SXSW Film Mentors & Meet the Insiders


Mentor Sessions at SXSW 2014. Photo by Teresa Jarrell.
Engage in valuable one-on-one interaction with a range of experts, and gain essential insight into burning questions to help advance your career with Film Mentor Sessions.

These sessions take place from Saturday to Tuesday during the Film Conference and are a unique opportunity to engage directly with industry insiders from a range of disciplines within the world of film. Learn from filmmaker, writers, producers, distributors, attorneys and more, one on one, in an easy-going environment conducive to maximizing your time at SXSW Film.

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Meet the Insiders session at SXSW 2014. Photo by Ernesto Castillo.
Meet the Insiders was introduced in 2013 to provide an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments within the world of Film. This category of sessions allows the audience to connect with the film community, and gain insight into and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

For 2015, the format has changed slightly. Each one hour session will include 20 minute one-on-one moderated interviews with three different insiders.

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Photos (from top to bottom) by Teresa Jarrell and Ernesto Castillo