SXSW XR Experience

Each year, XR attendees journey into fantastical virtual versions of iconic Austin locations and experience a wide array of XR programming during SXSW including live panels, special events, XR Experience, and more.

About XR Experience

 

XR Experience will once again bring the Austin experience into the virtual world! We plan to showcase live panels, meetups, special events, live theatre performances, SXSW Film Festival Poster Gallery, and an array of projects from the XR Experience program.

Attendees can Immerse themselves in the latest VR/AR storytelling from some of the most creative minds in the world at the SXSW XR Experience Exhibition which includes:

  • XR Experience Competition: Shining a spotlight on acclaimed immersive projects.
  • XR Experience Spotlight: World Premieres of exciting immersive work.
  • XR Experience Special Events: Projects that cross the boundaries of defined artistic mediums.

2023 Submissions

Premiere your XR project in front of press, film industry, and film lovers at the SXSW Film Festival. Submissions for the 2023 event open Tuesday, August 23 and end on Tuesday, October 18. Learn more here »

Charlie Fink - XR

The XR Program was very strong, a quantum leap from 2019 that reflects the growing maturity of the medium.

Charlie Fink
Forbes

Anetta Jones - XR

We have been blown away by the response to the installation - from press, curators, other potential collaborators and the public alike. We are so grateful that people have fully understood our project and we continue to receive beautiful messages from those who have seen it and are thinking about it long after.

Anetta Jones
Producer / Framerate

Laura Mingail

It's almost impossible to adequately describe how special SXSW is, or how grateful I am for being a part of it. It's not a festival, or a conference. It's a gathering of the most incredible, thought-provoking, rule-breaking group of creative minds, who intend to connect, share and build better. SXSW is a mentality that more people should adopt.

Laura Mingail
UK-Canada Exchange

Stephen Butchko - XR

Having a world premiere at SXSW 2022 was such an amazing and beneficial experience for the Ferryman Collective.

Stephen Butchko
Producer / Gumball Dreams

2022 Program Highlights

 

XR Experience World presented by FLUF World

Our VRChat world and the primary destination for social XR experiences. This world will include several venues and a variety of activities and scheduled events.

Find programming, meetups, and panels specific to our XR Experience World, presented by FLUF WORLD, here.

XR Schedule

Connecting with XR Summit presented by FLUF World

Bridging the digital and physical worlds, connecting people from across the world in a deeper, more meaningful way, as well as bringing artists from different practices together. Join us as we explore where this technology is today and where it’s headed.

Conference Sessions

Film Festival - XR Experience Exhibition

Immerse yourself in the latest VR/AR storytelling from some of the most creative minds in the world at the SXSW XR Experience Exhibition March 13-15 from 11am–6pm CT.

Exhibition

Fairmont Congressional Ballroom

Our physical exhibition showcasing all 2022 XR Experience Competition and Spotlight projects.

Fairmont Schedule

XR Experience Projects on VAST

SXSW collaborates with Sandman Studios’ virtual festival platform VAST to present a selection of the SXSW Film Festival’s XR Experience Program inside a uniquely designed SXSW virtual environment. This platform provides access to a selection of projects from the XR Experience Competition, XR Experience Spotlight, and the NFT Gallery, curated by Marcel.Art, as part of the SXSW Special Events. Join us to meet new friends and explore SXSW XR Experience projects online!

XR Experience Competition

Shining a spotlight on acclaimed immersive projects.

Competition Schedule

XR Experience Spotlight

World Premieres of exciting immersive work.

Spotlight Schedule

XR Experience Special Events

Projects that cross the boundaries of defined artistic mediums.

Special Events Schedule

VRChat

Check out all of the incredible activations and can't miss programming in VRChat.

VRChat Schedule

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