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SXSW Unveils First Round of Session Spotlights for 2012 Festival

SXSW Unveils First Round of Session Spotlights for 2012 Festival

Five months out from the fest, the SXSW Film Conference and Festival unveiled the first round of confirmed sessions for the March conference portion of the event. Highlighted conversations include a talk with Cliff Martinez, the composer of “Drive”‘s score and a return of Jeffrey Tambor’s Acting Workshop.

Wednesday’s announcement also includes nearly 40 sessions via submitted proposals from the SXSW PanelPicker interface, and 14 Convergence sessions which span the Film and Interactive areas of the larger SXSW.

“Each year, our Film Conference combines the best of traditional conference elements – film panel essentials on filmmaking, funding, and distribution – with what’s most exciting in the worlds of Interactive and Music, an immersion experience only available at SXSW,” commenteed SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson in a statement. “We’re particularly thrilled with how well our PanelPicker interface harnesses the intelligence and passions of our creative community to help define the most interesting and relevant topics of the day.”

SXSW Film is still accepting film (shorts and features), music video and title sequence submissions for the 2012 Film Festival.

The 19th annual South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival will take place March 9 – 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

The confirmed initial sessions for the 2012 SXSW Film Conference (with information provided by the event):

3 R’s of Horror: Remakes, Reboots and Rediscoveries (Organized by KW Low / Dread Central Media)

A Conversation with Cliff Martinez

Alternative Film Events: Site Specific and Beyond (Organized by Delicia Harvey / Aurora Picture Show)

Artists Scoring Movies: Creating an Original Music Catalog for the Latest Trend in Film
Composing (Organized by Kier Lehman / Sony Pictures)

Arts Criticism 140 Characters at a Time (Organized by Jen Nedeau / TIME Magazine)

Behind the Pure Evil (The Saga of Todd & the Book of Pure Evil); Organized by Andrew Rosen / Aircraft Pictures

Beyond Netflix and iTunes: Your Film’s Unique Digital Distribution Strategy (Organized by Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber, Inc)

Beyond the 1 Sheet – Pen to Paper Returns (Organized by Charlie Loft / AllCity Media)

Bringing Sexy Back: Where’s The Line Today? (Organized by Lisa Vandever / CineKink)

Carbon Film Quote – Putting the Carbon Footprint in Your Production Bid (Organized by Steffen Gentis / BBDO Proximity Germany)

Casting on a Budget: Get the Best and the Rightest (Organized by Paul Schnee, Barden / Schnee Casting, Inc.)

Coppola Vs. Kittens: Pro Filmmaking’s Online Future (Organized by Karyn Campbell / The IdeaLists)

Diversity Counts: Auteur’s, Actors and Audiences (Organized by Vicente Williams / Producers Guild of America Diversity Committee)

The DIY on Shorts Distribution. Who’s Got This? (Organized by Christine Boulware / IndieFilmz)

Doc Distribution from A to Z with an Emphasis on “E” for the Educational Market (Organized by Elizabeth Sheldon / Kino Lorber, Inc.)

Does HTML5 Offer a Montage Moment for Web Cinema? (Organized by Brian Chirls / Three Eyed Labs, LLC)

Don’t Forget About Me! How to Remember Everything at SXSW (and beyond)
(Mark Channon / Memory School)

Empowering Filmmakers: How to Take Control of Your Marketing & Distribution (Organized by Marc Schiller / BOND Strategy and Influence)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Grants (Organized by Dianne Debicella / Fractured Atlas)

The Evolution of the Douchebag in Modern Cinema (Organized by Robyn Sklaren / TV and Film Consultant)

Faster, Pussycat! Shoot! Shoot! (Organized by Ryan O’Hara Theisen / Lucky Branded Entertainment)

Festivals and the Film Distribution Business (Organized by Nick Roddick / London Film School)

Filmmaker’s Guide to Capitol Hill Politics (Organized by Jody Arlington / Impact + Arts Film Fund)

The GeekFamily Guide to the Movies (Organized by Jason Cranford Teague / GeekDad/Wired)

Hollywood Lessons: What I Learned the Hard Way (Organized by John Lang / Rough & Tumble Films)

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love VOD (Organized by Matt Harlock / American The Movie Ltd.)

How Libraries and Archives Can Help You in “Pre” and “Post” (Organized by Jo Angela Oehrli / University of Michigan)

In Search of the Muslim Sassy Gay Friend (Organized by Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress)

In The Cloud: Your Film in a Post-Ownership World (Organized by Sommer Hixon / New Video)

In The Cut: Editing a Killer Editing Sample (Organized by Kyle Henry / Northwestern University)

It’s Not About the Budget (Organized by Barry Ryan / Warp Films/Warp X)

Jeffrey Tambor’s Acting Workshop

Market Place Live (Organized by Charlie Bloye / Film Export UK)

The Power of Super 8 Film (Organized by Jaclyn Vigeant / Pro8mm)

Print to Portal: Turning a Film Mag into a Brand (Organized by Tiffany Pritchard / Little White Lies)

Shooting the Non Scripted Feature Film for Writing in the Edit (Organized by Benjamin Kasulke / Director of Photography)

Timing is Everything: How to Maximize Your PR (Organized by Lewis Kay / PMK*BNC)

Tweaking Your Living Room to Director Standards (Organized by Chris Armbrust / THX Ltd.)

WTFair Use?! An Interactive Fair-Use Workshop (Organized by Deena Kalai / Deena Kalai, PLLC)

The confirmed 2012 Convergence sessions, which will be open to all Film, Interactive, Gold and
Platinum badge holders are

Branded Documentary: Cause Marketing’s Best Media? (Organized by David Modigliani / Flow Nonfiction)

Can a Social Web of Things Keep TV Cords Connected (Organized by Rhonda Lowry / Turner Broadcasting)

Creating the Code: A BBC Transmedia Documentary (Organized by Adrian Hon / Six to Start)

Everything is a Remix, So Steal Like an Artist (Organized by Austin Kleon / Austinkleon.com)

Future of Entertainment: Viewer Becomes User (Organized by Katie Campisano / Brew Media Relations)

HTML for Film: Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge? (Organized by Pat Aufderheide / American University)

Man vs. Algorithm: Online Video Curation Face-Off (Organized by Marc Hustvedt / Tubefilter)

Movie Screens with Frickin’ Laser Beams (Organized by Adam Russell / wallFour)

Multiplatform Storytelling: Frontline War Stories (Organized by Brian Seth Hurst / The Opportunity Management Company, Inc.)

Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad (Organized by Daniel Burwen / Cognito Comics)

Second Screen Dashboard: Cover Live Events Better (Organized by Brian Hamman / New York Times)

Speed Tweaks: How Fast Can Audiences Drive Edits? (Organized by Matt Naylor / Flow Nonfiction)

Transmedia By Bravo: How Social Media Shapes TV (Organized by Maile Marshall / Bravo!)

WebOriginals: Televisions New Guinea Pigs (Organized by Dave Pedersen / CBS Interactive)

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