Spotlighting the international creative community, SXAméricas highlights a series of events curated by SXSW Music, Interactive and Film festivals to connect U.S. Latino and Latin American technology, music, and film industry thought leaders. SXAméricas is a platform to network, share innovative ideas, and create new partnerships across all creative industries from North America, South America, Spain and Central America.
SXAméricas events, selected from the 10 days of SXSW Film, Interactive and Music, will span SXSWeek, March 13-22, 2015. Special convergence programming will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (which is officially known as Convergence Day at SXSW).
Drawing from the existing programs of SXSW Music, Interactive and Film 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 Film, Interactive or Music (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 17 will be open to all SXSW registrants. Register for a SXSW credential at sxsw.com/attend.
How to Participate in SXAméricas:
For more information on how to participate in 2015, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latino-Related Proposals in PanelPicker
Want a sample of some of the Latino-related content that will likely be part of SXSW 2015? Then we urge you to browse the voting application of SXSW PanelPicker using the search term "Latin." Voting opens August 11 and closes September 5. Click here to access PanelPicker.
2014 SXAméricas Related Programming included:
Special Performances by Ely Guerra & Federico Aubele
Sounds from Chile – Humboldt, Tus Amigos Nuevos + Friends
Sounds from Uruguay – Hablan por la Espalda, Ana Prada, Cuatro Pesos de Propina
Sounds from Brazil – Phil Vera, Boogarins, Black Drawing Chalks, Zefirina
Sounds from Colombia – ALUVION, LosPetitFellas, Rancho Aparte
Sounds from Argentina – Federico Aubele, Alika & Nueva Alianza, Sobrenadar
Sounds from Ibero-America – Nano Stern, Juan Perro, Daniel Drexler
Closing Night Showcase presented by Kichink & SBS Radio - Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas, Porter, Dënver, División Minúscula, LosPetitFellas, Rebel Cats
Nacional Records – Nortec Collective, Fofe y Los Fetiches, Irene Díaz
Caradura/Tortilla Magazine – Rey Pila, Rebel Cats, Russian Red
Indie Latin Showcase – Hablan por la Espalda, Atomix, Balancer, The Great Wilderness, Como Asesinar a Felipes, Vega
Sounds from Spain – Lori Meyers, Fuel Fandango, Betunizer
Club Los Globos LA – Kumbia Queers, El Conjunto La Nueva Ola, La Pulpafonic
Warp Magazine – Gang of Youths, Blondfire, ASTR
ACHE Volument Cero – No Somos Marineros, V V Brown, División Minúscula, Ana Tijoux
Intolerancia – The Copper Gamins, Perrosky
Latin Ska – Cinco Doce, C-Kan, Alika & Nueva Alianza
The Legend of Shorty
NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater
10,000KM (Long Distance)
A Night in Old Mexico
A Wolf at the Door
The Dance of Reality
The Vein – "Magma"
Que Caramba es la Vida
The 78 Project Movie
For Those About to Rock: The Story of Rodrigo y Gabriela
Photo credits, clockwise from top left: Robert Rodriguez & Diego Luna by David Rios / Univision; Rebel Cats by Mauricio Lujan; Ely Guerra by Karla Reina; Ana Tijoux by Cal Holman