Making Film & Episodics

March 13-17

Film Track

Covering the range of film and television creation from script to post-production, these sessions are designed to guide filmmakers through the strategies and techniques that are crucial in crafting these media.

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Ethan Hawke and Jason Blum - Photo by Dave Pedley/Getty Images for SXSW

Ethan Hawke and Jason Blum - Photo by Dave Pedley/Getty Images for SXSW

About the Making Film & Episodics Conference Track


Hear from a range of speakers, including industry experts and legends, as they share their experiences in shaping groundbreaking work.

Explore more about the Making Film & Episodics Track, check out these past SXSW sessions like ABC’s of Independent Film Financing and Distribution, When Life Becomes Art, Production Design Concepts to Execution in TV, and more.

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Listen to 2019 SXSW Making Film & Episodic Sessions

Designing Binge-Worthy Title Sequences for TV

Explore more about creating title sequence design!


Feature Session: Changing the Narrative with Zoe Saldana - Photo by John Feinberg

Zoe Saldana

Featured Session: Changing the Narrative with Zoe Saldana

Brandi Carlile and Elizabeth Moss - Photo by Amanda Stronza

Elisabeth Moss and Brandi Carlile

Featured Session: Elisabeth Moss with Brandi Carlile

Aidy Bryant - Photo by Tim Strauss

Aidy Bryant

Featured Session: Elizabeth Banks with Aidy Bryant

Snehal Patel and Ava Berkofsky

Ava Berkofsky and Snehal Patel

“Getting the Shot” for HBO’s Insecure

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Beanie Feldstein speaks onstage at Featured Session:

Beanie Feldstein

Featured Session: ‘Booksmart’ Women

Tracy Heather Strain speaks at the 90 Minute Film School Session - Photo by BENEDICT JONES

Tracy Heather Strain

90 Minute Film School

The Film Posse

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: (L-R) Josh Holtsclaw, Deanna Marsigliese, and Paul Abadilla attend Featured Session: Designing for Films at Pixar Animation Studios during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center Austin on March 10, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images for SXSW)

Joshua Holtsclaw, Paul Abadilla, and Deanna Marsigliese

Featured Session: Designing for Films at Pixar Animation Studios

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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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