Film news updates.
A communal networking hub amongst the SXSW Trade Show bustle, the Meet Up Pavilion is the place to rub elbows with other peers and professionals who share your interests, passions and concerns. After a successful debut during SXSW 2012, we are expanding our agency and job-seeker mingling event into: I Met My Agency @ SXSW. This four day series allows registrants dedicated time to meet with their future employers. Check the Meet Up Page for other events, including networking for startups and investors, futurists, and online activists. Check back for an updated schedule.
Innovative graphic design meets cinematic creativity at the SXSW Film Design Competition in 2013. The competition is open to all films accepted at the SXSW Film Festival and includes two exciting categories, "Excellence in Poster Art" and "Title Sequence Design." Posters are displayed in a highly visible gallery space right outside the Austin Convention Center theatre, to be viewed from March 8 through 17. A reception, open to all SXSW attendees, will kick off the competition and winners of both categories will be announced at the SXSW Film Awards.
Since late July the SXSW Housing Department has made thousands of hotel reservations for registrants for our events and Austin hotels are nearly sold out for certain SXSW dates. Because events are back-to-back or overlapping, March 8 through 11 dates are difficult to find at a single hotel. You can check the updated list of hotels and their availability online. (SXSWedu registrants–good downtown hotels are still available. Make your reservation when you purchase your registration.)
Perennial SXSW Super Sponsor IFC is back for another year of bringing their "Always On - Slightly Off" personality to SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive. SXSW 2013 will see the return of the IFC Crossroads House, a March mainstay for several years running.
A huge congratulations to the many SXSW alumni included in the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations! Among the list of nominees are SXSW world premieres Starlet, Gimme The Loot and Gayby, along with audience favorites like Bernie, Killer Joe, and more.
See the full list of our alumni nominees below, and head over to this page for the full lineup and more details. The winners will all be revealed on Saturday, February 23.
Apply for a SXSW Film Scholarship for the chance to attend next March!
Gold badge holders get the full SXSW experience by immersing in both events.If you are already attending SXSW Film or Interactive take advantage of all that SXSW has to offer by upgrading your badge to Gold or Platinum. Gold badge holders get access to all things Interactive and Film including networking events, film screenings, parties, sessions and more.
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