We invite you to submit your short film 10 minutes or less and be part of an amazing new festival based in the heart of Hollywood. Hollywood Short+Sweet Film Festival is open to all comers but most welcome are local film makers.

Let’s face it - attention spans are not getting any longer and this celebration of cinema, creativity and storytelling is a professional pathway for talented film makers, writers, actors, cinematographers and directors.

If your film is chosen to be part of the first festival you’ll join a program that features local and international films that will be presented at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre on Santa Monica Blvd in September / October 2018. You’ll have the chance to win Awards and Prizes. Of course we'll make sure that the 'right' people are invited along and your work is seen to it's best advantage.

The Best Film (chosen by respected industry judges) and the People’s Choice Winner (chosen by the audience) will be selected to take part in the International Short+Sweet Film Festival Gala Final on October 20th at the beautiful and historic Marilyn Monroe Theatre on Santa Monica Blvd. That’s where the winning films from S+S Film Festivals in Sydney, Melbourne, Manila, Dubai and Chennai will compete to take out the International Best Film Awards.

The festival is a proud member of the Short+Sweet family - the biggest 10 minute performing arts festival in the world - with events in 30+ cities across 12 countries. The festival has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years, with the first S+S Theatre Festival in Sydney Australia in 2002 and to date, have presented over 5,500 original new works in Theatre, Music and Dance. The newest home of the S+S Film is now right here in Hollywood.

The winning films will be screened in Los Angeles at the Short+Sweet International Film Festival Gala Final on October 20th at the Marilyn Monroe Theater.

There are also other local prizes to be won and awards including: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Female + Male), & People's Choice.

In addition, by entering the Hollywood Short+Sweet Film Festival your film is eligible for selection in any of the other S+S Film Festivals around the world over the next 12 months - Sydney, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Dubai, Kolkata, Chennai, Canberra, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Wollongong, South Coast (NSW) and Wellington.

In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition, all films must be 10 minutes or less (not including title) and can be shot and edited on any device.

You must have the permission to use any images, storylines, music etc. in your film.

No limits, other than your imagination.

By entering your film to S+S you are agreeing to the following:

1.The running time of my Film is 10 minutes or less. Films longer than 10 minutes (10m59s) will not be considered and and the entry fee forfeited.
2. I am the creator of the Film and I give permission for the Film to be presented at any Short+Sweet (S+S) festival or event for which it is eligible. If I am not the (sole) creator of the film I warrant that I have obtained all necessary permissions of writers, originators or contributors.
3. Should my film be selected for a S+S Festival or event I understand I will receive no royalties or other payment for those screenings, live or virtual, but will be eligible for prizes and professional development opportunities.
4. I understand that my Film will be assessed by a selection committee and that no communication will be entered into by S+S regarding this process. The selection decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. I give S+S the right to screen/record/photograph my Film for archival, marketing and publicity purposes (inlcuding in unpaid public forums such as YouTube, Vimeo or similar).
6. I understand copyright material cannot be used unless I have documentation to prove legal authorisation from the musician, artist, writer or record label.
7. I may also be required to provide Actor Release Forms to be signed by the people appearing in your film.
8. I understand that Films in any language are eligible, but must be subtitled in English.
9. The festival is open to filmmakers of all ages and levels of experience.
10. Submission deadline for Hollywood S+S Film Festival is 11:59pm (PST), September 2, 2018.
11. All content submitted must be in accordance with the law and any perceived illegal activity will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
12. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
13. I understand that if my Film is selected as a finalist I will be required to provide S+S with the highest quality recording of the Film so that it can be screened.

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No restrictions on the Device(s) used to record or create video and audio.
No restrictions on Software used to create, edit or enhance video and audio.
Films in any language are welcome, but must be subtitled in English.
The festival is open to filmmakers of ALL ages and levels of experience.
The cost of entry to S+S Film is $25. If you need another payment method or are having trouble with payment please contact us at nikki.c@shortandsweet.org

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  • The Short+Sweet Hollywood Film Festival 2018 was a very nice experience. Beyond receiving an award as "Best Writer" for our short film "Pure Screen", the staff and the organization was amazing, they kept in touch with us all the time for rules and activities from the begining. The films were on time and the theater was very well located and very comfortable. Thank you for letting us be a part of this year Festival!, and again congratulations to all the winners. See you next year!.

    Javier Farías, Director of "Pure Screen".

    November 2018
  • Pleasant communication, replies are always prompt. I am a year one computer animation student. This is my first animation, get selected and premiered by you (I wish I were there) and also shortlisted by the Royal Academy of Art are honours for me. Thank you all for your encouragement. Very best wishes to the Hollywood Short + Sweet Film Festival.

    October 2018
  • Aprile Ruha

    Good festival with high quality films & opportunities for networking.

    October 2018
  • Ryan Larkin

    5 stars on all counts for Hollywood Short+Sweet. They are clearly passionate about what they do, and they pulled off an impressive series of events in theater, film, and dance. I particularly enjoyed the Hollywood local finals - the shorts they programmed were all well-made and fun to watch. I will definitely be submitting again.

    October 2018
  • Stephen Poole

    Great experience, run by great people!

    September 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Stephen. Hope to see you again next year. Also don't forget we have other film festivals in Chennai, Dubai, Sydney, Manila and Melbourne with a bunch of others starting in the next year - Brisbane, Auckland, Canberra, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi and Penang! If you enter a film into one of them you're eligible for them all! MC