New York

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 New York Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects by union members, designed to encourage performers to create their own short films and web series.

Held twice a year, in March and September, the showcase features a shorts program followed by a Q&A with the films’ directors, producers and actors present at the screening.

The September 2019 New York Short Film Showcase featured:

Division Street Series: Fish Out of Water (Pilot) | Amy Rutledge – Actress
Fault | Eric Ian Goldberg – Writer/Director
Marisol | Zoé Salicrup Junco – Director
Ruok | Jay Russell – Writer/Director
The Obituary | Johnny Cannizzaro – Actor/Producer
Tina | Anuj Goyal – Co-Producer/Assistant Director
Wonder | Javier Molina – Director


Stay tuned for updates on the next New York Short Film Showcase!

The New York Short Film Showcase accepts submissions by filmmakers who reside in states east of the Mississippi River: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Shorts submitted to the Los Angeles Short Film Showcase are ineligible for the New York 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 with a minimum of three (3) business days notice. We will contact you to confirm.