SXSW 2021

Stay informed on upcoming important dates and deadlines for the SXSW Conference & Festivals.

All SXSW deadlines end at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Important Dates
& Deadlines

October 6, 2020

Participation Opportunities Open: Film Festival Submissions, PanelPicker® Proposals & More

Apply to participate in the 2021 digital experience including PanelPicker®, SXSW Film Festival, SXSW Pitch, and SXSW Gaming Awards.

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November 10, 2020

PanelPicker Community Voting Open Through November 20

All ideas received during the PanelPicker® entry period will be posted online for community voting from November 10-20, 2020. It’s as easy as “review, comment, and vote” to help shape SXSW programming.

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December 4, 2020

SXSW Gaming Awards Application Final Deadline

The SXSW Gaming Awards recognize the finest games and most creative individuals in the game industry.

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January 10, 2021

SXSW Pitch Application Final Deadline

SXSW Pitch showcases innovative new technology to a panel of industry experts, high-profile media professionals, venture capital investors, and angel investors.

Deadline has been extended through Sunday, January 10 at 11:59pm PT.

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March 16, 2021

SXSW Online: March 16-20

Register today for SXSW Online, a digital experience from March 16–20, 2021. Take advantage of the unique opportunities this event has to offer, including keynotes, Conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW, all in a digital setting.

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