SXSW 2019 Applications Now Open for PanelPicker, Festivals, Awards & More

"Keep It!" Podcast Session. Photo by Kaylin Balderrama

Each March in Austin, diverse groups of creatives across interactive, film, and music industries converge at the SXSW Conference & Festivals. Journey into this oasis of fresh ideas to cultivate creativity, untangle problems, propose solutions, and forge lasting connections during 10 days of collaboration with thought leaders working towards a more connected future.

Calling all creatives – applications are now open for the 2019 SXSW Conference & Festivals. From submitting your buzz-worthy film or performing on stage in front of a global audience to presenting your game-changing tech startup or bringing your art to the walls of Austin – take the opportunity to be a part of this inventive SXSW community from March 8-17, 2019.

Learn how to participate in one of the many prestigious SXSW categories below and stay tuned for complete eligibility requirements per category. More applications will be announced in Fall 2018. Mark your calendars for August 1, 2018 when SXSW 2019 Registration and Housing open.

PanelPicker

PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated proposal platform developed to encourage the SXSW community to enter session ideas and have a significant voice in daytime Conference programming. The SXSW community is then able to browse proposals, leave comments, and vote to help shape the March event. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Community Service Awards

The SXSW Community Service Awards celebrate the spirit of community in Austin that we think is unique to SXSW. Six individuals and six organizations will receive a grant to an eligible 501(c)(3) or eligible charity of their choice, as well as a complimentary registration to SXSW 2019. Learn more about the two Community Service Awards categories here.

Opens: June 25, 2018
Deadline: July 20, 2018

Film Submissions

The SXSW Film Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera. Premiere your film in front of press, film industry leaders, and film lovers as well as tech and music professionals at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Screening sections include Feature Film, Short Film, Episodic, Music Video, Virtual Cinema, Texas High School Short, and Title Sequence. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Deadlines: See Film Chart for complete list of fees and deadlines by section.

Interactive Innovation Awards

The SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards prize creative innovation in the connected world, celebrating the ever-widening variety of technology, projects, products, achievements and discoveries. Innovators from across the digital industry have the opportunity to enter their exciting, new work in this competition – open to all projects, products, and developments launched or made in calendar year of 2018. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Early Deadline: August 19, 2018
Regular Deadline: August 20 – October 5, 2018
Final Deadline: October 7, 2018

Place By Design

Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Deadline: November 9, 2018

Showcasing Artist Applications

Apply for the opportunity to perform at the 2019 SXSW Music Festival, March 11-17, and gain unparalleled access to an audience of industry professionals, international media, and new fans. Showcasing at SXSW means performing in one of the many venues located in famous downtown Austin for thousands of fans, reps, media, and fellow musicians from all over the world. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Early Deadline: September 13, 2018
Final Deadline: October 25, 2018

SXSW Art Program

The SXSW Art Program showcases experiential and visual artworks that apply emerging technologies and immersive environments to spark discovery, inspiration, and connection. Official selections of the SXSW Art Program are chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance the landscape of the SXSW and bring inspiration, joy, and discovery to attendees. All visual artists are eligible to enter their artwork to SXSW. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Early Deadline: September 21, 2018
Final Deadline: October 5, 2018

SXSW Pitch

Pitch your innovative startup at the eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formally SXSW Accelerator) in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges. Plus, be a part of product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it. Join the ranks of SXSW Pitch alumni gaining millions in funding along the way with a combined total of over $5.43 billion. Learn More »

Opens: June 25, 2018
Final Deadline: November 9, 2018

Get Ready for SXSW 2019

Join us for another exciting event March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Registration and Housing will open on August 1, 2018. Sign up for SXSW Event Updates so you don’t miss a beat, announcement or important deadline.

In the meantime, curb your anticipation by taking a look back at the 2018 event with videos from Keynotes, film premieres, sessions, and more on the official SXSW YouTube Channel. Find and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and SXSW News for the latest SX coverage.

Photo by Kaylin Balderrama

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