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NAME OF FESTIVAL: South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival
SINCE: 1987
WHERE: Austin, Texas, USA
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BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, VESSEL Lead Audience Award Winners of 2014 SXSW Film Festival

BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, VESSEL Lead Audience Award Winners of 2014 SXSW Film Festival

 sxsw 2014 audience awards BEFORE I DISAPPEAR directed by Shawn Christensen, VESSEL directed by Diana Whitten, DAMNATION directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel , CESAR CHAVEZ directed by Diego Luna

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival Audience Award-winners today from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories.  BEFORE I DISAPPEAR directed by Shawn Christensen was awarded to the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, and VESSEL directed by Diana Whitten was voted the winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.  In the Spotlight section, DAMNATION directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film and CESAR CHAVEZ directed by Diego Luna won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Film.

SXSW Film Awards; FORT TILDEN, THE GREAT INVISIBLE Win Top Awards

SXSW Film Awards; FORT TILDEN, THE GREAT INVISIBLE Win Top Awards

SXSW 2014 Jury Awards. Clockwise from Top Left - Fort Tilden, The Great Invisible, Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace, Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire.

Envelope please! The Jury Awards were announced last night for SXSW Film 2014, and FORT TILDEN, debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, won the top award for Best Narrative Film, and THE GREAT INVISIBLE directed by Margaret Brown won the award for Best Documentary.  

FORT TILDEN explores quarter life crisis, as two friends, Allie struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, while Harper awaits checks from her father to fund her artistic dreams. But the two friends quickly shun responsibilities for the day when a pair of good-looking guys invites them along for a carefree Fort Tilden afternoon. As the two young women board their bikes and embark on a lengthy journey to the beach, they quickly realize that, akin to their confusing, transitioning lives, they neither know where they’re going nor how they plan to get there.  On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. THE GREAT INVISIBLE goes beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth.

Additional Films Announced for 2014 SXSW Film Festival

Additional Films Announced for 2014 SXSW Film Festival

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An additional eight features have been announced for the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. With these additions, the 2014 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 133 features, consisting of 89 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 8 U.S. Premieres, with 70 first-time directors. 113 shorts will screen as part of 11 overall shorts programs.  SXSW Film will open on Friday, March 7, 2014 with the world premiere of CHEF, and run through March 15 in Austin, Texas. 

SXSW Unveils Midnighter Features & Short Films Lineup

SXSW Unveils Midnighter Features & Short Films Lineup

Adam Wingard's THE GUESTAdam Wingard’s THE GUEST

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival taking place March 7 to15, 2014, in Austin, Texas, unveiled the films in the Midnighters section, and the short film lineup.This year’s Midnighters sections includes eight world premieres, and one U.S. premiere including  STAGE FRIGHT, the feature film debut of writer/director Jerome Sable, and Adam Wingard’s THE GUEST which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Horror Film STAGE FRIGHT Set to Premiere at SXSW, Gets a U.S. Release Date

Horror Film STAGE FRIGHT Set to Premiere at SXSW, Gets a U.S. Release Date

STAGE FRIGHT is the feature film debut of writer/director Jerome Sable

STAGE FRIGHT, described as a horror/comedy/musical about “bloodthirsty gorehounds and musical theatre geeks,” which world premieres in the Midnighters section at March’s SXSW Film Festival, will be released in the U.S. by Magnet Releasing, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures. STAGE FRIGHT is the feature film debut of writer/director Jerome Sable, director of the award-winning, festival favorite short, “The Legend of Beaver Dam” and stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith, with Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf.  Magnet is releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, launching it on iTunes and On Demand on April 3rd, followed by a theatrical release on May 9th.

South by Southwest Film Festival Unveils 2014 Film Lineup

South by Southwest Film Festival Unveils 2014 Film Lineup

South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival unveiled the features lineup for this year’s Festival, the 21st edition and running March 7 to 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Once again, the festival’s main competition categories are comprised of eight Narrative Feature world premieres and eight Documentary Feature world premieres, vying for their respective Grand Jury Prizes. 

The Narrative Feature Competition includes: 10,000KM, directed by Carlos Marques Marcet, Animals, directed by Collin Schiffli, Before I Disappear, directed by Shawn Christensen, Fort Tilden, directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, The Heart Machine, directed by Zachary Wigon, I Believe in Unicorns, directed by Leah Meyerhoff, The Mend, directed by John Magary and Wild Canaries, directed by Lawrence Michael Levine. The Documentary Feature Competition includes: Beginning With The End, directed by David Marshall, Born to Fly, directed by Catherine Gund, The Great Invisible, directed by Margaret Brown, The Immortalists, directed by Jason Sussberg & David Alvarado, Impossible Light, directed by Jeremy Ambers, Mateo, directed by Aaron I. Naar, Print the Legend, directed by Luis Lopez & Clay Tweel and Vessel, directed by Diana Whitten.

Jon Favreau’s New Indie Film CHEF to Kick Off 2014 SXSW + First 6 Films Announced

Jon Favreau’s New Indie Film CHEF to Kick Off 2014 SXSW + First 6 Films Announced

VERONICA MARS starring Kristen Bell.VERONICA MARS starring Kristen Bell.

The world premiere of CHEF, Jon Favreau’s new indie film, has been selected to open the South by Southwest Film Festival – SXSW Film 2014 set to take place March 7 to 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Favreau wrote, directed and stars in the comedy that also features Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo,Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr. Favreau plays Carl, a chef who loses his job and decides to launch a food truck business, while attempting to reunite his estranged family.  Six additional films have been selected to premiere at the festival including VERONICA MARS starring Kristen Bell.

SHORT TERM 12

Short Term 12 and The Short Game Among Audience Award-winners at 2013 SXSW

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced Audience Award-winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories.

The Audience Awards follow the previously announced 2013 Jury Awards, which included Grand Jury Winners Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 for Narrative Feature, and Ben Nabors’ WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL for Documentary Feature.

2013 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award Winners:

William And The Windmill Leads Award-winners of the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival

William And The Windmill Leads Award-winners of the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival

William And The Windmill

William And The Windmill directed by Ben Nabors took the top prize when the Jury and Special Award-winners of the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony, hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael. SXSW also announced the Jury Award-winners in Shorts Filmmaking and winners of the SXSW Film Design Awards, as well as Special Awards, including the Louis Black “Lone Star” Award and the SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award.

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 JURY & SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS

The East to Close 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival

The East to Close 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival

The East

Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling new film, The East, will close the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. In addition to The East. SXSW also announced an additional 15 features and 3 shorts films to screen at this year’s festival. SXSW Film will open on Friday, March 8, 2013 with the world premiere of Don Scardino’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and run through Saturday, March 16 in Austin, Texas. 

SXSW Reveals Midnighters and Shorts Lineup

SXSW Reveals Midnighters and Shorts Lineup

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SXSW 2013 today revealed the film lineup for the Midnighters and Shorts sections. Highlights of this year’s Midnighters include Vincenzo “Cube” Natali’s terrifyingHaunter, the U.S. Premiere of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, and the the Big Ass Spider.  The Shorts section includes106 films in the lineup, and the winner of the Grand Jury Award in this Narrative Shorts category is eligible for a 2014 Academy Award nomination for Best Narrative Short.

The complete lineup of films in the Mignights and Shorts sections include:

SXSW Announces 2013 Film Lineup of 109 Films

SXSW Announces 2013 Film Lineup of 109 Films

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The 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival scheduled to run March 8-16, 2013, announced the Film Features lineup of 109 films, including 69 world premieres, 14 North American and 5 U.S. Premieres. 

Highlights include Stephen Finnigan’s Hawking, Tim McCanlies’ When Angels Sing, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, Dan Mazer’s I Give It A Year, John Sayles’ Go For Sisters, Jacob Vaughn’s Milo, Penny Lane’s Our Nixon, Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s Some Girl(s), Zak Knutson & Joey Figueroa’s MILIUS, Adam Rifkin’s Reality Show, Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer, M. Blash’s The Wait, Bryan Poyser’s The Bounceback, Jeffrey Schwarz’s I Am Divine, and Michał Marczak’s Fuck for Forest.

SXSW Film 2013 to Open With The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Plus Announces 6 Films

SXSW Film 2013 to Open With The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Plus Announces 6 Films

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

SXSW 2013 will open with the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.  Starring Steve Carell, and Steve Buscemi, with costars Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini, the film is described by the festival as a “hilarious, uproarious comedy.” As superstar Vegas magicians and former best friends Burt and Anton grow to secretly loathe each other, their long-time act implodes, allowing an ambitious rival street performer the big break he’s been waiting for. 

Joining The Incredible Burt Wonderstone are 6 films including Alex Winter’s Napster documentary Downloaded, the long awaited Evil Dead remake and new films from Harmony Korine and Joe Swanberg. The documentary Good Ol’ Freda and the debut of Everyone’s Going to Die complete the first 6 films announced for the 20th SXSW Film Conference and Festival.

Beware of Mr Baker and Gimme The Loot take Top Jury and Audience Awards at 2012 SXSW

The results are in! SXSW Film 2012 Jury and Audience Award-winners were announced tonight at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony, presented by Veam and hosted by comedian and actor Doug Benson.

Only Narrative and Documentary Feature Audience Awards were announced tonight. Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Emerging Visions, Midnighters, 24 Beats Per Second, SXGlobal and Festival Favorites 

And the winners are:

New Panel and Film Titles Announced for 2012 SXSW

New Panel and Film Titles Announced for 2012 SXSW

New Panel and Film Titles Announced have been added to the 2012 South by Southwest festival, joining the74 world premieres, 17 North American premieres and 11 US premieres in the full lineup.

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Blue Like Jazz

Director: Steve Taylor | Screenwriters: Donald Miller, Steve Taylor, Ben Pearson
A Texas college student flees the hypocrisy of his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at ‘the most godless campus in America.’ Based on the New York Times bestseller by Donald Miller.
Cast: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn, Eric Lange
(World Premiere)

Nature Calls

Director & Screenwriter Todd Rohal
Polar-opposite brothers Randy (Oswalt) and Kirk (Knoxville) never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk’s son’s sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember.
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney, Patrice O’Neal, Darrell Hammond
(World Premiere)

EMERGING VISIONS

King Kelly

Director: Andrew Neel | Screenwriters: Mike Roberts
Made entirely from camera-phone footage, King Kelly is a sensational journey into hedonistic American youth culture and the YouTube generation.
Cast: Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill, Will Brill, Patrick Murney
(World Premiere)

Low & Clear

Directors: Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen
Two formerly close friends reunite for a fly-fishing trip and struggle to understand how much they’ve each changed – and how these changes now threaten the friendship.
(World Premiere)

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Lost and Sound (UK)
Director: Lindsey Dryden
Music may be an essential part of being human – but what if you lost the ability to hear it? A dancer, a pianist and a music critic attempt to re-discover music after deafness, with astonishing results.
(World Premiere)

Searching for Sugar Man (Sweden, UK)

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
The true story of the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered and finally became the legend he deserved to be. A story of hope, inspiration and the power of music.

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
The final days of LCD Soundsystem.

SXGLOBAL

GLOBAL HOME (Germany)

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Director Eva Stotz visited interesting people all over the world whom she found through online-host-networks and emerged for a limited time in their every-day-life.
(World Premiere)

The Will (Denmark)

Director: Christian Sønderby Jepsen
Henrik dreams of a new beginning. But when Henrik’s grandfather dies, leaving behind a fortune of millions, old skeletons come to light.
(North American Premiere)

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Chasing Ice

Director: Jeff Orlowski
Photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change, but he discovers undeniable evidence. Balog reveals hauntingly beautiful, time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, while delivering hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Compliance

Director & Screenwriter: Craig Zobel
When a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no one is left unscathed. Based on true events.
Cast: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Phil Ettinger, Ashlie Atkinson, James McCaffrey

Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)

Director & Screenwriter: Philippe Falardeau
The story of an Algerian immigrant substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the tragic death of their well-liked teacher.
Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Emilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart

Safety Not Guaranteed

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Screenwriter: Derek Connolly
A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel.
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Sleepwalk With Me

Director: Mike Birbiglia | Screenwriters: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
An aspiring comedian reluctant to confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up; a budding standup comedian has both a hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking.
Cast: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Cristin Milioti  {jathumbnail off}

Shorts and Scary Films added to the 2012 SXSW

Shorts and Scary Films added to the 2012 SXSW

The 2012 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has unveiled its film line-up for the Midnighters section and 135 short films will screen as part of twelve overall shorts programs. The festival will run from March 9 – 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Though our regular program already includes a healthy sampling of genre fare, the Midnighters section highlights those that go a bit crazier, gorier, and all-around balls out-ier,” said SXSW Senior Programmer & Operations Manager Jarod Neece.

The additions to the 2012 SXSW lineup are:

FEATURES
MIDNIGHTERS
Scary, funny, sexy, controversial – provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious.

The Aggression Scale
Director: Steven C. Miller, Screenwriter: Ben Powell
4 hitmen + $500,000 of stolen cash + 1 family = WAR
Cast: Fabianne Therese, Ryan Hartwig, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Jacob Reynolds, Joseph
McKelheer, Boyd Kestner, Lisa Rotondi, Ray Wise (World Premiere)

CITADEL (Ireland, Scotland)
Director/Screenwriter: Ciarán Foy
An agoraphobic father teams up with a renegade priest to save his daughter from the clutches of a gang of twisted feral children.
Cast: Anuerin Barnard, James Cosmo, Wumni Mosaku, Jake Wilson, Amy Shiels (World Premiere)

Girls Against Boys
Director/Screenwriter: Austin Chick
A psychological thriller about two girls on a killing spree. With edgy and ironic humor and a darkly meditative tone, it is also a coming-of-age story about a girl learning how the world really works.
Cast: Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte, Liam Aiken, Michael Stahl-David, Andrew Howard (World Premiere)

Intruders (Spain, UK)
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Screenwriters: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques
The haunting story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.
Cast: Clive Owen, Carice Van Houten, Daniel Brühl, Pilar López de Ayala (U.S. Premiere)

Iron Sky (Finland, Germany, Australia)
Director: Timo Vuorensola, Screenwriters: Michael Kalesniko, Timo Vuorensola
In 1945 the Nazis went to the moon; in 2018 they are coming back.
Cast: Julia Dietze, Götz Otto, Christopher Kirby, Peta Sergeant, Stephanie Paul, Tilo Prückner, Michael Cullen, Udo Kier (North American Premiere)

John Dies At The End
Director & Screenwriter: Don Coscarelli
On the street it’s called “soy sauce,” a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. Suddenly, a silent otherworldly invasion is underway. Can college dropouts John and Dave save humanity? No, they can’t.
Cast: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman

Modus Anomali (Indonesia)
Director/Screenwriter: Joko Anwar
A man tries to save his family who go missing during a vacation in the forest.
Cast: Rio Dewanto, Hannah Al Rashid, Izziati Amara Isman, Aridh Tritama, Surya Saputra, Marsha Timothy, Sadha Triyudha, Jose Gamo (World Premiere)

[REC] ³ GENESIS (Spain)
Director: Paco Plaza
Screenwriters: Luiso Berdejo, Paco Plaza
Koldo and Clara’s wedding is horrifically interrupted when some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding.
Cast: Leticia Dolera, Diego Martin (World Premiere)

Super Secret Screening
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The Tall Man
Director/Screenwriter: Pascal Laugier
When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Cast: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B.Davis (World Premiere)

V/H/S
Directors: Ti West, Adam Wingard, Joe Swanberg, David Bruckner, Glenn Mcquaid, Radio Silence,
Screenwriter: Ti West, Simon Barrett, David Bruckner, Radio Silence, Glenn Mcquaid
A group of misfits are hired to burglarize a house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. The guys are confronted with a dead body and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last…
Cast: Joe Swanberg, Calvin Reeder, Kate Lynn Shiel, Sophia Takal, Lane Hughes, Helen Rogers, Adam Wingard {jathumbnail off}

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Announces 2012 Features Lineup

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival Announces 2012 Features Lineup

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the features lineup for this year’s Festival, March 9 – 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

The world premiere of Emmett Malloy’s documentary Big Easy Express was also confirmed as the Closing Night Film, which follows a train ride unlike any other with Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. Big Easy Express will screen on Saturday, March 17. The program will also include the world premiere of Colombia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer Pictures’ 21 Jump Street, screening in the Centerpiece slot on Monday, March 12.

The Narrative Feature Competition includes: Booster, directed by Matt Ruskin, Eden, directed by Megan Griffiths, Gayby, directed by Jonathan Lisecki, Gimme the Loot, directed by Adam Leon, Los Chidos, directed by Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Pilgrim Song, directed by Martha Stephens, Starlet, directed by Sean Baker, and The Taiwan Oyster, directed by Mark Jarrett.

The Documentary Feature Competition includes: Bay of All Saints, directed by Annie Eastman, Beware of Mr. Baker, directed by Jay Bulger, The Central Park Effect, directed by Jeffrey Kimball, Jeff, directed by Chris James Thompson, Seeking Asian Female, directed by Debbie Lum, The Sheik and I, directed by Caveh Zahedi, The Source, directed by Jodi Wille & Maria Demopoulos, and Welcome to the Machine, directed by Avi Zev Weider.

An additional selection of highlights includes: Nelson George’s The Announcement, Gotham Chopra’s Decoding Deepak, Jay & Mark Duplass’ The Do-Deca-Pentathalon, Mark Ford’s Uprising: Hip Hop & The LA Riots, Matt Piedmont’s Casa de mi Padre, Patrick Forbes’ Wikileaks: Secrets & Lies, Adam Sherman’s Crazy Eyes, Jacob Rosenberg’s Waiting for Lightning, Tom Kingsley & Will Sharpe’s Black Pond, Kristen Sheridan’s Dollhouse, Gareth Huw Evans’ The Raid, Ben Shapiro’s Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and William Friedkin’s Killer Joe.

The 2012 SXSW Film Festival will feature: {jathumbnail off}

Horror Film Cabin in the Woods to open 2012 SXSW

Horror Film Cabin in the Woods to open 2012 SXSW

The world premiere of the horror film, The Cabin in the Woods, will open SXSW 2012. Described as ‘ Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen” … the film takes the horror genre, shakes it down, and smacks it upside the head. The Cabin in the Woods also marks Emmy®-nominated writer Drew Goddard’s (Cloverfield, Lost, Alias) first foray into directing, and stars Kristen Connolly, Fran Kranz, Anna Hutchison, Chris […]

Dragonslayer + Natural Selection are top Winners at 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival

Dragonslayer + Natural Selection are top Winners at 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival

The Jury and Audience Award-winners of the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival were announced last night at the Festival’s Awards Ceremony. Dragonslayer from director Tristan Patterson was awarded the Grand Jury Award in the Documentary Feature competition and Natural Selection, from Robbie  Pickering was awarded the Grand Jury Award in the Narrative Feature competition. Dragon Slayer documents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, […]

Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck, documentary about Willie Nelson, to close 2011 SXSW

Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck, documentary about Willie Nelson, to close 2011 SXSW

Billy Bob Thornton’s The King of Luck, a documentary about Willie Nelson, was announced as the Closing Night Film of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, scheduled to be screened on Saturday, March 19,.  SXSW also announced additional features and shorts for the 2011 event, including a work-in-progress screening of Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids, starring (and co-written by) Kristen Wiig and produced by Judd Apatow, Umshini Wam, a short film from Harmony Korine […]

SXSW Film Announces 2011 Midnight Feature & Shorts

SXSW Film Announces 2011 Midnight Feature & Shorts

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced the features in the Midnighters and SXFantastic sections, as well as the complete short films lineup, which will debut at this year’s Festival, which runs from March 11 – 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The SXSW Film Festival will open on Friday, March 11, 2011 with Duncan Jones’ Source Code. In addition to nine full days of film screenings, SXSW Film will ultimately feature over […]

2011 South by Southwest Film Festival Feature Lineup Announced

2011 South by Southwest Film Festival Feature Lineup Announced

South by Southwest Film Festival announced the features lineup for the 2011 Film Program. These films join others previously announced, including Jodie Foster’s The Beaver, Greg Mottola’s Paul, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop by director Rodman Flender, and the opening night World Premiere, Duncan Jones’ Source Code. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION 96 MINUTES Director & Writer: Aimée Lagos (World Premiere) A Year in Mooring Director: Chris Eyre, Writer: Peter Vanderwall (World Premiere) American Animal Director & Writer: […]

6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program | Trailers

6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program | Trailers

  South By Southwest Film Festival has announced 6 more films in the SXSW 2011 Film program. They join the previously announced 2011 Opening Night Film, Duncan Jones’ Source Code. The complete lineup will be announced in February. The Beaver (World Premiere) Director: Jodie Foster (Centerpiece Screening, Wednesday, March 16) Cast: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin & Jennifer Lawrence Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (World Premiere) Director: Rodman Flender The Innkeepers (World Premiere) Director: Ti […]