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SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase Just Launched on Vimeo

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Okay, Lockdown Folks, here's a fun thing to do with your endless free time - watch SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase on Vimeo! Los Angeles, CA: In the wake of the cancelled 2020 SXSW Film Festival, a fascinating group of nominated filmmakers from the Episodic Pilot Competition are launching a ‘SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase’ on Vimeo, a streaming event to preview a diversity led (more than half LGBT content and creators) se...

Call for entries: deadline July 15, 2016!

Send us your shorts! The Grenada Afterglow Film Festival  is now accepting films; the submission fee is only $10, and it's FREE for high school students! Don't miss out on your chance to have your film screen at Mississippi's most unusual film festival! It's even been refered to as a "mini sxsw!"  Guidelines: Films must be short; 30 minutes and under. Only family friendly films will be accepted; keep language and adult...

With His Award-Winning Debut Feature Film "Krisha", Writer/Director Trey Edward Shults Continues to Live and Enjoy the Journey

    Writer/director Trey Edward Shults reacts to his film “Krisha” winning the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on February 27.  Celebrating with him from left, are Wilson Smith and Justin R. Chan, who along with Shults and Chase Joliet, produced the movie. Photo by Michael Goro Takeuchi      From a beginning that was modest even by the status of independent filmmaking, “Krisha” writer/directo...

Moog Music hits SXSW at Elysium on Saturday, March 15th at 7pm for an official showcase

3/15 @ Elysium - 7PM 705 Red River Street, Austin Featuring Gary Numan, Trust, EMA, Empress Of, Feathers, & Silk Rodeo   3/15 @ Austin Convention Center - 3:30PM Creativity in Music Marketing   Moog Music hits SXSW at Elysium on Saturday, March 15th at 7pm for an official showcase co-presented with Switched On, the Austin-based synth dream store and artist destination spot. Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has been re...

Two Festival Goers Dead at SXSW - - 23 Injured - Drunk Driver Kills -

courtesy of Two people are dead after a drunk driver fleeing arrest allegedly drove through temporary barricades in place for a South by Southwest music festival concert in Austin, Texas, police said. Around 12:30 a.m. local time, the car hit a man and a woman who were on a moped and several pedestrians on a busy street. The man and woman, whose names will not be released until next of kin are notified, died at the scene. People are comforted after being stru...

Documentary Filmmaker PJ Raval's Next Subject Revealed Itself Before He Knew It.

  Dennis/Dee   By Mike Takeuchi   Photos by Mike Simpson for BEFORE YOU KNOW IT   (In addition to directing TRINIDAD and his most recent film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, filmmaker PJ Raval was the cinematographer for the 2008 Academy Award nominated documentary TROUBLE THE WATER.  Raval took some time out of a hectic film festival-filled week to speak with  On a June night in 2009 while celebrating the world premiere of his and co-director Ja...

Director's Linsanity- Evan Jackson Leong's Journey to Tell Jeremy Lin's Story

By Mike "Tak" Takeuchi   ( Scene from “Linsanity” Photo Courtesy of the Sundance Institute)  Not long ago, filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong began filming content on a subject without fully knowing what he had. Although he had an idea of what the story might be, Leong kept an open mind to see what lay ahead for a heretofore unknown aspiring professional basketball player.      Then "Linsanity" happened.   On February 12, 2...

CAAMFest Opens with LINSANITY on Thursday

        The Center for Asian American Media Launches CAAMFest, March 14-24, 2013 in Bay Area Theaters   CAAM Marks a Transition From its Traditional Festival to CAAMFest:  Exploring Film, Music and Food   The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is excited to launch CAAMFest. Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, CAAMFest is an 11-day celebration of film, music, food and digital med...


Just confirmed: Second show just added- GARY LUCAS PLAYS COFFIN JOE'S "THIS NIGHT I WILL POSSESS YOUR CORPSE" at SXSW in Austin Texas March 17th - first show--Sat. March 17th at noon @ the Alamo Ritz Theater on E. 6th Street as part of the SXSW Film Festival - second show--I am also playing my live score with the film that evening at 10pm @ The Hideout Theatre on E. 7th Street as part of the SXSW Music Festival photo: US premiere of my live score accompanying "Es...

Texas Film Wins Top Awards At SXSW

  Austin, Texas, the state capitol and the venue for the South By Southwest Film, Music and Interactive Festival (SXSW), is an island of liberalism in a sea of conservative attitudes. While Texas is the definite "red" state, characterized by its conservative politics and rigid social attitudes, SXSW is by design and nature a progressive affair. This slightly schizophrenic relationship has created some interesting moments at SXSW in the past week, with a film that uncovers the ...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

SXSW To Premiere Mel Gibson Film

  Mel Gibson may be slightly persona non grata in Hollywood, but Austin, Texas is rolling out the red carpet for him come March. Gibson's newest film, THE BEAVER, in which he co-stars with the film's director Jodie Foster, will receive its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in mid March prior to its theatrical release later that month by producer/distributor Summit Entertainment. In the drama, Ms. Foster's third film as a director, Gibson stars as a depres...

SXSW 2009 awards "Made in China" best narrative feature

Judi Krant's debut feature "Made in China" has won the narrative feature jury competition at South by Southwest The film "Made in China," which premiered at the festival, follows a Texas novelty inventor who travels to Shanghai. and discovers that it takes more than a bright idea to succeed. (Cast includes Jackson Kuehn, Dan Sumpter...) Feature Jury Awards DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Winner - 45365 Director: Bill Ross Honorable Mention - The Way We Get...

Firstglance Film Festival Philadelphia

New categories, new awards and named one of the 40 indie friendliest companies in the US and one of the 25 BEST FILM FESTIVAL INVESTMENTS by Moviemaker Magazine.Open to all filmmakers from around the world from student films to professional. Categories range from Features to shorts in Narrative and Documentary, Animated Shorts, Music Videos, WebSeries Pilots, Student Shorts and Studio and Indie 3D films.  All Official Selections receive an award package. Over $60,000 in prizes awarded in 2011, New sliding scale Grand Prize, with 5,000 cash prize for each 1000 entries and 500 cash prize to categories receiving over 200 entries. All Features are eligible for a RED CARPET premiere screening in Las Vegas calued at over $25,000 USD and allows filmmakers the possiblity of theatrical distribution in the states for a revenue sharing distribution deal and keep all your rights.

To find out more about FirstGlance Film Fests

SXSW Spotlights Interactive Cinema with “Late Fragment” - a film review

Directors: Daryl Cloran, Anita Doran, Mateo Guez Interactive Narrative out of 5 stars I caught the interactive narrative “Late Fragment” during SXSW’s Global Doc Days series — which Jaman sponsored this year — and I’m so glad I did. Producers Ana Serrano of the CFC Media Lab and Anita Lee of the National Film Board of Canada commissioned three writer/directors (Darly Cloran, Anita Doron, and Mateo Guez) to fashion interweaving narratives, all involving either the perpetrators or vi...

SXSW panel on digital avenues for filmmakers - Part 2

How can indie directors/producers/filmmakers get their work onto the growing number of digital screens in the US, emerging landscape of digital cinema and digital distribution; is it something that will you save you money ..What are the economics

SXSW panel on digital avenues for filmmakers - Part 1

How can indie directors/producers/filmmakers get their work onto the growing number of digital screens in the US, emerging landscape of digital cinema and digital distribution; is it something that will you save you money ..What are the economics

Going to SXSW

Hey everyone, I'll be at SXSW next weekend.  Anyone have any films I should check out?  Are you going to be there?  I'll be trying to blog from it as much as possible, so we'll see.Just let me know.Jake ...

SXSW: The Austin Film Barbeque

 Tuesday, February 5-------------On Super Tuesday, with 22 Presidential primaries unfolding on the same day, the Presidential nominees will be in place and the hint of a new chapter will be in the air. SXSW, the South By Southwest Conference and FilmFestival, decided to unveil its program on what could be a significant date in current American discourse and affairs. The Festival, based in the libertarian outpost in Texas (Austin), the Festival has seen its reputation rise rapidly in the past de...


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