Los Angeles Short Film Showcase


The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Los Angeles Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects designed to encourage performers to create their own short films and web series.

Held twice a year, in April and August at our Los Angeles Actors Center, the showcase not only features a shorts program, but includes a Q& A and reception with the films’ directors, producers and actors present at the screening.

The August 2016 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase featured:
THE BRIDGE PARTNER – Gabriel Olson, writer, director, producer
CUDDLE PARTY – Matthew Irving Epstein, writer, director, producer
ON TIME – Xavier Neal-Burgin, writer, director, producer
SOUTH ARCADIA ST. – Melanie D’Andrea, writer, director, editor
THE MOMENT I WAS ALONE – Kellen Gibbs, writer, director
WHY IS THE SEA BOILING – Zach Ziegel, director

The Los Angeles Short Film Showcase accepts submissions by filmmakers who reside west of the Mississippi: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Shorts submitted to the New York Short Film Showcase are ineligible for the Los Angeles Short Film Showcase.

In addition, all submissions must be produced under a SAG-AFTRA Short Film, SAG-AFTRA Student Agreement or SAG-AFTRA New Media contract, run no longer than 20 minutes including credits (no exceptions), be completed projected, and include a contract production number. For questions regarding your production number, contact SAG-AFTRA at 323-954-1600.

Entry is free. Previous submitted films are eligible for re-submission. Filmmakers must be present at the screening. For short films between 21-40 minutes, please submit to your Lunchtime Shorts screening series.

For those who need disability accommodation at our programming, including Sign Language Interpretation, please email rsvp@sagaftra.foundation for LA events or nyrsvp@sagaftra.foundation for NY events with a minimum of three business days’ notice and you will be contacted.

April 2017 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase

The next call for submissions will begin January 9, 2017.

Los Angeles Short Film Showcase