2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival Lineup Announced With DUNGEONS & DRAGONS on Opening Night

Announcing the initial 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival lineup with everything from bloodthirsty demons and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to a toy designer from El Salvador and the highly anticipated Opening Night film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

“We are thrilled to announce the first wave of our incredible lineup for SXSW 2023,” said Claudette Godfrey, VP Film & TV. “It’s an amazing collection of films, TV series and XR experiences that promise to inspire, entertain and challenge our audiences. We’re also proud to open with Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, a raucous and engaging fantasy adventure, and look forward to welcoming everyone to Austin in March for what promises to be an unforgettable event.”

The SXSW Film & TV Festival is the premier destination for the best in new cinema, television, and virtual reality. Connecting filmmakers to fans while celebrating cinema and series with a diverse range of immersive narratives, interactive experiences, and vivid storytelling from around the world.

Feature Highlights include the Opening Night film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves directed by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley; Evil Dead Rise directed by Lee Cronin; Problemista directed by Julio Torres; and Flamin’ Hot directed by Eva Longoria.

Explore feature films in the following 2023 screening categories: Headliners; Narrative Feature Competition presented by Panavision; Documentary Feature Competition; Narrative Spotlight; Documentary Spotlight; Visions; Midnighters; Global presented by MUBI; 24 Beats Per Second; Festival Favorites, and Special Screenings. The TV program consists of TV Premieres, TV Spotlight, and the Independent TV Pilot Competition. The SXSW 2023 Shorts Film Program presented by IMDbPro will present seven competitive sections. XR Experience Competition, XR Spotlight and XR Special Events programming round out the Film & TV Festival program. All Categories with the exception of Special Screenings and TV Spotlight will be eligible for section-specific Audience Awards.

Dive into our first look at this season’s Film & TV Festival program and stay tuned for more announcements including the reveal of Global, Visions, 24 Beats, Festival Favorites, and additional titles across all other sections in early February. Register today to secure your spot and experience what’s next at the 2023 SXSW Conference & Festivals in Austin, TX from March 10-19.

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