Shorts Programs - BAFTA & Oscars Eligibility

Having your Documentary, Narrative or Animated short film selected for SXSW is prestigious in its own right. In addition, we're pleased to count ourselves among the festivals eligible for both BAFTA and Oscars Shorts qualification.

What does this mean for you, short filmmaker?


  • WINNERS of our Best Animated, Best Narrative and Best Documentary Short Film categories become eligible for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards (Oscars).


  • ANY British Short Film or British Short Animation that screens at SXSW is eligible for BAFTA nomination.

In other words, a SXSW screening is a step on the road to a coveted prize and a place in cinematic history.

Find out more about eligibility and restrictions at BAFTA and AMPAS, and if you haven't yet submitted your short film to us, don't hesitate to find out how.