Film Festival TX High School Application

March 10-18, 2017
Austin, TX

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Film Festival TX High School submissions for SXSW Film 2017 are now CLOSED.

DO NOT COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION UNLESS YOU HAVE A COUPON TO DO SO. Feature film, short film, and music video submissions for SXSW 2017 are now closed. We do grant film submission deadline extensions – please request one using our Extension Request Form.


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photo by Cal Holman

To support and cultivate the next generation of filmmakers, SXSW Film hosts a special competition for students enrolled in Texas high schools.

You are filling out a TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL application for a film UNDER 5 minutes in length created and produced between January 1 - December 16, 2016 by a TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL Filmmaker who is enrolled in the 9th through 12th grades for the full 2016-17 academic year.

SXSW REQUIRES ALL SHORT FILMS TO BE SUBMITTED VIA URL LINK. IF YOU CHANGE THIS LINK OR ANY OF YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION PRIOR TO MARCH 2017 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 2017

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.

Within 48 hours of submission, you will be receive an confirmation email from SXSW. THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL CONFIRMS 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: film@sxsw.com.

All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than February 10, 2017.


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