Shorts Programs: Oscars & BAFTA Eligibility

Having your Animated, Documentary or Narrative 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 Oscars Shorts and BAFTA qualification.

What does this mean for you, short filmmaker?


Winners of the SXSW Best Animated, Best Documentary and Best Narrative Short Film categories become eligible for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.


Any British Short Film or British Short Animation that screens at SXSW is eligible for a BAFTA nomination.