Seating for each screening is subject to capacity and will occur on a priority basis approximately, 30-45 minutes before the screening starts.
Don’t be discouraged by the lines. Many of the Official SXSW Film venues are quite large and our systems ensure that you’ll know quickly if it’s worth waiting. During the festival, be sure to check our Venue Status Boards for up-to-date seating information for every screening.
Filmmakers and Their Guests
Filmmakers are given film guest tickets that allow them and their guests priority entry before ALL other badgeholders. These tickets are good for up to 30 minutes before showtime.
The remaining Film and Platinum badgeholders will enter the theater.
If seats still remain, Film Wristbands, Music Badges and Interactive Badges will enter the theater.
Single Admission Tickets
If seats still remain, single admission tickets will be sold for $15 starting 15 minutes before showtime. We sell tickets most often at our larger venues: The Paramount Theatre, Vimeo Theater at the Austin Convention Center and ZACH Theatre.