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

For more information on SXSW Film Awards and qualifying status for other awards, visit the Film Award page.

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
  • XR Experience
  • 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
  • Narrative Shorts
  • Documentary Shorts
  • Animated Shorts
  • Midnight Shorts
  • Texas Shorts
  • Episodic Pilot Competition
  • Music Videos
  • Texas High School Shorts
  • XR Experience
  • Excellence in Title Design
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