Film & TV Industry

March 13-17

Film Track

Explore the current and future states of film and television, as seen through the independent lens.

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A Critics’ Preview to the SXSW Film Festival  Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW

A Critics’ Preview to the SXSW Film Festival Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW

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Peak TV and the Problem of Choice

With this content explosion, there’s something compelling on TV today to suit every imaginable viewer taste and mood.Problem is, too much choice makes it difficult to discover new content to watch. expert panelists will discuss next-gen TV experiences and new, data-enabled approaches to content discovery designed to ensure that viewers as well as providers get the most out of Peak TV.

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From the Screen to the Streets: Media & Activism

Amidst the noise of 2020, how can creative media stories have meaningful social and political impact? This session will unpack common misunderstandings about “impact” and how meaningful stories can most strategically be positioned in today’s media and political landscape. They will share tips for finding the right champions and audiences for your story.

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Col Needham - Photo c/o speaker

Col Needham

Founder & CEO


Nina Yang Bongiovi - Photo by Monica Orozco

Nina Yang Bongiovi

Film Producer

Significant Productions

Monica Landers - Photo by Kimberly Davis

Monica Landers



Faisal Azam - Photo by Robert A Williams

Faisal Azam


Diversity in the Edit Room

Elizabeth Sheldon - Photo by Larry Schiller

Elizabeth Sheldon


Juno Films

Effie Brown - Photo courtesy of speaker

Effie Brown


Duly Noted, Inc.

Ben Lopez - Photo courtesy of speaker

Ben Lopez

Executive Director

National Association of Latino Independent Producers

600+ PanelPicker® Sessions Announced

Presenting 600+ curated sessions from the SXSW community across our 22 Tracks of Conference programming.

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About the SXSW Conference


SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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