Submissions Now Open For the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

The SXSW Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for 2019!

SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic, and VR/AR/MR project in front of press, industry, and smart, enthusiastic audiences!

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

Be sure to check out our film submissions page for more details about submitting your film to the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

2019 SXSW Film Submission Deadlines

August 23, 2018: Early Deadline for Feature Films, Short Film, Virtual Cinema, Texas High School Short Films, Title Sequences, Episodics, and Music Videos

September 20, 2018: Regular Entry Deadline for Feature Films, Short Films, Virtual Cinema, Texas High School Short Films, Title Sequences, Episodics, and Music Videos

October 18, 2018: Late Entry Deadline for Feature Films, Short Films, Virtual Cinema, Texas High School Short Films, Title Sequences, Episodics, and Music Videos

December 13, 2018: Final Deadline for Texas High School Short Films and Title Sequences

Explore our screening sections and take a look back at our 2018 Lineup. If you have any questions about the film festival or submitting your film, don’t hesitate to email filmfest@sxsw.com.

2019 Application Fees and Deadlines

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