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 Screening Room, 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 April 2019 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase featured:
Jim | Christopher Black, writer, director
Live | Taryn O’Neill, writer, director, actor
Search History | Christina YR Jun, director
Skin | Andrew Carlberg, producer
What Bitch? | Julian Acosta, writer, 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 or SAG-AFTRA New Media contract, run no longer than 20 minutes including credits (no exceptions), be a completed project, 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 those who need disability accommodations, including sign language interpretation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for LA programs or email@example.com for NY programs with a minimum of three (3) business days notice. We will contact you to confirm.
Los Angeles Short Film Showcase