Film Tracks for SXSW Conference – 2018 PanelPicker

The Female Lens: Creating Change Beyond the Bubble - Photo by Nicola Gell Photography/Getty Images

It's already time to start thinking about the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. This year marks 25 years of SXSW Film and we can't wait to celebrate this historic occasion with you. Below you can find out more information about our film tracks for the SXSW Conference programming and how to be a part of SXSW 2018.

2018 Film Tracks

Entertainment Influencers

Inspiration from thought leaders, experts, and innovators that will last beyond your time at SXSW, including conversations with high-profile speakers from the entertainment, film, and TV industries. Past speakers include Bob Odenkirk, Jay and Mark Duplass, Nick Offerman, and Melanie Lynskey.

Film & TV Industry

Learn about the inner workings of the film and TV industry. Sessions will focus on the business side of things, with topics like distribution, financing, and the ever changing nature of the industry. Past sessions include, Authentic Muslim Voices Tell Their Stories, Casting the Indie Film, mentor sessions and roundtables.

Making Film & Episodics

Learn everything you need to know about developing and crafting your project, from screenwriting and working with your subject to post-production and beyond. Past speakers include, Seth Rogen, Abbi Jacobson and Illana Glazer, David Benioff, and D.B. Weiss.


We were blown away by the innovative programming submissions for 2017, so we're excited to begin looking ahead to next season. Be part of SXSW 2018 – propose programming ideas through PanelPicker® through the July 23 weekend extension.

PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session submission platform. This easy, two-step online process allows the SXSW community to have a voice in what creative and thought-provoking programming is scheduled at the SXSW Conference.

Enter Your Idea Now

Don't forget that film submissions, showcasing artist applications, Interactive Innovation Awards, SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event applications, David Carr Prize, and the SXSW Art Program are now open – learn more about how you can apply to participate here. We hope to see you in March!

Explore More Content From SXSW 2017

Get inspired by a multitude of diverse visionaries at SXSW – browse more 2017 Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Red Carpets, and Q&A’s on our YouTube Channel.

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2017 SXSW Conference session, The Female Lens: Creating Change Beyond the Bubble - Photo by Nicola Gell Photography/Getty Images

By Neha Aziz




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