March 12-14, 2023

Immerse yourself in the latest VR/AR and mixed reality storytelling from some of the most creative minds in the world at the SXSW XR Experience.

XR Worlds – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Stephen Olker

XR Worlds – SXSW 2022 – Photo by Stephen Olker

About XR Experience


Where the SXSW Film & TV Festival and Exhibitions meet, the SXSW XR Experience, March 12-14 showcases outstanding immersive projects by talented international producers for SXSW attendees. Stop by to experience technology that is reshaping the language of storytelling.

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive the world that surrounds us and are redefining how we experience the world. The projects presented in our XR Experience emphasize storytelling and art in the immersive world.

2023 Submissions

Premiere your XR project in front of press, film industry, and film lovers at the SXSW Film & TV Festival. Submissions for the 2023 event are open through 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

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



XR Experience Program

Bringing together some of the most influential minds in film technology, this program consists of three categories, XR Experience Competition, XR Experience Spotlight, XR Experience Special Events.

XR Experience Lineup

XR Experience Track

The XR track covers the most exciting immersive-related breakthroughs. From virtual and augmented realities to the intertwining of all worlds through the metaverse, this content navigates the potential of these mind-bending technologies.

XR Experience 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.

Film & TV Festival Submissions

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic or XR project.

The SXSW Film & TV Festival is the only place in the world bringing together creative people from so many different industries, making the SXSW Film & TV Festival an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation.

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