Confirmed Sessions for SXSW Film 2014

Tilda Swinton, in Conversation at SXSW Film 2014

The SXSW Film Conference is gearing up for a banner year in 2014. We're proud to introduce brand new elements including Keynotes, Future 15s and our extensive SXsports track. Familiar session types will also return, including workshops, panels, Digital Domain and more.

See the list so far below - there are many exciting sessions still to be announced! Note that sessions that were received via the PanelPicker will be linked to their original proposals, and that titles and other details may have changed since the original proposal.

Stay up to date with developments and announcements on the SXSW Film blog, and via our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

Keynote - Marc Webb
Saturday, March 8, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Keynote - Jason Blum
Sunday, March 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Keynote - Lena Dunham
Monday, March 10, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Keynote - Casey Neistat
Tuesday, March 11, 11:00am – 12:00pm
Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Featured Sessions

A Conversation with Tilda Swinton (Moderated by Eugene Hernandez)
Saturday, March 8, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Jason Bateman (Moderated by Jeffrey Tambor)
Saturday, March 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Jon Favreau
Sunday, March 9, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Ralph Steadman (Moderated by Douglas Brinkley)
Sunday, March 9, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Nicolas Cage (Moderated by David Gordon Green)
Monday, March 10, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky (Moderated by Drew McWeeney)
Monday, March 10 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Robert Duvall (Moderated by Leonard Maltin)
Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

Film Conference Lineup by Day

Open to Film, Gold and Platinum badgeholders

Friday, March 7

A Beginners Guide to SXSW
The Emotional Language of Film with Skywalker Sound
An Insider’s Preview to the SXSW Film Festival

Saturday, March 8

A Conversation with Tilda Swinton
A Conversation with Jason Bateman
Come and Capture: Choosing the Right Camera for You and Your Project
Future 15s: The Crowd
Future 15s: Distribution
How To Book Your Next Audition
How to Shoot Stunts and Action on a Budget
Marc Webb Keynote
Meet the Insiders: Vicky Boone & Kerry Barden
Meet the Insiders: Funding & Special Organizations
Meet the Insiders: Col Needham & Kerry Trainor
Mentors: Sales and Acquisitions
Mentors: Publicity
Mentors: Legal
Mentors: Sales and Acquisitions 2
TV's Decision Makers: AMC, FX, Showtime and HBO

Sunday, March 9

5 Lessons Learned from Movie Studios on How to Market Your Movie
A Conversation with Jon Favreau
A Conversation with Ralph Steadman
Come and Capture: Capture, Cut, Color, Deliver
Deliverables Today
Future 15s: Creativity
Future 15s: Grab Bag
Future 15s: New Media
Jason Blum Keynote
Meet the Insiders: Richard Lorber & Michael Barker
Meet the Insiders: Dean Silvers & Anne Thompson
Mentors: Digital Media
Mentors: Programming Narrative
Mentors: Programming Documentary
Mentors: International
Risk-Reward Profiles of Investments in Indie Film

Monday, March 10

After Wrap: Finding The Right Distribution Partner
Collaboration is King
Come and Capture: Content Creation with Soul
A Conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky
A Conversation with Nicolas Cage
Damnation (Screening + Panel)
Digital Marketing Law for Filmmakers
Directing the Dead III
Lena Dunham Keynote
Meet the Insiders: Lauren Wolkstein & Christopher Radcliff
Meet the Insiders: Jay Van Hoy & Karen Murphy
Meet the Insiders: Carl Spence & Danny Rhee
Mentors: Distribution: Documentary
Mentors: Distribution: Narrative
Mentors: Filmmakers: Documentary
Mentors: Filmmakers: Narrative
Parlay Your Skills Beyond the Screen
U.S. Immigration Options for Film Professionals

Convergence Sessions (By Venue)

Open to all Film, Interactive, Gold & Platinum badgeholders // Friday, 3/7–Tuesday, 3/11.

Austin Convention Center (ACC) Ballroom D: Featured Sessions

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon: A Social Phenomenon Turns 20
Are We All Producers Now?
Be Awesome without Their Permission
Box's Aaron Levie Talks w/ FORTUNE's Jessi Hempel
Creativity Is the New Literacy
Do Algorithms Dream of Viral Content?
FEEDing the Future: The Power of Social Business (Convergence Day)
The Future of Making
How Tech Companies Can Renew Capitalism
Is Bitcoin the Future of Money?
Knocking Down the Door: The U.S. National Team and America's World Cup Dreams (SXsports)
Media & The Personal Brand - ESPN, Grantland & 538 (SXsports)
Nasty Gal: Turning Heads While Turning Profits
Running the Show: TV's New Queen of Comedy

ACC Room 18ABCD: Featured Sessions

Accurate, Fair & Safe: The Ethics of Social News
Building a Social Media "Duck" Dynasty (Convergence Day)
Can Great Journalism Make for Great Business?
Code Monkey Save World: A Kickstarter Case Study (Convergence Day)
DIY App & eBook Publishing: A Live Demonstration
Fearlessly Funny: The Women Changing Digital Humor
The Form Factor Is the Message
Hunting for Elephants: Creating Enterprise Value in Sports Media (SXsports)
Inside Late Night with Seth Meyers
Instagramming the News
Is Online Video Killing TV?
Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
Mobile Zen: The Data Behind Happiness
Online LEGO Fans & the People Who Love Them
The Pete Holmes Show Makes It Weird
Portlandia: Behind the Scenes with the Creators (Convergence Day)
SXSW Interview: Neil Young (Convergence Day)
Syrian Electronic Army Wuz Here
What's the New "Having It All"?
Why Didn't a Tech Journalist Break PRISM?

ACC Austin Suite: Digital Domain

A Discussion on Viral Content with RSA Films
American Interior: 1 Story, 4 Formats: 3 Speakers
Build an Audience Without Selling Out Creatively
Can we beat DreamWorks and Pixar from Argentina?
Discover Your City Through the Movies Shot in It
Empire: Experimental Storytelling Across Platforms
FRANK: A Twitter Prequel by @jonburroughs83
IDFA DocLab presents the Emotional Arcade (and Other Interactive Stories That Move Us)
Interview with The Goggles: Immersive Storytelling
Last Hijack Interactive
McLaren Workshop: From Catalogue to KILLER App
New Narratives: Building An Interactive Storyworld
Our Lady Of Lourdes: From Short to Web Mini-Series
Social Video Player by CANAL PLUS
The New York Times's Op-Docs: Online Documentaries

ACC Ballroom G: The Day Stage

Digital Domain Presents: AMC's The Walking Dead Webisodes
Digital Domain Presents: Wedlock
Filmmaker Pre-Fest Pitches
The Smartest Dumbass: Interactive vs. Film
Trailer Park Round 1
Trailer Park Round 2

Driskill Hotel

SXsports // Friday, 3/7 – Sunday, 3/9
Future of Entertainment // Monday, 3/10 – Tuesday, 3/11

Driskill Ballroom

24-Hour Sports in the Age of Bite-Sized Content (SXsports)
Allyship: Becoming a Champion for Inclusion (SXsports)
Arena vs. Couch: The Battle of Game Day Experience (SXsports)
Crushing Second Screen: The Ultimate TV Companion (SXsports)
A Direct Distribution Odyssey-Indie Game:The Movie
The Future of Sports Can Be Found in the Data (SXsports)
The Golden Age of Drama on TV
Heads Up: Concussions in Sports (SXsports)
Innovation in Big-Time College Football (SXsports)
MCNs: The Next-Generation Media Companies (Convergence Day)
Multiplatform Strategies for Making Good Happen
NASCAR, NBA, MLS: Storytelling to Build Affinity (SXsports)
NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (SXsports)
Paid to Play: The Future of College Athletics (SXsports)
The Reel Score: Storytelling Through Sports (SXsports)
Search Is Dead: The Secret Sauce Behind Discovery
Stand Up to Content Bullies, Know Your Copy Rights (Convergence Day)
Trust-Based Campaigns: A Brand Ambassador w/ PTSD (Convergence Day)
TV or Not TV? Defining Networks in the Digital Age
What's New in Fantasy Sports (SXsports)
User-Generated Content: Who Owns What? (Convergence Day)

Maximilian Room

Baller Status: Sports Brands’ Impact on Culture (SXsports)
Connected TVs & the Future of Sports Entertainment (SXsports)
Create Your Own Media Brand Through Collaboration
Cutting Through the Noise: How Big Ideas Emerge
Disruption of TV and the Future of "Online" Video (Convergence Day)
Drones in Sports: The Sky's the Limit (SXsports)
Freediving - The Tanya Streeter Experience (SXsports)
How Future Star Athletes Are Being Discovered (SXsports)
How Spartacus Dominated the Facebook Arena (Convergence Day)
Notre Dame & Spotify: Our Playlist, Our Story (SXsports)
On YouTube, on TNT, in theaters: all together now! (Convergence Day)
Platforms vs. Publishers: A Big New Theory
The Printed Athlete: Sports Embraces 3D Printing (SXsports)
Social on the Field: Sports Stars & Social Goals (SXsports)
Sports Betting in the Mainstream Media (SXsports)
Stop Pricing Tickets Like It's 1999 (SXsports)
A Texas Filibuster: How Streaming Politics Beat TV
We All Copy Stuff. But How Close Is Too Close? (Convergence Day)

Jim Hogg Parlor

Brands Can Champion the Power of Sport (SXsports)
Sports Don't Look the Same Anymore (SXsports)
Sports Matter: The Need to Support Youth Sports (SXsports)
Talking the Talk: Sports Lingo in Pop Culture (SXsports)
Where Are the Fans? What Happened to Traditions? (SXsports)
Can You Spread The Virus?
Make or Buy? Is In-House Video Right for You?
McLuhan and the 5 Ps of Video. Huh?
TV Storytelling Adapted for Twitter

Convergence Day // Tuesday, 3/11

Open to ALL SXSW badges
Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center + above noted Convergence Day sessions in Ballroom D, 18ABCD and the Driskill Hotel


All About Hidden Camera & Investigative Reporting
What Filmmakers Can Learn From the Music Industry

ACC Room 11AB

Mentors: Artist Development
Mentors: Press & Bloggers
Mentors: Producers/Production 1
Mentors: Producers/Production 2

ACC Room 13AB

Creative Sound Design for Web Content
Navigating Partnerships: Film and Advocacy
Smart Glasses: The Future of Wearables & Content

ACC Room 15

Can Digital Game Publishing Show Us The Way?
How NOT To Produce Movies
Working Remotely - Making Films Across States

ACC Room 16AB

In the Lion's Den with Schwartzman, Adebimpe, and Byington

ACC Room 17B

Coogler & Vogt-Roberts process WTF just happened
Meet the Insiders: David Wingo & Graham Reynolds
Meet the Insiders: Julie Fallin & Rebecca Sosa
Meet the Insiders: Tim League & Hadrian Belove