SXSW is excited to announce the winners of the SXSW Film Scholarship. When asked to write and submit a short 2-minute video about who they were and how they would benefit from attending SXSW, the answers from our winners varied from the opportunity to learn from past filmmakers to being eager to get the inside track on how to get started on a career in Film. Read below to get to know our winners a bit better. Congratulations!Canyon Darcy, University of Texas at Austin, Senior RTF Major
- Canyon had our favorite video (embedded above) - hilarious and creative. He counts himself lucky to be in Austin at UT and able to be studying Film. He told us SXSW would offer him the opportunity to further the opportunity to immerse himself in and participate in the world of film - and that a chance to attend SX is just the tip of the iceberg for his future.
Evan Yarbrough, University of Texas at Austin, Junior RTF Major
- Evan shot and edited his film completely on his iPad. He told us he wanted to “attend SXSW because it’s the leading edge, where technology and film come together and more intimate in feeling where people get to meet the producers, filmmakers on panel sessions and it feels like it’s designed for young independent filmmakers wanting to learn and grow.”
Belinda Owino, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore RTF Major
- Belinda’s video had one of our favorite lines where she stated that for her, film allows you to “nourish your audience with the stories you tell.” She says the SXSW experience will be great because the festival setting is where “film students can learn, network, and immerse in a culture that they devote their entire studies and future life to.”
Justin Hobby, Austin Community College, Sophomore RTF Major
- Justin is an Austinite who has yet to experience SXSW Film fully and the opportunity would allow him to better understand “how the business of film is played out in a festival setting” while also “gaining more film appreciation from watching other people’s work.”