Countdown to PanelPicker: Sessions

Written by Austin Nauert | June 20, 2014

Scene from Before You Know It by PJ RavalThe countdown continues! As we edge ever closer to the opening of PanelPicker this July 1, we take a look at some of the successful proposals from last year's event.

PJ Raval's Before You Know It opens today in Austin, and at SXSW 2014 he used his acclaimed film as a basis for his panel, Working Remotely - Making Films Across States. In doing so, he illustrated an important point; that distance, previously a barrier to close creative collaboration, has now crumbled in the face of technology. Most of the work on Raval’s film was done by creatives stationed in different states, and this panel looked at the technology that allowed them to accomplish this feat.

Our audiences always like to hear from filmmakers and the innovative subject matter of this proposal is a good example of what we like to see in our conference. Fun fact about this panel: Kyle Henry, fittingly, was Skyped into the panel, showing that even panels can take place with presenters working remotely. You can listen to the entire session here:

Remember, PanelPicker opens for public submissions on July 1st and will be open until July 25th. We look forward to receiving your submissions, and if you have any questions about the PanelPicker process feel free to e-mail us at

Photo courtesy PJ Raval