Short + Sweet Film Festival

13 February 2017 - 19 March 2017

The Short+Sweet theatre festival has been around for 16 years and staged some 5000 or so ten minute plays. It is only natural they are now branching into the world of film and with so many great stories to draw upon, the possibilities are endless.

Following on from the legacy and tradition of its parent theatre festival, the Short+Sweet Film Festival is dedicated to promoting local talent and showcasing it to the world. As well as encouraging filmmakers to enter, they want theatremakers and playwrights who have previously entered Short+Sweet plays to adapt them into screenplays and enter for a chance to win the Best Adaptation Prize. 

Launching online in 2016 and then in Sydney in early 2017 and Hollywood mid 2017, plus many more cities to come. 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.

Some highlights of the festival include A Good Day To Die by Adrian Jeffs, of Healesville Victoria, documenting Adrian’s 30 year battle with depression and anxiety. Shot completely on an iPhone 6 this film was a Top Ten Finalist in the Smartfone Flick Fest 2016.

Slingshot by David Hansen is an amusing analogy on modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims. Winner of the Best Australian Short Film Award at Flickerfest 2016 and seen at the Melbourne International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Raindance and Adelaide Film Festival.

Heat 1- 13th February

Heat 2- 20th February

Heat 3- 27th February

Heat 4- 13th March

Gala Final- 19th March (Dendy Cinemas Newtown)

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Sessions Summary

Festival Summary


13 February- 19 March 2017




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