Will I hear from SXSW or receive a confirmation after I submit my application?

Yes. You should expect 2 emails from SXSW after you successfully submit your application:

  • Film Festival Submission Confirmation. When you have successfully submitted your SXSW online film festival application, we will send a confirmation containing your SXSW Tracking Number.
  • Film Festival Decision. It takes months for us to complete the selection process. SXSW Film will send rolling notifications beginning in September, while continuing to program and make decisions deep into late January. All applicants will be informed of their status no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

INSIDER TIP: No news is good news. If you haven't heard from us (outside of your submissions confirmation emails), your film is still in the running. Please don't call us panicked unless you still haven't heard from us at all by Friday, February 8, 2019. If you haven't heard anything by February 8th, please feel free to check in with us after that date

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: filmfest@sxsw.com.

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