Apply Now to SXSW 2022: Film Festival, Music Showcases, Tech Competitions & More

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Calling all creatives! Participation opportunities for the 2022 SXSW Conference & Festivals are now open for Film Festival, Innovation Awards, SXSW Pitch, and Gaming Awards. Learn more about how to become part of the event below.

2022 Applications

All deadlines end at 11:59pm PT

PanelPicker® Round Two Entries

PanelPicker® has been reopened for a second round of applications from October 13-22. Enter your session ideas for the 2022 SXSW Conference.

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Film Festival Submissions

Premiere your film in front of press, film industry, and film lovers at the SXSW Film Festival. Featuring provocative dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more, the festival is known for its high caliber and diverse program and its smart, enthusiastic audiences.

  • Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Second Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Final Entry Deadline: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
  • Texas High School Shorts Deadline: December 14, 2021

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Gaming Awards

The SXSW Gaming Awards celebrate the wide reach of gaming across areas such as art, design, narrative, gameplay, cultural innovation, and more.

  • Entry Deadline: December 9, 2021

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Showcasing Artist Applications

Showcasing Artist Applications are now closed

Innovation Awards

The SXSW 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 2021.

Early Entry Deadline: August 19, 2021
Regular Entry Deadline: November 11, 2021

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SXSW Pitch

Pitch your innovative startup at the 14th annual SXSW Pitch 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 $9.4 billion.

Early Entry Deadline: September 9, 2021
Regular Entry Deadline: November 11, 2021

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See You in 2022

Mark your calendars for March 11-20, 2022! Registration opens on September 14, 2021.

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