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10 May 2024 to 16 Jun 2024
1 Jun 2024 to 3 Aug 2024
6 Jun 2024 to 22 Jun 2024
Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Wandering Artist
51, 6th Main Rd, RA Puram, Govindaswamy Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram,
Chennai Tamil Nadu 600028
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Short + Sweet Film Festival Chennai

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

If your film is a winner at the Gala Final in Chennai on June 25th 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. 

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/)


We'll be holding heats at Wandering Artist in Chennai from June 22nd to June 24th. Then the Gala Final on June 25th.

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. 


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.

Submissions to be made here:

Chennai Film-makers are eligible for Submission Fee Waivers - Mail us on stray@strayfactory.com for a waiver code




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  1. GALA FINAL Winners

    Best Film: Aswara by Siddharth Govindan & Time flies when I am having fun by Johan Tappert 

    Best Director: Cham Pinon Yesid Zúñiga

    Best Cinematography: Gladwin (Cow)

    Best Editor: Cham Pinon

    Best Actor: Mrithula Chetlur (Ka.Pi), Time Flies when I'm having Fun (Anita Blom)

    Audience voted Film: iRony

    Best Documentary Film: Maveeran Somasundaram (School For Change)

    Best Writer: Naga / Manikandan (He, Him & Himself)

    Emerging Artist: Ashok Moorthy (Cow)

    Best Ensemble: Ranjani Prasad (Krupa)