Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the 2020 SXSW Conference & Festivals.
Browse deadlines for the many prestigious SXSW participation categories and more below.
Make plans to join the world’s brightest creators March 13-22 in Austin, TX.
All SXSW deadlines end at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
October 11, 2019
Art Program Final Deadline
The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and conceptual visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. The SXSW Art Program is an open call to studios, designers, collectives, and individual artists. Learn More »
October 17, 2019
Film Festival Submissions Late Deadline
Late Deadline for Features, Shorts, Episodics, Music Videos, VR/AR/MR projects, Texas High School Shorts, and Title Sequences.
Learn more about submitting to the 2019 SXSW Film Festival and view all deadline periods here.
November 15, 2019
SXSW Pitch Final Deadline
Join the ranks of SXSW Pitch alumni gaining millions in funding along the way with a combined total of over $6.6 billion.
Pitch your innovative startup at the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formally SXSW Accelerator) in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges. Learn about eligibility and 2020 categories.
December 6, 2019
David Carr Prize Essay Deadline
David Carr was a journalist, author, and longtime speaker at SXSW before his passing in 2015. All high school, undergraduate, and graduate students (PhD & Masters included) are invited to honor David Carr’s interest in the convergence of new media, technology, and culture by entering an essay or short story following a prompt. Learn More »