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    Why SXSW Is Introducing 'Episodic,' a Program Dedicated to Digital and Television Series

    The 2014 SXSW Film Festival unveiled its lineup today -- check out the full list of titles here. Among the announcements was the introduction of a new screening section: Episodic, dedicated to innovative small screen work, including television and digital series.

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    5 Observations About the 2014 SXSW Lineup With Insight From Film Festival Head Janet Pierson

    Today’s announcement of the 2014 SXSW lineup — most of it, anyway, since more 10 titles will be announced next week — kicks off another phase of anticipation for hunks of fresh North American cinema before the Sundance fervor has even really settled. With 76 world premieres out of a total 115 and 68...

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    5 Tips for Filmmakers Applying to SXSW from the Festival's Programmers

    The Programmers and Organizers of the SXSW Film Conference & Festival in Austin, which takes place in March, took to Reddit yesterday to answer questions in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). The SXSW team shared tips about what filmmakers should and shouldn't do when applying to SWSX and provided insi...

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    SXSW Head Janet Pierson Discusses SXSW 2013 Lineup: 'I get invested in so many of the films.'

    SXSW Film Festival producer Janet Pierson has one of more challenging roles among festival programmers in North America.

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    SXSW Film Head Janet Pierson Says This Year's Films Take Risks

    In preparation for today's announcement of the 2012 SXSW lineup, SXSW film producer Janet Pierson spoke on the phone with Indiewire editor in chief Dana Harris and chief film critic Eric Kohn. An edited transcript of the conversation follows. ERIC KOHN: The first thing I thought when I saw ...

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    Toolkit | Meet the SXSW Film Festival Programmers (In Their Own Words)

    Continuing our series profiling festival programmers, beginning with the Sundance Film Festival last Summer, indieWIRE is profiling the programmers of the SXSW Film Conference and Festival, taking place March 11 - 19 in Austin, TX.

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