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

July 8, 2019 Neha Aziz

Believe it or not, we are already gearing up for the 2020 SXSW Conference and have announced our first round of programming including two initial Keynotes Reggie Fils-Aimé and Kim Gordon as well as Featured Speakers across tech, film, and music industries.

Be sure to take a look at the Film Tracks – Film & TV Industry and Making Film & Episodics – as well as Film-related Convergence Tracks as well.

SXSW Platinum and Film Badges receive primary access to Film Tracks programming and secondary access to Interactive and Music Tracks. To learn more about the value of a Film Badge, click here!

Stay tuned for more programming announcements coming Fall 2019.

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.

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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.

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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.

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March 16-18

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.

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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.

Dive into 2019 Music Tracks

Apply to Participate

Don’t forget that film submissions are now open for feature film, short, episodic or VR/AR/MR projects! Explore SXSW Film Festival application fees and deadlines and more participation categories for SXSW 2020.

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See you in March!

Ethan Hawke and Jason Blum Featured Session – Photo by Dave Pedley/Getty Images for SXSW

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