Screening a film at SXSW is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers, but what exactly does that entail once picture is locked, travel is booked, and posters printed? How do our enthusiastic audiences actually get to see films on screen?
The Late Deadline for film submissions is long gone and we are still screening night and day. It takes a lot of time and careful thought to ensure each film is given the proper consideration, so we appreciate your patience. Please keep in mind we will be screening films and...
The Late Deadline for film submissions has passed! We now have the difficult task of curating the best possible program from all the amazing work that has been submitted. It takes a lot of time and careful thought to ensure each film is given the proper consideration, so we appreciate...
Today marks the Late Deadline for film submissions! We never advise filmmakers to rush, but if your film is ready, with at least a picture lock, we encourage you to submit by 11:59pm CST today.
This year, it’s easier than ever to submit your feature or short film to SXSW...
At SXSW Film we are frequently asked if we offer extensions beyond our Late Deadline. The answer is yes, we do grant extensions, but only in rare and exceptional cases.
If you think you absolutely need an extension, you must contact us at email@example.com prior to our November 13...
Each year thousands of films are submitted to SXSW during our submission period between August and mid-November. We are watching and evaluating all of these films through late January to curate the best possible program.
Many people wonder how they can apply for a specific screening section within the SXSW Film Festival program and their award eligibility.
The Short Answer: Most sections have an award associated with them, but you CANNOT apply for a specific section.
We regularly get asked about the use of copyrighted materials in film submissions.
We all know it’s not wise to put all of your eggs in one basket, so we understand you'll be submitting your film to multiple festivals. Please keep us posted if your premiere status changes from your original submission.
Are you working on a web series that you'd like to exhibit at SXSW Film? Here are the three ways to submit.
- Digital Domain
- Short Film
- Feature Film