Get an inside look at the auditioning process during SXSW's first ever Casting Call Series - hosted each day at 2pm on Next Stage! Join Casting Director Beth Sepko as she casts her current project GOOD RECORDS - The Series (pictured above) and Casting Director Vicky Boone as she searches for the faces of her latest project, HELLION. Check here for character breakdowns, sample videos and for information on how you can audition for a role!
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.
The second annual Social Revolución roars back to life at SXSW Interactive 2013 to celebrate online Latinos influencing cultural shifts and trends. Be sure to visit Ballet Austin (501 West 3rd Street) on Tuesday, March 12, when the Social Revolución will host the Latino Lounge, Revolucionario Awards, and Party.
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!
Green Day announced today they would make their South By Southwest debut on Friday, March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro!. Later that night the band will perform at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.
Entry information for the events is as follows:
Films- open to SXSW Film, Gold & Platinum badges, Music Press Badge Holders, Film Wristband holders, and Idiot Club Winners
Show - open to SXSW Music & Platinum badges, SXSW Showcasing Artists and Music Wristband Holders, and Idiot Club Winners
This year’s Paste party at SXSW will be bigger than ever. Four days. 44 bands. Two stages. Free drinks.
HGTV has teamed up with Paste for their ninth annual party at SXSW March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.
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.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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