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    SXSW 2013: Winners As They Come In

    The 2013 SXSW Film Festival awards ceremony is underway here in Austin, Texas.

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    SXSW Review: 'GO FOR SISTERS' Illustrates the Best and Worst of John Sayles

    For decades now, John Sayles has written and directed movies rooted first and foremost in sharply conceived characters. More recently, even as his scrappy, self-financed productions have varied in quality, this central aspect has remained in place. "GO FOR SISTERS," like the filmmaker's previous fea...

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    SXSW Review: 'The Punk Singer' Demonstrates the Lasting Vitality of Feminist Rocker Kathleen Hanna

    For some 15 years, feminist punk rocker Kathleen Hanna carried the torch of a movement seemingly defined by her furious investment in the cause and the artistry that brought it to national attention. As the energetic frontwoman for Bikini Kill throughout the nineties, followed by the hugely popular ...

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    Watch: Selena Gomez Gives Britney Spears a Run for Her Money During 'Spring Breakers' SXSW Panel

    Of all the films screening here at SXSW, none had Austin more riled up than the U.S. premiere of Harmony Korine's subversive and scandalous candy colored blast "Spring Breakers." The morning following its raucous screening at the Paramount, Indiewire's Eric Kohn hosted a packed "Spring Breakers" pan...

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    SXSW Video Exclusive: Chloe Sevigny On Finding "True Fake Love" on Television

    One of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion, has been on the ground at SXSW in Austin, interviewing artists taking part in this year's festival for their tongue-in-cheek video interview series "Profound Minutiae." Guests including Rob Zombie, Reggie Watts and Michelle Monaghan have sat ...

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    VOD for Everyone? Vimeo's Blake Whitman Tells Us About Opening Up Self-Distribution With Vimeo On Demand

    Vimeo's announcement today at SXSW that the company is launching a self-distribution service has the potential to be a major tool for independent filmmakers. Vimeo On Demand will allow any members of Vimeo PRO (a $199 a year service) offer up their work for rent or download, taking a 10% cut after c...

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    Vimeo Announces Vimeo On Demand, a Self-Distribution Platform for Filmmakers With a 90/10 Revenue Split

    At SXSW today, Vimeo's announced the launch of an open self-distribution service that will allow filmmakers and other video creators to sell their work directly via rental or download, and to keep 90% of the revenue after transaction costs (PayPal and credit card fees).

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    SXSW Review: 'White Reindeer' Is a Sad, Subversive Christmas Tale, But Not Devoid of Warmth

    Filmmaker Zach Clark's first two features, the scrappy nurse-turned-dominatrix comedy "Modern Love Is Automatic" and the wicked beach party noir "Vacation!," paired restless formalism with Clark's penchant for deadpan humor. By contrast, his touching Christmas tale "White Reindeer" funnels Clark's d...

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    SXSW Review: Delicate'Swim Little Fish Swim' Suggests 'Tiny Furniture' With a French Twist

    The plight of the idealistic young woman growing disillusioned in the big city is a familiar tale told most prominently in recent times by Lena Dunham. In her breakout feature "Tiny Furniture" and HBO's "Girls," Dunham explores the awkward and sometimes devastating chasm between fantasy and reality ...

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    SXSW Review: Cheap Stab at Sibling Rivalry 'Awful Nice' Mostly Stumbles in Search of Laughs

    Director Todd Sklar's short film, brazenly titled "'92 Skybox Alonso Mourning Rookie Card," followed a pair of estranged brothers drawn together by the untimely passing of their father. At less than 13 minutes, it managed to economically set up two aimless characters and let them run wild to comic e...

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