SXSW Film Submissions

Submissions for SXSW 2017 will open in Summer 2016 | Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images

Submissions for SXSW 2017 will open June 28, 2016

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.

Submissions for SXSW 2017 will open June 28, 2016 – sign up below for film submission notifications. To better understand our submission process, please review our 2016 deadlines, our Film Submission FAQ and watch the 2016 How To Submit Your Film video. If you have any further questions, please email film@sxsw.com.

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2016 Past Submission Deadlines

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

2016 Past Submission Tips

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