John Trigonis of IndieGoGo at SXSW 2014

Following the success of Future15s at SXSW Interactive, these sessions were introduced to SXSW Film for 2014 and will return for 2015. Each Future15 features three 15 minute long solo presentations grouped consecutively into one informative, entertaining hour. Each speaker is replaced immediately by the next when their time is up.

The short, intense salvos of Future15s allow presenters to take a tightly focussed, lively look at a range of industry sectors, offering their unique insight into possible new directions in the world of film and media.

Preliminary 2015 Future15s Announced:

  • Big Picture Thinking for Creative Communities
    Katherine Oliver (Bloomberg Associates)

  • Breaking Up with TED
    (Organized by George Burroughs / The Brookings Institution)

  • Can a Film Be Banned in the US?
    Christian Blauvelt (BBC Worldwide)

  • Critics as Creators
    David Ehrlich (Time Out New York, Little White Lies)

  • Diversity in Film: The University's Responsibility
    Miranda Sherman (NYU)

  • For Hollywood, The Future is not Evenly Distributed
    David Larkin (GoWatchIt.com)

  • Good Guys Vs. Bad Guys
    (Organized by Jim Cummings / Ornana Films)

  • The Link Between Social Media and Box Office
    David Herrin (United Talent Agency)

  • Stand for Something
    Emily Best (Seed&Spark Inc)

  • Story of a Working-Class Screenwriter
    Mike Jones (Standard Ink Inc)

  • VHS: Never Forget
    (Organized by Zack Carlson / Bleeding Skull)

  • Why the Future of Film Depends on Social Media
    (Organized by Jenn Deering Davis / Union Metrics)

Photo by Julia Muldrow