SXSW Film & TV Festival Announces Name Change and Conference Updates

On July 28, 2022, the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the Film Festival will now be called the Film & TV Festival. The change was made to reflect the event’s long standing and deep programming of episodics in the screening program, Film & TV tracks, and Keynote and Featured Speakers.

Submissions for the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival will open in just three weeks on August 23 and run through October 18! SXSW provides the game-changing buzz every filmmaker dreams about for the premiere of their feature film, episodic, short, or XR project in front of press, industry, and smart, enthusiastic audiences.

The SXSW Film & TV Festival is an unparalleled experience at the forefront of discovery, creativity, and innovation. To apply, head over to our Film & TV Submissions page for deadlines and application fees. For specific questions about submitting your project, look no further than our Film & TV Submissions FAQ.

Additionally, community voting opens on August 9, voting for your favorite sessions as part of our PanelPicker® programming process for the SXSW Conference is open until August 21 at 11:59 PT. You can sort by the Creating Film & Episodics or Film & TV Industry Tracks, or search for XR sessions here

To learn more about the SXSW 2023 Film and TV Festival please visit:

Registration and Housing are now open! Start your SXSW adventure today and register before 11:59pm PT on September 15 for the biggest savings of the season. You can register here. Take advantage of the lowest rates of the season by registering and booking your hotel early.

SXSW hotel rooms and rates are available exclusively to registered attendees through SXSW Housing & Travel. Explore the Hotel Availability page to see all available hotels from a wide selection of downtown Austin options at the lowest rates.


Source: SXSW