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South by Southwest, abbreviated as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South By, is an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States.


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Interview with Director Bonnie Discepolo and Actress Anna Camp for film "Neo-Dome" @ SXSW

Director Bonnie Discepolo and actress Anna Camp attended SXSW for the premiere of their latest work NEO-DOME (2024), a Sci-fi series pilot set in a post-apocalyptic America where a woman (Anna Camp) travels solo on the road headed for a mysterious dome on the distant horizon; a cautionary tale about trust in a new world where no one can be trusted. In an interview with Bonnie and Anna about NEO-DOME, here is what they had to say:   Can you tell us your background and what led you to fi...

Interview With Composer Will Bates for Score of Michael Mohan’s IMMACULATE; Premiere at SXSW

Composer Will Bates has composed original scores for a myriad of filmmakers including acclaimed directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth; I Origins; Bliss), Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks; Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief; Zero Days; The Forever Prisoner), Ry Russo-Young (You Won’t Miss Me; Nobody Walks) and Fisher Stevens (Mission Blue; Bright Lights).  Bates’ upcoming p...

Interview with Director Sam Shainberg For SHOTPLAYER, Documentary Short Competition @ SXSW 2024

The short film SHOTPLAYER (2024), directed by Sam Shainberg, screened in the Documentary Short Competition at this year’s SXSW. SHOTPLAYER is an impressionistic journey into the mind of Wilfred Rose, one of New York City's most notorious pickpockets. As he returns to the subway for the first time in many years, he reflects on a life of crime in a society that has left many of its citizens behind. SHOTPLAYER asks the question: When is it ok to p...

Interview With Filmmaker Alison Tavel For Debut Doc Feature Film RESYNATOR (2024), SXSW World Premiere

RESYNATOR is a feature documentary film and synth resurrection project started by director Alison Tavel in 2014. The true story centers around a resurrected synthesizer (aka the RESYNATOR), that was invented by Alison’s late father Don Tavel in the ‘70s, which she dug up from her grandmother’s attic twenty-five years after his passing and has been on a mission to share it with the world ever since. RESYNATOR had its world premiere at SXSW on March 10th, 2024, and won the Docu...

SXSW: Film.io Public Launch With $30K Collaboration Grant to Empower Independent Filmmakers & Democratize the Film Industry

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Film.io’s fan and creator-focused platform elevates marginalized voices and restores creativity, collaboration and transparency to the filmmaking process To kick off the first day of SXSW 2024, decentralized filmmaking platform Film.io announced its public launch, opening the doors for independent creators around the world and putting Hollywood decision-making into the hands of creators and fans. Following the success of its initial debut at th...

Interview with Director Olmo Schnabel, Actor Darío Yazebek Bernal & EP Jeremy O'Harris for PET SHOP DAYS (2023) @ SXSW

                                                                                                   Olmo Schnabel's directorial debut PET SHOP DAYS screened as a Festival Favorite at SXSW, 2024. The film stars J...

Interview with Producer Patrick Reardon & Director Lucian Read "Lions of Mesopotamia" (2024) @ SXSW

Lions of Mesopotamia had its world premiere at SXSW, on Saturday, March 9th. The film is the true account of hope and victory when Iraq’s national soccer team – aka Lions of Mesopotamia – earned the 2007 Asian Cup amid the bloodiest days of Iraq’s civil war. The fairytale story is directed by Emmy winner Lucian Read and produced by Jupiter Entertainment. In an interview with the film’s producer Patrick Reardon and director Lucian Read after their premiere, h...

Interview With Producers Ken Kao and Josh Rosenbaum of Waypoint Entertainment for CUCKOO (2024) @ SXSW

Ken Kao is CEO and Producer of Waypoint Entertainment and Josh Rosenbaum serves as Head Executive and Executive Producer for Waypoint, which is a full-service film production and financing company best known for Yorgos Lanthimos’ Academy Award-winning THE FAVOURITE (2018). They have also been behind such films as MID-90s, SONG TO SONG (2017), KNIGHT OF CUPS (2015), THE NICE GUYS (2016), and more. Josh and Ken's latest film, CUCKOO starring Hunter Schafer and ...

And the SXSW winners are:

The SXSW Film & TV Festival announces winners across various categories, including Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Design Awards, and Special Awards during the annual Film & TV Awards ceremony. Short Film Program winners, eligible for Jury Awards, and Film and TV categories eligible for Audience Awards, will be certified by Maxwell Locke & Ritter. Meet the 2024 Jurors for this year’s Narrative and Documentary Feature competitions, Shorts Progr...

Amazon MGM Studios’ THE IDEA OF YOU Closing Night World Premiere at SXSW

  “THE IDEA OF YOU” WORLD PREMIERE SXSW CLOSING NIGHT  Claudette Godfrey (VP of Film & TV, SXSW), Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick and Gabrielle Union THE IDEA OF YOU is Streaming Globally on Prime Video May 2 In attendance was Director/Producer/Co-Writer Michael Showalter, star and producer Anne Hathaway, stars Nicholas Galitzine, Ella Rubin, Reid Scott, Raymond Cham Jr., Meg Millidge, music superviso...

MAMIFERA Wins SXSW Special Jury Award For Best Performance

                        Mamifera has won the Special Jury Award at SXSW for Maria Rodríguez Soto’s performance. The film is directed by Liliana Torres whose previous credits include Family Tour (San Sebastián International Film Festival premiere) and What Went Wrong? (which had its premiere in the Official Selection of PöFF - at Tallinn Black Nights). Mamifera i...

TOKYO CALLING showcase supported by The Orchard Japan @ SXSW

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Following the TOKYO CALLING showcase at SXSW, TOKYO CALLING will be touring the West Coast with Backdrop Cinderella and GOKUMON. The tour will take place in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  TOKYO CALLING is a live house circuit festival that started in Tokyo in 2016. It is a festival that spans three days in September every year, featuring approximately 400 artists performing at around 40 venues. The festival attracts 10,000 spectators. Since 2023, we...

Searchlight Pictures' THE GREATEST HITS Premieres at SXSW

                                                                          Searchlight Pictures' debut of THE GREATEST HITS, which premiered at the festival on Thursday, March 14th. The film comes from Ned Benson (The Disappearance of Elenor Rigby) and features Lucy Boynton (Bohemian ...

AC Milan makes debut appearance at SXSW 2024 bridging football with entertainment

                                                                     AC Milan - the globally renowned soccer club headquartered in Milan, Italy - made its debut appearance at South by Southwest (SXSW), the internationally renowned festival held annually in Austin, Texas. AC Milan took center stage at the event, ...

SXSW Doc RESYNATOR Premieres to Acclaim! // Featuring Peter Gabriel, Fred Armisen, Gotye and More

                                                                      SXSW In-Competition Documentary RESYNATOR premiered to universal acclaim on Sunday, with two additional screenings at the SXSW Film & TV Festival yet this week. A film by Alison Tavel 96 minutes / Not ...

Audible Hosted The Audible Sound Experience with a Sonic Ferris Wheel and After Dark Party @ SXSW

  AUDIBLE RETURNED TO SXSW WITH “THE AUDIBLE SOUND EXPERIENCE” FEATURING A SONIC FERRIS WHEEL, GAME BOOTHS, AND CLASSIC CONCESSIONS SHOWCASING AUDIBLE’S VAST CATALOG OF PREMIUM AUDIO ENTERTAINMENT    FESTIVITIES INCLUDED AUDIBLE’S ‘AFTER DARK PARTY’ IN COLLABORATION WITH HOUSE OF YES FEATURING A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY GRAMMY-NOMINATED DANCE MUSIC DUO,  THE KNOCKS   Last weekend at SXSW, Audible, the leadin...

SXSW EXPO: Immersive Audio Experience 'Fiera del Suono'

Fiera del Suono THE ECHOES OF THE CARNIVAL CHRONICLES IMMERSIVE AUDIO EXPERIENCE An immersive art extravaganza at SXSW 2024! Picture this: A 3000 ft2 hallway at the SXSW Expo as a canvas for a sensational spatial audio experience. Behold colossal inflatable abstractions of carnival wonders, pulsating with history through location-driven sound. Journey through the centuries, as the carnival emerges as a hub for diverse arts like live theater and dance, while showcasi...

Doppelgängers³ Pussy Riot, Colin Self, Mirrored Fatality and Asmodessa Join Forces in Visual & Sonic Experience @ SXSW

Radical imagination in space exploration: How can a meeting with your doppelgängers lead to new pluralistic futures? Pussy Riot, Colin Self, Mirrored Fatality and Asmodessa join forces with Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian in a visual and sonic experience for her latest feature film Doppelgängers3 on diasporic and queer eco-feminist futures in space.  The ‘Willy Wonka’ of design and science, analogue astronaut Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stép...

Ireland House at SXSW celebrates the best of Irish creativity and innovation this St Patrick’s Day

As we celebrate St Patrick’s Day all over the world, Ireland unveiled its first-ever, specially curated ‘Ireland House at South By,’ showcasing the best of Irish creativity in the fields of science, innovation, technology, culture and the arts. South by Southwest (SXSW), is a combination of festivals and events that include film, interactive media, music and conferences on a range of subjects, and takes place in March each year in Austin, Texas. ...

Indy Autonomous Challenge Showcases World’s Fastest Autonomous Racecar at SXSW 2024 as an Innovation Award Finalist

                                                                                     AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), a world leading competition and research organization in autonomous mobility, will be presenting cutting edge robo...

Ren Faire, Episode One, World Premiere - 2024 SXSW

  REN FAIRE Directed by Lance Oppenheim (SOME KIND OF HEAVEN)  Produced by Ronald Bronstein, Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Dani Bernfeld, David Gauvey Herbert, Sara Rodriguez, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, Lance Oppenheim, Dani Sloane, Karen Bernstein, Nicholas Nazmi   **EPISODE ONE, WORLD PREMIERE - 2024 SXSW**    ...

"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" Turns 50, Celebrations Starting With SXSW

  'THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE' TURNS 50   MPI MEDIA GROUP'S DARK SKY FILMS LAUNCHES YEAR-LONG ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS STARTING WITH SXSW   Series Of Events Includes Live Fan Social Activations, High Profile Exhibitions, Special Screenings, Cast and Crew Appearances And An Exclusive Collector’s Edition 50th Anniversary Chainsaw Box Set In Late 2024  MPI Media Group and Dark Sky Films announce the launch of a year-long ser...

Italian Innovators at South by Southwest in Austin: Twelve Startups Among Creative Giants

  Italian Innovators at South by Southwest in Austin: Twelve Startups Among Creative Giants   Italian creativity in the arts meets and stimulates technological innovation at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the Italian pavilion at the SXSW Creative Industries Expo will feature twelve innovative startups, demonstrating the country's commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity and entrep...

World Premiere For ARCADIAN Starring Nicolas Cage At SXSW- In Theaters April 12

ARCADIAN Directed by Benjamin Brewer Written by Mike Nilon Starring Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, and Sadie Soverall     View The Official Trailer HERE Downloadable version HERE ARCADIAN Will World Premiere At SXSW Monday, March 11   Releasing Exclusively In Theaters Friday, April 12   SYNOPSIS In a near future, normal life on Earth has been decimated. Paul a...

SXSW Finalist: Art and social media collide with DrawnTogether

  Introducing DrawnTogether a SXSW Innovation Award finalist in the Social Media Category. Focused on sparking creativity through collaborative art creation, DrawnTogether is an art marking social media app for mobile and tablet devices from Toronto app producer Pop Sandbox.   The app’s co-creators Tristan Tiggeloven (Producer) and Andrea Nesbitt (Lead Graphic Designer and Featured Artist) were onsite at SXSW demonstating the app and welcomed visitors to stop by and learn h...

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