Filmmakers Take Note!  SXSW Film Festival has changed our submission deadlines.  Due to the increase in submissions and the extremely tight turnaround, we’ve moved up our Late (and final) submission deadline to Tuesday, November 15, 2011. This will allow us to continue to give every submission the careful consideration it deserves.  Don’t forget – filmmakers can submit their films earlier and save! Submission fees are at their lowest if you get your film in by the Early deadline of Tuesday, October 4, and are still discounted if you submit by the next deadline of Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

ALSO NEW: Please keep in mind, these deadlines are now on a RECEIVED BY basis, (NOT based on a postmark date).  In other words, all 2012 film submissions must arrive at the SXSW offices in Austin no later than November 15, 2011.

SXSW Film accepts submissions in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Texas High School Short, Music Video, and Opening Title Sequence.

SXSW is proud to be an official qualifying festival for the Academy Awards Short Film competition. The Best Narrative Short and Best Animated Short winners become eligible for the Academy Awards.

We’re super excited to see what filmmakers have to show us for SXSW Film 2012, so stay tuned to the for more info on our Call For Entries which begin in early August 2011.


HM covers from over the years

HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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My Epic performing their last final show before COVID-19

Between the White Noise

My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.


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Employed to Serve

Forward Under a Dying Sun

Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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