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SXSW Named Academy Award Shorts Qualifier

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 20, 2008 at 8:14AM

The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announce that the winning short films at SXSW will now qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy Rules. Friday, December 12th is the final deadline to submit a film for the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. The festival will announce its complete film lineup in early February 2009.
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The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announce that the winning short films at SXSW will now qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy Rules. Friday, December 12th is the final deadline to submit a film for the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. The festival will announce its complete film lineup in early February 2009.