Register for Short+Sweet Dance Dubai

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Dance Dubai on November 9 to 11, 2017 hosted by The Junction.


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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.

Register your Team 2017/18

DUE: 31 JAN 2018

Once you have confirmed your full team, please let us know. We will require each person’s email address and mobile phone number in case we need to contact them. It is important that we have a record of each person on your team to make sure they receive festival updates, application process as well as a complimentary ticket the the Heats' Screening.

This applies to all artists and creatives that are directly involved in the creation of your work.

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Please add the following details for each performer/creative directly involved in your project. 'Role' can refer to character name or creative contribution (ie. pianist). If you have less than 8 team members, please ignore the extra boxes. If you have more than 8 team members, please submit a second form or alternatively, send us an email.

Program Information 2017/18

We will be producing program booklets online for distribution before the festival opens. In order to make this work, we will need your program details quite early on.
This includes: play title, writer credit, director credit, company name (if applicable), artist list, and a short 2-sentence blurb (max 100 words).  This is your chance to word your film before they appear in the program and in other publicity materials.

Only if applicable, generally for ITCs and some cabaret acts.
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Please use this field if you have any extra creative credits (ie. choreographer) to add, or if you wish to use an alternative credit to those above (ie. devised by). Please include full names. You may use this space for more than one credit.
Please list the full names of your performers. You do not need to include the parts that they are playing.
Please write a short blurb to represent your work. If you are directing a script, you do not need to use the synopsis from the script catalogue. Your blurb should not include any spoilers. It should fit with your specific vision for the production. Max. 50 words.

Poster Competition Upload 2017/18

We will be holding an optional poster competition! You are encouraged to create an A4 poster design for your show. These will be displayed online, at the venues and potentially in the program.
Posters should be portrait, A4 in design, and must include the title of the play, writer credit (if applicable), venue logo, website, and Short+Sweet logo (all logos available here). Otherwise, they can use photography, sketching, or graphic design to suit your own vision!

Max. 6MB. Accepts PDF or JPG formats.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg png pdf.


From Pages to Screen and Everything In Between! 

Welcome to the Short+Sweet Film Festival Queensland

The Short+Sweet Film Festival is finally here in the Sunshine State! The Short+Sweet theatre and cabaret festival has been running its ninth year in Queensland and has presented over 5,500 new original works of ten minute plays and cabaret. It is only natural that we are now branching into the world of film and with so many stories to draw upon, the possibilities are endless. By entering your film into the Short+Sweet Film Festival Queensland, you are automatically considered for all our upcoming festivals and cities. 

Heats  and Gala Finals will be presented in both Brisbane and Gold Coast,. Prizes and awards will be presented in both locations! Winners of the 'Best Film' and 'People's Choice' will receive the opportunity to showcase their films at the International Gala Final that is to be held at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on August 24, 2018. 

Entrance to this red carpet event is by invitation only and will be composed of other winners from Short+Sweet Film Festivals around the world!


  • 3 Sep, 2017: S+SFF Online & Queensland open for submissions
  • 28 Feb, 2018: S+SFF Online & Queensland close for submissions
  • Mar, 2018: Program anounced
  • 7 Apr, 2018: Heat 1 Screening
  • 14 Apr, 2018: Heat 2 Screening
  • 21 Apr, 2018: Heat 3 Screening
  • 28 Apr, 2018: Gala Final's Program announced
  • 11 May - 13 May, 2018: Gala Finals (Brisbane)
  • 18 May - 20 May, 2018: Gala Finals (Gold Coast)
  • Aug 2018: Hollywood Grand Finals


The presenting partners are: Stella Adler LA & Short+Sweet International

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Register for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai

Welcome to Short+Sweet - a more creative world ten minutes at a time! Please register here for Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai on September 22 & 23, 2017 hosted by The Junction.


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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.

Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai

Short+Sweet Dubai is an amazing year long programme of festivals to be held at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.


FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Dhruti Shah D'souza

The first ever Short+Sweet Poetry will be held at the home of Short+Sweet in Dubai, The Junction in Alserkal Avenue Al Quoz, on September 22 & 23, 2017.

The focus of Short+Sweet poetry is the spoken word. All other distractions are removed so that the audience and judges can focus on the words and delivery.

+ Short+Sweet Poetry is performed on a bare stage in a simple pool of light. A lectern or chair can be provided if the poet requires one. No lighting changes, sound FX or projections of any kind are permitted.

+ All poems must be the work of the poet/s and read by the poet/s. There will be three age categories – 12 and under, 13-18 and Open. There is no age limit to participation but the poet must read their own work.

+ Poems may be performed in either Arabic, English, Hindi or Urdu.

+ The poet may read any number of poems but their total stage time must not exceed 5 minutes. The time limit is strictly applied and those who go over 5 minutes are disqualified.

+ Poems must not have been presented at Short+Sweet Poetry Dubai previously.

+ Each heat will have around ten poets reading.

+ A designated number of poets will be selected from each heat by audience and judge’s voting to take place in the Gala Finals of Short+Sweet Poetry. The Festival Director (Dhruti Shah D'souza) may also chose to add additional finalist as the Festival Director’s choice.

+ The following awards will be presented to the winners at the end of the Gala Finals: Best Poet English, Best Poet Arabic, Best Poet Hindi, Best Poet Urdu, Best Poet - Audience’s Choice, Best Poem, Best Poetry Performance, Festival Director's Choice (optional) - in all three categories.

To register for Short+Sweet Poetry please click here 

For more information email us on [email protected] 

ITC Registration for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018

Thank you for your interest in submitting an independent production for Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2018!

please provide your mobile number
If any of the leaders of this production are under 18, please note that here. We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
This field is not compulsory: you may either add a description of your acting experience and interests, or upload your curriculum vitae below.
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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Describe what you plan to put on stage. You may also submit a script.
You may upload a script or a video of your performance.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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