Film Tracks at SXSW 2020: Film & TV Industry and Making Film & Episodics

July 8, 2019 Neha Aziz

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We are putting the finishing touches on the 2020 SXSW Conference! Many rounds of programming have already been announced including Film Keynotes Erin Lee Carr and Lulu Wang; Featured Speakers such as Janelle Monáe, Judd Apatow, and Stephen Colbert, and Dave Burd; Mentors and Round Table participants; and many more events across the tech, film, and music industries.

Before you dive into the full SXSW Schedule, explore our Film TracksFilm & TV Industry and Making Film & Episodics – along with other film-related Convergence Tracks.

SXSW Platinum and Film Badges receive primary access to Film Tracks programming and secondary access to Interactive and Music Tracks. All SXSW Badges receive primary access to Convergence programming. Learn more about the value of a Film Badge and then register today for SXSW 2020 from March 13-22 in Austin, TX.

Film Tracks

Film & TV Industry

March 13-17

Explore the current and future states of film and television, as seen through the independent lens. Sessions in the Film & TV Industry Track cover topics including distribution, financing, representation, technological advancements, and the ever-changing nature of this creative medium.

Explore sessions related to pitching and finding investors to representation and social change.

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Making Film & Episodics

March 13-17

Covering the range of film and television creation from script to post-production, these sessions are designed to guide filmmakers through the strategies and techniques that are crucial in crafting these media. Hear from a range of speakers, including industry experts and legends, as they share their experiences in shaping groundbreaking work.

Take a closer look at sessions the cover virtual production, AI, and other new technologies.

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Film-related Convergence Tracks

Experiential Storytelling

March 13-15

The Experiential Storytelling Track investigates how new and experimental strategies are reimagining and redefining the creative methods used to develop cutting-edge narrative structures. While blending more traditional methods of storytelling with technology-enhanced media, audiences can explore new worlds and experiences.

Check out Experiential Storytelling sessions that explore connection within our communities, as well as, shared experiences.

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March 16-19

Focusing on current capabilities with immersive interfaces, the XR Track explores where these mind-expanding systems are heading. Also referred to as Extended Reality, XR covers virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). Formerly known as VR/AR/MR, this track complements the Virtual Cinema programming.

Interested in more from the world of XR? Explore sessions that examine how immersive experiences can elevate our daily lives.

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Explore all 22 Tracks of the SXSW Conference including cross-industry programming within Convergence Tracks which are open to all SXSW Badges.

Join Us for SXSW 2020

Discover what’s next in film with a 2020 SXSW Film Badge. From March 13-22, 2020, experience 10 days of conference sessions, screenings, exhibitions, networking events, mentor sessions, and much more. All attendees will receive primary entry to programming associated with their badge type, in addition to enjoying secondary access to most other SXSW events.

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