A star team of entrepreneurs are set to dazzle attendees as part of SXSW Film's inaugural Startup Alley. Some of the brightest stars in the entertainment startup world, these entrepreneurs are changing the ways that films are funded, produced, distributed, and viewed. Find out how these trailblazers are bridging entertainment and technology and gain insight into starting and financing a business in this space.
Every March, creatives of all stripes gather in Austin to witness, share and inspire the visions that will galvanize the filmmakers and ideas of tomorrow. SXSW Film Conference & Festival champions the vitality, innovation and opportunity that drives the entertainment and media landscape, and boldly tackles the evolution of all aspects of “film” today, down to its very definition.
A nexus of discovery and collaborative energy, SXSW Film celebrates the art and business of the possible.
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Last night was arguably the biggest in the year for the industry - Oscars night. So we're delighted to report that SXSW has been chosen as an Academy-Award qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category, joining the Animated and Narrative Shorts.
This means that recipients of the award for Documentary Short Film at SXSW 2013 will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Those rules can be seen on this page, and for more information, consult the official Oscars page right here.
HUGE congratulations are in order for the team behind the SXSW 2012 24 Beats per Second film, Searching for Sugar Man. This internationally acclaimed film won the Oscar for best Documentary Feature film at last night's Academy Awards! This is the second consecutive year that a SXSW alum film has won the award, following SXSW 2011 world premiere Undefeated.
Be sure to browse the Documentary Features in this year's SXSW lineup - you never know, one of them might be on the receiving end of next year's Oscar!
Austin traffic got you down? Stop waiting and start moving with SXcycles, the official SXSW bike share program!
Presented by NBC's Revolution, SXcycles equips you with a complimentary Tern Link D8 folding bicycle, lights, lock and helmet. This full service bike share offers a mobile mechanic and tips on how to get around town. Explore Austin and SXSW with this fun, social and eco-friendly transportation alternative. For more fun be sure to check out the Revolution experience at the SXcycles HQ!
SXSW Film is excited to announce that seven-time entrepreneur and Roku CEO/Founder Anthony Wood (pictured) will be kicking off the first annual Startup Alley. Fast Company recently named Roku one of the "50 Most Innovative Companies" for "Leading the Evolution of the Television", so it's appropriate that this conversation with Wood will be moderated by Fast Company executive editor Noah Robischon.
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Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–15
Music: March 11–16
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