Submitting a Work-In-Progress Cut to the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

If your project will not be 100% complete in time for our submission deadlines on August 23, September 20, or October 18, SXSW encourages you to submit a Work-In-Progress cut. For more information about SXSW Film Festival deadlines and fees, take a look at our Film Submissions page.

Work-In-Progress Submission Guidelines

  • The SXSW Film Festival views work-in-progress cuts that are picture locked and include an opening slate listing what still needs to be completed (color-correction, sound mix, special effects, etc).

  • HOWEVER keep in mind SXSW Film will only watch ONE CUT.

  • Please make sure your project meets our premiere status and eligibility requirements before you submit!

  • If your project is selected to play at SXSW 2019, you will be required to deliver a DCP (in addition, you can deliver us a 35mm print!) of the FINAL CUT for exhibition.

  • SXSW will not exhibit a work-in-progress during the festival except under very rare and special circumstances.

  • For more specific questions about submitting, look no further than our Film Submissions FAQ. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to email

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World Premiere of Meow Wolf - Cris DeWitt

By Neha Aziz