MARCH 13-15 • CONVERGENCE. Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us, and in many instances they are redefining how we experience the world.


"The Mummy VR Experience" at SXSW 2017 - Photo by Randy and Jackie Smith

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Virtual Cinema Submissions


Have you been working on a Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or Mixed Reality project? The SXSW Virtual Cinema provides an opportunity to launch VR/AR/MR projects to our unique audiences built out of Film, Tech and Music industry leaders, as well as lovers of all things entertainment and tech. Send us your Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality or Mixed Reality films, games, and interactive projects with a total runtime or recommended viewing time of 40 minutes or less.

Accepted projects will be exhibited in the JW Marriott on the 4th floor Tuesday, March 13 – Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Find more information on our Film Submissions Page and be sure to check out our Film Submission FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.

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Join us for unparalleled discovery, networking, and inspiration at the 2018 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 9-18.

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