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South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival, Austin

South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival
P.O. Box 4999
78765 Austin, TX
phone +1-512-467-7979
http://www.sxsw.com/film
email: film@sxsw.com

Directors
Managing Director: Mr. Roland Swenson Senior Director: Mr. Nick Barbaro Senior Director: Mr. Louis Black

Program Director/Contact for German Entries
Ms. Janet Pierson Mr. Jim Kolmar

Year of Foundation 1994

Event Date from 08 March 2019 till 17 March 2019

in Austin, TX, United States

Sections Headliners; Spotlight Premieres; Documentary and Narrative Feature Competition; Emerging Visions; Lone Star States; 24 Beats per Second; SX Global; Festival Favorites; Midnighters; SX Fantastic; Special Events;

Terms of Entry Narrative and feature length film: over 60 min. Shorts: max. 40 min.
Films must have been completed in 2017/2018.
Priority is given to international and world premieres, but not exclusively. Secure URL links only for all films

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline Early Deadline: 23 August 2018
Official Deadline: 20 September 2018
Late Deadline: 18 October 2018

Fees Official Deadline: $ 55 (shorts), $ 80 (features); Late Deadline: $ 75 (shorts), $ 110 (features)

Attendance Figures 75,000

Participants of the Film Industry Approx. 1500 participants, representing distributors, producers, filmmakers, actors, buyers, TV commissioners, festival programmers and other key industry representatives

Prizes/Awards Jury Awards (Documentary Feature and Short/Narrative Feature and Short); Audience Awards (Documentary Feature and Short/Narrative Feature and Short/Emerging Visions/Spotlight Premiere); SXSW Film Design Awards (Excellence in Poster Design/Excellence in Title Design);

German Films

2018


24 Beats per Second
FIELD GUIDE TO EVIL (tales from eight global filmmakers) by Katrin Gebbe

Midnighters
THE POTENTIAL OF NOISE – CONNY PLANK by Stephan Plank, Reto Caduff (Sugar Town Filmproduktion)

Narrative Spotlight
WILDING by Friedrich Böhm (DE/SE/UA/US, ARRI Media)

Animated Shorts
SOG by Jonatan Schwenk

Number of Films Shown 130 features, consisting of 84 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and 5 US premieres, 128 short films (in 2017)

Media Coverage Approx. 3500. Major publications and outlets represented, including local, national and international newspapers, magazines, TV, Radio and web. Particularly strong blogger presence, and significant critics in attendance. Rapidly growing International attention with crossover into Music and Interactive conferences.

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The SXSW Film Festival know how to use its big advantage of being placed inbetween a new media event and a music festival. Concentrating on films for a wider, young audience which is also interested on music and new media, the festivals offers a focussed selection of films which are presented to an enthusiast, large public. U.S. press and buyers regularly attend the festival.

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