2017.

For further details pls contact, Akansha (Festival Coordinator)  +97150 7386605 or email her on akansha@thejunctiondubai.com

Below are the rules for the festival  - 

  • Minimum of 4 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!  

 

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