The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s New York Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects designed to encourage performers to create their own short films and web series.
Held twice a year, the showcase features a shorts program, followed by Q&A with the films’ directors, producers and actors present at the screening. This Q&A will be moderated by Becky Curran.
The Small Time | Directed by Rich Jack
The Small Time is a web series about struggling, hapless literary agent, Ben Bernstein, as he dredges the bottom-of-the-barrel trying to find an author who can be the next big thing.
Searching Hope Springs | Directed by John Colby
After a practical joke takes a wrong turn, eight-year-old Angelique is separated from her parents in the wilderness of a large and densely wooded national park.
J-1 | Directed by Geoffrey Guerrero
Every summer, young college students from Eastern Europe and Russia arrive in America through the J-1 Visa Program issued by the U.S. State Department.
Cleaning Up | Directed by Lew Fraga
Max the Janitor has some peculiar adventures while performing his duties overnight at an office building. And they tend to get even more ridiculous when he thinks no one is watching!
Just in Case | Directed by Ye'ela Rosenfeld
Inspired by true events, Just In Case is a five-minute impossible love story which takes place in an impossible reality.
Gala | Directed by Mike Smith
Struggling to deal with her success as an up-and-coming actress, an aspiring writer imagines reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend on the night of their high school reunion.
Becky Curran is coordinator of EEO & diversity for SAG-AFTRA. Since joining SAG-AFTRA in April 2014, she has assisted with several diversity and inclusion efforts within the entertainment and news media industries. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Curran graduated with a bachelor of science in marketing degree from Providence College in 2006, then moved to Los Angeles where she worked for one of Hollywood’s top talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency (CAA). After CAA, she worked at CBS Television Studios, where she assisted with the casting of pilots and television series. Curran also served as the marketing director and co-founding board member of the Catalina Film Festival. A prolific public speaker, Curran has spoken for groups throughout the United States and Kenya. She currently resides in New York City.