Film Parties

SXsports Topgolf Challenge
Thursday, March 12
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Topgolf Austin (2700 Esperanza Crossing)
Kick off your SXSW experience with the SXsports Golf Challenge at Top Golf! Entertainment meets competition on this Thursday evening before the festival officially begins. Tee off with fellow attendees for a night of music, food, and drinks at the driving range.
* Additional registration required. Please email for more details.

Film Opening Party
Friday, March 13
Time: 9pm - 2am
Location: Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street)
The SXSW Film Opening Party is the annual blowout bash that officially kicks off the SXSW Film Festival. Serving as the after-party to the high profile Opening Night Premiere, the SXSW Film Opening Party is a great place to reconnect with friends, talk shop, and meet new people.

SXsports Selection Sunday Party presented by Turner Sports
Sunday, March 15
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant (300 East 4th Street)
Seeds, bubbles, and busters; what’s better convergence than Selection Sunday during SXsports? Join other registrants to drink, eat, and watch as the seeding process feeds what will become March Madness.

SXsports Overtime Party
Sunday, March 15
9:00pm - 12:00am
Location: TBD
Send off SXsports in style befitting of champions. The SXsports Overtime Party is the tentpole event that brings attendees together one last time for a shindig for the books.

Future of TV Episodics Viewing Party present by Encore Post
Monday, March 16
6pm - 8pm
Location: Four Seasons Hotel

SXSW Film Awards and Reception
Tuesday, March 17
5pm reception, 7pm awards ceremony
Location: Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Terrace Bar (701 Congress Avenue) for the reception; Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Avenue) for awards.

Film Intermission Party
Tuesday, March 17
9:00pm - 12:00am
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel
Celebrating the midpoint of the SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday, March 17th, the Intermission Party is a highlight for SXSW registrants every year. Featuring a laid-back networking environment, it’s the perfect place for attendees to bask in SXSW's energy and celebrate Film’s midpoint.

SXSW Film Happy Hours
Nightly, March 13 - 17
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Terrace Bar (701 Congress Avenue)
Conveniently located next to the Paramount Theater in the heart of Austin’s Downtown, these happy hours are the perfect place for registrants to wind down after a full day of programming and recharge for an exciting night of films and parties.

SXSW Film Late Night Saloon
Nightly, March 13-17
12:00am - 2:00am
Location: Inter-Continental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Terrace Bar (701 Congress Avenue)

The SXSW Late Night Saloon at the Inter-Continental Hotel Terrace Bar provides registrants with a comfortable atmosphere to convene at the end of the day to debrief, mix and network.

Interested in hosting an official party? Contact Sara Barney for details.

Visit for more info on High Beam, the official party planner for SXSW.

Photo by Jen Bertrand