South by Southwest has announced that its 2021 festival will be going virtual from March 16th, 2021 to March 20th, 2021.
The online event will feature movie screenings, keynote speeches, conferences, and more. Entries for the festival open up on October 6th, including submissions for the Film Festival and SXSW EDU.
We’re thrilled to announce #SXSW Online as part of our 2021 offerings. Join us for a digital experience featuring conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases and more March 16 – 20, 2021. https://t.co/Gm5LFITfc3
— SXSW (@sxsw) September 22, 2020
“The challenge of building a new future is one that we’re excited to tackle,” SXSW CEO and co-founder Roland Swenson explains. “This has been such a year of change and we, like the entire world, are reshaping our perspective on how we connect. We’re pleased to introduce SXSW Online as part of our program for 2021, and regardless of platform, we will continue to bring together the brightest minds from creative industries worldwide.”
SXSW was one of the first festivals to be cancelled due to COVID-19 back in March, and it led to several layoffs within the company.