Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Making her feature directorial debut at the South By Southwest Film Festival would have been career breakthrough enough for director Jen McGowan. But her Kelly & Cal went one better, last week earning McGowan the SXSW Gamechanger Emergent Woman Director Award.

“It’s kind of...

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014

Fleeing police, a driver gunned a grey Honda Civic through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees early Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation's hippest celebrations of music...

Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014

A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.

Austin Police Chief Art...

Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

The Grand Jury winners in the Narrative and Documentary Feature competitions at the South by Southwest Film Festival were, respectively, Fort Tilden from directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, and The Great Invisible, directed by Margaret Brown.

The former film...

Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014

Bitcoin, 3-D printed candy and George Takei, the Star Trek-actor-turned-Facebook-phenomenon, are among the attractions this week at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where the geek set is slowly filing out to make room for hordes of musicians...

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

FOMO —or the fear of missing out— is a common complaint at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas each year.

It's here, after all, that "Girls" creator Lena Dunham spoke on Monday at the same time that NSA whistleblower Edward...

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

For Dave Marshall, having his documentary Beginning With The End--which he directed, shot and produced--turn out to be one of just eight selected from 892 entries to compete at next month’s South By Southwest Film Festival (3/7-15) in  Austin, Texas, is a high honor indeed. “I’ve had my...

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

The 2014 SXSW Film Features Program has been unveiled--115 titles in all. Among those are 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and 7 U.S. Premieres, selected from a record 2,215 feature-length film submissions. First-time filmmakers account for 68 films in the program, continuing a...

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