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The 2016 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival is putting the final touches on its 23rd edition by announcing its Conference Keynotes, Featured Conversations and full Conference lineup that will take place in Austin, Texas from March 11-19, 2016. The SXSW Film Conference is a crash course for working filmmakers, industry pros and film fans. Covering topics from content creation to new distribution models to what’s next in the film industry, attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand knowledge from experts and entertaining speakers at the center of creative industries, innovation and business.

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Headlining speakers at this year's Conference include J.J. Abrams, Andrew Jarecki, Geena Davis, Kerry Washington and the cast creators of "Broad City" and "Mr. Robot." Film Keynotes will be delivered by the likes of Nelson George, Gale Anne Hurd and Joe Swanberg, while Don Cheadle, Gaby Hoffmann, Joe Berlinger, Barbara Kopple and Jake Gyllenhaal will headline this year's Featured Conversations. The full schedule, complete with both screening and conference dates and times, is now available at the SXSW website

"The SXSW Film Conference is designed to give creatives the tools they need to achieve their goals, and what better way than bringing together a diverse slate of today’s most talented creators," said Head of SXSW Film Conference and Festival Janet Pierson in an official statement. “At a time when media makers are creating content for ever expanding platforms, or hopscotching between them, we are pleased by the breadth of experience of this year’s speakers. They have rich, long careers that evolved using the tools of our changing times."

Below is the complete lineup for this year's Festival Conference. Information provided by SXSW.

INFLUENCERS and FEATURED SECTIONS

Nelson George Keynote

Sunday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Gale Anne Hurd Keynote

Tuesday, March 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

Joe Swanberg Keynote

Monday, March 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Vimeo Theater, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Joe Berlinger and Barbara Kopple

Sunday, March 13 – Room 16AM, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Louis Black and Leonard Maltin

Monday, March 14, 12:30PM - 1:30PM – Room 16AM, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Andrew Bujalski and David Lowery

Day/Time TBC, Room 16AM, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Don Cheadle

Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM – Room 16AM, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Joel Edgerton

Saturday, March 12, 2:00PM - 3:00PM – Room 16AM, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Gaby Hoffmann

Sunday, March 13, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM - Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

The Big Short
Join filmmakers, curators and producers as they discuss the ever-expanding landscape for getting short films made and seen. Moderated by Anne Thompson, Indiewire.

Monday, March 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM – Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

Silicon Valley: Making the World a Better Place
Audiences and critics alike have lauded HBO’s hit comedy "Silicon Valley" for its hilariously spot-on depiction of Silicon Valley tech culture. What has the feedback been from the tech community itself? How has the reaction from that community impacted the show and its cast? Cast members Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods, joined by executive producers Mike Judge and Alec Berg, return to SXSW for a discussion moderated by co-star Andy Daly.

Saturday, March 12, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Room 18ABCD, Austin Convention Center

Anthony Bourdain as Interviewed by Nathan Thornburgh

Sunday, March 13, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Room D, Austin Convention Center

A Conversation with Sarah Green

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

"Demolition"
"Demolition"

A Conversation With Jake Gyllenhaal

Saturday, March 12, 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM – Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center

The Art of Starting From Nothing
Want to make a living making online entertainment? This solo session explores how to develop your voice and your audience without having to sell out or rely on viral videos. 

Tuesday, March 15, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Room 17B, Austin Convention Center

Coding on Camera: "Mr. Robot" & Authenticity on TV

Sunday, March 13, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center

The Eyes of Robots and Murderers
A conversation with filmmakers and tech innovators JJ Abrams and Andrew Jarecki about the relevance of the human factor in digital communications.

Monday, March 14, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Room D, Austin Convention Center

Gender in Media: Why It Matters
Join Geena Davis and Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS, for a conversation about gender and the media.

Monday, March 14, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center

Kerry Washington and the New Rules of Social Stardom
A one-on-one discussion with Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, producer, philanthropist, and role model Kerry Washington about the new rules of modern personal branding.

Sunday, March 13, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center

Marie Claire Talks to the Stars of "Broad City"

Saturday, March 12,  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center

Race in America with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates

Saturday, March 12 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room EFG, Austin Convention Center

Through Our Eyes: Female Filmmakers Tell All

The industry is changing for female filmmakers. Let’s hear from the women on the front lines. Members of Film Fatales – all established independent filmmakers – tell all about the changing climate. Saturday, March 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Room 17B, Austin Convention Center

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CREATING YOUR CONTENT

Accelerating Your Digital Strategy: Finding A Digital Partner

Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Room 15, Austin Convention Center

Deliverables Today
We will dissect a standard delivery to a distributor, what items are required and will examine often-overlooked elements that filmmakers should be thinking about throughout production.

Saturday, March 12,, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Capital Ballroom B, Stephen F Austin

Documentary to DocuSeries and Beyond
Learn what it takes to produce a marketable and meaningful documentary or docuseries from the producers of such major documentaries as "Finders Keepers," "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," and "Chef’s Table."

Saturday, March 12, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 15, Austin Convention Center

Fair Use-Docs & Fiction Films-Everybody Is Welcome!
You will learn 3 simple questions that will determine what is and what is not fair use.

Sunday, March 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Capital Ballroom B, Stephen F Austin

How to Grow Ideas

Sunday, March 13, 3:30PM - 4:30PM, Capital Ballroom B, Stephen F Austin

How To Make (The Most of) Your Music Budget
This panel will provide an overview of the entire process of securing music for independent films, as well as various solutions for maximizing a small budget.

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 15, Austin Convention Center

In The Cut: Editing a Moving Sample
Learn tips and strategies to see your film in a whole new light during its final stage of writing... editing.

Saturday, March 12, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Capital Ballroom B, Stephen F Austin

Let’s Talk about Music Supervision

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Room 17B, Austin Convention Center

The Making of: How to Create iTunes Extras
Reimagine bonus content in a digital age. Filmmakers & content producers teach you how to create an iTunes Extras package that highlights bonus content to enhance your film on the iTunes Store.

Tuesday, March 15, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Capital Ballroom B, Stephen F Austin