12th Annual Texas High School Film Competition

Texas High School Short Submissions Are Now Closed

TX High SchoolTo support and cultivate the next generation of filmmakers, the SXSW® Film Conference and Festival presents a special film competition for students enrolled in Texas high schools. Submissions are judged by a panel of independent filmmakers and industry figures, and prizes include SXSW Film registrations. All films chosen as finalists will be shown in the Texas High School Shorts program as part of the regular SXSW Film Festival schedule.

Rules & Regulations

  • Eligibility is limited to Texas students enrolled in the 9th through 12th grades for the full academic year.
  • Films must be 5 minutes or shorter and completed between January 1 and December 19 the year preceding the SXSW event.
  • ALL Texas High School submissions MUST be submitted to SXSW by URL link to an online version of your film on an external site (i.e. your own website, YouTube HD, Vimeo, etc.) Please be aware that you must submit a working link and any necessary passwords to view the link AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION that will be active and working through March 2015. The deadline for Texas High School submissions is Friday, December 19, 2014 with a submission fee of $10.
  • All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 13, 2015.