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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Review: Vampire Comedy 'What We Do In The Shadows' Draws Blood

    Vampires are a particularly versatile cinematic creature, easily able to transform and readjust to the scenario or metaphoric requirement. Over the past few years they have shown up on the big screen in a number of guises—sparkly lovelorn teenagers, brooding old world counts, Colin Farrell—but a vam...

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    SXSW Review: Scary Good Mark Duplass Midnight Movie 'Creep'

    Producer Jason Blum has made a name for himself (and built a very successful company) from the success of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, a series of films largely built around grainy, home video footage of doors slowly opening and closing. A number of his films that followed "Paranormal Activi...

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    Review: SXSW Dramatic Prize Award Winner 'Fort Tilden'

    “The distress is authentic.” Harper (Bridey Elliott) is describing a barrel on a beach, admiring its organically worn qualities in contrast to a similar barrel that she and BFF Allie (Clare McNulty) impulse-bought on a Brooklyn street corner mere hours before. Of course, that barrel now sits on the ...

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    Interview: Kate Lyn Sheil & John Gallagher Jr., Navigate Tech-Dating & Obsession In 'The Heart Machine'

    Part of the pleasure of attending an established film festival like South By Southwest is the caliber of emerging talent it attracts: when you’re seeing a new director’s feature debut, you can rest (reasonably) assured that the cream of the submissions pile has risen to the top. Such is the case wit...

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    Deadly Accident at SXSW: Festival Continues with Slight Schedule Changes

    SXSW attendees woke Thursday morning to the tragic news that at 12:30 a.m. two people were killed and 23 others injured when a drunk driver plowed into a large crowd outside a club hosting one of the festival's music showcases.

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    7 Tips for Filmmakers From SXSW: Words of Wisdom from Lena Dunham, Dana Brunetti, Casey Neistat, Ted Hope and Jason Blum

    Sitting in keynote sessions and panel discussions, I came away with a broad sense of how technological advances and the internet have expanded opportunities for filmmakers who no longer have to rely on the traditional gatekeepers to pursue their projects. Here are 7 tips for filmmakers from SXSW.

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    SXSW Review: Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Starring Andre 3000, Imogen Poots & Hayley Atwell

    The story goes that before Jimi Hendrix electrified audiences with his game-changing approach to rock 'n roll and blues, coupled with this flamboyant, jaw-dropping guitar technique, he was just another musician trying to pay the bills on the R&B circuit. Until one day, he was spotted by Linda Keith—...

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    With Robert Duvall At SXSW In Austin

    Robert Duvall speaks knowledgeably and enthusiastically about a number of things, but once we were in front of an audience, at South by Southwest, we focused on his remarkably rich career.

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    SXSW Review: Swedish House Mafia Documentary 'Leave The World Behind'

    The electronic dance movement is now. Between French electronic outfit Daft Punk winning the Album of the Year Grammy while dressed as ice cream-colored robots, the Internet-dominating Beyonce surprise release, and earlier this week the release of a new album by 26-year-old dance music maven (and "S...

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