Film Festival XR Experience submissions for SXSW Film 2023 are now CLOSED. Learn about how to request an extension.
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Do you want to showcase your immersive project at SXSW 2023? If so, you are in the right place.
Please take a moment to read the Film Submissions FAQ for answers to common application questions.
Please only submit your application when you are ready to send your project in the most complete and finished form possible. Please be aware SXSW will not screen multiple updates/versions of your project for programming consideration. We will only screen the first cut submitted. SXSW does not accept trailers or rough assemblies as submissions, but will accept work-in-progress cuts (picture lock with temp sound, color, etc.)
SXSW requires that all XR 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 2023 without contacting SXSW, your project may become ineligible for consideration.
- Your submission link must be to a secure, 360 online version of your project or 2D playthrough via an external site (e.g. your own website, YouTube 360, etc.)
- Your submission link must be working before you complete your submission application
- Your submission link must be available through March 2023
For more information, see the Submission Link section of the application.
You will receive a confirmation email from SXSW within 48 hours of your submission. This email will confirm that your film has been submitted correctly. 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.
All projects invited to the festival may be required to provide a docent and their preferred supported devices for the duration of the exhibition during SXSW 2022 in Austin, TX
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- First Deadline: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
- Second Deadline: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
- Final Deadline: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
*All deadlines end at 11:59pm PT
All applicants will be notified of their final status no later than Tuesday, February 15, 2023.