From conversations with today’s most talented creators, to one-on-one mentor sessions with experts, the SXSW Film Conference brings together the best and the brightest from all spectrums of the film industry into one vibrant community.
Sessions for the 2016 Film Conference run March 11 – 15, 2016 and you must register for a SXSW Film, Gold or Platinum badge to attend. Speaking proposals for the 2016 Film Conference are now closed, but community PanelPicker® voting occurs between August 10 – September 4, 2015.
Additionally, the Film Conference is enhanced by SXSW Convergence programming, which exists at the intersection of Music, Film and Interactive. Programming described as Convergence is accessible to more than one type of badge and provides a bonus learning & networking opportunity that can only be found at SXSW.
Stay engaged with the SXSW Film community by signing up for the Reel Talk community newsletter. For a taste of what’s to come in 2016, explore past Film Conference programming:
- 2015 Sessions
- Past Speakers
- Watch video content on the SXSW YouTube Channel
- Listen to audio recordings on the SXSW Soundcloud page
How to Attend Sessions
Whether you’re attending the SXSW Film Conference to sharpen your filmmaking skills or to boost your professional network, accessing sessions is simple.
Badges: You must have a SXSW 2016 badge to attend sessions. Film, Gold and Platinum badges have access to all Film Conference sessions and most Convergence programming. Music and Interactive badges have access to select Film sessions through Convergence programming.
Venues: For 2015, Film Conference sessions took place in downtown Austin at the Austin Convention Center, Stephen F. Austin InterContinental and Four Seasons Hotel. Check back this fall for 2016 Venues.
Line Procedures: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for mentor sessions which require advance sign up. For sessions with well-known speakers, we recommend arriving early.
Photo credits: Mark Duplass, Ava DuVernay, Christine Vachon and RZA photos by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images