SXSW Film Festival Wristband

March 11-19, 2022
Austin, TX

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SXSW Film Wristbands are not currently on sale. SXSW Film Badges are available for purchase here:

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Ready Player One at the SXSW Film Festival photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

The SXSW Film 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

SXSW Wristband holders will be required to provide proof of a completed primary vaccination series against Covid-19 or a recent negative Covid-19 test in order to collect and maintain their credentials. Please see our Covid-19 Guidelines for more information.

Wristband Details:

  • Your SXSW Film Festival Wristband grants you access to over 300 screenings during nine days, without further ticket fees.
    • Admission to all theaters is subject to legal capacity and many screenings will fill up.
    • Film Festival wristbands provide entry to all screenings in the Secondary Access Lines. Secondary Access Lines include SXSW Film Wristbands and SXSW Music and Interactive Badges.
  • Film Festival screenings take place March 11-19, 2022 in venues located in central Austin.
  • The best bet venues for Film Festival Wristbands include the Paramount Theatre, SXSW Film Theater at Austin Convention Center, ZACH Theatre, the Rollins Theatre at The Long Center, and the Satellite Venue: AFS Cinema.
  • Maximize your time at SXSW by using the Event Status Boards or get accurate line status information for every screening at the festival via the SXSW Go app.
  • 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
  • Wristbands can only be purchased via the SXSW Wristband Cart by Austinites with a local billing zip code. Limit two per customer.
  • Film Festival Wristband pickup starts on Thursday, March 10 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 Festival here.