Film Festival VR/AR/MR Exhibition submissions for SXSW Film 2020 are now CLOSED.
If you’d like to request a submission extension for the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, please fill out our Extension Request Form.
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Do you want to showcase your Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or Mixed Reality project at SXSW 2020? If so, you are in the right place!
Please take a moment to read the Film Submissions FAQ for answers to common application questions.
SXSW requires that all VR/AR/MR projects submit a link to a 360 version of your project, or a 2D playthrough, at the time of submission. You may also include a link to a downloadable build of your project. If you change this link or any of your login information prior to March 2020 without contacting SXSW, your project 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 2020
All projects invited to the festival must provide a docent and their preferred Head-Mounted Display (HMD) for the duration of the exhibition during SXSW 2020 in Austin, TX.
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- Early Deadline: Thursday, August 22, 2019
- Official Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2019
- Late Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2019
*All deadlines end at 11:59pm PT
All applicants will be notified of their final status on or before Friday, February 7, 2020.