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 2016 New York Short Film Showcase featured:
Clean | Directed by Gabriel Wilson
Heavy Feathers | Directed by Joosje Duk
Farewell Auntie | Written, Directed, & Produced by Louis Yin
Tom in America | Directed by Flavio Alves
The SeanTal Show | Written by Sean Hankinson and Chantal Maurice
The Opposite of a Fairy Tale | Written & Produced by Jennifer Betit Yen
Mother’s Day | Written & Produced by Gabriel Furman
Shy Guys | Written, Directed, & Produced by Fredric Lehne
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.