South By Southwest® Film News

Wednesday May 20th, 2015

Announcing SXSW Eco Biomimicry Speaker Janine Benyus

Written by Amanda Shaftel

SXSW Eco is thrilled to announce Janine Benyus, co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8, as a speaker for the biomimicry track, Nature, Innovation + The Future of Design!

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant and co-founder of Biomimicry 3.8. In Biomimicry, she names an emerging discipline that emulates nature's designs...

Friday May 15th, 2015

Redefining Consumer Experience through Meaningful Ideas

Written by Tessa Meriwether

Why exactly is McDonald’s sponsoring SXSW? That was a buzz-worthy question leading up to this year’s event. Many people were curious and even skeptical about a McDonald’s presence. In a sense, you could say the McDonald’s team needed to deliver its own “pitch” for participating in the festival of ideas...

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Video Spotlight: JACO at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference

Written by Rory Burbeck

The film JACO, which tells the story of revolutionary bass player Jaco Pastorius, had its world premiere at SXSW Film 2015. A few days after the premiere, the filmmakers gathered for a special conference session to elaborate on the making of JACO and the immense influence Pastorius has had on...

Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Video Spotlight: The Team Behind Ex Machina Discusses the Resurgence of A.I.

Written by Christina Wiese

After Ex Machina took its bow at the iconic Paramount Theater, the creative team, including writer/director Alex Garland, actor Oscar Isaac, director of photography Rob Hardy and composers Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury, sat down at the SXSW Film Conference for an for an hour long talk on the...