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SXSW 2025 Dates Announced

Take a Look Back and Get Ready for Next Year

That’s a wrap on the 2024 SXSW Conference & Festivals! THANK YOU to all of the registrants, staff, crew, volunteers, speakers, filmmakers, artists, and innovators, from our Austin community and around the globe.

For nine days, creatives stepped into different worlds across tech, film, television, music, and beyond to discover new inspiration, create cross-industry connections, and imagine what's next.

Spanning 24 tracks of programming and community-curated sessions, some of the most inspired thinkers and industry leaders converged at the Conference. Powerful Keynote presentations included Academy Award-winning writers and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert on why they tell stories; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Katie Couric, Errin Haines, Brooke Shields, and Nancy Wang Yuen on women’s representation in media and entertainment; Sue Bird and Jess Robertson on the investment and growth of women’s sports; CEO of AMD Dr. Lisa T. Su in conversation with Ryan Patel on the future of AI; and more.

Amongst the Featured Sessions, we heard from culinary innovator, author, and humanitarian José Andrés; artist Danny Brown and comedian Ilana Glazer along with ACLU representatives; artist, actor, producer, and co-founder of Wondermind Selena Gomez; activist David Fenton and Hollywood icon Jane Fonda; French electronic duo Justice; Loral O'Hara and Jeanette Epps, two NASA astronauts live from space; Emmy Award-winning entertainer, actress, writer, and producer, Lilly Singh; NBA legend Dwyane Wade; and Amy Webb and her Emerging Tech Trend Report; to name a few.

From Hollywood heavy-hitters to indie film legends, the Film & TV Festival rolled out the red carpet with provocative dramas, documentaries, TV pilots, shorts, and genre standouts. Nine days of screenings included the Opening Night film and World Premiere of Doug Liman's Road House; Tracie Laymon's Bob Trevino Likes It; Pamela Adlon's Babes; Prentice Penny's documentary TV premiere Black Twitter: A People's History; and Michael Showalter's The Idea of You as the Closing Night Film.

At the Film & TV Awards, we honored the winners of the 2024 Jury and Special Awards which included Narrative Feature Competition winner, Bob Trevino Likes It; Documentary Feature Competition winner, Grand Theft Hamlet; Independent TV Pilot Competition winner, Marvin Is Sorry; and more. Stay tuned for the 2024 Audience Awards Winners announcement based on audience votes counted from screenings all week long.

At the Music Festival, we turned up the sound with new, developing, and established Showcasing Artists across all genres from local to international acts. Legendary artists from A-Z across multiple Austin venues and specially-curated Presenter Showcases included Billboard, British Music Embassy, Pop Montreal, Rolling Stone, Taiwan Beats, and more. From the Radio Day Stage, we experienced live performances by Akira Galaxy (Los Angeles), Marem Ladson (Spain), Marcelo D2 (Brazil), Pink Pablo (Puerto Rico), Viji (UK), and more. Stay tuned for the 2024 Grulke Prize Winners announcement.

During the Comedy Festival, we celebrated the next wave of groundbreaking comedic talent and applauded established greats like Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel; Variety's Power of Comedy awards show; Maltin on Movies with Leonard Maltin and Frank Oz; Gotham Comedy Club's celebration of 10 years at SXSW; Matt Besser's improv4humans and ASSSSCAT; Courtney Pauroso as Vanessa 5000; and many more.

Hundreds of exhibitors from around the world gave us a glimpse of the future with cutting-edge technology across numerous Exhibitions including the SXSW Creative Industries Expo. We also celebrated the winners of the many prestigious Awards categories including SXSW Pitch, Innovation Awards, and the Community Service Awards.

SXSW 2024 was filled with ample opportunity to explore, learn, discover, and leave inspired. We hope you enjoyed each exciting moment IRL, URL, and even in XR. Take a look back at nine days of SXSW moments through our Photo Galleries.

See You Next Year

We look forward to seeing you again March 7-15, 2025 in Austin, TX for the 2025 SXSW Conference & Festivals.

2025 applications open late this summer beginning with SXSW PanelPicker® on June 25. Stay tuned for updates on participation opportunities, registration, Housing & Travel, and more event information throughout the year. Explore SXSW News and subscribe to SXSW Event Updates.

On behalf of all of us at SXSW, thank you for joining us. We can't wait to see you next year!

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