SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband

March 8-16, 2024
Austin, TX

Outside the world premiere of "Tetris" at the Paramount Theatre by Andy Wenstrand

The SXSW Film & TV Festival will host nine days of screenings from March 8-16, 2024. The festival is known for its smart, enthusiastic audiences and launching a high caliber and diverse program of film, TV, and XR projects featuring compelling dramas, documentaries, comedies, genre standouts and more. The SXSW Film & TV wristband grants secondary access to over 300 screenings without further ticket fees.

Wristband Details:

  • Your SXSW Film & TV Festival Wristband grants you secondary access to over 300 screenings and Comedy Showcases during nine days, without further ticket fees.
    • 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 Hub.
    • 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 8-16, 2024 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, the Radio Day Stage or guarantee access to activations.
  • 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 Friday, March 8 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.