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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Monday, October 28, 2019
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The Marilyn Monroe Theatre
7936 Santa Monica Blvd
at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Short+Sweet Theatre Semi Finalists Announced!

Welcome to Short+Sweet Hollywood 2019!

Congratulations to all the successful writers, directors and performers who have been selected to particpate in this year's Short+Sweet Hollywood! In our theatre programs this year we have divided each strand in to groups named after iconic Hollywood stars. Our Open English Language Theatre program is represented by Charlie Chaplin, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis and Cary Grant. Our Latino Theatre section is represented by iconic Latino artists Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, Anthony Quinn and Delores Del Rio. Our LGBTQ+ Live! Program is represented by Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. 

Search for the plays that you wanrt to see under their group name and then buy a ticket to the group session - or buy a festival pass and go and see them all!

CHECK THE NEWS TABS BELOW FOR THE FULL THEATRE AND FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM;

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE!

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL SUBMISSIONS AND REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO THE THEATRE TO ENJOY THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT'S WORK!

Short+Sweet - the biggest little festival in the world, returns to the Marilyn Monroe Theatre at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, from September 24 - October 28, 2019!

This year's categories are Theatre, Latino Theatre, Film - English/Latino/LGBT and more and LGBTQ Live! Please join us for regular events in the Actor's lounge, like and follow us on social media and stay tuned to this page for more announcements. In the meantime, submissions are open for plays here, you can submit  your script or proposal for your LGBTQ Live short work here and you can find out more about the Short+Sweet Film Festival by visiting our film festival page here!

ATTENTION DIRECTORS!
Registrations for Short+Sweet festivals are open every year to returning, established and first-time directors; open to anyone who is interested in having a go. With no experience necessary, this could be your foot into the arts industry, gaining experience, confidence, and understanding of the performing arts. Directors are able to choose from all shortlisted scripts for their local festival, and are encouraged to communicate with their Writers throughout the process. 

To apply to direct a play for Short+Sweet and Short+Sweet LATINO Hollywood, please email Festival Director, Nick Hardcastle (nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org ) with an outline of your theatre and/or directing experience, a CV where possible and your request for a spot in either our English language or Latino program. Successful directors will be notified by July 22 and will be sent plays from our shortlist. They must then return to us with their top three preferences by August 2. The highest preference will be allocated wherever possible.

Directors cannot act in their own play unless it’s part of an ITC (Independent Theatre Company). Directors are allowed to direct a maximum of one play in Short+Sweet, unless otherwise granted permission by the Festival Director.

 

ATTENTION ACTORS

Actors wishing to audition can prepare a 2 minute monolgue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasburg Institue on Saturday August 10 for Spanish speaking actors and Sunday August 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. You can register here - and more information is in the news tab below.

We also have some amazing opportunities for partnership and sponsorship. So, if you and your organisation would like to get involved then please let us know - we'd love to hear from you!

On behalf of my artistic team, we look forward to welcoming writers, directors and performers to share their talents with us, as well as our audience, to experience these stories and a festival like no other!

Hooray for Hollywood!

Nick Hardcastle.

Festival Director

Short+Sweet Hollywood 

nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org

 

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SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LGBTQ LIVE WEEK! Opens October 17.

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LGBTQ LIVE WEEK! Opens October 17. 


    We are seeking short plays by LGBTQ artists that explore those themes as well as short live works which could include music, comedy or cabaret. The only hard rule is that you must be able to set up and strike in 30 seconds and your piece must not be more than 10 minutes. The finals of the festival are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28. LGBTQ Live acts will be eligible for Judges Choice, Crew Cut, People's Choice and Best of the Fest!


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Program Director - Tye Blue


SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LATINO. Opens October 11

  1.  


    SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. LATINO Opens October 11 and runs Friday to Monday for one week only!


    The Latino finals are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28.


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Program Director - Jackie Diamond


SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Opens September 27.

  1. SHORT+SWEET THEATRE. ENGLISH Opens September 27 and runs Friday to Monday for three weeks!


    The English language finals are held from Wednesday October 23 and culminate in a 'Best of the Fest' Gala on Monday October 28.


    Submit plays for consideration here. If you are a director or a self contained Independent Theatre Company (ITC) please email nick.hardcastle@shortandsweet.org


    Festival Director - Nick Hardcastle.


SHORT+SWEET FILM FESTIVAL. Opens September 24

  1. Short+Sweet Film Festival opens Tuesday September 24 and runs every Tuesday night until the Gala Final on Tuesday October 22 from 7pm.


    Films are now being accepted for Short+Sweet Festival 2019 - please see our Film Festival Page for all the information!


     


    Program Directors - Sooean Chin and Yaniv Waisman.


THIRSTY THURSDAY!

  1. Join us at S+S HQ in the Actor's Lounge at the Lee Strasberg Institute every Thursday night for drinks and special guests!


    Be sure to follow and like us on Social Media for updates on who is joining us each week in the lounge!


    Thirsty Thursday is presented by Silent Pool Gin.


SHORT+SWEET DANCE. SPECIAL EVENT OCTOBER 26

  1. Program Director - Juli Kim, presents a selection of short dance pieces that celebrate the great diversity of Los Angeles and its artists.


    Marilyn Monroe Theatre Saturday October 26. 2pm.


    Two of the short dance pieces will be selected for inclusion in our 'Best of the Fest' show on Monday October 28, 2019. Email juliyjkim@gmail.com to submit your piece or for more information on how you can participate.


OPEN AUDITIONS FOR ACTORS - AUGUST 10 AND 11, 2019.

  1. Actors wishing to audition can prepare a no longer than 2 minute monologue and attend our open audtions at the Lee Strasberg Institue on Saturday AUGUST 10 for Spanish speaking actors/LATINO PROGRAM WORKS and Sunday AUGUST 11 for English speaking actors from 9am to 6pm. For the convenience of directors having to cast specific roles and to ensure that actor's are not waiting too long to be seen, the audition slots have been allocated according to 'playing age' for the suitabilty of roles being cast. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED


    On the day, arrive with a printed copy of your headshot and bio with your contact information clearly marked at the corresponding time on the day that suits your language prepference. You may audition for both Spanish and English language productions if you are fluent in both languages.


    Actors with a playing age of:


    Under 18. 9am-10am


    18-25. 10am -11am


    25-30. 11am -12pm


    30-35. 12pm -1pm


    35-40. 1.30pm - 2:30pm


    40-45. 2:30pm -3:30pm


    45-50. 3:30pm-4:30pm


    50-60. 4:30pm-5pm


    60+ 5pm-6pm


FULL THEATRE FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED HERE!

  1. Congratulations to all the successful writers and directors who have been selected to particpate in this year's Shorrt+Sweet Hollywood! In our theatre programs this year we have divided each strand in to groups named after iconic Hollywood stars. Our Open English Language Theatre program is represented by Charlie Chaplin, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis and Cary Grant. Our Latino Theatre section is represented by iconic Latino artists Ricardo Montalban, Rita Moreno, Anthony Quinn and Delores Del Rio. Our LGBTQ+ Live! Program is represented by Judy Garland and Marlene Dietrich. 


    Search for the plays that you wanrt to see under their group name and then buy a ticket to the group session - or buy a festival pass and go and see them all!


    Below is the FULL THEATRE PROGRAM;


    OPEN THEATRE


    CHAPLIN


    FULL FRONTAL


    Written by Andrew Cervantes


    Directed by Ashley Karp


     


    RIVER’S MESSAGE


    Written by Conrad Panganiban


    Directed by Josette Eales


     


    VD


    Written by Pete Malicki


    Directed by Lisa Eismen


     


    STEW


    Written by K. Alexa Mavromatis


    Directed by Anthony O’Donohue


     


    STOPOVER


    Written by Wayne Timms


    Directed by John Fingal O’Donnell


     


    DEAD GIRLS. A COMEDY.


    Written by Lesley Scammell


    Directed by Sabrina Jaglom


     


    JUDAS ISCARIOT’S DAY OFF


    Written by David MacGregor


    Directed by Taji Coleman


     


    FOUR


    Written by Tristan Lutze


    Directed by Mariana Lopez


     


    DATING THROUGH THE DECADES


    Written by Ken Levine


    Directed by Kimberly Cooper


     


     


    STANWYCK


     


    MOMENTO MORI


    Written by Jonathan Cook


    Directed by Colin Borden


     


    THE LULLABY


    Written by Joe Bergin


    Directed by Lucy Vico


     


    BEST SERVED


    Written by Annette Roman


    Directed by Lorena Gordon


     


    THIS HUNGRY CHURCHYARD


    Written by Sebastian Munoz


    Directed by Jonathan Josephson


     


    AFTER YOU


    Written by Steven Dietz


    Directed by Peter Kors


     


    THE ASSOCIATION


    Written & Directed by Narmar Hannah


     


    BURY THE CAT


    Written & Directed by Valentina Tammaro


     


    BLANK SLATE


    Written & Directed by Daliya Habib


     


    GOD ON THE COUCH


    Written & Directed by Dan O’Day


     


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HELEN


    Written & Directed by Karen Ways


     


     


    DAVIS


     


    THE HOLD UP


    Written by Greg Gould


    Directed by Kalee St Clair


     


    A ROOM WITHOUT A VIEW


    Written & Directed by Gerald Fillmore


     


    A CUP OF TEA


    Written by Helena Cerny


    Directed by Pavel Cerny


     


    MY BAD


    Written & Directed by Alex Peurye


     


    SLEEP LIKE THE DEAD


    Written by Ian Boisvert


    Directed by Tigran Mutafyan


     


    THE FORGOTTEN PLACE


    Written by Jeff Locker


    Directed by Lindsay Frame


     


    SUPERPOSITION


    Written by Clifford Keen


    Directed by Shane Connor


     


    SMART JIMMY SLOW BOB


    Written by Greg Gould


    Jessica Aquila Cymerman 


     


    ON THE CROSS BRONX


    Written by Victoria Daly


    Directed by Emily Laue


     


    MARGOT’S BENCH


    Written by Lindsay Brown


    Directed by Rebecca Smee


     


    HORNY! THE MUSICAL


    Written & Directed by Katherine King


     


     


    GRANT


     


    FOR RENT


    Written by Lolly Ward


    Directed by Meaghan Davies


     


    LENNY, YOU SLAY ME


    Written by Gordon Williams


    Directed by Adam Taylor


     


    GROWN


    Written by Corey Howe


    Directed by Soda Persi


     


    TRUE TO YOU


    Written by Nicky Denovan


    Directed by Gia Carides


     


    THE BEACH


    Written by Ashleigh Hook


    Directed by Rich Martinez


     


    BEARD-O!


    Written & Directed by Alejandro Heiber


     


    SATURDAY NIGHT HOLLYWOOD, SUNDAY MORNING ARMENIA


    Written by Alex Broun


    Directed by Diana C. Zollicoffer


     


    PLAY IT AGAIN, SIRI


    Written & Directed by Ken Levine


     


    FOR JEFFREY


    Written by Andy Goldberg


    Directed by Jason Weiss


     


    I AM YOUR GURU


    Written by Daniel Fletcher


    Directed by Arden Pryor


     


     


    LATINO THEATRE


     


    MONTALBAN


    PERRO AMOR


    ALPERRO


    Written by Lupe Gehrenbeck


    Directed by Paloma Lopez


     


    THE FRUIT FLIES


    Written by Susannah Rodriguez Drissi


    Directed by Jazmin Aguilar


     


    TSWAT LA


    Written by Paco Jose Madden


    Directed by Rich Martinez


     


    APA'S GIRL


    Written by Elvia Susana Rubalcava


    Directed by Rosa Navarrete


     


    MEMORIAL


    Written by Antonio Miniño


    Directed by Elena Campbell-Martinez


     


    AL AMANECER


    Written by Franky D. Gonzalez


    Directed by Donna Wheeler


     


    LIMBO IMPROV SHOW


    Written & Directed by


    Caro Cappiello


     


    DEL RIO


     


    LAS ESPOSAS


    Written by Fernando Castro


    Directed by Moses Norton


     


    DON'T EVER GET OLD


    Written by Myrna Aguilar


    Directed by Carlos Carrasco


     


    A ESO VINE


    Written by Jesús González Dávila


    Directed by Gerardo Gutierrez


    Adapted by Tierra Blanca Theater Company


     


    ROSA


    Written by Ruben Mendive


    Directed by Ana Lydia Monaco


     


    FÉNIX


    Written by Diana Burbano


    Directed by Renee Madrigal


     


    SOMOS MAMÍFEROS


    Written by Luz Estrada


    Directed by Jhonatan Tabares


     


    QUINN


     


    EDIPO CLOWN


    Written by Carolina Mejia


    Directed by Kryzz Gautier


     


    THE RIGHT TO LIFE


    Written by Shanelle Garcia


    Directed by Daniela Naranjo


     


    CARLOTTA LEARNS TO WHISTLE


    Written by Josie Nericcio


    Directed by Grace Serrano


     


    MY SISTERS


    Written by Andrew Cervantes


    Directed by Adalgiza Chemountd


    CHOPPED PIG


    Written by Nathalia Hencker


    Directed by Yaniv Waisman


     


    ARE YOU REAL? (BE A MEXICAN)


    Written & Directed by


    Elysa Gomez


     


     


    MORENO


     


    ATENEA


    written & directed by


    Susannah Rodriguez Drissi


     


    THE TRUTH OF BONES


    written & directed by


    Joe Luis Cedillo


     


    NOCHE DE BODA


    written by Claudia Duran


    directed by Teddy Alexis Rodriguez, PhD


     


    REMAINS OF A NATION


    written & directed by


    Natalia Lazarus


     


    MARTHA ME TIENES HARTA


    written & directed by


    Eduardo Ivan Muñoz


     


    COMO LAS CUCARACHAS EN VERANO


    written by Carlos Perez


    directed by Lara Vacas


     


     


    LGBTQ+ LIVE!


    GARLAND


     


    THE DIARY


    Written & Directed by


    Thomas J. Misuraca


     


    SWEET SHE


    Written by Jeff Locker


    Directed by Cynthia Levin


     


    BABE


    Written by Andrew Cervantes


    Directed by Ashley Karp


     


    EDWARD AND GAVESTON


    Written by David Brendan Hopes


    Directed by Pavel Cerny


     


    A CASE OF CURIOSITY


    Written & Directed by


    Jurni Rayne


     


    2020


    Written & Directed by


    Patrick Darab Hartigan


     


    HOW DID EDWARD LOSE HIS ACCENT?


    Written & Directed by


    Teddy Alexis Rodriguez, PhD


     


    ANY PORT


    Written & Directed by


    Michael Narkunski


     


    POSEIDON WHAT AILS YOU?


    Written by Dallas Bancroft


    Directed by John Fingal O'Donnell


     


    PERFECT


    Written by Josh Levine


    Directed by Arden Pryor


     


    DREAMIN': THE HIGHS TO THE J-LOWS


    Written by Jason DePuy & Jeff Witzke


    Directed by Jeff Witzke


     


    DIETRICH


     


    WAIT... LET'S HAVE FUN!


    Written & Directed by


    Tim Murray


     


    SWEET HE


    Written by Jeff Locker


    Directed by Jeffrey Reddick


     


    FROM THE BEGINNING


    Written & Directed by


    Patrick Hurley


     


    LA MUJER DEL ESPEJO


    Written by Shanelle Garcia


    Directed by Gabriela Revilla Lugo


     


    A SUPPORTIVE WIFE SUPPORTS HER WIFE


    Written by Rex McGregor


    Directed by Ann James


     


    ROLE MODEL


    Written & Directed by


    Jackie Loeb


     


    WHERE DO YOU PLAN TO SPEND ETERNITY?


    Written & Directed by


    Nick Atkinson


     


    BATH STORY


    Written by Kerr Lordygan


    Directed by Gary Lamb


     


    SHE


    Written by Maura Pierlot


    Directed by Zoey Rose


     


    VANCIE THAT!


    Written & Directed by


    Vancie Vega


     


    PALM SPRING'S BREAK


    Written & Directed by


    Ryan O'Connor


     


FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED HERE!!

  1. SHORT+SWEET FILM FESTIVAL


     


    *Schedule is correct at time of printing but may be subject to change and or additions


     


    Week 1: SEPTEMBER 24. 2019


     


    Program 1 – 7PM. Short & Sweet Film Festival (68 min.)


    Dissever - Jacob Edmonds (6:02)

    Chasing Eden - Giovanna Molina (8:50)

    Jinja - Talin Tanielian (6:29)

    The Curse - Dave Berenato (7:00)

    Nowhere In the Universe - Greg McDonald (4:55)

    Unforgettable - Sabrina Jaglom (6:30)

    Ineffabile - Amber Jackson (8:32)

    Time-Busters - Brianna Seamster (10:50)


    Commander Sam – Liam Fouracre (9:09)


    Program 2 – 9PM - Short & Sweet Film Festival (60 min.)

    Dalton - Dagney Kerr (9:20)

    Sing to Me - Jonathan Goetzman (10:56)

    Sweet & Tender Hooligan - Jose Alfredo Garcia (9:58)

    Lola - Sofia Alvarez (9:16)

    A Paw in Need - McKenna Brockway (5:52)

    Polly Pocket - Veronica Maccari (8:37)  

    Is This You, Too? - Anthony Meindl (7:54)  


     


    Short+Sweet SAE International Student Film Festival 


    Latino Program (70 mins) - Oct 1, 7pm


    From finding love in an atomic wasteland to the hunt to protect the sacred blue butterfly, experience an exciting array of Spanish language animations and short films from SAE Creative Media Institute students and alumni. 


    Tayau – Christopher Aguilar


    What would go wrong? – Erinn Blanchet


    Seth – Mario Arturo Acosta Chaparro Gerstein 


    The Good, the Bad and the Cactus – Adib Cherit


    Fright – Daniela Brambila


    Atomic Love – Ian Cortes


    Requiem – Samuel Olivarez


    Space Isolation – Diego Inclán Soto


    Carnival – Azucena Castillo


    Ñihi – Tamara Cruz


    Butterfly – Maglíe de la Torre Alarcón


    Internal – Adrián García Pascalín


    Caninos – Adrián Dávila Rosas


    Til’ death – Frida Moran


     


    S+S SAE International Student Film Festival 


    International Shorts (93 mins) - Oct 1, 9pm


    A wandering samurai warrior is confronted by another samurai…family dysfunction hits new heights at the dinner table…a chance meeting at a mystical underground party. Welcome to the world of SAE Creative Media Institute’s student short films. An eclectic mix of animation, fiction, documentary and experimental films from SAE students from around the world.


     


    AFK – Natalie Grube, Luca Fox


    Bodies – Tegan Clancy


    Wipeout Beat – Antoine Amen


    Away – Nicole Chen (may need a content warning for depictions of rape)


    A Small Bot – Benjamin Round


    As Above So Below – Terance Nieuwoudt


    Jordan – A Travel Film – Léo Saller


    Old Friends – Steven Morris


    Meaningless – Tyson Di Rosa


    Ronin – John Do


    Viola – Beatrice Lebrun


    A Cornish Summer – Natalia Giorgi


    Vacatio – Louise Mayerhofer


    E-A 720 – Eleonora Carta


    Steam – P.H. Kho


    Profiterole – Chrysanthi Karfi Koi


     


    Week 3: October 8. 2019


    Program 01. 7PM - Short & Sweet: Asian Focus (55 min.)


    Gliese - Nuri Jeong (9:20)

    The Egg - Jane Cho (9:30)

    Edge of Seventeen - Nuri Jeong (1:00)


    Tofu - Danial Shafii (1:54)

    Make It Sound - AnDy Wu (6:00)


    Mr. Eichmann and the Maverick Goat - Feizi Cheng (3:22)

    One by Two - Raghav Puri (4:42)

    The Art of Flawsome - Andrea Nirmala (9:54)


    The Unique Princess - Liu Chen Yi (2:21)


    Naan & Balsamic Vinaigrette - Urvashi Pathania (5:30)


     


     


    Program 02 – 9PM - Short & Sweet Film Festival (56 min.)


    Charley Horse - Luna Garcia (10:21)

    Baba’s Next Chapter - Jamie C.X. Wang (9:42)

    Shapes - Dhruv Suri (4:01)

    New Leaf - Juli Kim (5:00)

    Super 80 - Jeneffa Soldatic (3:30)

    Spell - Kurt Gerber (7:11)

    Room 264 - Brodie May Rowlands (4:32)


    Forfait – Remi Quodbach (10:51)


     


    Week 3: October 15. 2019


    Program 01. 7PM - Short & Sweet: LATINO (45 min.)


    Inmature  - Jorge Ponce Betti


    Bad Reflection - Marcelo Fabani


    Chimpanzees - Ull Galindez


    Contracorriente - Carlos Asse


    Pinguino - Antonio Darwiche


    Silent Ways - Lucy Vico


    The Other Look - Luciano Nacci


    The Blue Cape - Alejandra López


     


    Program 02 – 9PM - Short & Sweet LATINO(63 min)


    Pozole - Jessica Siqueiros


    Ailin In The Moon - Claudia Ruiz


    The Holdout - Javier Augusto Nunez


    Four Women Away From Home - Pablo Riesgo


    Cross - Gerrry Maravilla


    The Call - Jimmy Castro


    Dance With Me, Mija - Juan Gil


    Day - Sebastian Ochoa Mendoza


     


    Week 4: October 22. 2019


    7PM - Short & Sweet Film Festival – FINALS


    Films to be determined from Juror and People’s Choice votes throughout the Festival.


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    TICKETS AT SWEET-TIX.COM


     


     


Short+Sweet Theatre Semi Finalists Announced!

  1. Congratulations to our first week's round of finalists!


    In group CHAPLIN:.
    People's Choice - Dating Through The Decades by Ken Levine, Directed by Kimberley Cooper and Judas Iscariotts Day Off Written by David MacGregor, Directed by Taji Coleman.
    Judges Choice - Stew Written by K. Alexa Mavromatis Directed by Anthony O'Donohue

    and Full Frontal, Written by Andrew Cervantes, Directed by Ashley Karp
    Crew Cut Finalist - VD Written by Pete Malicki, Directed by Lisa Eismen.

    in Group STANWYCK
    People's Choice - Momento Mori, Written by Jonathan Cook, Directed by Colin Borden and God On the Couch

    Written & Directed by Dan O’Day.
    Judges Choice - Happy Birthday Helen, Written and Directed by Karen Ways and This Hungry Churchyard Written by Jonathan Josephson and Directed by Sebastian Muñoz.
    Crew Cut Finalists - The Association Written & Directed by Narmar Hannah and Bury The Cat Written by Val Gehley

    Directed by Molly Leech and Val Gehley


    There was also a 'Wildcard' entry in to the Crew Cut final for Dubai entry 'Blank Slate'Written and Directed by 17 year old Dalia Habib


    Congratulations to our second week's round of finalists!


    In Group DAVIS;
    People's Choice - The Hold Up by Greg Gould, Directed by Kalee StClair and Margot's Bench by Lindsay Brown, Directed by Olga Tammara.
    Judges Choice - The Forgotten Place by Jeff Locker, Directed by Lindsay Frame and Superposition by Clifford Keen, Directed by Shane Connor.
    Crew Cut Finalist - Smart Jimmy, Slow Bob by Greg Gould, Directed by Jessica Aquila Cymerman.


    in Group GRANT;
    People's Choice - Beard-O! Written & Directed by Alejandro Heiber and For Jeffrey by Andy Goldberg, Directed by Jason Weiss.
    Judges Choice - The Beach by Ashleigh Hook, Directed by Rich Martinez and True to You by Nicky Denovan, Directed by Gia Carides.
    Crew Cut Finalists - For Rent by Lolly Ward, Directed by Meaghan Davies and Saturday Night Hollywood, Sunday Morning Armenia by Alex Broun, Directed by Diana C. Zollicoffer.


Short+Sweet Film Festival Semi Finalists week 1-3

  1. Week 3


    Open Program Semi Finalists


    Shapes - Dhruv Suri


    Forfait - Remi Quodbach


    Unconditional - George F. Guitierrez


    Focus on Asian Cinema


    The Egg - Jane Cho


    Naan and Balsmaic Vinaigrette - Liu Chen Yi


LATINO THEATRE SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

  1. Congratulations to our Latino Theatre Semi Finalists!

    IN PEOPLE'S CHOICE


    EDIPO CLOWN

    Written by Carolina Mejia

    Directed by Kryzz Gautier

    APA'S GIRL

    Written by Elvia Susana Rubalcava

    Directed by Rosa Navarrete

    TSWAT LA

    Written by Paco Jose Madden

    Directed by Rich Martinez

    DON'T EVER GET OLD

    Written by Myrna Aguilar

    Directed by Carlos Carrasco


    A ESO VINE

    Written by Jesús González Dávila

    Directed by Gerardo Gutierrez

    Adapted by Tierra Blanca Theater Company

    REMAINS OF A NATION

    Written & Directed by

    Natalia Lazarus

    REY Y ATENEA

    Written & Directed by

    Susannah Rodriguez Drissi

    CHOPPED PIG / PICADILLO DE CERDO

    Written by Brian Kealty & Nathalia Hencker

    Directed by Yaniv Waisman


    Get tickets to the semi final on the 25th here:
    https://ci.ovationtix.com/35239/production/1017611


    IN JUDGES CHOICE


    LIMBO IMPROV SHOW

    Written & Directed by

    Caro Cappiello

    MEMORIAL

    Written by Antonio Miniño

    Directed by Elena Campbell-Martinez


    *AL AMANECER (Crew cut entry)


    Written by Franky D. Gonzalez


    Directed by Donna Wheeler


    SOMOS MAMÍFEROS

    Written by Luz Estrada

    Directed by Jhonatan Tabares

    FENÍX

    Written by Diana Burbano

    Directed by Renee Madrigal


    COMO LAS CUCARACHAS EN VERANO

    Written by Carlos Perez

    Directed by Lara Vacas

    MARTHA ME TIENES HARTA

    Written & Directed by

    Eduardo Ivan Muñoz

    CARLOTTA LEARNS TO WHISTLE

    Written by Josie Nericcio

    Directed by Grace Serrano

    ARE YOU REAL? (BE A MEXICAN)

    Written & Directed by

    Elysa Gomez


    Get tickets to the semi final on October 26 here:
    https://ci.ovationtix.com/35239/production/1017616…


    OR VISIT sweet-tix.com


SHORT+SWEET WRAPS UP - SEE THE WINNERS HERE!

  1. The 4thAnnual Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival has concluded having broken records, presenting its most diverse and exciting program ever and welcoming unprecedented audience numbers across its entire program.


    The Short+Sweet Festival takes place in 30 cities in 19 countries around the world. It was created in Sydney in 2002 by Founding Executive Director Mark Cleary. The Hollywood Festival Artistioc Director and Producer is Nick Hardcastle from Gentleman George Productions.


    Winners were determined by polls of judges from the Industry in addition to audience favorites. Prizes ranged from cash to goods and services from Festival sponsors including Argentum Studios, Final Draft, Casting Networks, Modo Yoga LA, LA Connect, We Audition, and professional development opportunities with NBC Universal.


    Top films included The Egg, written and directed by Jane Cho; and Immature,directed by Jorge Ponce Betti. Honorable mention: Polly Pocket, directed by Maria Corso and written by Veronica Maccari.


    Dance winners included:


    In The Bag (Excerpts), choreographed by Beth Megill, It’s a Solo but I Am Not Alone, choreographed and performed by Vannia Ibarguen and Kathak, choreographed by Rina Mehta and performed by Ayaana Kanan.


    A special Festival Director’s Award for an Emerging Artist was given to Tyler Wladis, an exceptionally talented young actor who delighted audiences in the short play Palm Spring Break.


    Winning short plays in the Open English Language category included The Forgotten Place,which won awards for its playwright Jeff Locker and for actor Brian Flaccus; True to You, winning for actor Gia Carides; and For Jeffrey,winning for director Jason Weiss.


    Latino Theatre winners included, for best productions, Martha Me Tienes Harta andCarlotta Learns to Whistle andLuz Estrada on for her script for Somos Mamiferos. Eduardo Ivan Munoz won as director of Martha Me Tienes Harta and Magaly Castellanos won for best female actor for her performance in the playAlejandro Patino won for his performance in Carlotta Learns to Whistle.. Elysa Gomez won ‘People’s Choice’ for solo piece Are You Real? (Be a Mexican).


    Winners in LGBTQ+Live! Division of the Festival included: Palm Spring Break and Sweet She for best productions; Ryan O’Connor for his script for Palm Spring Break; Tamara Perry for her performance in Sweet She;. Drew Droege for directing Palm Spring Break.; Jackie Loeb for best variety artist in Role Model.


    Directors of the Film section of the Festival included Sooean Chin and Yaniv Waisman with Shane Kavanagh as programming associate. Latino section was directed by Jackie Diamond with associate Valentina Latyna. LGBTQ+Live! Section was directed by Tye Blue with associate Ann James. Dance program was directed by Juli Kim.