How do I know if my film is eligible for a SXSW Film Award?

Jury Awards are awarded to the following screening categories. Juries will be announced on our website at a later date.

  • Documentary Feature Competition
  • Narrative Feature Competition
  • Narrative Shorts
  • Documentary Shorts
  • Animated Shorts
  • Midnight Shorts
  • Texas Shorts
  • Episodic Pilot Competition
  • Music Videos
  • Texas High School Shorts
  • VR/AR/MR Exhibition
  • Title Sequence

The winners of the following Audience Award categories are decided by public voting:

  • Narrative Feature Competition
  • Documentary Feature Competition
  • Headliners
  • Narrative Spotlight
  • Documentary Spotlight
  • Visions
  • Midnighters
  • Episodic Premieres
  • 24 Beats Per Second
  • Global
  • Festival Favorites
  • Excellence in Title Design
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