Short + Sweet Film Festival Melbourne

24 July 2017 - 27 July 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.

Love short film? 

Want to decide what Australian films will go to Hollywood? 

Interested in meeting filmmakers, movie stars and other celebrities?

Heat 1 – Monday 24th of July

The Loop Project, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 7-9pm

The Harvest – Jonathan Grace
The Lazy Barber – James Di Martino
Nathan loves Ricky Martin – Bryan Chau
Top of the world – Drew Russel
The Jolly Swagman – Charby Ibrahim
Flawless – Sally Rosenberg
140 Characters – Dean Winkler
Lion Dance – Tim & Zheng
Loving my mom – Jess O’Mera
Mazu – Kim Zoe Evans
To be known – Bronwen Davies
The tall boy – Serah Nathan
Talk – Jeremy Heddle
Turtle Soup – Nicholas Heller

Heat 2 – Tuesday 25th of July

The Local Taphouse 184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East 7-9pm

I Kill People – Jonathan Grace
Coinflipper – James Di Martino
Eat – Megan Cheng
FBPD – John Gigrich
Wine and Eggs – 
Battleground – Xander McCabe
Snoot in the City – Stephanie Davidson
Anticipation – Kieran Barry
A good day to die – Adrian Jeffs
For Janet – Kim Zoe Evans
No one is listening – Romi Trower

Heat 3 – Wednesday 26th of July

The Local Taphouse 184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East 7-9pm

In Life Today – Lauren Bailey
Wibble Wobble – Daphne
Desire – Joel Siroen
A human condition – Megan O’Keefe
Mrs S – James Woods
The Gallant Captain – Katrina (LampShadeCollective)
The consequences – Jupe Chrzu
Aisle 4 – Kyle McCallion
When it’s spring – Sounda Films
God hates Finland – Johan Karrento
Man is cruel – Gustav Bonderson
Threads – Jess O’Mera
Congratulations – James Di Martino

The Finals – Thursday 27th of July

Treasury Theatre Lower plaza 1 Macarthur Street East Melbourne 3002 7-9pm


Winners will have their short film screened at the Worldwide Short+Sweet Gala Final in Hollywood in Los Angeles at the Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival on August 25 at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

There are many other awesome prizes up for grabs including mentorships with working Hollywood industry professional, producers and actors who are Alumni or on the Stella Adler Theater Board. is offering complimentary memberships and pitch listings to a local filmmaker selected for S+S Film Festival in Melbourne. is offering this to our finalists because Industry members in our marketplace are scouting for film and TV projects for all the major platforms. 

These Executive Members include: Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, Leftfield Pictures, Brian Graden Media…


Sessions Summary

Festival Summary


24-27 July 2017




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