SXSW 2014 Film Mentors & Meet the Insiders


Mentor Session at SXSW 2014, by Sonny Castillo

Always popular, the Film Mentor Sessions will return for 2015. Engage in valuable one-on-one interaction with a range of experts, and gain essential insight into burning questions to help advance your career.

These sessions take place each year from Saturday to Tuesday of the Film Conference, and are a unique opportunity to engage directly with industry insiders from a range of disciplines within the world of film. Learn from filmmaker, writers, producers, distributors, attorneys and more, one on one, in an easy-going environment conducive to maximizing your time at SXSW Film. You can browse the sessions from SXSW 2014 on this page.


Meet the Insiders with Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Ryan Coogler and Destin Cretton at SXSW 2014. Photo by Matthew Caballero

Meet the Insiders sessions were introduced in 2013 to provide an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments within the world of Film. Each hour-long session will feature two industry insiders: Moderators will start with a 40-minute Q&A with both participants, followed by 20 minutes of open discussion and questions from the audience with both Insiders. Connect with the film community, and gain insight into and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

Browse the Meet the Insiders participants from SXSW 2014 on this page.

Photos (from top) by Tim Strauss and Matthew Caballero