This is the FIRST EVER Short and Sweet Film Festival Gold Coast to be held over 3 nights at Mo's Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads, Australia - Feb 2-4th 2021. Short and Sweet Festivals have been going since 2002 and are now in 9 countries and 25 cities around the world and it is constantly growing.

Short+Sweet is the biggest 10 minute performing arts festival in the world and since the first Short+Sweet Theatre Festival in Sydney, Australia in 2002, they have presented over 5,500 original new works in Theatre, Music, Dance, Cabaret and Film. The Film Festival side of S+S started 4 years ago and is already in LA, NZ, Mexico, Thailand, India, Sydney, Illawarra, Canberra, Ireland, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. Your entry at the Gold Coast Festival automatically includes your film to be part of all national and International Short +Sweet Film Festivals happening in 2021.

10 minutes or less to share your story, connect with audiences and make an impact, .

Awards for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Actor, Best Script, Best Cinematography and Peoples Choice.

Prizes include studio and equipment packages, headshot packages, memberships with AFI and Showcast, Film festival tickets and a weekend at a Burleigh Beach Resort. And that's just for starters!

The winning film goes to the S+S film festival Los Angeles in 2021 and is up for mentorships at NBC and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

10 minutes length is the only rule. All genres and styles welcomed.

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

You agree to allow us to include your film in to all approved Short+Sweet film festivals around the world for 12 months from the date of submission.

Overall Rating
  • Short+Sweet GC was a great little event, and Mo's was the perfect venue for genuine networking. The event was well administrated and the night we attended we had fun, and watched a bunch of shorts that were diverse and interesting.

    July 2021
  • Cyril Meyer

    Good quality of films to be amongst, the festival team pulled together a great event in these times. Although I couldn't be at the physical festival it was great to be able to watch the films through a private link, which included a virtual program at the end. Only downside for me was the link took a week to be sent through for me to see the films and results, although a trade-off here is that the link works for me for the next 2 weeks so it's got replay value. The next festival will be even better no doubt! Thanks for having our film part of the event!

    February 2021
  • Great festival. Monette worked hard to make sure the guests and a great time. The screening had a fun and cool vibe and they gave out several awards with great prizes.

    February 2021