Title Sequence Competition Application

March 10-18, 2017
Austin, TX

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Title Sequence Competition 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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Want to participate in the 2017 SXSW Film Festival? If you’ve got a title sequence to submit, you’re in the right place.

As part of the SXSW Film Design Awards, the Excellence in Title Design Competition aims to discover the best in contemporary title sequence design.

Eligibility for the Title Sequence Design Competition is open to any FILM, TELEVISION, CONFERENCE TITLE, STUDENT PROJECT TITLE or VIDEO GAME title sequence completed in 2015 or later. The title sequence can stand alone, and does not have to be related to a feature or short film submitted to the festival. All title sequence submissions MUST be less than 10 minutes in length.

SXSW REQUIRES ALL TITLE SEQUENCES 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 TITLE 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 submitting, you will receive a 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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