3 Body Problem – 2024 SXSW Film & TV Festival Official

Film & TV Festival

March 7-15, 2025

For its 32nd edition, the SXSW Film & TV Festival will host nine days of screenings from March 7-15, 2025. The festival is known for launching a high caliber and diverse program of film, TV and XR projects, and serving as a global gathering for smart, enthusiastic, influential audiences that drive conversation for months to come.

About Film & TV Festival


For nine days in March, creatives of all stripes gather for the acclaimed SXSW Film & TV Festival program. Running concurrently with the SXSW Conference, Music, and Comedy Festivals, attendees can take advantage of the opportunity to connect with a wide array of industry experts, making the Film & TV Festival an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation.

Competition Awards

The SXSW Film & TV Festival Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Design Awards, and Special Awards are announced each season during the Film & TV Awards ceremony along with all the Short Film Program winners, which are eligible for Jury Awards within their respective screening categories.

See You Next Year

Take a look back at SXSW 2024 – watch exclusive interviews, sessions, red carpet premieres, and more. We'll see you again at SXSW 2025 from March 7-15 in Austin, TX. Stay tuned for more recaps, announcements, and SXSW 2025 information throughout the summer. Subscribe to Event Updates and the Film & TV Community Newsletter to stay in the SX know.

Film & TV Festival Screenings


Feature Film Screening Sections

Headliner: Big names, big talent featuring red carpet premieres and gala film events with major and rising names in cinema.

Narrative Feature Competition: World premieres showcasing the art of storytelling by emerging voices.

Documentary Feature Competition: World premieres of captivating, real stories by emerging voices.

Narrative Spotlight: Unforgettable features receiving their World, North American, or U.S. premieres.

Documentary Spotlight: Incredible features receiving their World, North American, or U.S. premieres.

Midnighter: Exciting after-dark features for genre lovers and the terminally curious.

Visions: Audacious, risk-taking artists who demonstrate innovation and creativity.

24 Beats Per Second: Vibrant films showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians.

Global presented by MUBI: A diverse selection of International filmmaking talent, featuring innovative narratives, artful documentaries, premieres, festival favorites, and more.

Festival Favorite: Acclaimed standouts and selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.

TV Screening Sections

TV Premiere: World premieres of prestige TV series premieres from acclaimed showrunners and directors.

TV Spotlight: World premieres of new seasons of acclaimed shows and exciting series episodes.

Independent TV Pilot Competition: Discover new pilots from indie talent.

Short Film Screening Sections

Narrative Short Competition: Exceptional storytelling that captivates, surprises, and excites.

Documentary Short Competition: Authentic storytelling that captivates, surprises, and excites.

Animated Short Competition: A whirlwind tour of hand drawn, stop-motion, and digital revelries.

Midnight Short Competition: Indulge your cravings for horror, gore, and dark comedy.

Texas Short Competition: Vibrant work filmed in, inspired by, or connected to the Lone Star State.

Music Video Competition: A range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.

XR Experience Screening Sections

The immersive arts enhance and redefine how we experience the world. These projects emphasize ingenuity and storytelling across diverse industries.

XR Experience Competition: World premieres of mind bending immersive art.

XR Experience Spotlight: Masterful immersive art from around the world.

XR Experience Special Event: Radical experimentations with emerging tech.

Den of Geek

Be they fans or filmmakers, actors or music artists, or even just folks walking down the street, the thrill and good vibes were everywhere. SXSW is back where it once belonged.

Den of Geek

Nuhas Humayun

From the moment we received the official SXSW invite - this has been life-changing. Couldn't have imagined a better world premiere.

Nuhas Humayun
Director / Moshari

David Siev

I cannot thank the SXSW programming team enough for believing in Bad Axe and for the great honor of premiering at SXSW. It was such a special experience for my family and I as our expectations exceeded everything we could have hoped for. Thank you for all you do for independent filmmakers - will forever be proud to be a SXSW alum!

David Siev
Director / Bad Axe

Greta Gerwig

I would not have a career in film without SXSW. What SXSW gave me, as a young actor/writer/director/producer, was a sense of belonging and a place to be heard. That is more valuable than anything else for a young artist, the knowledge that you are not doing it alone.

Greta Gerwig

Stella Meghie

SXSW changed my life by giving me a platform to premiere my feature debut Jean of the Joneses. I love SXSW because they love true independent cinema!

Stella Meghie

Karyn Kusama

SXSW gave us one of the most fulfilling and thrilling moments of our film lives in front of the perfect audience. SXSW means discovery, it means surprise, and it means a jolt of energy, which was there in abundance for us. We carried that energy with us for the life of the movie. SXSW is where it's at.

Karyn Kusama
Director / The Invitation

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See You Next Year

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