Submit Your Film to the 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Submissions for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival are now open!

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, 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

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.

SXSW Film looks forward to viewing your work!

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