Submit Your Film to the 2021 SXSW Film Festival: Final Deadline October 28

The Peanut Butter Falcon Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals - Photo by Diego Donamaria
The Peanut Butter Falcon, 2019 SXSW Premiere – Photo by Diego Donamaria

SXSW Film Festival provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, short, episodic, or XR project.

Submit your film to the Film Festival for SXSW Online from March 16-20, 2021 before the official deadline on October 28 at 11:59pm PT. As part of our 2021 offerings, this digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. Film submissions are now open for the 2021 digital experience – view dates and deadlines below.

Before you start the submission process, take a look at our deadlines listed below and read the 2021 Film Submission Guides for Features, Shorts, Episodics, and more.

2021 SXSW Film Submission Deadlines

Official Deadline: October 28, 2020: Features, Shorts, Episodics, Music Videos, XR projects, and Title Sequences

All deadlines end at 11:59pm PT.

Check out our screening sections and take a look back at our 2020 Lineup. If you have any questions about the film festival or submitting your film, please email

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