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
Filmmakers! Our Early Submission Deadline is this Thursday, October 2. If your film is ready, we encourage you to submit by the early date to save money.
SXSW Film is currently accepting sports-related film submissions to be included in SXsports 2015!
Last year, films that screened as part of SXsports impressed by challenging the cultural impact of sports and the term “sport” itself. From competitive jigsaw puzzling in Wicker Kittens to the hilarious tale of...
Submitting to film festivals can be daunting because the process for each festival can vary. For example, SXSW Film ONLY accepts submissions via http://sxsw.com/film/screenings/submit.
Every film festival has their own specific rules concerning screening eligibility. Here are some important points we consider at SXSW Film.
Where and How: You must submit via sxsw.com. We do not use any other submission platform....
At SXSW Film we're regularly asked, "What if my film won't be completed with a final cut in time for your final submission deadline?"
The answer is: Not a problem - we accept work-in-progress cuts!