Film Parties

SXsports Topgolf Challenge
Thursday, March 12
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Topgolf (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.

SXSW Film Opening Party Presented by WGN America’s SALEM
Friday, March 13
Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am
Location: Speakeasy (412 N Congress Ave)
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 (300 E 4th St)
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
Clive Bar (609 Davis St)
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.

Deluxe Creative Services Celebrates Digital Creativity
Monday, March 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Four Seasons (98 San Jacinto)
Encore, Method, Company 3 and Beast are coming together to host a cocktail reception and celebrate digital creativity at SXSW. Please join us, and raise a glass to honor this year’s festival films.

SXSW Film Awards and Reception
Tuesday, March 17
5:00pm reception, 8pm Film Awards
Reception Location: Stephen F's Bar (701 Congress Ave)
Film Awards Location: Paramount Theatre (713 Congress Ave)

Film Intermission Party
Tuesday, March 17
10:00pm - 1:00am
Location: Four Seasons (98 San Jacinto)
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: Stephen F's Bar (701 Congress Ave)
Conveniently located next to the Paramount Theatre 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: Stephen F's Bar (701 Congress Ave)
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