Guide to Submitting a VR/AR/MR Project to the 2020 SXSW Film Festival

July 26, 2019 Neha Aziz

Virtual Cinema - Photo by Adam Kissick

The 2020 SXSW Film Festival is accepting submissions! The Early Deadline to submit is August 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM PT. If you are submitting a VR/AR/MR project to SXSW, please triple check that your film meets our requirements below. Don’t forget to take a look at our Film Submissions page for additional deadlines and fees.

VR/AR/MR Submission Guidelines

  • SXSW requires that all VR/MR/AR projects submit a link to a 360 version of your project, or a 2D playthrough, at the time of submission.

  • You may also include a link to a downloadable build of your project.

  • If you change your submission’s link or any of your login information prior to March 2020 without contacting SXSW, your project may become ineligible for consideration.

  • If your project HAS NOT exhibited in Austin, Texas you are eligible to submit to SXSW. For more information about premiere status and eligibility click here.

  • Your project must have been completed in 2018, 2019 or be on track for completion in early 2020.

  • All projects invited to the festival must provide a docent and their preferred Head-Mounted Display (HMD) for the duration of the exhibition during SXSW 2020 in Austin, TX.

  • For specific questions about submitting, look no further than our Film Submissions FAQ. Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to email filmfest@sxsw.com.

  • Once you have submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from SXSW within 48 hours. This email will confirm that your film has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, you should follow up by email (filmfest@sxsw.com) to ensure your film has been submitted properly and is under consideration.

  • All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 7, 2020.

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