Since 1989, The American Pavilion’s esteemed Worldwide Student Program has introduced thousands of entertainment industry students to festivals and events worldwide, from Hollywood to Cannes to Venice. Now, AmPav is proud to launch our newest student program at Austin's influential South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival next March! This 5 day program will focus on the film & TV portion of the festival. Along with discovering groundbreaking new movies and TV series, your pass will also allow you access to talks with thought leaders from the worlds of Film, Tech, and Music. Join us this March for our first ever SXSW Intensive!

SXSW Intensive Details

Important Info:

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2024

SXSW Program Fee: $2,495
AmPav Alumni Program Fee: $1,995

Program Dates: March 8–12

Program Fee includes:

  • Festival Credentials
  • Airport transfers
  • Four nights of shared accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Exclusive roundtables
  • End-of-Program group dinner

Flight/Travel Arrangements:

Participants are responsible for travel arrangements to and from Austin, TX.

Registration Steps

1. Completed online registration form

2. Confirmation call with an AmPav rep

3. Payment of $1000 non-refundable deposit to hold spot

The balance of $1,495 is due no later than February 15, 2024. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.
*Receive a $500 discount by paying the program fee in full at time of registration!

AmPav Alumni: A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due at registration to hold your spot. The balance of $995 is due no later than February 15, 2024. There is no additional discount for paying in full before February 15. Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

Failure to comply with the above stated conditions will result in being put on the waiting list or forfeiting your place in the program.


Program fees are non-refundable. Acceptance can be deferred to a future year only if participation is not possible due to travel restrictions, date change, or cancellation by the Festival.

Adherence to all COVID-19 safety protocols will be required. Depending upon conditions at the time of travel, this could include proof of vaccination/boosters, masking, and/or frequent testing. We will keep participants updated regarding policies and safety measures put forth by the CDC and the Festival organization.

Please note that we cannot accept checks.