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eduFilm Info SheetThe SXSWedu film program highlights poignant narratives and documentaries focusing on all aspects of education. With films tackling social impacts on learning, peering into the classrooms of Latin America and exploring the journey to becoming a teacher, the film program presents an entertaining and compelling addition to SXSWedu.

Film selections are community driven, just like SXSWedu session content. Filmmakers, producers and community members have submitted many great films for consideration in the 2016 conference. To submit a film for consideration, fill out the Film Submission Form.

Film Timeline

Monday, June 29 Film Submission Process Opens
Friday, December 4 Film Submission Deadline
December 2015 Notifications of Selection Status
January 2016 Final Announcement of Film Screenings
March 7-10, 2016 Film Screenings at SXSWedu 2016

Please note that SXSWedu film is a programming component of SXSWedu. It is distinct from and should not be confused with the SXSW Film Festival.

Visit the past screenings page to see what films have participated in the film program in the past. Check out the list below of films already announced to screen at SXSWedu this March. For more information or questions about film, check out the SXSWedu Film FAQ.

Film Screenings

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

[Educational Equality]

Computer science touches almost every aspect of life, yet women are barely represented in a coding community urgently seeking more programmers. With humor and optimism, CODE explores how we reached this crossroad and charts a course toward a more balanced tech workforce delivering superior products designed by and for all.

Tested Film



"Tested"" looks at the lack of racial diversity at the top public high schools in New York City by following a dozen families from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds as they prepare to pass the grueling entrance exam.

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TESTED TRAILER from Tested on Vimeo.

Director: Curtis Chin
Producers: Curtis Chin & Adam Wolman

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground


From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.

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Director: Kirby Dick
Producer: Amy Ziering

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