Film Festival Feature Application $60

March 9-17, 2018
Austin, TX

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photo by Cal Holman

Want to participate in the 2018 SXSW Film Festival? If you’ve got a feature-length film to submit, you’re in the right place.

You are filling out a FEATURE application for a film OVER 40 minutes in length.

Please take a moment to watch the How to Submit Your Film Video and read the Film Submissions FAQ for answers to common application questions.

SXSW does not accept trailers or rough assemblies, but will accept work-in-progress cuts (picture lock with temp sound, color, etc.) Please be aware SXSW will NOT screen multiple updates/versions of your film for programming consideration. Please submit your application when you are ready to send your film in the most complete and finished form possible.

WE WILL ONLY SCREEN THE FIRST CUT SUBMITTED.

SXSW REQUIRES ALL FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS BE SUBMITTED VIA URL LINK. IF YOU CHANGE THIS LINK OR ANY OF YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION PRIOR TO MARCH 2018 WITHOUT CONTACTING SXSW YOUR FILM MAY BECOME INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

  • Your link must be to a secure, online version of your film via an external site (i.e. your own website, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Your link must be working BEFORE you complete your submission application
  • Your link must be available through March 2018

Within 48 hours of submitting you will receive a confirmation email from SXSW. THAT CONFIRMATION EMAIL WILL CONFIRM YOUR FILM HAS BEEN SUBMITTED PROPERLY. If you do not receive this letter within 48 hours, you should follow up by email to ensure your film has been submitted properly and is under consideration.

To keep important SXSW emails from landing in your spam folder it's a good idea to add the following address to your contact list: filmfest@sxsw.com.

All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 9, 2018.

Please note: Accepted films will only be screened on DCP or 35mm.