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Want to relax after a long day of screenings, panels and parties during SXSW Film? Swing by Stephen F's Bar at the InterContinental Hotel to wind down and network with other SXSW attendees. The bar will be serving until 2am, and is open to the general public.Film
Directed by SXSW alum Geoff Marslett (Mars, SXSW 2010), these short films screened multiple times before films and screenings in the SXSW 2012 film program, and star Austin actors John Merriman (J.P.B.F.) and Chris Doubek (Slacker 2011).
With plenty of chatter around the arrival of Seth MacFarlane at SXSW Film, it's a great opportunity to remind you that as well as access for Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders, A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane will also be accessible to Interactive Badge holders.
The no-holds-barred discussion about his groundbreaking work in TV, his recent foray into the music world with his debut album and his transition to Hollywood with his upcoming directorial debut Ted. It takes place Sunday, March 11, 11am at the Vimeo Theater; add it to your schedule here!
A big thanks to our registrants, speakers, filmmakers, exhibitors, artists and sponsors for making SXSW 2012 such a great year! If you're already feeling nostalgic then you can head to our Videos and Podcasts page where we will be adding content from SXSW 2012 throughout the coming months.
SXSW 2013 will be here before you know it so keep checking SXSW.com for more content from this year and next year's dates. See you again soon!
Written, directed, produced by and starring Dunham, the series takes "a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s". It's already picking up rave reviews, and you can still catch reruns or watch online ahead of episode 2 next Sunday.
We were delighted to premiere the first 3 episodes at SXSW 2012; see what Dunham & Apatow had to say in the Red Carpet interviews above. As always, stay tuned to this blog, and to our YouTube channel for more great videos.
The inaugural Digital Domain presented projects that addressed latest trends in web series, interactive documentary, immersive mobile apps and much more.
Via PanelPicker, we are now accepting proposals for Digital Domain 2013. As the lines between Film and Interactive, art and commerce, fiction and non-fiction dissolve and diversify, we're eager to see how the latest generation of storytellers, innovators and digital creatives are exploiting this fertile new terrain.
In addition to the 181 of films being presented at this year's Festival, there's also an ambitious slate of panels, populated by an eclectic mix of artists, film industry professionals and an array of leading edge thinkers, politicians and academics. What they all have in common is a shared interest and investment in how film impacts and intersects with the culture at large. To that end, we're conducting a series of conversations with some of the more notable participants whose expertise lies in disciplines, which on the surface might seem to have little to do with the filmmaking process. But after digging a little deeper, and it quickly becomes clear how their work has informed the art and craft of narrative and documentary storytelling and how film continues to inform and shape their research and ideas.
Professor, lecturer, author and sex columnist, Helen Fisher is a 21st century public intellectual. In addition to being a researcher and faculty member of the Center for Human Evolution Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, she serves as Chief Scientific Advisor to dating site Chemistry.com. She's written for outlets as varied as the New York Review of Books and O, the Oprah Magazine; and her TED talk on human love and cheating has been viewed by 1.5 million people online. Thanks to her five published books (the most recent of which is
Leading up to the 84th edition of the Academy Awards this Sunday, February 26, we're profiling all seven of this year's Sundance-supported Oscar nominees. Click here for the full list of nominees.
Margin Call, written by J.C. Chandor
J.C. Chandor's anxiety-ridden Wall Street drama belies his relatively light filmmaking résumé. Margin Call boasts an enthralling ensemble cast (Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Stanley Tucci) and a daunting premise tucked into a script that thrills without sacrificing plausibility-all courtesy of first-time director, Chandor. Equally smart and pertinent, the film follows a team of shot callers at a fictitious investment bank (although loosely modeled on Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns) as a series of momentous events unravel at the onset of the 2008 financial crisis. Margin Call expertly probes a complex financial world at its most fragile moments, all the while examining the professional, personal, and moral obligations of those involved.
Circuit of the Americas opens right here in Austin.Formula 1? Racing fans worldwide are always excited at the prospect of a new circuit, and their eyes will be focused on Texas this month as the
By way of celebration, SXSW is pleased to present a special sneak peek screening of a brand new F1? documentary, 1. The film is directed by Paul Crowder, and produced by Spitfire Pictures, the company being the Oscar-winning Undefeated (World premiere, SXSW 2011).Film
Spring Break is, for most, but a faded reverie marked by fond (even if not lucid) memories of beach parties and similar presages of summer. While the sheer bliss of Spring Break is not likely to be recaptured anytime soon, these five films will help you summon the nostalgia of those carefree days.
Before there was Spring Breakers, Ryan Shiraki’s Spring Breakdown offered a similarly absurdist take on the infamous week of college revelry. Judy, Gayle, and Becky (played by Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, and Parker Posey, respectively) are three less than chic women, all pushing 40, and collectively in over their heads when they arrive at South Padre Island unwittingly the same week as Spring Break. Between various acts of depravity, each manage to find their niche among the younger partygoers and quickly assume a god-like reputation around town.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and...Spring
In a stark departure from the decadence exhibited above,
Welcome to the fourth day of SXSW Film and Interactive 2012! Below is a list of just some of the events taking place Monday, March 12.
Don't miss Annie Eastman's mesmerizing Bay of All Saints, winner of Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. The film is a lyrical portrait of three single mothers living in the water slums of Bahia, Brazil. Their individual stories of poverty unfold through visits from Norato, their big-hearted refrigerator repairman, born and raised in the palafitas. As these women rise to fight for their future, they begin to see the bay in a whole new light.
Bay Of All Saints screens tonight at 9:15pm, Alamo Lamar A
While SXSW 2012 may have officially come to a close, you can still redeem some great offers at SXswag. Everything from a Texas music sampler download and a free movie from Film Fresh to Cisco's WebEx meeting software and a chance to win a free Chevy vehicle can be had at SXswag. Click over to SXsocial now and reap the many rewards!
There are just a few short days left to submit your panel or Digital Domain idea to the SXSW PanelPicker, and SXSW Film wants to ensure you're able to put your best foot forward for your proposal. Read below for some tips and tricks from past session organizer Bonnie Orr (Palm Tree Productions, pictured), on submitting a successful proposal for the 2013 festival.
What made you decide to submit a proposal to the PanelPicker for the 2012 Festival? I had participated as a mentor the previous year and loved being part of SXSW. So I was looking for a way to come back again and how I could help film attendees learn something.