SXSW 2013 is here and Stardition is here with it, but they have their eyes on SXSW 2014. The local Austin startup is launching a platform that it hopes will revolutionize the industry itself by streamlining the process from pre-production and casting calls through distribution and revenue generation. Stardition wants to connect the right dots, uniting film industry folks across the globe to ensure cool projects get off the ground faster and easier than ever before.
The bar is three customers deep and the bartenders are in the weeds at the greatest cocktail party since before Prohibition. Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves his white collar job to buy the corner bar in his hometown, and years later he struggles to keep it afloat.
Christmastime is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington: she just sold a house to a nice swinger couple; her weatherman husband Jeff scored a sweet new job; and her favorite holiday is quickly approaching. After a sudden tragedy takes Jeff away, Suzanne is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend of his confesses a secret: there’s another woman. Her name's Fantasia and she works at the "girl club." In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship.
For years, Doug Collins has been wading through a routine unsatisfying job and an increasingly miserable relationship. After his girlfriend moves out, Doug pushes himself to live a more fulfilling life starting with a trek to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Life pushes back. In the face of challenges from every direction, Doug struggles to make his way to the mountaintop.
Image Courtesy of Ianovate What happens when you take your backyard scavenger hunt to the streets of your town? Urban Bingo, a mobile app that turns your city into a playground.
Urban Bingo lets you compete against friends, customers or fellow event attendees to complete a 4x4 game board centered around a theme, place or event—like SXSW Interactive! Users take and upload a photo corresponding to the item on each tile (say, a shot of the SXSW Interactive Closing Party. Fill a row, column or diagonal within the given game time limit for a chance to win VIP tickets, discounts, merchandise, and other prizes.
Just a friendly reminder that starting Friday, March 8, we'll be live-streaming many many amazing Interactive Keynotes, featured speakers, Dave Grohl's Music Keynote Address and plenty of showcases for your enjoyment via the internets. Keep up with all the streaming goodies at sxsw.com/live.
In the meantime, you can have a look-see at our Video Channel as it's just chock full of fine offerings like this musical interlude by showcasing artist Galaxy Express. #asianpower
Austin Convention Center courtesy of Chris SaucedoOur second largest venue at over 640 seats, the Vimeo Theater returns for SXSW 2013. Located inside the Austin Convention Center, the Vimeo Theater is at the heart of the conference and festival, and within easy walking distance of the Alamo Ritz, VCC, Stateside and Paramount Theatre.
Come to VICELAND (401 E. Cesar Chavez) on March 11 at 7pm to hear the unreleased soundtrack to the much-anticipated film from NBC Universal, Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise.
The soundtrack will feature new music from a number of great artists, including M83. This listening party is part of an amazing selection of programming and events at VICELAND called the 'Oblivion Experience’.