PAGE TO STAGE Workshop Opportunity

Short+Sweet QLD presents


-- an intensive workshop for actors and directors --

This year, we’re hosting an intensive workshop for festival artists or budding festival artists! Not sure where to start with a short play? Need an extra nudge to help get that project on its feet? Or just looking to brush up on skills and explore new ways of working?

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Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2017

Welcome to Short+Sweet - the largest short play festival in the world. Each week is a totally different program featuring new writers, directors and a totally new cast. This year we're presenting 160+ plays over eight weeks from Jan 11 at the Depot Theatre. You’ll see the best new writing from Australia and around the world! So no need to cry, tickets are now on sale for Short+Sweet Sydney 2017! Get booking here.

Program announced!

The program for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 is now available:


Top 20 Week 1 


The Ice Age  written by Sue Clennell  directed by Erin Foote

Featuring: Kate Rankine and Dairinn Bannister

What time is it? Is it time for him to come? An innocent conversation turns into a  violent and alarming one. It beckons the terrifying idea that perhaps an Ice Age is safer than the current circumstances that face their reality.


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Short+Sweet Film Festival Entry Form

Any films received will be considered for the following festivals:

Short+Sweet Film Online Festival, Short+Sweet Film Sydney 2017, Short + Sweet Brisbane, Short+Sweet Film Hollywood 2017 & many more TBA.

For the one entry fee of just AU$20, your film will be considered for all of the festivals above, as well as any additional festivals we run around the globe in 2016 & 2017.


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Short+Sweet Bollywood Dubai 2016

Short+Sweet Bollywood is the newest medium to join the Short+Sweet family. For this first time ever, this exciting new format is coming to Dubai! Open to both the experienced and fresh blood,  Short+Sweet gives hundreds of artists an opportunity to perform, and choreograph, while encouraging audiences to see brand new works on stage!

In October 2016, participants will showcase the best of UAE’s talent at The Junction, Dubai. Short+Sweet Bollywood rewards creativity, originality and imagination across the following areas:

·         Most Outstanding Choreography

·         Most Promising Male Dancer

·         Most Promising Female Dancer

·         People’s Choice Award


Competition | Entry Requirements

·         Performances must run for a minimum duration of 4 minutes and must not exceed 10 minutes

·         It can be any dance form but the only condition is that the music has to be from a Bollywood film. 

·         Dance troupes of all nationalities are invited to perform and join in the creative and colourful event that is Bollywood!

·         Be extraordinary! Short+Sweet highly encourages creativity and imagination in all entries. 


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:       September 15th, 2016

SHOW DATES:                   October 13th – 15th 2016

VENUE:                                                The Junction, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE

For more information, please email [email protected] or call on +97152 777 5825

Short+Sweet Film Festival


Short and Sweet Film Festival is here! The Short+Sweet theatre festival has been around for 16 years and staged some 5000 or so ten minute plays. It is only natural that we are now branching into the world of film and with so many great stories to draw upon, the possibilities are endless. Whether you have a play that you want to adapt into a screenplay or an original idea for a film, Short+Sweet Film Festival is now calling for entries for our inaugural year, launching online in 2016 and then in Sydney in early 2017 and Hollywood mid 2017, plus many more cities to come. By entering your film into Short+Sweet Film Festival you are automatically considered for all our upcoming festivals and cities.

In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition all films must be 10 minutes or less and can be shot and edited on any device. There are no other limits other than your imagination. 

We are open to filmmakers of all ages, all nationalities and all levels of experience, whether it's your hundredth film or your first, we want to see it!

The winning films from the online, Sydney, Brisbane and other international festivals will be screened in Los Angeles at the Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival International Grand Finals in late 2017 with many other awesome prizes up for grabs. One prize that we are very excited about is a series of mentorships with leading Hollywood professionals. Other awesome prizes include a $1000 equipment and camera hire voucher from RENTaCAM, a set photography package from Maryna Rothe, representation with Bold Artist Management, premium photo editing subscriptions from Ribbet and rehearsal spaces at the World Bar in Sydney.  

The Short+Sweet Film Festival is unique that:

1) Enter just once and your film is in consideration for all our international and online festivals throughout the submission year.

2) We have a very strong international network and winning films will be screened in our Grand Finals in Hollywood.

3) We have a very strong link with the theatre worlds and our aim is to bridge the gap between theatre and film. One way we are doing this is with our Best Adaptation Prize. Many of you may have already made a play for a Short+Sweet Theatre Festival, so we say, why not turn it into a short film? You already have a great story, so adapt, shoot and enter!

Key Dates

*July 9, 2016: S+SFF Online & Sydney open for submissions

*Jan 31, 2016: S+SFF Online & Sydney close for submissions

*Feb 7, 2017: Programme announced

*Feb 13 - Mar 13 2017: Main Sydney Season

*Mar 19 2017: Finals

*Aug 2017: Hollywood Grand Finals



Canberra Shortlist

The shortlist for Short+Sweet Theatre Canberra 2016 can now be announced!

Directors have made their selections, and we can now congratulate the fantastic playwrights whose scripts made it onto this year's shortlist. The calibre of plays was excellent, and it was great to see such great writing coming in from Canberra, the Capital Region and all over the world. 

The program for the festival is still being finalised, and will be made available very soon. but for now, it's time to congratulate the shortlisted writers!


Now On!

6 Dec 2016 to 4 Feb 2017
11 Jan 2017 to 19 Mar 2017
3 Feb 2017 to 10 Mar 2017

Coming Soon

3 Feb 2017 to 10 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017 to 18 Mar 2017
13 Feb 2017 to 19 Mar 2017