SXSW Film Submissions

Film Submissions For SXSW 2016 Are Now Open

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the SXSW Film Festival. Having become a destination for the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams of, premiering at SXSW positions your film in front of thousands of fans, press, film industry leaders, as well as tech and music professionals. This entirely unique audience gives the SXSW Film Festival a distinct identity that sets it apart from other film festivals.

To submit your film to SXSW, review the submission deadlines below and read in-depth information in our Film Submission FAQ and watch the How To Submit Your Film video at the bottom of the page.

Once you're ready, click on the blue boxes below to start the submission process. Please note, for 2016 all films must be submitted by a secure URL link. If you have any further questions after reading the Film Submission FAQ, please email film@sxsw.com.

Early Deadline
Sept 3
Official Deadline
Oct 1
Late Deadline
Nov 3
Texas High School /
Title Sequence Deadline
Dec 18

Feature Film

$50

$75

$100

N/A

Short Film

$40

$50

$70

N/A

Music Video

$40

$50

$70

N/A

Texas High School Short

$10

$10

$10

$10

Title Sequence

$10

$10

$15

$15


Don’t forget to read the Film Submission FAQ before you submit your film!