Los Angeles

Short Film Showcase

Currently, our Short Film Showcase is on hold indefinitely as in-person functions have been suspended and all of our facilities are temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more about our remote programming on our FAQ page.

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 the Spring and Summer 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 September 2019 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase featured:

Bolero | Sara Gross – Writer/Director
Grit | Eileen Abarrca – Writer/Co-Director/Actor
Made Public | Foster Wilson – Director
When Kids Grow Up | Marissa Labog – Writer/Producer/Actor


Stay tuned for updates on the next Los Angeles Short Film Showcase!

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 rsvp@sagaftra.foundation with a minimum of three (3) business days notice. We will contact you to confirm.