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A SXSWeb Summer

A SXSWeb Summer

Here at SXSW HQ, we’re getting ready to announce the details of some new projects that will do their best to envelope artists even more than before. I’m going to chat about them frequently on this blog, and I’ll start by saying that my summer will be spent primarily on two things: one called “SXSWeb” and the other called the “SXSW Summer Cinema Series.” SXSWeb, quite simply, will be an online media festival. Now, Sundance and others do this but how SXSWeb will differ is like this: we will incorporate more than just the typical online film festival submissions. Because SXSW has great ties to the music and Web-based industries – as well as film – we will also use SXSWeb as a spotlight for new music and online-based media (flash animation, etc.). This is why we’re calling it a “Media Festival” as opposed to a “Film Festival.” In other words, SXSWeb will have absolutely nothing and absolutely everything to do with the already-existing SXSW Festivals.

The SXSW Summer Cinema Series will be an Austin-based distribution of several past SXSW hit films. The details of that will come shortly. The details of all of this will come soon… I just couldn’t resist offering a small taste on this blog…

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