True to its roots of converging new media with film and music, SXSW has always greeted online journalists and bloggers with open arms. At SXSW 2006, many of them were in town to file reports. Among them:
– Our friends at Aint It Cool News filed many reviews from the festival. A good place to start is this recent update from “Ghost Boy,” who offers up 21 capsule reviews of films at the festival.
– The always fun gang at Film Threat returned to SXSW with plenty of coverage, including video clips, reviews, interviews, and blogging. Among them is this interview with Scott Glosserman from Behind the Mask.
– Not to be outdone, a bevy of eFilmCritic writers were in town for SXSW, and did a terrific job covering as much of the festival and the filmmakers as possible. Visit their endless page of SXSW reviews.
– We love Cinematical. And, judging from their impressive coverage of SXSW 2006, we’d like to think they enjoy us as well.
– David Hudson and Jonathan Marlow made their way to Austin, representing for GreenCine and putting a great Web spotlight on SXSW.
– IFC (one of our wonderful platinum sponsors) was definitely in full force at SXSW, and the resident blogger, Alison Willmore, had many reports to offer. Plus, IFC News host Matt Singer filed his own blogging, in between on-camera interviews at the festival. And, in addition to that, the filmmakers behind IFC’s doc Rank have their own blog chronicling their premiere at the festival.
– For the first year, Rotten Tomatoes had a crew of writers in town. They were all over the fest, reviewing films and chatting with attendees.
– David Poland, from Movie City News, was at SXSW and had some reports of his own, including this rave about Behind the Mask.
– Cyndi Greening, of Cynematik, came down to the festival to join the film blog panel, and also publish a few reports. They include this one, profiling the special day of “international documentary” sessions we hosted this year.
– Of course, there is also the aforementioned indieWIRE blogs, that turned several SXSW filmmakers into bloggers through their time at the festival. Check it out here.
Meanwhile, several SXSW filmmakers were already bloggers before the festival… and had these reports to publish:
– Doug Block, director of 51 Birch Street
– Joe Swanberg, director of LOL
– Michael Tully, director of Cocaine Angel
…All of this should keep you clicking and reading for a little while.