In this episode: What we've seen so far; what it means for SXSW Film to be a "discovery" platform; the crazy evolution of Interactive; and the festival's changing demographics.
Welcome to a special edition of Indie Film Weekly, recorded from the 23rd SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The No Film School team has four troops on the ground at working tirelessly to bring you coverage of the festival, from the most buzz-worthy premieres to the greatest new avenues of storytelling.
In this episode, we discuss the evolution of the Interactive portion of the festival, which began as three panels on CD-roms and has now almost dwarfed the Film and Music sections (to say nothing of the keynotes by the Obamas and the omnipresence of Silicon Valley this year). We also talk about what it means for SXSW to be a "discovery" festival for unknown films and filmmakers... and so much more.
Show Links & Mentions
- Everybody Wants Some
- My Blind Brother
- War on Everyone
- Under the Sun
- Bodkin Ras
- Claire in Motion
- The Seer
No Film School articles
- Modern Filmmakers Are 'Content Creators': How to Break into Digital TV
- How to Direct a Sports Commercial that Feels Real
- 3 Rules for How to Survive Working with a Script Doctor
- Shooting in Zero-G in a Single Take: Behind the Scenes of OK Go's New Music Video
We will be posting coverage throughout the week, including a podcast with all six filmmakers from the highly-anticipated film series collective:unconscious, as well as another Indie Film Weekly from the festival. Stay tuned!
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No Film School's coverage of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival is sponsored by SongFreedom.