Film News

Kevin Bacon speaks at SXSW on Saturday, March 8
Written by Hugh Forrest | February 5, 2014

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon at SXSW on March 8: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20

On Saturday, March 8 at 3:30 pm, “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20” comes to Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. In today’s digital age, the success of a video, image or news story is determined by its ability to go social. Rarely does...

Written by Cori Burford | February 4, 2014

Health Innovation on Next Stage - A Discussion with Antonio Hidalgo of Phillips

On Monday, March 10th at 12:30pm, join us on the SXSW Next Stage for The New Rules of Innovation - Introducing the Digital Innovation Challenge Session presented by Antonio Hidalgo, Chief Innovation, Marketing and Strategy Officer for Philips Consumer Lifestyle....

SXSWedu Party by JW Walthall
Written by Jessica MacCall | February 4, 2014

SXSWedu Closing Keynote + Huge Programming Announcement!

The SXSWedu Conference & Festival convenes education’s most energetic and innovative leaders from all backgrounds of the learning landscape in Austin, Texas, every March to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. An action-packed lineup of announcements for SXSWedu 2014 was revealed today including Keynote speaker...

Bitcoin Boom at SXSW: Fred Ehrsam of Coinbase Talks With Rolfe Winkler on Monday, March 10

Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase, joins Rolfe Winkler of WSJD for an engaging conversation on the evolution and future of Bitcoin on Monday, March 10 at 12:30pm in Ballroom D.

Coinbase, known to many as the most well respected bitcoin wallet service, supports 890,000 consumer wallets, serves 22,000...

Filmmakers John Fiege, Cary Bell, Travis Rummel & Ben Knight
Written by Jim Kolmar | February 3, 2014

Filmmakers in Focus - Above All Else, Butterfly Girl & Damnation

In this edition of Filmmakers in Focus we talk to the filmmakers behind three truly inspiring, cinematic films in our Documentary Spotlight program. Austin filmmakers John Fiege and Cary Bell discuss Above All Else and Butterfly Girl, respectively, two very different but equally galvanizing films that tackle...

Crowd at Startup Village 2013 - Photo by Sean Mathis
Written by Cori Burford | February 3, 2014

SXSW Welcomes Brazilian Delegation to Startup Village

SXSW 2014 will welcome a first-time national delegation from Brazil, made up of the best and brightest from Brazil’s creative economy.

Last year, Brazil launched a country-wide initiative to support regional accelerators and fund some 100 startups with an investment of BR$100,000 each. From online B2B markets to geolocation to...