The best things in life are short and sweet! We are on the hunt for Queensland films that can pack a punch and leave a lasting impression. They can be shot in any way, be any genre, made by anyone….they just have to be under 10 minutes! That’s it!

The Short+Sweet Film Festival is finally back in the Sunshine State!

Short+Sweet theatre and cabaret is in its 14th year in Queensland and has presented hundreds of new original works of ten minute plays and cabaret acts. With so many wonderful local stories to tell, it's only natural that we're jumping into the world of film!

By entering your film into the Short+Sweet Film Festival Queensland, you're automatically being considered for judging in all our upcoming Short+Sweet Festivals around the globe for the next 12 months.

Short+Sweet Film Festival Queensland finalists will be screened as part of the Short and Sweet Festival in Brisbane in December, 2022.

Winners of the 'Best Film’ and 'People's Choice' will be screened as part of the International Gala Final at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in 2023. Entrance to this red carpet event is by invitation only and will be composed of other winners from Short+Sweet Film Festivals around the world!

14 May 2022 - S+SFF QLD Online & Queensland open for submissions
24 September 2022 - S+SFF Online & Queensland close for submissions
1 October 2022 - Notification date: all finalists to have been notified
December 2 2022 -Finalists to be screened at Short and Sweet Festival (Brisbane)
September 2023 - Hollywood Grand Finals

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From Page to Screen and Everything In Between!

Awards include; Best Film, Best Director, Best Animation, People's Choice and Best Lead Actor.
Winners of Best Film and People's Choice Awards are invited to the S+S Worldwide International Final in Hollywood and placed in the running to win unique prizes including professional development with A list Hollywood Stars - thanks to our partnership with American Cinematheque and Casting Networks.

In keeping with the Short+Sweet tradition, all films must be less than 10 mins in length (inclusive of credits) and can be shot and edited on any device. There is no restriction on the genre, style or how the film is created. You must however have permission to use any images, storylines, music etc. in your film.

Overall Rating
  • Joshua Allan

    Was a pleasure to have my film 2:32am screen at the festival, and to have my actor Davis win Best Supporting Actor! Friendly staff and some great short films screened!

    January 2023
  • Wil Allen

    The QLD Short + Sweet Film Festival is a cracker. The venue is hip and the vibe very indie and friendly. The live cabaret and short skits are a neat and interesting way to finish off the event. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Well done team!

    December 2022
  • I thoroughly enjoyed attending this festival! The directors of the festival are very communicative, helpful and friendly.

    May 2018
  • Tim Goodwin

    Really encourage Brisbane or Australian filmmakers to get on this film festival.

    May 2018