Film Festival Title Sequence Competition Application $15

March 8-16, 2019
Austin, TX

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Film Festival Title Sequence Competition submissions for SXSW Film 2019 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 2019 are now closed. We do grant film submission deadline extensions – please request one using our Extension Request Form.


Jon Noorlander and John Likens, Excellence In Title Design Award winners for the film Godless, celebrate in the green room at the 2018 SXSW Film Awards. Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW.

Want to participate in the 2019 SXSW Film Festival? If you’ve got a title sequence to submit, you’re in the right place.

You are filling out a Title Design Application for a Film, Television, Conference Title, Student Project Title, or Video Game title sequence. All title sequence submissions must be less than 10 minutes in length.

Please take a moment to read the Film Submissions FAQ for answers to common application questions.

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 2019 without contacting SXSW your title may become ineligible for consideration.

  • Your link must be to a secure, online version of your project 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 2019

For more information, see the Project URL 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.

To keep important SXSW emails from landing in your spam folder, add the following address to your contact list: filmfest@sxsw.com.

All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 8, 2019..

Accepted films will only be screened on DCP or 35mm


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