Film Festival Short Application $50

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The SXSW Film Late Submission Deadline has passed. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE AN APPLICATION IF YOU HAVE BEEN ISSUED A SUBMISSION COUPON VIA THE SXSW STAFF. In rare, exceptional cases we may grant a deadline extension. If you feel you deserve an extension and want to state your case, please email film@sxsw.com.


photo by Mark Davis

If you wish to submit a music video, please use this application instead.

SXSW accepts narrative, documentary, and animated short film submissions under 40 minutes in length for inclusion in one of our short film programs. SXSW REQUIRES ALL SHORT FILMS BE SUBMITTED BY URL LINK TO AN ONLINE VERSION OF YOUR FILM ON AN EXTERNAL SITE (i.e. your own website, YouTube HD, Vimeo, etc.) Be aware that you must submit the link and any necessary passwords to view the link AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION.

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 is proud to be an official qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film competition. The winners of our Narrative, Documentary, and Animated Short Film categories become eligible for the Academy Awards.

All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 7, 2014.

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