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I’ll take ‘What Is SXSW Interactive’ for $1195 please, Alex!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

So, what is SXSW Interactive all about this year? Paul Ford decided to pen a little ditty about that when the first batch of interactive panels were announced back in October. The questions that Interactive would answer were laid out for everyone, we just had to look hard enough.

Is Facebook Making Houses of Worship Go Extinct?
Is Human Language Extinct?
Is It Too Late To Be Awesome?
Is it About to Burst?
Is the Personalized Internet Making Us Dumb?
My Sensors. My Data?
So You Want Our Seed Money?

All the questions that Ford found fun can be found on Medium.

SXSW Film Announce Additional Festival Titles

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Those tricky folks over at SXSW Film had one up their sleeve. they’ve just announced even more films for this years festival.

From the Press Release:

An additional 15 features and 4 shorts have been announced, and descriptions follow below. With these additions, the 2012 SXSW Film Festival will host a total of 132 features, consisting of 74 World Premieres, 17 North American Premieres and 11 U.S. Premieres, with 58 films from first-time directors. 138 shorts will screen as part of 12 overall shorts programs. The nearly 275 films were selected from a record number of overall submissions, over 5,300, comprised of approximately 2,000 features and 3,300 shorts. This was a 7% increase over 2011 despite moving submission deadlines a month earlier than in previous years.

The additional films are:

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT

Blue Like Jazz
Director: Steve Taylor, Screenwriters: Donald Miller, Steve Taylor, Ben Pearson
A Texas college student flees the hypocrisy of his religious upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at ‘the most godless campus in America.’ Based on the New York Times bestseller by Donald Miller.
Cast: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn, Eric Lange (World Premiere)

Nature Calls
Director/Screenwriter: Todd Rohal
Polar-opposite brothers Randy (Oswalt) and Kirk (Knoxville) never saw eye-to-eye, but their rivalry is taken to a new level when Randy hijacks Kirk’s son’s sleepover, taking the boys on a Scout Trip to remember. Cast: Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle, Maura Tierney, Patrice O’Neal, Darrell Hammond (World Premiere)

EMERGING VISIONS

King Kelly
Director: Andrew Neel, Screenwriter: Mike Roberts
Made entirely from camera-phone footage, King Kelly is a sensational journey into hedonistic American youth culture and the YouTube generation.
Cast: Louisa Krause, Libby Woodbridge, Roderick Hill, Will Brill, Patrick Murney (World Premiere)

LOW & CLEAR
Directors: Kahlil Hudson, Tyler Hughen
Two formerly close friends reunite for a fly-fishing trip and struggle to understand how much they’ve each changed – and how these changes now threaten the friendship. (World Premiere)

24 BEATS PER SECOND

Lost and Sound (UK)
Director: Lindsey Dryden
Music may be an essential part of being human – but what if you lost the ability to hear it? A dancer, a pianist and a music critic attempt to re-discover music after deafness, with astonishing results.
(World Premiere)

Searching for Sugar Man (Sweden/UK)
Director: Malik Bendjelloul
The true story of the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered and finally became the legend he deserved to be. A story of hope, inspiration and the power of music.

SX GLOBAL

GLOBAL HOME (Germany)
Director: Eva Stotz
Director Eva Stotz visited interesting people all over the world whom she found through online-host-networks and emerged for a limited time in their every-day-life.
(World Premiere)

The Will
Director: Christian Sønderby Jepsen (Denmark)
Henrik dreams of a new beginning. But when Henrik’s grandfather dies, leaving behind a fortune of millions, old skeletons come to light. (North American Premiere)

FESTIVAL FAVORITES

Chasing Ice
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change, but he discovers undeniable evidence. Balog reveals hauntingly beautiful, time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, while delivering hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Monsieur Lazhar
Director/Screenwriter: Philippe Falardeau, Based on the Stage Play by: Evelyne de la Chenelière
The story of an Algerian immigrant substitute teacher who brings emotional stability to a Montreal middle school class shaken by the tragic death of their well-liked teacher. Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Emilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart

Safety Not Guaranteed
Director: Colin Trevorrow, Screenwriter: Derek Connolly
A trio of magazine employees investigate a classified ad seeking a partner for time travel.
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

Shut Up and Play the Hits (UK)
Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
The final days of LCD Soundsystem.

Sleepwalk With Me
Director/Screenwriter: Mike Birbiglia, Screenwriter: Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
An aspiring comedian reluctant to confront his fears of love, honesty, and growing up; a budding standup comedian has both a hilarious and intense struggle with sleepwalking.
Cast: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Cristin Milioti

SPECIAL EVENTS

Coffin Joe’s “This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse” with live score by Gary Lucas (Brazil)
Director/Screenwriter: Jose Mojica Marins, Screenwriter: Aldenora De Sa Porto
Gary Lucas’ live original solo guitar soundtrack accompanying the legendary 1967 Brazilian cult horror film classic directed by and starring Jose Mojica Marins a/k/a Coffin Joe.
Cast: Jose Mojica Marins a/k/a Coffin Joe, Tina Wohlers, Nadia Freitas, Antonio Fracari, Jose Lobo

Yellow Submarine (1968) Newly Restored (UK)
Director: George Dunning
Once upon a time in an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, the Blue Meanies threaten to destroy all that is good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with their humour, songs, and yellow submarine, the Fab Four tackle the rough seas in an effort to bring down evil.
Cast: The Beatles, Paul Angelis, John Clive

NARRATIVE SHORTS

Inquire Within
Director: Jay Rosenblatt
A hypnotic, apocalyptic film about false choices and faith.

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

going to the store
Director: David Lewandowski
A normal man walks to a place.

SX GLOBAL SHORTS

The Little Team (Spain)
Directors: Roger Gómez, Daniel Resines
Fourteen little kids go over an unsolved football mystery, and they end up teaching an unexpected life lesson to grown-ups.

The Perfect Fit (Scotland, UK)
Director: Tali Yankelevich
Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they’re crafted by burly men…

Oh, and did I mention that there will be a Conversation with Seth McFarlane I didn’t? My bad.

A Conversation with Seth MacFarlane

As the creator of Family Guy and one of the co-creators of American Dad!, Seth MacFarlane has brought his boundary-pushing brand of humor to millions each week. Join Seth for a no-holds-barred discussion about his groundbreaking work in TV, his recent foray into the music world with his debut album and his transition to Hollywood with his upcoming directorial debut Ted, a live-action/CG-animated comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.
(Sunday, March 11, 11:00am, Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center)

Yeah, that’s a lot of new stuff to look through. Good thing you hadn’t started planning already, huh?

Panel schedules now up for SXSW 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Looking to see what’s on offer in the panels and sessions of SXSW? Then head over to schedule.sxsw.com as the time, date, and locations of the 2012 sessions have been loaded up for you to browse through and start planning your days.

It’s not a complete picture just yet – the bulk of the Film screenings are still to be announced, let alone timetabled, and while the sessions for Music are in place, the showcase timetables are still being worked on.

Still, if you’ve not started your planning, now’s the time to crack open the diaries, calendars, PDA’s and smartphones to note down the sessions you can’t afford to miss.

First Music panels revealed

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Diaries out (or Google Calendars), it’s time to sort out your favourite sounding panels and hope they won’t clash with your hangover come March – because SXSW have announced the first batch of music panels.

No timings announced, but can you afford to miss panels such as…

  • Confessions of a Dynamic Pricing Vendor
  • How Stella Got Her Masters Back
  • Snacky Tunes: Food, Music & Internet Radio

There are a few more (naturally) over on SXSW.