SXSW 2017 Film Submissions
Thank you for your interest in submitting to the SXSW Film Festival. Feature Film, Short Film, and Music Video submissions for SXSW 2017 are now closed. We do grant film submission deadline extensions – please request one using our Extension Request Form.
Submissions for Virtual Cinema will remain open until Thursday, November 17. Texas High School Shorts and Title Sequences will remain open until Friday, December 16.
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.
To submit your film to SXSW, review the submission deadlines below and read in-depth information in our Film Submission FAQ and watch the How To Submit Your Film video at the bottom of the page. Once you’re ready, click on the boxes below to start the submission process.
Please note, for 2017 all films must be submitted by a secure URL link. If you have any further questions after reading the Film Submission FAQ, or are interested in submitting a VR project, please email email@example.com.
2017 Application Fees & Submission Deadlines
|Virtual Cinema Deadline
|Texas High School/Title Sequence Deadline
|Texas High School Short||$10||$10|
2017 Submission Tips
Feature & Short Film Eligibility
Submitting to Other Festivals and Premiere Status
Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality Project Submissions
Early Deadline is August 25
Submitting a Work-In-Progress Cut
Screening Sections and Awards
Official Deadline is September 22
Film Submission Extensions
Late Deadline is October 20
If your film is selected for screening at the 2017 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 SXsocial account. In the meantime, check out SXSW Housing & Travel for more information about our hotels, pricing, reservation policies, and travel information.