The SXSW Music Video screening section consists of a range of classic, innovative, and stylish work showcasing the scope of music video culture.
If you are interested in submitting a music video to the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, we are only a few short weeks away from the Official Submission Deadline on September 20. Before you submit, be sure to take a look at our guidelines below to ensure your music video is eligible for SXSW and check out the Film Submissions page for deadlines and fees.
Music Video Submission Guidelines
SXSW does not place any restrictions on the premiere status of music videos. The vast majority of music videos screened at SXSW will have premiered online prior to the festival.
It’s important to note that only OFFICIAL ARTIST APPROVED music videos are eligible for SXSW.
The music video should be the official music video for that song by that artist. As in, the artist and/or label commissioned the video and has their approval to be made.
Your music video must have been completed in 2017, 2018 or be on track for completion in early 2019.
SXSW does not accept trailers or rough assemblies, but will accept work-in-progress cuts (picture lock with temp sound, color, etc.) Please be aware SXSW will not screen multiple updates/versions of your music video for programming consideration.
All music videos must be submitted via a secure URL link. Please note, if you change this link or any of your login information prior to March 2019 without contacting SXSW your submission may become ineligible for consideration.
Once you have submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from SXSW within 48 hours. This email will confirm that your music video has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, you should follow up by email (email@example.com) to ensure your project has been submitted properly and is under consideration.
All applicants will be informed of the status of their project no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.
Join Us in March 2019
Registration and housing are now open for SXSW 2019. A Film Badge gets you primary access to all SXSW Film events including world premieres, roundtables, workshops, and parties. Film registrants also have primary access to Convergence events including the Comedy Festival and nine unique conference tracks, as well as secondary access to most Interactive and Music events.
See you in March!
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