About SXSW Film Festival


The SXSW Film Festival takes place March 10-18 in Austin, Texas, and celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. Featuring provocative documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more, the festival has become known for the high caliber and diversity of films presented, and for its smart, enthusiastic audiences.

Explore the latest Film programming additions to the online schedule and stay tuned to SXSW News for upcoming announcements.

Important Dates:

  • January 31 – Feature Films lineup announced
  • February 7 – Midnighter Features, Shorts, Music Videos, and Title Sequences announced

SXSW Film Festival Wristbands Email List

Join our SXSW Film Festival Wristbands Email List to be notified about our wristband events and future sales for film fans in the greater Austin area.

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Film Festival Wristband Options


Full Week – SXSW Film Wristband: $95
Good for all film screenings, all 9 days of the SXSW Film Festival, March 10-18

Half Week – SXSW Film Wristband: $65
Good for only the 2nd half of the SXSW Film Festival, March 14-18, 5 full days of films

Purchase My Wristband

Purchase online on January 17. Wristbands purchased after March 1 can be picked-up at the Film Wristband Help Desk at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 5 starting on Thursday, March 10. Stay tuned for more details on Wristbands pricing and pickup times later in the season.

SXSW Film Festival Wristbands provide entry to all festival screenings and enter after Film badges. Wristbands cannot guarantee entry to every SXSW Film Festival screening as each screening is subject to venue capacity.

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Venue Status Boards
Maximize your time at SXSW by using the Venue Status Boards (VSB) to get accurate line status information for every screening at the festival. Bookmark VSB.SXSW.COM to access the Venue Status Boards during the event in March.

Housing Options
Whether you’re coming from out of town or live locally, a SXSW Film Festival wristband gives you access SXSW rates at Austins finest hotels. Book a room from the link provided in your wristband purchase confirmation email.

Questions? Email housing7@sxsw.com for details.

Wristband holders can catch a ride on the SXSW Festival Shuttle – a free circulating shuttle running between the Austin Convention Center, SXSW Outdoor Stage at Ladybird Lake and SXSW Film Festival Theaters. Learn more here.

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