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 ( and Short+Sweet International (


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. 


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.

Register a Cabaret Act Sydney 2017

Go on, sell it to us! What can you do with 10 minutes?!

Short+Sweet Cabaret Sydney 2017 will be open to all kinds of creative acts, so don't feel limited. We want to explore all aspects of cabaret; including song, musical theatre, dance/movement, spoken word, burlesque, circus, magic, drag, and everything in between! 

e.g. John Smith
including country/area codes
Who can we credit the show to? If you are a solo artist, please list your name. If your group has a title, please use it here.
If you don't have a definite title, feel free to use a working title or brief description.
Please list the names of people who have currently been confirmed for your project. Please include specific roles for each.
If you or other members of your team have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what this involved. Please include years and production titles where appropriate.
Please select ALL weeks you are available for performance. Technical Rehearsals are Tuesdays daytime, followed by Tuesday evening Dress Rehearsals. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday evenings.
Please describe what equipment will be required in order to make your performance work. Do you need microphones, musical instruments, amplification, set pieces? Please include any instruments or equipment that you intend to bring or source yourself. It's okay if this information changes - we are just looking for a rough guide for now.
Please provide a headshot or production image to identify yourself or your act.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg pdf.
Please attach a concept document that best explains your cabaret act. It is okay if this is unfinished. Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Please attach a CV or a short bio - anything that serves to introduce us to you and your work. If you are representing a group, this document can feature one or multiple members. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf html pdf doc docx.
Optional. Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application. This could be music, photos, links to uploaded video clips, demonstrations of past work, or evidence of further planning for this project. It’s your work, so we encourage you to include whatever you believe to be most relevant. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. (recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP)
Files must be less than 4 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png bmp tif txt rtf html pdf doc docx ppt pptx xls xlsx avi mov mp3 wav zip mp4.
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Scripts Submission - 2017

Short + Sweet - South India 2017 - Scripts Submission

The last date to submit your scripts is the 30th of April 2017.

Please read these carefully before submitting! Any entry which does not comply with the Terms And Conditions will be deemed ineligible.

For the full Terms and Conditions of submitting a script to Short+Sweet, please  Click Here.

NO NAMES anywhere on scripts,

including country/area codes
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

Actors Submission - 2017

including country/area codes
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.

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:

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.


Now On!

16 Mar 2017 to 15 Jun 2017

Coming Soon

22 Jun 2017 to 25 Jun 2017