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 before the official deadline on October 28 at 11:59pm PT.

Be a part of the Film Festival for SXSW Online from March 16-20, 2021. As part of our 2021 offerings, this digital experience will feature conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions.

Before you start the submission process, take a look at our helpful resources below.

Resources for Film Festival Submissions

  • 2021 Film Submission Guides – Browse guidelines for Features, Shorts, Music Videos, XR, Title Designs, Episodics, and Texas High School Shorts.
  • Film FAQ – Review everything you need to know about submitting to the Film Festival including premiere status and eligibility requirements.
  • Film Team AMA Video – Janet Pierson, Director of Film for SXSW, and Senior Film Programmers, Jarod Neece and Claudette Godfrey, answer top submission questions.
  • How to Request an Extension – Extensions are granted on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions about the film festival or submitting your film, please email

Submit Your Film

SXSW Film looks forward to viewing your work!

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By Hailey Hess




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