Don't miss a beat at SXSW 2013 by visiting one of the several SXSW® Film parties & lounges. These hot spots are the perfect place to grab a cold drink, network, see old friends and hold casual business meetings. With many opportunities to meet up with industry heavyweights and emerging talent, you'll undoubtedly have your finger on the pulse of the festival, and have a great time along the way.
Interested in hosting a Film lounge or party? Contact Sara Barney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512/467-7979.
SXSW Filmmakers Lounge presented by Mozilla Firefox
March 8 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
March 9 - 12, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm ACC, 1st Floor, Room 2
Located conveniently in the Austin Convention Center, the Filmmakers Lounge is the perfect place for SXSW's filmmakers to relax, enjoy complimentary hospitality and massages in a comfortable atmosphere. Filmmaker Badge Required
Fandango Film Lounge
March 8 - 12 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Intercontinental Stephen F Austin
Capitol Ballroom, 701 Congress Ave
Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders! Take a break from the programming sessions and head over to the Fandango Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel - Capital Ballroom. Kick back with free food and coffee, hop on our WiFi and charge your phone – all while checking out the latest movie trailers, Fandango original videos and live in-lounge celebrity interviews. If cocktails are more your speed, come by during our free daily Happy Hour from 3 - 5pm. Tweet a photo of yourself hanging out in our lounge to @Fandango #SXSW for a chance to win $250 in movie tickets!
SXSW Registrants Lounge presented by MOFILM
March 8 - 12 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
March 13 - 16 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Brush Square Park, 409 E 5th St
The Registrants Lounge presented by MOFILM, located on the corner of 4th and Neches right in front of the Austin Convention Center, is the meeting place for SXSW registrants to network and grab a drink.
SXSW Film Hideout Lounge
March 9 – 15 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave
Duck into the Hideout Lounge, a relaxing spot to mingle with other registrants, grab a drink between screenings and enjoy free wifi.
Film + Interactive Day Stage presented by Getty Images
March 8-12 from 9:30 am - 6:00 pm ACC Ballroom G
Come check out exciting content and enjoy entertaining book readings from some the leading names in the tech and entertainment communities. This welcoming spot is also a great place to jump on wifi, get some work done or meet up with friends. Also take a moment to meet the friendly faces from Getty Images, the world's leading provider of digital content.
New for this year:
This year, we're excited to announce that we'll be having nightly happy hours from 5-7pm at the beautiful Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel Terrace Bar. Conveniently located directly next door to the Paramount Theatre, this is the perfect spot to meet up with friends for a drink before checking out a screening or party. Each night will be hosted by a leading company in the entertainment industry. Check back here from more details!
Friday, March 8
Film Opening Party presented by A&E
Buffalo Billiards - 222 E. 6th Street
You're invited to the opening night celebration that kicks off the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. Enjoy drinks with old friends and have fun making new ones!
Sunday, March 10
Film Startup Alley Reception
ACC, 4th Floor, Room 13AB
Come celebrate the inaugural launch of Film Startup Alley with drinks and demos from some of the leading startups in the entertainment tech industry. Taking place at the Startup Launchpad, this event is sure to educate and excite!
The Interactive + Film Fusion Party Presented by Fandango
The Stage, 508 E 6th St
SXSW is all about convergence and there's no better event to celebrate this than at the official Interactive + Film Fusion Party hosted Fandango. In true Austin style, this party will have you on your feet enjoying complimentary libations.
Monday, March 11
SXSW Film Design Awards Reception
Film Poster Gallery located outside the Vimeo Theater
We're rolling out the red carpet for this year's design awards finalists. Come join us, as we toast to the artists of SXSW's 4th Annual Film Design Competition. Enjoy complimentary drinks and apps, following by a screening of this year's Opening Title Sequence Finalists.
Tuesday, March 12
SXSW Block Party
Trade Show, Exhibit Halls 3 & 4
Mix, mingle and have a drink courtesy of participating SXSW Trade Show exhibitors. The Block Party is the perfect opportunity to watch that new technology demo, find out more about the coolest new startup, or simply network with some of the most plugged-in people in the industry. Be sure to get there early and bring your friends, because the SXSW Block Party is one of the hottest events of the show.
SXSW Film Pre-Awards Happy Hour
Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Terrace Bar, 701 Congress Ave
Toast independent film's rising stars at this year's SXSW Film Awards Reception. This pre-awards party starts the evening off right.
SXSW Film Awards Ceremony
Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave
Celebrate SXSW 2012's brightest stars! This year's Film Awards is sure to be unforgettable.
SXSW Film Intermission Party presented by IMAX
The Stage, 508 E 6th St
The Film Intermission Party is the perfect place to kick up your heels at the bash that officially celebrates the midway point of the film festival and the arrival of the Music crowd to Austin. Good company and complimentary food and beverages are sure to make this an unforgettable event.