Every March, creatives of all stripes gather in Austin to witness, share and inspire the visions that will galvanize the filmmakers and ideas of tomorrow. SXSW Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drives the entertainment and media landscape, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of “film” today, down to its very definition.
A nexus of discovery and collaborative energy, SXSW Film celebrates the art and business of the possible.
Auditorium Shores Courtesty of Extreme Air ShotsThe Market, a new addition to SXSW’s annual Auditorium Shores music series, is the best place to find clothing, jewelry and art during SXSW Music. This year, The Market will feature a curated selection of stands by vintage and independent vendors from across the country, including:
Get an inside look at the auditioning process during SXSW's first ever Casting Call Series - hosted each day at 2pm on Next Stage! Join Casting Director Beth Sepko as she casts her current project GOOD RECORDS - The Series (pictured above) and Casting Director Vicky Boone as she searches for the faces of her latest project, HELLION. Check here for character breakdowns, sample videos and for information on how you can audition for a role!
Clockwise from top left - Franklin Leonard; Emily Best courtesy John Keon Photography; Stephan Paternot; Casey Pugh; Malcolm Pullinger, Jake Lodwick courtesy Peter BelangerA star team of entrepreneurs are set to dazzle attendees as part of SXSW Film's inaugural Startup Alley. Some of the brightest stars in the entertainment startup world, these entrepreneurs are changing the ways that films are funded, produced, distributed, and viewed. Find out how these trailblazers are bridging entertainment and technology and gain insight into starting and financing a business in this space.
Last night was arguably the biggest in the year for the industry - Oscars night. So we're delighted to report that SXSW has been chosen as an Academy-Award qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category, joining the Animated and Narrative Shorts.
This means that recipients of the award for Documentary Short Film at SXSW 2013 will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Those rules can be seen on this page, and for more information, consult the official Oscars page right here.