SXAméricas: Connecting North America, South America, Spain and Central America

SXAméricas

Spotlighting the international creative community, SXAméricas is a series of events curated by SXSW Music, Film and Interactive to connect U.S. Latino and Latin American technology, music, and film industry thought leaders. SXAméricas events span all 10 days of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive, March 11-20, 2016.

SXAméricas provides a platform to network, share innovative ideas and create new partnerships across all creative industries from North America, South America, Spain and Central America. Most conference programming will occur at the Austin Convention Center.

If you are interested in participating in SXSW 2016, please see the following deadlines:

  • If you or your band are interested in performing as an official Showcasing Artist at SXSW Music 2016, apply here until Friday, October 23, 2015.

  • SXSW Film is now accepting film submissions for SXSW 2016, from June 29 – November 3. Complete rules and regulations can be found in the Submissions FAQ.

Si estas interesado en participar en SXSW 2016, favor de revisar las siguientes fechas limites:

  • Si tu o tu banda están interesados en presentarse como uno de los Artistas Oficiales de Exhibición de SXSW Music 2016, aplica aqui hasta el viernes, 23 de octubre del 2015.

  • El Festival de Cine de SXSW inicia la convocatoria de filmes para SXSW 2016 del 29 de junio hasta el 3 de noviembre. Puedes encontrar las normas y reglamentos en la pagina de PREGUNTAS FREQUENTES.

When: SXAméricas events, selected from the 10 days of SXSW Film, Interactive and Music, will span SXSWeek, March 11-20, 2016. Special convergence programming will take place on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (which is officially known as Convergence Day at SXSW).

Where: Drawing from the existing programs of SXSW Music, Film and Interactive, and including unique events curated for SXAméricas, most conference programming will occur at the Austin Convention Center. Film Screenings and Music Showcases will take place at various official SXSW venues around Austin.

Who Can Attend: You must have the appropriate SXSW credential to attend SXAméricas programming. SXAméricas access will vary by event, with some specific to Music, Film or Interactive (including Gold and Platinum registrants). Credentials needed to access these events will be outlined as they are confirmed, please check back here for details. Special convergence programming on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 will be open to all SXSW registrants. Register for a SXSW 2016 credential beginning Monday, August 3, 2015 at sxsw.com/attend.

SXSW 2015 Photos (click to enlarge)

Kevin Montano, DJ Buddha & Angie Martinez at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Erik Thureson. Music Business Roundtables at SXSW 2015. Photo by Simon Rivas. AES Mastering Workshop with Andres Mayo. Photo by Joseph Riggs. Gloria Trevi at SXSW 2015. Photo by Gerry Hanan/Getty Images. Leon Krauze, Robert Rodriguez, Lauren Giraldo, Sherman Wright & Ray Olmeda at SXSW 2015. Photo by Richard McBlane. Frankie Alvarez & Alberto Ferreras at SXSW 2015. Photo by Simon Rivas.
Audience Q&A during a SXAmericas session at SXSW 2015. Photo by Sofia Shapiro. Agoraphobia at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Dawn McGee. Alvaro Diaz at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Felipe Cardona. Bomba Estereo at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Andy Nietupski. Centavrvs at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Andy Nietupski. Clubz at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Dawn McGee.
El B at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Felipe Cardona. El Conjunto Nueva Ola at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Dawn McGee. La Guacha at the SXAmericas Party. Photo by Alexa Wagner. Macaco on the Sounds From Spain showcase at SXSW Music 2015. Photo by Niko Dellios. Cuban boxer Namibia, the subject of the 2014 documentary "Boxeadora". Photo by Diego Donamaria. Lizzie Velasquez at SXSW Film 2015. Photo by Adrianne Schroeder.
Speakers Gonzalo Perez, Aldo Kafie, Jenina Nuñez & Galina Espinoza at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Errich Petersen. Elianne Ramos on the "Engage Latino Millenials, Change the World!" panel at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Nikolas Dellios. "The Inspiring and Game-Changing Afro-Latina" session at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Nikolas Dellios. The "Latin America: Silicon Valley’s New Frontier" session at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Joel Pena. The Latino and Latina Entrepreneur and Startup Meet Up at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Kate Meyer. Juliana de Faria & Amanda Luz on the "Why Does the Internet Hate Women?" panel at SXSW Interactive 2015. Photo by Andy Nietupski.

For information on other SXAméricas opportunities for 2016, please email sxamericas@sxsw.com.