The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is now accepting submissions from filmmakers residing in all states west of the Mississippi for its April and August 2018 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase. Please share this information with all your filmmaker friends! 

The submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 5. No deadline waiver.


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

Webseries produced under a union contract are also eligible for consideration. Please submit only ONE episode. 

There is no entry fee, nor is there a cost to attend the screening, which is held in Los Angeles, twice a year.
All shorts MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA Short Film, SAG-AFTRA Student Agreement or SAG-AFTRA New Media contract, not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions, and be completed films. Previous submitted films are eligible for re-submission.

The showcase is open to all types of cinematic expression, and is designed to encourage union members, and others, to create their own projects. In addition to the screening, the evening includes a Q&A with the directors and producers, and an opportunity to network with those in attendance.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is taking online submissions. Click here to submit your piece. We are no longer taking submissions by mail.

Filmmakers MUST provide project’s SAG-AFTRA production number and state in which they reside.  Please make a note of the production number and state residence when prompted at the end of the submission. If the short film was created when the filmmaker was a student at USC, UCLA, Chapman or AFI then the submission does not need a production number. Please make a note of the school affiliation when prompted at the end of the submission.
For questions regarding your SAG-AFTRA production number, please call the SAG-AFTRA office at (323) 954-1600. For any other questions please email
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is accepting shorts from filmmakers currently residing from the following states: 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


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