Social Events at SXSW Film

Film Intermission Party at SXSW 2013. Image courtesy Jojo Marion

Given that SXSW attracts thousands of people to downtown Austin, connecting with other Film Registrants can sometimes be a challenge. We’ve outlined a handy list of lounges, parties, meetups and more events where you can relax, grab a drink, and connect with other Film Registrants during the festival.

Consult the SXSW schedule for a more general overview of Parties and for a Lounges overview, see this page.

For full details of all the events taking place at SXSW Film, head to the schedule page, and head here to register for your badge to attend.


SXSW Lounges - MOFILMSXSW Registrants Lounge
Presented by MOFILM

March 7-11 | 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
March 12-15 | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Brush Square Park, 409 East 5th Street
The SXSW Registrants Lounge presented by MOFILM is the meeting place for SXSW registrants to network and grab a drink.

SXSW Lounges - RedboxSXSW Filmmakers Lounge presented by Redbox
March 7 | 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
March 8-13 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
March 14 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor, MR 2
The Filmmakers Lounge is the perfect place for SXSW filmmakers to relax, enjoy hospitality in a comfortable atmosphere. Redbox, the entertainment innovator and beloved consumer brand, is the official lounge sponsor and will be hosting "Learning Lunches" for Filmmakers on Saturday and Sunday.
*Filmmaker Badge required.

SXSW Lounges - Daily MotionSXSW Film Hideout Lounge presented by Dailymotion
March 8-14 | 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
The Hideout, 617 Congress Avenue
Duck into the Hideout Lounge presented by Dailymotion — a relaxing spot to mingle, grab a coffee and enjoy free Wi-Fi. Independent filmmakers and media partners of leading video-sharing site will screen and create videos in the space. Grab a free drink nightly from 5-7pm.

Lounges - nvidia / Dell Dell and NVIDIA Green Room
March 7 – 11 // 10am – 6pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel

Come by the Dell and NVIDIA Green Room in the historic InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel to grab a refreshment, get caught up on some work, or network with other technology and film pros. See demos of the latest film and video production solutions from Dell Precision and NVIDIA Quadro, including the incredibly thin and light Dell Precision M3800. Or just relax and hang out on the balcony with product experts from Dell and NVIDIA during daily happy hours from 3-5!

SXSW Lounges - Roku Roku Streaming Lounge
March 7-11 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, 3rd Floor, MR 10C
Visit the Roku Streaming Lounge and check out the latest devices from the maker of America's most popular streaming player. With more than 1,200 entertainment channels and 31,000 movies plus music, TV shows and news, there isn't a better place to nurse your hangover at SXSW.

SXSW Lounges - The Credits
The Credits Lounge
March 7-11 | 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor, MR 1
Stop by The Credits Lounge to recharge and relax during SXSW Film & Interactive. The Credits is an online magazine that tells the story behind the story to celebrate the large and diverse creative film and television communities.

SXSW Lounges - NFL Players Association
NFL Players Association SXsports Lounge
March 7 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
March 8-9 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
The Driskill Hotel, The Victorian Room, 604 Brazos Street
Stop by between panels and events to catch up with other SXsports attendees and meet the team from the NFL Players Association.

SXSW Lounges - MVPindex
MVPindex SXsports Lounge
March 7 | 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
March 8-9 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
The Driskill Hotel, The Crystal Room, 604 Brazos St
Like sports? Like social media? Then come see what’s happening in the MVPindex Sports Lounge. MVPindex tracks digital brand value for 9,000 over athletes/teams. Food, drinks and charging stations available.


Multi-Day Parties

SXSW Film Breakfast Meet Ups
March 8-11 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
The Hideout Lounge, 617 Congress Avenue
Come grab a coffee and get your bearings for the day.

SXSW Film Happy Hours
March 7-11 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue
Conveniently located directly next door to the Paramount Theatre, these nightly happy hours are the perfect place to meet up with friends for a drink before checking out a screening or party.

SXSW Lounges - Daily MotionDailymotion Happy Hours
March 7-11 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
The Hideout Lounge, 617 Congress Avenue
After spending a long day enjoying SXSW, kick back with some video eye candy and an adult beverage courtesy of video-sharing site Dailymotion. Come watch the best videos uploaded by Dailymotion’s creative community and meet the Dailymotion team, who can help you get your videos featured on one of the largest video sites in the world.

SXSW Late Night Saloons
March 7-11 | 12:00 AM-2:00 AM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue
Wanting to unwind after hitting the nightly parties or spending the day in the theaters? Swing back by the InterContinental Bar to check in on the action.


Oh My Disney & Mondo present “Nothing’s Impossible”
Mondo Gallery, 4115 Guadalupe Street
Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to “Nothing’s Impossible,” a special gallery event to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before. Come see original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists.

SXsports Kick-Off Reception presented by Octagon
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Chicago House, 607 Trinity Street
Connect with fellow SXsports enthusiasts while enjoying tasty libations and good food at the SXsports Kick-Off reception celebrating the launch of SXsports.

Film Opening Party presented by A+E Networks
10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th Street
Kick off SXSW Film at the Opening Party presented by A+E Networks, home of A+E, Lifetime, HISTORY and A+E IndieFilms. There’s no better place to network and connect with your friends on the first night of the festival. Get a taste of hit shows like A+E’s Bates Motel, Lifetime’s Devious Maids and HISTORY’s Counting Cars along with free drinks and hors d’oeuvres.


aGLIFF Filmmakers Brunch
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
The Iron Bear, 121 West 8th Street
Join aGLIFF, Austin's Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, for the annual Filmmaker Brunch! aGLIFF is the Southwest’s oldest and largest LGBTQI film festival and runs September 10 thru 14. Kindly RSVP to

SXSW Film Texas Reception
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
The American Legion, 404 Atlanta Street
SXSW is awesome. You are awesome. The Texas Association of Film Commissions wants to show you how awesome Texas can be. Panelists and filmmakers are invited to network over food, drinks and fine Texas hospitality.

Learn about the improved production incentives in Texas and meet representatives from regional film commissions across the state.
*SXSW Filmmaker, Film Panelist or Gaming Panelist Badge required

SXSW Film Happy Hour hosted by Blackmagic Design
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue
Hosted by Blackmagic Design, the event this evening will give attendees the opportunity to check out the Blackmagic cameras, which provide a true feature film look at an affordable cost. Blackmagic Design, in conjunction with Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media, will be on hand to answer questions. Enter the raffle to win a copy of DaVinici Resolve color correction software!

PBS & Austin City Limits
9:00 PM-12:00 AM
214 East 6th Street
PBS celebrates Austin City Limits’ 40th Season with a night of live music, BBQ, suds, t-shirts and fun.

The SXSW Comedy Opening Party Presented by NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers
Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th Street
It’s the first night of SXSW Comedy, and we’re kicking our week off with a party presented by NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.


Neighbors Delta Psi Open Frat House
2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey Street
To celebrate the release of the upcoming film Neighbors, please join Funny or Die and the Delta Psi Fraternity for an Open Frat House. Delta Psi! Delta Psi! Delta Psi!

SXSW Film Happy Hour hosted by the Wyoming and Montana Film Offices
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue
Be it the authentic feel of “Django Unchained” or gritty look of “Nebraska,” Montana and Wyoming deliver on the big screen. Join Film Commissioners Deny Staggs of Montana and Colin Stricklin of Wyoming for conversation and refreshments. Just a little Rocky Mountain hospitality deep in the heart of Texas.

SXSW Film + Interactive Fusion Party
Presented by The Associated Press

7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Palm Door on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street
SXSW is all about convergence and there's no better event to celebrate this than at the official Interactive + Film Fusion Party. In true Austin style, this party will have you on your feet enjoying complimentary libations.

Allison+Partners Late Night Saloon With Dominique Ansel
12:00 AM-2:00 AM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue
Come taste the best #GoodIdea at the Alison + Partners midnight party featuring Chef Dominique Ansel’s famous Cronut® and an exclusive creation just for SXSW. Quantities are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Register at and follow @AllisonPR.


SXSW Film Happy Hour hosted by The Guilds
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue

Participant Media Happy Hour
Wanderlust, 206 East 4th Street
After a day of good social conversations, join Participant Media for happy hour!

TNT’s The Last Ship First Look Watch Party
Coppertank Event Center, 504 Trinity Street
See TNT's epic summer series The Last Ship before anyone else at the SXSW Film Watch Party. A pandemic is making its way toward Austin — don't miss the chance for quarantine. Stock up on survival swag, sip free drinks and mingle with cast Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra and Adam Baldwin and show creators.

SXeve Launch Party presented by
Bungalow, 92 Rainey Street
Join SXSW in celebrating a day of social good and learn more about our new initiative SXeve: a community hub focused on empowering women via enterprise.

Creative Belfast
Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto Street
Belfast City Council’s "Creative Belfast" strategy supports those working in film, music, digital media and design to achieve their true economic and creative potential. Line up: Unknwn, Rams Pocket Radio, Wonder Villains

Funny or Die Comedy After Party
10:00 PM-2:00 AM
Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey Street
Join SXSW Comedy and Funny or Die for tonight's official afterparty, featuring music from Chromeo.


Trade Show Block Party
Austin Convention Center, EH 3/4
One of the best aspects of the four-day Trade Show, this casual open house atmosphere lets you peruse the Trade Show floor while exhibitors treat you to complimentary food and beverages to revive you for the SXSW evening ahead.

SXAmericas Opening Night Mixer
4:00 PM-6:30 PM
West Tent, Brush Square Park, 409 East 5th Street
Celebrate the opening night of SXAmericas with live entertainment courtesy of Alt Latino.

SXSW Film Happy Hour hosted by Fuzzrocket
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stephen F's Bar & Terrace, 701 Congress Avenue

SXSW Film Awards Ceremony
Presented by Fuzzrocket

The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue
Celebrate SXSW 2013’s brightest stars! Held at the beautiful Paramount Theatre for the first time, this year’s Film Awards is sure to be unforgettable.

Deadbeat World Premiere Launch Party
8:00 PM-12:00 AM
Rio Rooftop & Restaurant, 601 Rio Grande Street To celebrate the world premiere of Deadbeat, Hulu and IGN are hosting an exclusive cocktail party featuring an abundance of drinks, eats, entertainment and special guests.

SXSW Film Intermission Party
Palm Door on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street
Take a time out to enjoy good tunes and complimentary food and drink at the Film Intermission Party. This not-to-miss event officially celebrates the midway point of the Film Festival and the arrival of the Music crowd to Austin.


Comedy Central’s Kegs & Eggs
12:00 PM-5:00 PM
Pelons & Bar, 802 Red River Street
Join us for breakfast, beers, and free stuff. Snap a photo in the Workaholics GIF booth, dunk a historical figure in the Drunk History dunk tank and get free swag from Broad City.


SXSW Film Poster Gallery
March 7-11 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, 1st Floor, West Side, Outside of the Vimeo Theater
An essential and growing part of the SXSW Film Design Awards, the annual Film Poster Competition always draws plenty of attention. Each year, a dedicated poster gallery outside of the Vimeo Theater highlights work from international design and illustration talent in one of the only contests of its kind. Stop by to check out some great design and to vote for your favorite poster.

SXSW Film Workroom
March 8-11 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, 2nd Floor, State Boardroom, 701 Congress Avenue
SXSW can be a hectic place. Sometimes you just need a quiet space to get down to business. From checking emails to uploading files, the SXSW Film Workroom is where Film, Gold and Platinum registrants can go to take care of business.

SXSW Lounges - Game of Thrones Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition
Presented by HBO Go®

March 7-11 | 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces Street
Original costumes, weapons and more; an immersive virtual reality experience; and an opportunity to declare your favorite moments from the first three seasons on HBO GO®. Tune in to Season 4 premiering April 6 on HBO®.

SXSW Lounges - Getty ImagesThe Day Stage presented by Getty Images
March 7-11 | 9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, 4th Floor, Ballroom G
Come check out exciting content from some of the leading names in tech and entertainment communities. This welcoming spot is also a great place to jump on Wi-Fi, get some work done or meet up with friends. Also take a moment to meet the friendly faces from Getty Images, the world's leading provider of digital content.

Lounge - Social Good Hub presented by United Nation Foundation SXSW Social Good Hub
March 10 | 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Bungalow, 92 Rainey Street
The SXSW Social Good Hub brings together the digital creatives, agencies, filmmakers and entrepreneurs for discussion and collaboration focused on social change. This space will feature mentor and group discussions, presentations, networking and a reception.

Casa Brasil
March 9-13 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Icenhauers, 83 Rainey Street
Come for daily Brazilian breakfast from 9-10 AM and daily Brazilian Churrasco (BBQ) from Noon-2 PM starting on Monday.

SXSW Lounges - German Haus German Haus
March 9-13 | Open from 10:00 AM
Lucille, 77 Rainey Street
The GERMAN HAUS is a joint venture of Germany and its creative centers Berlin and Hamburg.
Holland House
March 7-11 | 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Bar 96, 96 Rainey St

Photo courtesy Jojo Marion