By creating immersive experiences, Short&Sweet allows audiences to become active participants rather than passive spectators. This has a profound impact on the way people engage with the content, affecting them at a greater level.
We are dedicated to the curation and exhibition of short film to advance and nurture the a communications industry. Consistently inspire people with the short film medium, expose undiscovered filmmaking talent, provoke thought and celebrate film.
Short&Sweet has an impressive global database and digital archive of the finest short films – live action, animation and music videos – and their makers waiting for you to unlock. Exposing your short film-making talent with people all over the world.
"The short film medium has the power to liberate, educate, connect and delight all in as little as 5 minutes"
' JULIA STEPHENSON ' - FOUNDER
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Short&Sweet accept live action short films, short animations and music videos between 2 and 20 minutes long. We select films according to their originality, in story and execution.
In a world bursting with ideas, messages and stories to be told, the ones we are exposed to most often in the form of film exist almost solely to secure corporate bank accounts. We need massive summer blockbusters as escapism, of course, but a large coke and popcorn is not a balanced diet. We need wholesome, human and honest stories to really satiate us. Once you take profit and money out of the equation, you are left with only passion and dedication – and this is why we embrace the artform of short film.
A short film is not simply a mini feature – it can be a story, a moment, a single emotion, a beautiful snapshot or a visceral outpouring of the human experience. The very nature of the medium means the restrictions of long running times and huge budgets are mostly removed, leaving a blank canvas for a myriad of ideas. It doesn’t need grand story arcs, dialogue or even actors – and so even just by its mere existence as an artform, it subverts our idea of storytelling. A Short film is usually no longer than 15 minutes. The medium is often misunderstood – it is not simply a shorter narrative nor is it video content. It is a critical art form on its own.
Short film is a vehicle for those important messages that fall through the cracks of a worldwide media machine. It gives voices to the voiceless, empowers the downtrodden. It makes us think and feel and talk. It challenges conventions and emboldens imaginations. It crosses borders, languages, cultures and creeds – it is universal. All you need is an idea, a screen, and an audience – which is where we as Short&Sweet come in. This is why we choose short film, and we welcome you to join us.
“The Short&Sweet movement is a mobile moving image gallery dedicated to the exhibition, curation and promotion of short film and the talent behind them – with weekly screenings, guerilla projections, networking visual events – we believe short film is the medium of the future, the most powerful medium of them all.” – Julia Stephenson, Founder and Curator
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Short & Sweet is a dedicated platform for the exhibition and curation of short films & the talent behind them.