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Short & Sweet 3D Film Festival

Short & Sweet 3D Film Festival in London

16th July 2010
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Telephone: +44(0)20 7749 6855

Short & Sweet 3D is an exciting step forward in celebrating independent, cutting-edge film making in the growing stereoscopic medium - the UK's first ever 3D film festival.

Screening a wide variety of content including fiction, documentary, music videos, live action and animation, Short & Sweet is asking for all maverick filmmakers to send in their entries for the festival. The very first 3D stereoscopic short film festival takes place at The Barbican in London on 16th July.

Julia Stephenson, Director of the Short & Sweet 3D, explained: "The current enthusiasm for 3D provides us with a unique opportunity to seek out some of the freshest new films exploring the medium. Short & Sweet has always been dedicated to the exhibition of short film as a critical art form in its own right. Short & Sweet 3D is the beginning of an exciting new journey for us and for film makers from around the globe!"

The deadline for entries of films for the Short & Sweet 3D Film Festival is 7th June 2010; all videos must be under 15 minutes in duration and Short & Sweet are only accepting digital submissions. The final exhibition format is via the XpanD system, and selected entries will be encoded to DCP for that format. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation.

Ray Zone, Legendary Stereoscopic filmmaker and Author said: "The Z-Axis is now important in cinema and 3D short films by independent filmmakers are just now starting to get a showcase in film festivals around the world. The entry of Short & Sweet 3D into this movement is heartening and indicative that it may become a significant voice for this emerging genre in the world of film festivals." -

Submitting a film to the festival is free. Filmmakers can find the submission form and more details at the following:

Media partnership opportunities are available. For more details email

Editor's Notes

About Short & Sweet

Short & Sweet has built a unique film community with a specific core audience of males and females aged between 20 and 35.

Short & Sweet is London's only weekly short film evening. It was launched by Julia Stephenson on Monday, 8 May 2006 and has been a success ever since. Each week at a cosy venue on Brick Lane, London, they show a programme of the very best in short film, music video, and short animation from around the globe. This event is free to attend with over 200 people coming to each week - a great place to network.

Every year since 2007 BAFTA has chosen Short & Sweet as its official London venue for the screening of all the Orange BAFTA short film and short animation nominees. In 2009 the event took place on 23 and 30 March with guest appearances by BAFTA nominated directors Tony Grisoni and Marc Craste. "When I finished the last frame of my film, Varmints, I realised I had nowhere to show it. Thank you to Short & Sweet - we need nights like this!" (Marc Craste - Director Of "Varmints": BAFTA Nominated 2009)

In September 2009, Short & Sweet was invited to Copenhagen for the Co2penhagen festival, the very first carbon neutral festival in the world. Short & Sweet had its own lounge zone and over two days they screened a very special selection of shorts. All the energy was generated on site and the energy intake during the festival was also reduced. It was a huge success and Short & Sweet was honoured to be part of this world movement.

In 2008, Getty Images approached Short & Sweet with a unique brief. They wanted to illustrate the many ways in which their immense archive could be used. Julia Stephenson (Short & Sweet Director) conceived the Getty Images and Short & Sweet Film Challenge. Short & Sweet identified a selection of talented, undiscovered film makers. Ten directors were chosen and given an opportunity to pitch. Four very different ideas were picked and Laurie Hill, the directing team Big Red Button, Jasmin Jodry, and Ian Mackinnon with his directing partner Dominic Parker were the four who were invited to make their films come to life. They had three months to complete the films and were each given £1000.00. Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill won first prize and since then Laurie has been sweeping up all the awards: McLaren Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Gold Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival, Best Animation at Tampere, Encounters, Wood Green and Seattle Film Festival (this award qualifies him to enter the Academy Awards 2010).

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Visiting Short & Sweet 3D:

Cost: £9.50 (£7.50 if you book online)

Time: 19:30

Age Restrictions: 20 to 35.

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