Short+Sweet Announces Partnership with Stella Adler Studio in LA

Short+Sweet Film Festival is excited to announce its partnership with the world renowned Stella Adler studio of acting in Los Angeles.

Stella Adler Executive Director John Jack Rogers and Short+Sweet Founder Mark Cleary have committed to delivering “a world class festival with an A-List Hollywood finale”.

“Over the next year we’ll present Short+Sweet Film Festivals in Australia, India, SE Asia and the Middle East with the winning films to be presented in LA,” Cleary said.

The Stella Adler board includes Hollywood heavyweights such as Mark Ruffallo, Brad Fisher and Benicio del Toro.

According to Sydney based Festival Directors Ali Crew and Angela Blake (pictured below) the partnership will provide great outcomes for local film-makers.


“Film festival entrants will have inside access to the LA film industry with the winning films assessed and awarded by the Hollywood A-listers,” Ali said.

According to Angela, “Prizes for the winning filmmakers will include mentorships with members of the Stella Adler alumni. Filmmaking tips from people like Mark Ruffallo and Brad Fisher is a prize that money can’t buy!”

Stella Adler’s technique has been studied by many of the world’s most notable actors, directors, and writers including: Marlon Brando, Robert DeNiro, Salma Hayek, Benicio Del Toro, Holland Taylor, Gary Ross and many more.

Short+Sweet Film is unique in the ever expanding world of Short+Sweet (currently encompassing performing arts festivals and events in nine countries and 25 cities – and growing all the time). Following the recent successful debut of Short+Sweet Hollywood, it’s set to take Australia – and then the world – by storm withinthe year! And it boasts new local prize sponsor, RENTaCAM with more to be announced soon.

Submissions for the Sydney festival – from anywhere in the world – close on December 31, 2016.

The launch in Sydney will be followed by an international showcase Hollywood in September 2017.

One submission gains entrants consideration for 11 festivals around Australia and internationally, including Brisbane, Canberra, Auckland, Wellington, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, Chennai, Dubai and Hollywood. Additional locations will come online in Year 2 of the film festival.

Details at Entry fee is $20.