The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the Film Festival will now be called the Film & TV Festival, to reflect the event’s long standing and deep programming of episodics in the screening program, Film & TV tracks, and Keynote and Featured Speaker sessions in the Conference.
SXSW was the first festival to program episodics a decade ago with HBO’s Girls in 2012, launched an Episodic section in 2014, and subsequently showcased the world premieres of some of television’s most iconic series including Silicon Valley, Mr. Robot, Barry, What We Do In The Shadows, and Search Party, among 68 other Episodic Premieres and 57 Episodic Pilots.
“We are so proud of our rich history of showcasing both film and television, and wanted the festival name to reflect what we have been doing for a decade,” said Janet Pierson, VP, Director of Film & TV. “Whether in the screening program, the Conference or associated activations on our footprint, SXSW has long been at the epicenter of the best new TV, and in 2023 we will once again thrill our audiences with exciting new work from some of the most talented creators.”