The South by Southwest (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals kicks off from March 8-17 2013
SXSW is unique in its ambitions and its scope in providing a forum, conferences, venues and showcases for emerging and established talent in a wide variety of disciplines.
As a film festival SXSW is an eclectic addition to the season fitting nicely between Sundance in Park City, Utah in January and the Cannes Film Festival in France in May.
The music conference and festival element of SXSW has become the preeminent showcase and gathering point for bands, artists and the industry supporting and exploiting their work (for better or worse.) Having a gig at SXSW is a critical part of an up and coming bands schedule and for the established acts a crowd pleaser adding to the excitement surrounding the events.
Interactive has grown over the years to become a major focus of SXSW as the tech world has exploded and found new ways to encourage participation in a seemingly closed world. SXSW provides the space for the interactive, internet, start-up, venture capital world to coincide with the content creators of the film and music sectors.
Together the three disparate worlds of film, music and interactive create a blend of excitement and enthusiasm not replicated anywhere toward the advancement of independent thinking in each of their genres and together, creating a nuturing, creative and passionate atmosphere of exploration, sharing and advancement.
Here are the key facts: (Check back often for updates)
SXSW ® Conference & Festivals
When: March 8th to 17th 2013
Film: March 8-16
Interactive: March 8-12
Music: March 12-17
Where: Austin, Texas
Map: SXSW Google Maps
Twitter: SXSW Twitter Feed
Interactive Section Highlights
Film Section Highlights
The Film Section is made up of the SXSW Film Conference, SXSW Film Screenings, the Digital Domain and the SXSW Trade Show
The SXSW Film Conference contains:
Talent, Producers, Directors, Writers and Executives discussing their individual crafts from writing, realizing the right film budget for a project, producing and directing war stories.
Industry leaders talk about their experience and provide instruction on the business of filmmaking.
Provide hands on experience with the rapidly changing technology of film production, social marketing and distribution.
Attendees gain access to industry leaders in their respective fields and proximity to mover and shakers working in the film business today.
…to be continued: (Music) stay tuned to FilmBudget.com for further details.