Budding filmmakers have more time to submit their 5 to 10-minute film entries in what is known to be the biggest little festival in the world – SHORT+SWEET Film Festival. The deadline for submission is now AUGUST 15, 2018.

What is Short+Sweet Film Festival?

Short+Sweet is the biggest short format festival in the world. It has events in 30+ cities across 12 countries and has presented over 5,000 original new works in theatre, music, and dance since 2002. Short+Sweet Theatre has been presented in Manila since 2014. Last year, for its inaugural run, the festival premiere in key cities around the globe including Manila.

As the festival is set to shortlist entries from local talents, Best Film and People’s Choice awardees during the Gala Finals in Manila in September will be screened at the prestigious Marilyn Monroe Theater in Los Angeles, California to represent Short+Sweet Manila in the international competition along with other top films from all over the world. Exciting prizes await the winners.

The organizers of Short+Sweet Film Festival Manila:

  • Executive Producer – Quincy Raya
  • Festival Director – Howard Yambao
  • Festival Programmer – Rhadem Camlian Morados
  • S+S Artistic Director – Mark Cleary

Global ELIGIBILITY | Your entry can go beyond the Philippine competition

If a film is shortlisted in Manila, it will also be eligible for express entry (until 2019) into other Short+Sweet Film Festivals including Sydney, Melbourne, Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Auckland, Dubai, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and beyond. Short+Sweet’s presenting partners are the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, Casting Network, Australian Embassy in Manila, Pineapple Lab & Short+Sweet International.

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NO EXCUSES! Short+Sweet supports creative freedom

While films must be 5-10 mins in length (plus credits), they can be shot and edited on any device. There is no restriction on the genre, style, or how the film is created. You must have permission to use any images, storylines, music, etc. in your film.

The film can be in any language or dialect. However, your film must have English subtitles if you want to be eligible for other Short+Sweet Film Festivals.

Short+Sweet Film Festival Manila will award the following prizes:
  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Screenplay
  • People’s Choice awards

All film entries to Short+Sweet Film Festival will be screened in the Heats competition happening on all Sunday evenings of August.

HOW TO SUBMIT? Visit the link below and click on the SUBMIT NOW button.


NOTE: Deadline has been extended to August 15, 2018

For more information and updates, check out the S+S official Facebook page and Instagram account:



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