Featured Sessions in the SXSW Film Conference spotlight the people and trends important to the SXSW Community and the filmmaking world as a whole. Highlights from 2014 included Convergence Featured Sessions such as Running the Show: TV’s New Queen of Comedy with Mindy Kaling, Media & the Personal Brand - ESPN, Grantland & 538 with Bill Simmons and Nate Silver, and Jeffrey Tambor’s Acting Workshop.
Featured Sessions also include the well known Conversation series of the SXSW Film Conference. These Conversations offer attendees the unique opportunity to witness acclaimed actors, directors, producers and composers in an intimate environment. Conversations featured at the 2014 Film Conference included Tilda Swinton, Jason Bateman moderated by Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Favreau, Ralph Steadman, Nicolas Cage moderated by David Gordon Green, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Robert Duvall moderated by Leonard Maltin.
For the 2015 Film Conference, Featured Sessions take place in the Austin Convention Center in Room 16AB and Ballroom D. Sessions in Ballroom D are part of SXSW Convergence programming and are accessible to more than one type of badge.
Stay tuned for another exciting lineup of Featured Sessions 2015.
Preliminary 2015 Featured Sessions Announced:
A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood
Gina Prince-Bythewood (Undisputed Cinema), Dr. Goddess Ellis (Dr. Goddess Arts, Education and Management)
A Conversation with Shekhar Kapur
Shekhar Kapur (Filmmaker)
The Future of Film Criticism: Diversity or Die
Matthew Zoller-Seitz (Ebert Digital), ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (The Urban Daily), Chaz Ebert (Ebert Digital)
Nicolas Cage at SXSW 2014. Photo by Heather Kennedy/Getty Images