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!

Submit a script for Short+Sweet Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 16 October 2016

Short+Sweet Dubai is currently accepting submissions of ten-minute plays. Submit your script here to be considered for Dubai's fifth annual Short+Sweet festival.

SHORT+SWEET is an Australian organisation that runs the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world, as well as educational workshops and training programmes.

including country/area codes
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Do NOT include readings or moved readings
The number of roles in your play that can be performed by either male or female actors
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Only pdf, doc and docx less than 5MB.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Register as a Director Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 16 October 2016

Register your interest as a Director for Short+Sweet Dubai 2017, the biggest little play festival in the world!

If you are selected as a Director for the festival, you will get to pick from the top scripts from Dubai based and international writers which we receive this year and a line-up of amazing actors. You will have the opportunity to direct a 10-minute performance during the Top 40 or the Wildcards and, if selected, participate in the Red Carpet Gala Final! 


including country/area codes
Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 5MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Register as an ITC Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Sunday 16 October 2016

Register your Independent Theatre Company (ITC) here for Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2017, the biggest little play festival in the world!

ITCs are invited to register as the whole package! If you have a team of people – writer + director + cast – with whom you have created a 10-minute piece of theatre then REGISTER HERE!

including country/area codes
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Please attach a script or one-page concept (this can just be a one-page pitch if no script is available). Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Please upload relevant CVs of your key artists, including their professional experience and past projects. Max. 4MB. JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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(Optional) Please attach any further support material that you feel may benefit this application, e.g. company history, images of past production, or evidence of further planning for this project. Max. 4MB. Most formats accepted. Recommended: JPG, PNG, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPT, MOV, MP3, WAV, ZIP.
Files must be less than 4 MB.
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Register as an Actor Dubai 2017

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 10 November 2016

Register your interest as an Actor for Short+Sweet Dubai 2017, the biggest little play festival in the world!

Registering as an actor for the Short+Sweet Festival means that you will have the opportunity to audition for all of the festival’s directors at once. We will be producing around 80 plays – your perfect role could be in any one of them!

Registrations close on Thursday 10 November. Auditions will be held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November 2016.

including country/area codes
Please indicate which audition dates you are available for. You may select more than one.
If you have participated in Short+Sweet previously, please describe what your involvement was. Please include years and production titles.
Please attach a recent headshot. Max. 4MB. PNG / JPG / TIF accepted.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Please attach a brief CV detailing your experience. Max 2MB. PDF / DOC / DOCX accepted.
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Short+Sweet Theatre Dubai 2017

Short+Sweet is the largest festival of 10 minute plays in the world! And now it’s back in its fifth successful year in Dubai. The 2017 Short+Sweet Dubai Theatre Festival will be held at The Junction Theatre in Al Quoz and The Madinat Theatre @ the Souk Madinat  from 3 February to 10 March 2017.

Over six jam-packed weeks, more than 250 of Dubai’s most exciting actors, writers, directors and Independent Theatre Companies will present seventy 10-minute plays. The festival will include something for everyone - comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes!

Plays presented in the festival will include the best 10-minute plays from around the world as well as scripts by some of Dubai’s top playwrights, including some exciting new talent. The plays will be performed by actors from Dubai, other emirates - Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and international groups.


Clone of Program Information 2016

DUE: Mon 30 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.
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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.

Clone of Tech Requirements Form 2016

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.
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OPTIONAL. If it is useful for you, you are welcome to upload a floor plan indicating how you are using the performance space. If this does not feel applicable, we can draw it out in your production meeting instead. Max. 6MB. Accepts PDF, JPG, BMP, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX formats.
Files must be less than 8 MB.
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