SXSW EDU celebrates the power of film to explore critical topics and issues impacting education with screenings and Q&A discussions.

Fail State Screening – SXSW EDU – Photo by Steve Rogers

Fail State Screening – SXSW EDU – Photo by Steve Rogers

About the Film Program


The SXSW EDU Film program highlights poignant narratives and documentaries focusing on all aspects of education. With films tackling social impacts on domestic and international learning, peering into classrooms, and exploring the journey to becoming an educator, the film program presents a compelling addition to SXSW EDU. Many screenings conclude with a Q&A featuring the filmmakers, film subjects or experts on the topic at hand, providing attendees an opportunity to connect with the film on a personal level.

View the full film lineup in the schedule to watch the trailers and see the directors and producers confirmed for the Q&As following the film screenings.

Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions and answers, check out the Film Program FAQ.

Learn more about the history of the Film program and browse a complete list of films that have screened at the event over the years.

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


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