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 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 2017 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase featured:
BENNY GOT SHOT – Malcolm Washington , writer, director
THE CLEANSING HOUR – Damien LeVeck, director, editor, producer
FRIDAY NIGHT – Joey Horvitz, producer
HOME – Russell Simpson, writer, director, executive producer
LEMONADE MAFIA – Anya Adams, director, producer

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 programs or nyrsvp@sagaftra.foundation for NY programs with a minimum of three business days’ notice and you will be contacted.

Los Angeles Short Film Showcase