Guide to Submitting a Texas High School Short to the 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Submissions for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival are now closed.

Guide to Submitting a Texas High School Short

  • Films must be under 5 minutes in length created and produced between January 1 – December 12, 2019.

  • Filmmakers who are enrolled in the 9th through 12th grades for the full 2019-20 academic year are eligible to submit.

  • All shorts must be submitted via a secure URL link. Please note, if you change this link or any of your login information prior to March 2020 without contacting SXSW your submission may become ineligible for consideration.

  • For specific questions about submitting your short, look no further than our Film Submissions FAQ. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to email filmfest@sxsw.com.

  • Once you have submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from SXSW within 48 hours. This email will confirm that your music video has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, you should follow up by email (filmfest@sxsw.com) to ensure your project has been submitted properly and is under consideration.

  • All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 7, 2020.

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