I want to attend SXSW Film, but I'm also planning to submit a film for festival consideration. Should I register now to get the lowest badge price or should I wait to see if my film is selected?

Filmmakers who have submitted to SXSW are eligible for a film badge registration discount regardless of the status of their film submission. If you have submitted a project for consideration and would like to purchase a film badge before your official notification, you’re welcome to email us at filmfest@sxsw.com to request a discount code. Unfortunately, if you buy a badge and your film is subsequently accepted, we can’t offer you a refund, so please look carefully at our refund policies before making a purchase.

Keep in mind you will NOT be able to book a hotel room through the SXSW Housing and Registration discounted rates until you have purchased a badge. Downtown hotel rooms sell out very quickly and we highly encourage you to register early for the best hotel rooms options and availability, especially if you are planning to come to SXSW no matter what!

If your work is accepted to the festival, you will receive a number of complimentary badges based on your submission category. You will also receive access to the separate accepted filmmaker hotel block of rooms. If your film is not accepted to the festival, you will still be eligible to purchase a Film badge for the lowest discounted price.

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