The next year’s iteration of the Texas-based annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, music festivals, and conferences, South by Southwest—that was canceled just a week prior to its supposed start date due to the Coronavirus pandemic for 2020—is moving its week-long festivities online.
SXSW Film Festival screenings, SXSW Music Festival showcases, conference keynotes, and sessions, networking, and exhibitions are all going to be featured during a period from March 16 to March 20, 2021. Despite that, organizers are still working hand-in-hand with the City of Austin and public health authorities on plans for a 2021 physical event.
As for the lineups, entries and proposals for SXSW, SXSW EDU, and the SXSW Film Festivals open on October 6. However, the priority will be given to presenters and artists who were originally scheduled for the 2020 event.