The SXSW Film Conference & Festival opened for business this week and is now accepting submissions and registrations for the 2012 event. Filmmakers are invited to submit their new features, short films, music videos and title sequences.
Last year the Festival featured over 300 features and shorts, with 66 world premiere features, including Bridesmaids, Source Code, Attack the Block, Weekend, The Beaver, Dragonslayer, Turkey Bowl, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop and Natural Selection among others.
The 2012 SXSW Film Conference and Festival will take place March 9 – 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.
“We remain passionately dedicated to discovering and presenting fresh, dynamic films from new and veteran filmmakers alike, and can’t wait to see how our 2012 program shapes up,” said Janet Pierson, SXSW Film Conference & Festival Producer.
SXSW Film accepts submissions in the categories of Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Texas High School Short, Music Video, and Opening Title Sequence.
SXSW is an official qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film competition. The Best Narrative Short and Best Animated Short winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.
Submissions may be entered via the official SXSW website here. Filmmakers are encouraged to check the guidelines closely, as dates and deadlines have changed. Complete rules and regulations, as well as additional information on the submission process can be found in the Submission FAQ here.