(L-R) Sophia Lillis, Michelle Rodriguez, Chris Pine, Claudette Godfrey, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Daisy Head attend "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" World Premiere – SXSW 2023 – Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW

Film & TV Festival Wristbands

March 8-16, 2024

Welcome to the only authorized dealer of SXSW Film & TV Wristbands for film fans in the greater Austin area.
Experience nine days of provocative dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts, and more.

SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristbands are now available!

Purchase Film & TV Festival Wristband

About Film & TV Festival Wristbands


How Film & TV Wristband Access Works

Your SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband grants you secondary access to over 300 screenings and Comedy Showcases during nine days, without further ticket fees. Maximize your time at SXSW by using the Film & TV Status Boards and SXSW GO app to get accurate line status information for every screening at the festival. Film & TV Wristbands do not have guaranteed admission to every SXSW event. Admission is subject to legal venue capacity and age restrictions in compliance with state and local laws.

SXSW Film & TV and Platinum Badges have priority entry over Wristbands. Film & TV Wristbands have secondary access to screenings with Interactive and Music Badges after the primary access line has been seated and secondary access to all badge types for Comedy Festival programming. Review Wristband Rules below for further details. Film & TV Wristbands do not have access to SXSW Conference programming, SXSW Music Showcases, the International Day Stage, the Radio Day Stage, or guaranteed access to activations. More information about access can be found on the Attendee Services Page.

The best bet venues for Film & TV Festival Wristbands include the Paramount Theatre, ZACH Theatre, the Rollins Theatre at The Long Center, and the Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema. Second screenings and daytime screenings are often good bets for wristband holders. The Film & TV Wristband is not recommended for Headliners screenings or other larger profile screenings with red carpets.

  • Paramount Theatre - 1100 seats
  • ZACH Theatre - 420 seats
  • Rollins Theatre at The Long Center - 210 seats
  • AFS Cinema (Satellite Venue) - 265 seats

Wristband holders can catch a ride on the SXSW Festival Shuttle – a free circulating shuttle running between the Austin Convention Center, Community Concerts at Lady Bird Lake and SXSW Film & TV Festival Theaters. Learn more on the Getting Around page. The SXSW Festival Shuttle does not service the Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema.

How Film & TV Wristband Sales Work


Purchase In-Person at SXSW

Purchase Music Festival Wristbands in-person at the SXSW Merch Truck which will be cruising around downtown Austin March 8 - 16. Hours are approximate depending on traffic conditions.

SXSW Merch Truck Schedule

  • March 8 - March 12 SW Corner of 7th and Congress – 11:00 am-6:00 pm
  • March 12 9th and Red River – 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • March 13 9th and Red River – 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • March 14-16 Community Concerts at Lady Bird Lake – 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • March 14-16 Waterloo Park; 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Purchase Online

An individual can buy up to six Film & TV Wristbands and up to six Music Wristbands while supplies last. Unique emails must be used when purchasing two or more wristbands of the same type. The discount wristbands will only be sold over the internet, and will require a valid credit card with an Austin area billing address approved zip code.

There will be no refunds or name transfers after purchase. If you buy more than the number of wristbands permitted, you will not be able to assign or sell them to other people. Before purchasing additional wristbands, make sure each recipient is definitely able to attend SXSW.

You will be sent a confirmation email which will include instructions for picking up your wristband. You must bring a valid form of photo ID to redeem your wristband. Your wristband will be placed on your wrist at time of pick up. Learn more about Official Rules.

Prepare for your SX adventure! Download SXSW GO, the official mobile app, and begin building your SXSW Schedule.

Approved Zip Codes


Only people whose credit cards have billing addresses in the following Greater Austin Area Zip Codes are eligible to buy wristbands for the SXSW Music Festival and SXSW Film & TV Festival. Click below to expand the list of approved zip codes.

Greater Austin Area Zip Codes

Austin: 78701, 78702, 78703, 78704, 78705, 78708, 78709, 78710, 78711, 78712, 78713, 78714, 78715, 78716, 78717, 78718, 78719, 78720, 78721, 78722, 78723, 78724, 78725, 78726, 78727, 78728, 78729, 78730, 78731, 78732, 78733, 78734, 78735, 78736, 78737, 78738, 78739, 78741, 78742, 78744, 78745, 78746, 78747, 78748, 78749, 78750, 78751, 78752, 78753, 78754, 78755, 78756, 78757, 78758, 78759, 78760, 78761, 78762, 78763, 78764, 78765, 78766, 78767, 78768, 78769, 78772, 78773, 78774, 78778, 78779, 78780, 78781, 78783, 78785, 78786, 78788, 78789, 78798, 78799

Bastrop: 78602

Belton: 76513

Bertram: 78605

Blanco: 78606

Bluffton: 78607

Brenham: 77833

Briggs: 78608

Bruceville: 76630

Bryan: 77803, 77807, 77801, 77802

Buchanan Dam: 78609

Buda: 78610

Burnet: 78611

Burton: 77835

Caldwell: 77836

Canyon Lake: 78133

Carmine: 78932

Cedar Creek: 78612

Cedar Park: 78613, 78630

Cibolo: 78108

College Station: 77845, 77840

Copperas Cove: 76522

Coupland: 78615

Dale: 78616

Del Valle: 78617

Dime Box: 77853

Driftwood: 78619

Dripping Springs: 78620

Eddy: 76524

Elgin: 78621

Fentress: 78622

Florence: 76527

Ft Hood: 76544

Gause: 77857

Georgetown: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633

Giddings: 78942

Granger: 76530

Harker Heights: 76548

Hewitt: 76643

Horseshoe Bay: 78657

Hutto: 78634

Jarrell: 76537

Johnson City: 78636

Kempner: 76539

Killeen: 76540, 76541, 76542, 76543, 76544, 76545, 76546, 76547, 76548, 76549

Kingsland: 78639

Kyle: 78640

Lampasas: 76550

Leander: 78645, 78641, 78646

Ledbetter: 78946

Lexington: 78947

Liberty Hill: 78642

Lincoln: 78948

Llano: 78643

Lockhart: 78644

Lometa: 76853

Lorena: 76655

Manchaca: 78652

Manor: 78653

Marble Falls: 78654

Marion: 78124

Martindale: 78655

Maxwell: 78656

McDade: 78650

Milano: 76556

Muldoon: 78949

New Braunfels: 78130, 78132

Paige: 78659

Pflugerville: 78660, 78691

Prairie Lea: 78661

Red Rock: 78662

Rockdale: 76567

Round Mountain: 78663

Round Rock: 78664, 78680, 78681, 78682, 78683, 78665

San Marcos: 78666, 78667

Schertz: 78154

Smithville: 78957

Somerville: 77879

Spicewood: 78669

Staples: 78670

Taylor: 76574

Temple: 76501, 76502, 76503, 76504, 76505, 76508

Thorndale: 76577

Thrall: 76578

Totalca: 78682, 78651

Tow: 78672

Troy: 76579

Universal City: 78148

Waco: 76703, 76707, 76706, 76705, 76704, 76708, 76709, 76702, 76712, 76711, 76710, 76701

Waelder: 78959

Walburg: 78673

Washingtons: 77880

Weir: 78674

Wimberley: 78676

Pickup Times


All SXSW attendees agree to adhere to the safety and hygiene guidance and mitigation recommendations with respect to communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) established by relevant health authorities, including Austin Public Health, Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and as provided in our Attendee Safety Resources. The Attendee Safety Page will be updated as the date of the Event approaches.

Each individual will need to present a drivers license or valid government-issued photo ID to claim their SXSW Wristband. An individual may not pick up a wristband for someone else.

The wristband will be fastened on the individual’s wrist at time of pick up and may not be removed until the festival is over to receive entry to events.

Film & TV Wristband Pickup Times

Film & TV Wristbands can be picked up on the following dates and times at the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) in Exhibit Hall 1:

Friday, March 8 | 8:00am-11:00pm

Saturday, March 9 | 8:00am-9:00pm

Sunday, March 10 | 9:00am-9:00pm

Monday, March 11 | 9:00am-9:00pm

Tuesday, March 12 | 9:00am-9:00pm

Wednesday, March 13 | 9:00am-8:00pm

Thursday, March 14 | 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday, March 15 | 9:00am-7:00pm

Saturday, March 16 | 11:00am-3:00pm

Official Rules


SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristbands provide secondary entry to all festival screenings and Comedy Showcases which enter after Platinum and Film & TV badges. Wristbands cannot guarantee entry to every SXSW Film & TV Festival screening or Comedy Showcases as each screening is subject to venue capacity.

This online system has been implemented to ensure that the majority of wristbands sold go to Austin’s film fans (rather than scalpers and resellers).

Purchase Requirements

  1. You must provide a valid credit card with funds available to purchase the number of wristbands you request (up to six).
  2. The purchaser will provide their name, email, valid credit card number and expiration date, and billing address. The billing zip code must be listed in the [approved greater Austin area list](/wristbands/film-and-tv/#zip-codes).
  3. Additional wristbands may be purchased by providing separate names and email addresses. These wristbands are non-transferable and nonrefundable.
  4. Each named person must personally pick up their wristband (which will be put on their wrist at that time) at the Austin Convention Center.
  5. By purchasing and obtaining wristbands you are acknowledging and agreeing to the Participant Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.


  1. A SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband grants you secondary access to over 300 screenings and Comedy Showcases during nine days, without further ticket fees. Admission is subject to the legal capacity of each venue. Many venues fill up. Platinum and Film & TV badges get priority entry.
  2. All SXSW Wristbands are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  3. Tampering with the SXSW Wristband will invalidate the wristband. Stretching, tearing, taping or cutting of SXSW wristbands is not permitted. If wristband tampering is evident, the wristband will be voided and the wearer will be refused entry to any/all SXSW venues.
  4. When purchasing multiple wristbands, the authorized purchaser must be one of the wristband recipients.
  5. Some venues may have specific rules or restrictions like clear bag policies. Check the [Attendee Services Hub](/attendee-services/#film) for more details.


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