SXSW Announces 2015 Features Lineup, Including A Whopping 145 Films

SXSW Announces 145 Feature Films in 2015 Lineup
Hot on the heels of the Sundance press influx, SXSW has dropped their features lineup for the March 13th-21st film festival.

Narrative Feature Competition

  • 6 Years (Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell)
  • THE BOY (Director: Craig Macneill, Screenwriters: Craig Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman)
  • Creative Control (Director: Benjamin Dickinson, Screenwriters: Benjamin Dickinson, Micah Bloomberg)
  • Funny Bunny (Director/Screenwriter: Alison Bagnall)
  • The Grief of Others (Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Wang)
  • KRISHA (Director/Screenwriter: Trey Edward Shults)
  • Manson Family Vacation (Director/Screenwriter: J. Davis)
  • Quitters (Director: Noah Pritzker, Screenwriters: Noah Pritzker, Ben Tarnoff)
  • Sweaty Betty (Directors/Screenwriters: Joseph Frank, Zachary Reed)
  • Uncle John (Director: Steven Piet, Screenwriters: Erik Crary, Steven Piet)

Documentary Feature Competition

  • Breaking a Monster (Director: Luke Meyer)
  • Deep Time (Director: Noah Hutton)
  • FRAME BY FRAME (Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli)
  • Madina's Dream (Director: Andrew Berends)
  • Peace Officer (Directors: Scott Christopherson, Brad Barber)
  • Poached (Director: Timothy Wheeler)
  • The Sandwich Nazi (Director: Lewis Bennett)
  • She's The Best Thing In It (Director: Ron Nyswaner)
  • Twinsters (Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto)
  • A Woman Like Me (Directors: Alex Sichel, Elizabeth Giamatti)


  • BRAND: A Second Coming (Director: Ondi Timoner)
  • Ex Machina (Director/Screenwriter: Alex Garland)
  • Get Hard (Director: Etan Cohen, Screenwriters: Story By Adam McKay And Jay Martel & Ian Roberts, Screenplay By Jay Martel & Ian Roberts And Etan Cohen)
  • Hello, My Name is Doris (Director: Michael Showalter, Screenwriters: Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter)
  • Love & Mercy (Director: Bill Pohlad, Screenwriters: Oren Moverman, Michael Alan Lerner)
  • Manglehorn (Director: David Gordon Green, Screenwriter: Paul Logan)
  • Spy (Director/Screenwriter: Paul Feig)
  • Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (Director: Alex Gibney)

Narrative Spotlight

  • 7 Chinese Brothers (Director/Screenwriter: Bob Byington)
  • The Automatic Hate (Director: Justin Lerner, Screenwriters: Justin Lerner, Katharine O'Brien)
  • Bone in the Throat (Director: Graham Henman, Screenwriters: Graham Henman, Mark Townend)
  • The Final Girls (Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson, Screenwriters: M. A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller)
  • Fresno (Director: Jamie Babbit, Screenwriter: Karey Dornetto)
  • The Frontier (Director: Oren Shai, Screenwriters: Webb Wilcoxen, Oren Shai)
  • The Goob (Director/Screenwriter: Guy Myhill)
  • I Dream Too Much (Director/Screenwriter: Katie Cokinos)
  • Ktown Cowboys (Director: Daniel (DPD) Park, Screenwriters: Danny Cho, Brian Chung)
  • Lamb (Director/Screenwriter: Ross Partridge)
  • Life in Color (Director/Screenwriter: Katharine Emmer)
  • The Little Death (Director/Screenwriter: Josh Lawson)
  • Mania Days (Director/Screenwriter: Paul Dalio)
  • Night Owls (Director: Charles Hood, Screenwriters: Seth Goldsmith, Charles Hood)
  • Wild Horses (Director/Screenwriter: Robert Duvall)

Documentary Spotlight

  • Bikes vs Cars (Director/Screenwriter: Fredrik Gertten)
  • Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play (Director: Jerome Thélia, Screenwriters: John Fox, Jerome Thélia)
  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (Director: Sara Hirsh Bordo)
  • Deep Web (Director/Screenwriter: Alex Winter)
  • For Grace (Directors: Kevin Pang, Mark Helenowski)
  • For the Record (Director: Marc Greenberg)
  • GTFO: Get The F% Out (Director: Shannon Sun-Higginson)
  • Kingdom of Shadows (Director: Bernardo Ruiz)
  • Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro (Directors: Michael LaHaie, Christopher Wilcha)
  • Out To Win (Director: Malcolm Ingram)
  • Raiders! (Directors: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen)
  • Rolling Papers (Director: Mitch Dickman)
  • Sneakerheadz (Directors: David T. Friendly, Mick Partridge, Screenwriter: David T. Friendly)
  • Son of the Congo (Director/Screenwriter: Adam Hootnick)
  • Stone Barn Castle (Directors: Kevin Ford, Adrien Brody)
  • Tab Hunter Confidential (Director: Jeffrey Schwarz)
  • T-Rex (Directors: Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari)


  • Ava's Possessions (Director/Screenwriter: Jordan Galland)
  • Babysitter (Director/Screenwriter: Morgan Krantz)
  • Barge (Director: Ben Powell)
  • Disaster Playground (Director: Nelly Ben Hayoun)
  • God Bless the Child (Directors: Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Screenwriter: Robert Machoian)
  • Honeytrap (Director/Screenwriter: Rebecca Johnson)
  • Just Jim (Director/Screenwriter: Craig Roberts)
  • Naz & Maalik (Director/Screenwriter: Jay Dockendorf
  • Nina Forever (Directors/Screenwriters: Chris Blaine, Ben Blaine)
  • The Nymphets (Director/Screenwriter: Gary Gardner)
  • One & Two (Director: Andrew Droz Palermo, Screenwriters: Andrew Droz Palermo, Neima Shahdadi)
  • Petting Zoo (Director/Screenwriter: Micah Magee)
  • Planetary (Director: Guy Reid, Screenwriter: Steve Watts Kennedy)
  • Sailing A Sinking Sea (Director: Olivia Wyatt)
  • Uncle Kent 2 (Director: Todd Rohal, Screenwriter: Kent Osborne)
  • Unfriended (Director: Leo Gabriadze, Screenwriter: Nelson Greaves)
  • A Wonderful Cloud (Director/Screenwriter: Eugene Kotlyarenko)


  • Angie Tribeca (Director: Steve Carell, Screenwriters: Steve Carell, Nancy Carell)
  • The Comedians (Director: Larry Charles)
  • iZOMBIE (Director: Rob Thomas, Screenwriters: Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright)
  • Mr. Robot (Director: Sam Esmail)
  • UnREAL (Director: Peter O’Fallon, Screenwriters: Marti Noxon, Sarah Gertrude Shapiro)

24 Beats Per Second

  • 808 (Director: Alexander Dunn, Screenwriters: Alexander Dunn, Luke Bainbridge)
  • All Things Must Pass (Director: Colin Hanks, Screenwriter: Steven Leckart)
  • THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead (Director: Wes Orshoski)
  • Danny Says (Director: Brendan Toller)
  • Dominguinhos (Directors: Joaquim Castro, Eduardo Nazarian, Screenwriter: Di Moretti)
  • The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson (Director/Screenwriter: Julien Temple)
  • Gloria (Director: Christian Keller, Screenwriter: Sabina Berman)
  • Hot Sugar's Cold World (Director: Adam Bhala Lough)
  • JACO (Directors: Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak, Screenwriters: Paul Marchand, Robert Trujillo)
  • The Jones Family Will Make a Way (Director/Screenwriter: Alan Berg)
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Director/Screenwriter: Brett Morgen)
  • Landfill Harmonic (Directors: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley)
  • Made in Japan (Director/Screenwriter: Josh Bishop)
  • Mavis! (Director: Jessica Edwards)
  • A Poem Is A Naked Person (Director: Les Blank)
  • Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (Director: Joe Nick Patoski, Screenwriters: Joe Nick Patoski, Jason Wehling)
  • Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents (Director/Screenwriter: Don Hardy)
  • They Will Have To Kill Us First (Director: Johanna Schwartz, Screenwriters: Johanna Schwartz, Andy Morgan)
  • We Like It Like That (Director: Mathew Ramirez Warren)
  • Y/OUR MUSIC (Directors: David Reeve, Waraluck Hiransrettawat Every)


  • 15 Corners of the World (Director/Screenwriter: Zuzanna Solakiewicz)
  • The Avian Kind (Director/Screenwriter: Shin Yeon-Shick)
  • The Ceremony (Director/Screenwriter: Lina Mannheimer)
  • Free Entry (Director/Screenwriter: Yvonne Kerékgyártó)
  • Good Things Await (Director: Phie Ambo, Screenwriters: Phie Ambo, Maggie Olkuska)
  • Invasion (Director: Abner Benaim)
  • Limbo (Director/Screenwriter: Anna Sofie Hartmann)
  • Monte Adentro (Director/Screenwriter: Nicolás Macario Alonso)

Festival Favorites

  • Adult Beginners (Director: Ross Katz, Screenwriters: Jeff Cox, Elizabeth Flahive)
  • Being Evel (Director: Daniel Junge, Screenwriters: Daniel Junge, Davis Coombe)
  • Best of Enemies (Directors: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon)
  • City of Gold (Director: Laura Gabbert)
  • Entertainment (Director: Rick Alverson, Screenwriters: Rick Alverson, Gregg Turkington)
  • Finders Keepers (Directors: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel)
  • Heaven Knows What (Directors: Joshua Safdie, Benny Safdie)
  • The Last Man on the Moon (Director: Mark Craig)
  • The Look of Silence (Director: Joshua Oppenheimer)
  • Lost River (Director/Screenwriter: Ryan Gosling)
  • Ned Rifle (Director/Screenwriter: Hal Hartley)
  • The Overnight (Director/Screenwriter: Patrick Brice)
  • Results (Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski)
  • Salt of the Earth (Directors: Wim Wenders, Juliano Riberio Salgado, Screenwriters: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders)
  • Unexpected (Director: Kris Swanberg, Screenwriters: Kris Swanberg, Megan Mercier)
  • The Visit (Director/Screenwriter: Michael Madsen)
  • Welcome to Leith (Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker)
  • Western (Directors: Bill Ross, Turner Ross)

Special Events

  • 7 Days In Hell (Director: Jake Szymanski, Screenwriter: Murray Miller)
  • Doug Benson & Master Pancake interrupt Leprechaun 3 (1995) (Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith)
  • Jonathan Demme Presents Made In Texas (Directors: Louis Black, Mark Rance)
  • The Road Warrior (Director: George Miller, Screenwriters: Terry Hayes, George Miller)
  • A Space Program (Director: Van Neistat, Screenwriters: Van Neistat, Tom Sachs)
  • Trainwreck (Director: Judd Apatow, Screenwriter: Amy Schumer)
  • Vertical Cinema (Director: Sonic Acts)


An exciting lineup. We're hoping to be present at the festival in March to bring more interviews and relevant coverage. Stay tuned.     

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Your Comment


Yes! Lost River got a distribution deal!
Stoked to see it.

February 3, 2015 at 7:23PM


Been reading nofilmschool for many years - a real pleasure to be on the site in however small a way - top left picture is our debut feature film "Nina Forever" (playing in the Visions section). Can't wait for SXSW!

February 4, 2015 at 3:52AM

Chris Blaine
Writer / Director

That's really cool. Congrats. Like I mentioned hopefully we'll be out there this year so let's try to meet up!

February 4, 2015 at 12:47PM

Micah Van Hove

Yeah man that would be really great!

February 5, 2015 at 11:27AM

Chris Blaine
Writer / Director

We're just putting the last few touches on "They Will Have to Kill Us First" in the "24 Beats Per Second" section. Very happy to have made it! (and also happy not to be against another reader from this site. Chris, don't worry we're in different sections... hahaha ;-) )
Here's the trailer:

February 5, 2015 at 12:09AM

Andrea Carnevali

Hey Andrea, brilliant, will look out for you and yours :-) our trailer's not quite done yet...

February 5, 2015 at 11:27AM, Edited February 5, 11:27AM

Chris Blaine
Writer / Director

Just checked out your trailer which has kicked off a chain of thoughts that has made me realise I owe you an apology - thought I'd heard of your film before on Kickstarter, indeed I thought I'd backed you but it turns out I hadn't... Huge apologies, really glad you got the backing and hopefully catch you in Austin :)

February 5, 2015 at 11:40AM

Chris Blaine
Writer / Director