SAG-AFTRA Foundation Los Angeles Short Film Showcase

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s 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.

Additionally, 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, be a completed project, and include a contract production number.

Entry to the Los Angeles Short Film Showcase is free. Previously submitted films are also eligible for re-submission. Filmmakers must be present at the screening.

The Los Angeles Short Film Showcase is held twice a year, in April and August at SAG-AFTRA’s 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.