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.

The SXSW EDU 2023 Film application is now closed.

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 Festival.


See You at SXSW EDU 2023

Get ready to join us for SXSW EDU 2023 from March 6-9 in Austin, TX! Register today and get access to the best selection of downtown hotels.

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Film History

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

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