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.

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

VR/AR Schedule


Stay tuned to SXSW News and this page for information on SXSW 2019 registration, application periods, and more coming in Summer 2018.

Discover new technologies and the ways they enhance how we experience the world in sessions such as Illusion Design, Story Craft, and Virtual Worlds, Making it Real: Tangible Worlds of Storytelling, Mixed Reality for Superheroes, Zombies and Jedi, and more.

Learn more about The SXSW Virtual Cinema featuring Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality projects.

VR/AR Track sessions are held March 13-15 at the JW Marriott.

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Virtual Cinema Submissions


The SXSW Virtual Cinema provides an opportunity to launch Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality projects to our unique audiences built out of Film, Tech and Music industry leaders, as well as lovers of all things entertainment and tech. VR/AR/MR films, games, and interactive projects include a total runtime or 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.

2018 Film Submissions are now closed.

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Session Formats

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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.

Explore Keynotes, Featured Speakers, Session Formats, and the full schedule of SXSW Conference across 24 tracks of programming for the 2018 SXSW Conference.

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