South By Southwest® Film News

Monday Feb 9th, 2015

Filmmakers in Focus: Made in Japan, They Will Have To Kill Us First, We Like It Like That

Written by Christina Wiese

Kicking off our Filmmakers in Focus series this week are three world premieres from our 24 Beats Per Second screening section! Showcasing the sounds, culture and influence of music & musicians, the 24 Beats Per Second category will also be open to Music badgeholders for the 2015 festival. And...

Friday Feb 6th, 2015

Introducing iBeacon Technology at SXSW 2015

Written by Michael Brown

SXSW will be using iBeacon™ technology this March with the official SXSW GO® mobile app. Using Bluetooth LE technology, the app incorporates beacon zones to provide attendees with a comprehensive view of other attendees in the vicinity, inspiring more meaningful connections. The beacons will also provide useful event messages...

Friday Feb 6th, 2015

Straight from the Source: Creative Hacks from Automotive UX & Design

Written by Tessa Meriwether

Creative drive: it’s something we all share, and Mazda’s no stranger to it either. In fact, they have a term for it: obsessive engineering. We invited three top Mazda employees, representing user experience, tech and design, to share their creative processes, sources of inspiration and approaches to problem solving....

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

SXsports Warmup - Gameday 2025: What's In Your Living Room?

Written by Sonja Silkey

On this week’s SXsports Session Warmup, we spoke to Tennessee native Spencer Hall. Hall is the editorial director at SB Nation and founder of the renowned college football site Every Day Should Be Saturday. He has spoken previously at SXSW three times, including on last year’s...

Thursday Feb 5th, 2015

JACO Panel at SXSW Music to Highlight Jaco Pastorius Documentary

Written by Rory Burbeck

As part of its big 2015 Features announcement earlier this week, the SXSW Film Festival revealed quite a lineup of 24 Beats Per Second programming that included JACO, the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius.

On Friday, March 20, during the SXSW Music Conference, Music and Film badgeholders...