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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 2014 Announces Lena Dunham, Producer Jason Blum and More as All-New Keynote Speakers; Plus, First Round of Panels

    SXSW revealed today that daily Keynote sessions, offered for the first time, will feature filmmakers Lena Dunham (HBO’s “Girls”), Jason Blum (producer of “Insidious,” “Purge and “Paranormal Activity” franchises) and Casey Neistat (HBO’s “The Neistat Brothers”).

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    SXSW Launches SXsports, Interactive and Film Event Featuring ESPN's Bill Simmons, Nate Silver and More

    SXSW has announced SXsports, which will launch at the 2014 fest. This curated, sports-focused track will be open to all Interactive and Film registrants, and take place March 7-9, 2014, in Austin. Featured speakers include Peter Guber, Chairman of Mandalay Sports Media, and Grantland’s Bill Simmons ...

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    SXSW Launches SXsports, a New Sports Component to Its Annual Festival

    SXSW today announced SXsports, a new component of the annual event for 2014 in Austin, Texas. SXsports will incorporate film screenings and panel elements, and will be open to all Interactive an Film registrants. It will take place March 7-9.

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    Brie Larson Discusses the Daunting Challenge of Leading 'Short Term 12' and Only Doing Projects She Believes In

    Twenty-three-year-old California bred Brie Larson has mined an impressive career as a stellar supporting player with memorable performances in "Rampart," "21 Jump Street" and Diablo Cody's HBO show "The United States of Tara" as Toni Collette's rebellious daughter. In the SXSW sensation (it won both...

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    'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Exclusive Video Interview with David Lowery UPDATE

    Writer-director David Lowery has been putting in his 10,000 hours over the past few years, working as an editor and cinematographer on many of his friends' micro-budget projects, as part of the growing multi-tasking barter indie culture. He's helped many of the geographically disparate friends he's ...

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    The Biggest Indie Breakthroughs of 2013, So Far (The Complete List)

    It's been just over six months since we said goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, and already we've seen a slew of promising indie talent breakthrough in big ways thanks to the Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca film festivals (among many others), and theatrical releases that caught on with the movie-going pu...

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    Watch: Brie Larson Shines in Stellar Trailer for SXSW Sensation 'Short Term 12'

    "Short Term 12," the second feature from "I Am Not a Hipster" director Destin Daniel Cretton, was the toast of this year's SXSW Film Festival, winning both the Grand Jury and Audience awards. It left the Austin-based festival with distribution via Cinedigm, who are releasing it August 23rd. The comp...

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    Now and Then: Remarkable New Doc 'La Camioneta,' a Masterful Miniature (TRAILER)

    Spotsylvania County, Virginia and Queztal City, Guatemala are separated by nearly 3,000 miles of road, and by what would seem, at first, an unbridgeable cultural distance. But in Mark Kendall's remarkable documentary "La Camioneta" -- a brilliant microhistory of our globalized world -- you're hard p...

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