The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Los Angeles Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects by union performers, 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 Actors Center, 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.

We are no longer taking submissions by mail. NO DOCUMENTARIES.


All entries MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA Short Film or SAG-AFTRA New Media contract. Filmmakers MUST provide the project’s SAG-AFTRA production number. For questions regarding your production number please call the SAG-AFTRA office at 323-954-1600.

If the short film was created when the filmmaker was a student at USC or AFI then the submission does not need a production number. Please make a note of the school affiliation with the submission. All other student films must have individual student film SAG-AFTRA agreements and submit their production number.

Entries must be completed projects, and not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions.

We are accepting shorts and webisodes from filmmakers currently residing in the states listed below. Please be sure to indicate the filmmaker's current state residence when prompted.

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, Wyoming

If you submitted to the New York SAG-AFTRA Foundation showcase, you are ineligible to submit to the Los Angeles showcase.

Previously submitted films are eligible for re-submission.

Multiple entries will be accepted, but must be individually submitted. Please only submit ONE episode of a webseries.

Overall Rating
  • ms stone

    Wonderful showcase. Very organized. All the seats in the house were full. Great selection of films. Awesome Q&A. I fully recommend.

    May 2018
  • Anya Adams

    Great festival, an honor to be a part of it

    May 2017