Film Submission Tips: Work-In-Progress Screening

Two deadlines down and one more to go! Only a few more days until the 2018 SXSW Film Festival Late Deadline on Friday, October 20.

SXSW Film is more than happy to watch work-in-progress cuts, but there are some items to note:

  • During the SXSW Film Festival submission process, the film department views work-in-progress cuts that are picture locked and include an opening slate listing what still needs to be completed.

  • It is not out of the ordinary for us to watch films without their final sound mixes, color correction, or completed visual effects. However, keep in mind SXSW Programmers will only watch ONE CUT.

  • If your film is selected to play at SXSW 2018, you will be required to deliver a DCP (in addition, you can deliver us a 35mm print!) of the FINAL CUT for exhibition. Please note, we will not exhibit a work-in-progress during the festival except under very rare and special circumstances.

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World Premiere of Nobodies - Photo by : Ann Alva Wieding

By Blake Kammerdiener