Film & TV Festival Submissions

Premiere your film, TV or XR project in front of press, industry and enthusiastic audiences at the SXSW Film & TV Festival.

Film & TV Submissions open July 23 and close October 2.

Post-screening Q&A for the SXSW World Premiere of My Dead Friend Zoe - Photo by Jonathan Vail

About Submissions


The SXSW Film & TV Festival is the best place in the world to bring together creative people from intersecting industries, making the festival an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creation, and innovation. SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, TV or XR project.

We're pleased to count ourselves among the festivals eligible for both Oscars Shorts, BAFTA qualification, and the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Learn more here.

Deadlines & Dates

  • Film & TV Submissions Open: Tuesday, July 23rd
  • First Deadline: Tuesday, August 27th
  • Second Deadline: Tuesday, September 17th
  • Final Deadline: Wednesday, October 2nd
  • Learn more about the SXSW submission details like Screening Categories, Status and Eligibility, and more. Browse the Film & TV Submissions FAQs for specific information about submitting your project.

    Submissions for the 2025 Film & TV Festival will open July 23 and close October 2. Stay tuned for updates on participation opportunities, registration, and more event information and subscribe to SXSW Event Updates.

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