Register for the Canberra Writers Workshop

The best thing about Short+Sweet is that it allows anyone to participate in the biggest little play festival in the world! 

For writers who want some spark for their creative juices, we have just what you need.

please provide your mobile number
We need to know this to ensure compliance with the Working With Vulnerable People (background checking) Act 2011.
This workshop will help both experienced and inexperienced writers, but it is helpful for our director to know the level of experience to expect.

Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2018

Short+Sweet has been running in Canberra since 2009, and this has grown to become a major event for the city’s artistic community. Each year over 100 people contribute to the festival over two weeks at the Canberra Theatre Centre, making this the largest annual collaboration of performing artists in the national capital.

As an open access festival, Short+Sweet Canberra brings together a broad range of artists. Professional performing artists work alongside talented enthusiasts, and artists with more experience and expertise in other artforms. And most importantly, it brings new audiences into the theatre as friends and family members of participants attend performances and recognise their own potential to participate.

Short+Sweet Canberra is at once local and eclectic. Plays are submitted from all over the world, and the festival director shortlists approximately half of the festival’s content from local writers, and half from interstate and overseas. Most actors and directors who participate come from Canberra, many travel from the capital region, and the festival has also welcomed actors and directors from Sydney and Melbourne.

The Short+Sweet family is committed to building a more creative world, 10 minutes at a time. The platform provides an accessible and enjoyable theatrical experience to individuals from all walks of life, and gives them the opportunity to connect with creatives from all over the world.

 

2018 Performance Dates

Top 20 Week 1: 17-20 April, 7:30pm daily

Wildcards: 21 April, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Top 20 Week 2: 24-27 April, 7:30pm daily

Gala Final: 28 April, 2:30pm and 7:30pm

 

 

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/)

AWARD and PRIZES

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. 

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.

Submissions to be made here:

Chennai Film-makers are eligible for Submission Fee Waivers - Mail us on [email protected] for a waiver code

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/ShortSweetFilmFestivalChennai

 

 

Tech Requirements Form 2017

This form is to help us coordinate resources so that we can best support the requirements of your work. Please answer all of the questions to the best of your knowledge BEFORE your production meeting. We will then discuss anything that needs more detail as a part of the meeting.

Please write a brief description of your required lighting states. You do not need to know specifics - it is often a good idea to describe the mood or effect you're trying to achieve, rather than describing what lights should be used.
Please write a brief description of the music and/or sound effects that you will be providing for use in your production.
Intended for cabaret only. Only applicable for theatre in special circumstances. Please describe any microphones you require and how you intend to use them. Please be as specific as possible regarding placement and use.
Please describe any instruments that you will be bringing into the space, or any instruments that you require from us (ie. a piano).
Please list any items of furniture you intend to use. Please also note whether you will be providing the item or whether it is a request for us to supply (some shared pieces may be available, depending on requests).
Please list all major props you will be using.
Please briefly describe what happens on stage during your performance. In particular, please note any activity that may incur risks or special attention.
Is there anything else we should know about? For example, use of AV projection (only available in some venues), audience participation, likelihood of a big mess... etc.
OPTIONAL. If you have it ready, you are encouraged to upload a digital prompt copy script. For details on how to prepare this, see the link in above description. Max. 4MB. Accepts DOC, DOCX formats.
Files must be less than 6 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

Poster Competition Upload 2017

DUE: Mon 10 July

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

Program Information 2017

DUE: Mon 21 May

We will be producing program booklets for free 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 to ITCs), cast list, and a short 2-sentence blurb (max 50 words). We may have some or all of these details already, but this is your chance to re-word how they appear in the program and in other publicity materials.

Only if applicable, generally for ITCs and some cabaret acts.
Leave blank if not applicable.
Leave blank if not applicable.
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.

Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila 2017

Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila’s fourth Season is here; it is Sweeter, it is Better and it is Bigger!

Plays have been pouring in, and so have been directors.

Short + Sweet Theatre Festival, the world’s biggest little play festival, a global phenomenon is presented in Manila by OilLamp, Inc.

OilLamp, Inc is calling out to individuals and independent theatre groups across the Philippines and beyond to join this carnival of little plays in Manila

If you are an enthusiast who has always wanted to attempt acting in a stage play this is not to be missed!

If you have friends who have always wanted to act in a stage play, please share this with them.

Or simply come and watch the many many plays that we will be staging and add one more to the many reasons why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’

Come One, Come All!

Block your dates now. Like our FB page to reach out to us.

 

 

 

Book Complimentary Tickets: QLD 2017

DUE: No later than 4 days before your performance

All registered festival artists (writers, directors, and performers whose work is being presented at the festival) are entitled to reserve ONE complimentary ticket to their own performance strand. This can be used by themselves or by a friend. Please note that directors are also entitled to house seats (for details, please see artist info pack). Please do not attempt to book more than one complimentary ticket. For any concerns, contact [email protected].

Please note: this name must have been registered by the director.
The name of the person who will collect the ticket from box office. Leave blank if it is the same name.

Confirm your Team 2017

DUE: Monday 21 May
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 access to backstage and a complimentary ticket. This applies to performers or creatives that are directly involved in the creation of your work

including country/area codes
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.

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