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(L-R) Filmmakers Gabriel Nuncio, Alejandro Franco and Fernando Coimbra
Written by Jim Kolmar | March 5, 2014

Filmmakers in Focus - Cumbres, For Those About to Rock and A Wolf at the Door

Films from Latin America are in a new golden age, and we're thrilled to feature a number of them in the SXSW Film program. Today's Filmmakers in Focus highlights three of them, from Mexico and Brazil.

Mexican film Cumbres masterfully paints an intimate world in shimmering monochrome, and an...

2014 SXSW Interactive Session Spotlight: Mobile Accessibility and 508 Compliance for Gov

Jordan Sheckman love pixels and code, and hates Comic Sans. On a more serious note, he’s led the design efforts and assisted with the development of MakeTheConnection.net, which was certified as fully compliant with Section 508 for both desktop and mobile. During the lengthy development process, he...

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Heads Up Last-Minute Additions to the 2014 SXsports Lineup

The first-ever SXsports programming track just launches in a few days and we are excited to reveal a few incredible last-minute additions to what was already an all-star lineup.

Perhaps most notable of these additions is WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, who will join LZ...

Julian Assange speaks at SXSW on Saturday, March 8
Written by Jessica Cox | March 5, 2014

Julian Assange Video Interview To Be Livestreamed Saturday, March 8

On Saturday, March 8 at 11 am CST, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange joins The Barbarian Group's Benjamin Palmer in conversation via satellite video. This special SXSW Interactive session occurs in Exhibit Hall 5 at the Austin Convention Center.

The anti-censorship activist will engage in this SXSW interview...

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