Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020

South by Southwest, the sprawling Austin, Texas, conference and festival, was one of the first major gatherings canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. But its organizers, eager to lend a hand to the movies that had been set to premiere at SXSW, on Tuesday went ahead with the festival's film...

Friday, Mar. 13, 2020

It’s tough to say where this started. Was it the Muslim ban? Was it that Nina Simone documentary? Was it my cousin talking about his time in a refugee camp? Was it seeing a sign for 10pm pickup at a daycare? Or was it my mom and dad breaking curfew during a coup d’etat so I could be born?...

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020

Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus. 

A company spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press Wednesday that the streamer is pulling out of the annual Austin-based festival, which kicks off next week....

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, Amazon Studios is among the latest companies to pull out of attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, which is scheduled to begin March 13. This comes on the heels of such firms as Facebook, TikTok, Intel, Twitter, Vevo and Mashable...

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019

The SXSW Conference and Festivals announced the 2019 Jury and Special Award winners of the 26th SXSW Film Festival Awards at the historic Paramount Theatre. Feature films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Competition categories. Short films...

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2019

The SXSW Festival Audience Award winners spanning narrative and documentary features, among other categories, were revealed. The Alex Thompson-directed Saint Frances won the Audience honor in the narrative feature competition while For Sama--from directors Waad al-Kateab and...

Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019

Beto O'Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted Cruz, musing about how his campaign brought out the best in thousands of supporters.

"Somehow we've got to continue that way," he tells his wife, Amy, who stares into his face without...

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially minded...

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Director Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road was the Grand Jury Winner at SXSW’s narrative feature competition. The honor was bestowed at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival Awards ceremony hosted by actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin. The proceedings recognized...

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Production and entertainment company m ss ng p eces has added VR pioneering director Jessica Brillhart to its immersive roster. Her latest project is Beethoven’s Fifth, a VR collaboration with NASA’s JPL that is an official selection at SXSW 2018.

Brillhart comes from a...

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