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SXSW Film 2016 Reveals First Featured Sessions and Panels, Including ‘Mr. Robot’ and Jake Gyllenhaal

SXSW Film 2016 Reveals First Featured Sessions and Panels, Including 'Mr. Robot' and Jake Gyllenhaal

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Jake Gyllenhaal and producer Sarah Green have now been announced as two of 2016’s SXSW Film Conference’s Featured Sessions section. The event will take place in Austin, Texas from March 11-19 and cover content creation, new distribution models, what’s next in the film industry and a breadth of other topics.

“The SXSW Film Conference is designed to give creatives the tools they need to achieve their goals,” said Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film Conference and Festival, “there is nowhere else where talent from so many fields come together and generate that special SXSW creative combustion.”

In addition to the SXSW Film Festival’s nine days of film screenings, the SXSW Film Conference features 200 Keynotes, Conversations, Panels, Workshops and Mentor Sessions, plus more than 400 Convergence sessions. Convergence sessions feature many topics about the cultural and technological intersection at the core of SXSW. Below is the full rundown of 2016 SXSW Film Conference’s first slate of events.

Featured Sessions
– A Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal
– A Conversation with Sarah Green
– “Coding on Camera: ‘Mr. Robot’ & Authenticity on TV” with Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, and Christian Slater
– “The Art of Starting From Nothing” with internet phenomenon Zach Anner
– Convergence Program: Kerry Washington & “The New Rules of Social Stardom”

Film Conference Sessions: Influencers
– A Conversation with Jake Gyllenhaal
– A Conversation with Sarah Green
– “The Art of Starting From Nothing” with internet phenomenon Zach Anner

Film Conference Sessions: Creating Your Own Content
– 360 Degree Editing 
– Across the Border: Finding International Partners
– Deliverables Today 
– Documentary to DocuSeries and Beyond 
– Everything You Need: Producer Bootcamp for Digital 
– FairUse-Docs & Fiction Films-Everybody is Welcome! 
– How To Make (The Most Of) Your Music Budget 
– Latino Filmmaker Meetup & Quick Pitch 
– The Making Of: How to Create iTunes Extras 
– Peace Officer: A Character Film Driven by Issues 
– Round Tables: Legal 
– US-Europe Co-Prods Grow Without Treaty! 
Film Conference Sessions: Finding Your Audience
– 1 Month and a Small Wad of Cash: Speed Marketing 
– Con Man: The Fan Revolt 13 Years in the Making 
– How Crowdfunding Can Screw Your Distribution Plan 
– Humanity Rising: Storytelling to End Injustice 
– New Dealmakers Talk New Distribution 
 -Theatrical + Festival DIY Power Combo 
Film Conference Sessions: What’s Next
– Enter the Void 
– A Filmmaker’s Exploration of Outer Space 
– New Partnerships in Digital Storytelling 
– Through Our Eyes: Female Filmmakers Tell All 
– Underage@SXSW: No Parties? No Problem! 
– Wake Up Streaming: Future Film-Loving Communities 
– Your Character & New Technology in Storytelling 
Convergence Programming: Future of Entertainment
– Better than Sync: Why Music Partnerships Work 
– Brandvertainment: How Norton Hacked Hollywood 
– Breaking Down Borders Between TV and Online Video 
– Breaking into TV in the Digital Age 
– Coding on Camera: MR. ROBOT & Authenticity on TV 
– Creating a Meaningful Dialogue Through Video 
– Creating Brand Fans: Lessons From Game Marketers
– Creative Thievery = What’s Yours Is Mine. 
– Film Music & TV Music: Who Gets Paid, Why and How? 
– Fuck You, Sue Me: Artist Rights, Corporate Theft 
– How A Viral Video Led to an Experiential Empire 
– It’s My Two Cents With Larry King
– Kerry Washington & The New Rules of Social Stardom
– Laugh & Scream: 360 Video, Skybound, Conan O’Brien 
– LEGO Group & Cartoon Network, Building Future Fans 
– Lighting Hollywood’s Real and Virtual Actors 
– Making Reality Shows for the Web (That Don’t Suck) 
– Music in Trailers: How Music Drives Film Marketing
– New Hollywood: Social Media Storytelling 
– Political Satire & Its Comedic Effect on Policy 
– Social Media: The New TV Show Launchpad 
– What I Learned from Publishing a Book on Instagram 
– Writer’s Blockchain: Full Stack Storytelling 
Convergence Programming: VR/AR

– 5 Best Startup Ideas in VR / AR 
– Can VR Deliver More Emotion than Movies and Games? 
– Exploring a Holographic Mars 
– The Future is Now: City Planning Using Social VR 
– Game Design for VR Pioneers 
– Mars Experience VR 
– New Advertising Models for Virtual Reality 
– Prologue VR-Creating 360 films using stop motion 
– Sucked Into the Story: Virtual Reality and News 
– Using Virtual Reality to Create Compassion 
– Virtual Reality and the Rebirth of the Music Video 
– Virtual Reality for Serious Sports Training? 
– Virtual Reality – Is It The Ultimate Brain Hack? 
– Virtual Tourism: VR, 360 & the Travel Industry 
– VR Porn: Future Is Upon Us, What’s Next? 
– VR, AR & Digital Storytelling 
– Your Brain on Virtual Reality 

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