Film Submissions

Premiere your film in front of press, film industry leaders, and film lovers as well as tech and music professionals.


Film Submissions

Actor Ryan Gosling at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival – Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images

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SXSW 2018 Film Submissions

 

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their film, in front of press, film industry leaders, and film lovers 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 are now closed for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival for Feature Film, Short Film, Episodic, Music Video, and Virtual Cinema. If you would like to request a submission extension, please fill out this form. Completing this form does not guarantee you to an extension to submit your film.

We are still accepting applications for Texas High School Short and Title Sequence.

2018 Application Fees & Submission Deadlines

 

Submissions are now closed for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival for Feature Film, Short Film, Episodic, Music Video, and Virtual Cinema. If you would like to request a submission extension, please fill out this form. Completing this form does not guarantee you to an extension to submit your film.

We are still accepting applications for Texas High School Short and Title Sequence.

Early Deadline
Aug 25
Official Deadline
Sept 22
Late Deadline
Oct 20
Texas High School/Title Sequence Final Deadline
Dec 15
Feature Film $60
$80 $110 N/A
Short Film $40
$55 $75 N/A
Episodic $60 $80 $110 N/A
Music Video $40 $55 $75 N/A
Virtual Cinema $40 $55 $75 N/A
Texas High School Short $10 $10 $10 $10
Title Sequence $15 $15 $20 $20

Hotel Information for Film Participants

If your film is selected for screening at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, you have access to a limited number of downtown rooms that are protected for finalists with SXSW Housing & Travel. Rooms are limited to one per registrant and will sell out fast, so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as you are registered. Requests can be completed in your Shopping Cart or SXSW Social account. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information.

How to Submit Your Film to SXSW 2018

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