Film Submissions

Premiere your film in front of press, film industry leaders, and film lovers as well as tech and music professionals. Submit your film to the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.


Film Submissions

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About Film Submissions

 

Submissions open for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on Monday, June 26, 2017.

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.

Stay tuned to SXSW News for the latest Film Festival announcements and browse the 2018 Application Fees & Submission Deadlines below.

2018 Application Fees & Submission Deadlines

 

Submissions open for the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on Monday, June 26, 2017.

To submit your film to SXSW, review the submission deadlines below. Please note, for 2018 all films must be submitted by a secure URL link.

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.

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Film Submissions FAQ

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2018 SXSW PanelPicker Opens Monday, June 26

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