Submit Your Film to the 2020 SXSW Film Festival – Late Deadline October 17

Submissions for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival are now open! The Late Deadline to submit is October 17 11:59 PM PT!

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

Before you start the submission process, take a look our deadlines listed below, view our submission guides, familiarize yourself with the Film FAQ and explore our premiere statuses, eligibility, submission fees, and more.

2020 SXSW Film Submission Deadlines

August 22, 2019: Early Deadline for Features, Shorts, Episodics, Music Videos, VR/AR/MR projects, Texas High School Shorts, and Title Sequences

September 19, 2019: Official Deadline for Features, Shorts, Episodics, Music Videos, VR/AR/MR projects, Texas High School Shorts, and Title Sequences

October 17, 2019: Late Deadline for Features, Shorts, Episodics, Music Videos, VR/AR/MR projects, Texas High School Shorts, and Title Sequences

December 12, 2019: Final Deadline for Texas High School Shorts and Title Sequences

2020 SXSW Film Festival Submission Guides

Check out our screening sections and take a look back at our 2019 Lineup. If you have any questions about the film festival or submitting your film, don’t hesitate to email filmfest@sxsw.com.

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