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South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

United States
All genres

SXSW Film is part of SXSW Festivals which also has Interactive, Music and Comedy streams running at the same time. There is also SXSW Conference which includes Film, TV and online subject tracks.
The film festival runs for nine days and has a diverse programming including genre in a midnight program, a feature doc competition, a feature narrative competition, an episodic TV section, plus an Academy qualifying short film competition. It is usually very well attended by the public and the media. It can provide a good launch prior to US distribution or the place to attract attention to a feature documentary.


TIPS FOR ATTENDEES
“Take your time reading the schedule well in advance, book accommodation WELL WELL in advance, don’t try to do too much as it is not possible to do everything, you will burn out if you try, rent a bike, go to whole foods!”

Awards

2018 - Won - Upgrade - Midnighters: Audience Award

2012 - Won - Goa Hippy Tribe - Film and Television - Interactive Awards

2012 - Won - Big Stories, Small Towns - Community - Interactive Awards

2004 - Won - Naked Feminist, The - Audience Award - Emerging Visions - Documentary

Screenings

2018 - South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - Upgrade

2018 - Narrative Spotlight - Brothers' Nest

2018 - Midnighters - Upgrade

2018 - Narrative Shorts - Tangles and Knots

2018 - Virtual Cinema - Awake - First Contact

2018 - Virtual Cinema - Rone

2018 - Virtual Cinema - Summation of Force

2017 - Narrative Shorts Competition - Adult

2017 - Narrative Spotlight - Hounds of Love

2017 - Documentary Feature Competition - Bill Frisell, A Portrait

2017 - Documentary Spotlight - Barbecue

2016 - Narrative Shorts Competition - Homebodies

2015 - Narrative Spotlight - Little Death, The

2015 - Narrative Shorts Competition - Followers

2015 - Narrative Shorts Competition - Happy With Bear

2015 - South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - Cronulla Riots - The Day That Shocked the Nation

2014 - Headliners - Predestination

2014 - Narrative Spotlight - Mule, The

2014 - Visions - Infinite Man, The

2014 - SXGlobal - Ukraine is Not a Brothel

2014 - Midnight Shorts Competition - Violent Florence

2013 - Documentary Spotlight - Network, The

2012 - Interactive Awards - Goa Hippy Tribe

2012 - Interactive Awards - Big Stories, Small Towns

2012 - Headliners - Hunter, The

2012 - Documentary Spotlight - Scarlet Road

2012 - Midnighters - Iron Sky

2012 - Narrative Shorts - Bear

2012 - Animated Short - Maker, The

2012 - Midnight Short - Perished

2012 - Animated Short - Hunter, The

2011 - Emerging Visions - Caught Inside

2011 - Festival Favourites - Wasted on the Young

2011 - Narrative Shorts 2 - Muscles

2011 - Midnight Shorts - Attack

2011 - Spotlight Premieres - LBF

2010 - Midnighters - Loved Ones, The

2010 - Experimental Shorts - Eulogy

2010 - SX Global Shorts - Mystery of Flying Kicks, The

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Lake Mungo

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Square, The

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Three Blind Mice

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Rats and Cats

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Intangible Asset Number 82

2009 - Discoveries from Down Under - Horseman, The

2004 - South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - We Have Decided Not To Die

2004 - South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - Excursion

2004 - Documentary - Naked Feminist, The

2004 - Documentary - Naked Feminist, The