SXSW Film Important Dates

Monday, June 29, 2015
Film Submissions open for 2016 SXSW Film Festival
2016 SXSW PanelPicker® entry process begins

Friday, July 24, 2015
2016 SXSW PanelPicker entry process ends at 11:59 pm CDT

Monday, August 3, 2015
SXSW 2016 opens for registrations and hotel reservations

Monday, August 10, 2015
2016 SXSW PanelPicker community voting process begins

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Early Deadline for Feature, Short, and Music Video Film Submissions

Friday, September 4, 2015
2016 SXSW PanelPicker community voting process ends at 11:59 pm CDT

Friday, September 11, 2015
First registration deadline for SXSW 2016

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Official Deadline for Feature, Short, and Music Video Film Submissions

Friday, October 23, 2015
Second registration deadline for SXSW 2016

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Late Deadline for Feature, Short, and Music Video Film Submissions

Friday, November 20, 2015
Third registration deadline for SXSW 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015
Final Deadline for Texas High School and Title Sequence Submissions

Friday, January 15, 2016
Fourth registration deadline for SXSW 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016
Final registration deadline for SXSW 2016 (Walkup rates will take effect after this date)

Friday, March 11, 2016
First day of programming for SXSW Film Conference & Festival

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
SXSW Film Awards take place at the Paramount Theatre
Final day of SXSW Film Conference sessions

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Final day of SXSW Film Festival screenings