SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband

March 10-19, 2023
Austin, TX

SXSW Film & TV Festival photo by Adam Kissick

The SXSW Film & TV Festival celebrates raw innovation and emerging talent from both behind and in front of the camera. Featuring provocative dramas, 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.

Wristband Details:

  • Your SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband grants you secondary access to over 300 screenings during nine days, without further ticket fees as well as secondary access to Comedy Showcases.
    • Entry via the Secondary Access Line if seats are still available after the Primary Access Line has been seated.
      • Primary Access Line = SXSW Platinum and Film & TV Badges
      • Secondary Access Line = SXSW Film & TV Wristbands and SXSW Music and Interactive Badges
      • More information about access can be found on the Attendee Services Page.
    • Admission to all theaters is subject to legal capacity. Some venues are easier to get into than others and many screenings will fill up.
  • Wristbands can only be purchased via the SXSW Wristband Cart by Austinites with a local billing zip code. Limit six per customer.
  • Film & TV Festival screenings take place March 10-18, 2023 in venues located in central Austin.
  • The best bet venues for Film & TV Festival Wristbands include the Paramount Theatre, ZACH Theatre, the Rollins Theatre at The Long Center, and the Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema.
    • Paramount Theatre - 1100 seats
    • ZACH Theatre - 420 seats
    • Rollins Theatre at The Long Center - 210 seats
    • AFS Cinema (Satellite Venue) - 265 seats
    • Second screenings and daytime screenings are often good bets for wristband holders.
    • The Film & TV Wristband is not recommended for Headliners screenings or other larger profile screenings with red carpets.
  • The Film & TV Wristband does not include access to SXSW Conference Programming, SXSW Music Festival Programming, the International Day Stage, or the Radio Day Stage.
  • Maximize your time at SXSW by using the Film & TV Status Boards and SXSW Go app to get accurate line status information for every screening at the festival.
  • Your wristband gets you access to the SXSW Festival Shuttle for rides between SXSW venues in Downtown Austin.
    • The SXSW Festival Shuttle does not service the Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema
  • Film & TV Festival Wristband pickup starts on Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 am at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 1 (at the corner of Cesar Chavez Street and Trinity Street).
  • Learn more about wristband purchase requirements here.
  • Learn more about the SXSW Film & TV Festival here.