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Today, SXSW clued us in to their 2021 movie pageant lineup. After having to maneuver on the final minute to a digital fest final 12 months, they’re much more ready this 12 months, and as such, the slate is much extra sturdy. Personally, the spotlight is the documentary Clerk, about filmmaker Kevin Smith, however there are a ton of fascinating films at SXSW this 12 months. You can see the entire checklist under, but it surely’s one other pageant to stay up for this 12 months…

Here now could be the press launch:

South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 16-20, 2021) introduced the complete program for the twenty eighth version of the SXSW Film Festival. This 12 months, the acclaimed program can be online, the place it would draw hundreds of followers, filmmakers, press, and {industry} leaders to immerse themselves within the smartest, most revolutionary and entertaining new movies of the 12 months, in addition to giving entry to a whole lot of Conference Sessions, Music and Comedy Showcases, Creative Industry Exhibitions, Mentoring, Meetups and Special Events that outline the cross-industry occasion.

The 2021 Film Festival program has 75 options together with 57 World Premieres, 3 International Premieres, 4 North American Premieres, 1 U.S. Premieres, 8 Texas Premieres and 53 movies from first-time filmmakers + 84 Short Films together with Music Videos, 5 Episodic Premieres, 6 Episodic Pilots, 20 Virtual Cinema initiatives, 14 Title Design entries, plus 30 Special Events.

“It’s been a year unlike any we’ve experienced, first marked by the cancellation of SXSW 2020,” mentioned Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “We feel privileged to have been able to pivot to SXSW Online and present a fantastic treasure trove of programming, including a pared down and wonderful selection of films that we know will delight, entertain and move our attendees. SXSW Online will bring attendees a multifaceted event that speaks to so many areas of creativity in one five-day experience that everyone can access on their laptops, phones and TVs. While we won’t have the wonderful in-person SXSW that we know and love, we can gather together to be inspired by the work.”

The Film Festival will launch seven movies at a time in two-hour increments from 10:00am – 8:00pm CT, with a lot of the movies launching throughout the first three days of the occasion (Tuesday – Thursday), beginning with the movies with world entry and no viewers capability limits. Once a movie is offered, it stays obtainable on-demand till it hits its viewers capability or the occasion ends. Many movies do not need a capability restrict and can be obtainable in the course of the occasion. While SXSW is a worldwide occasion, sure movies can be restricted to entry within the United States as a consequence of rights and/or filmmaker or distributor discretion.

Several platforms are built-in to create the SXSW Online expertise throughout net, cell and premium viewing out of your TV. A devoted Connected TV app utilizing Brightcove will be accessed through Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Android TV and Samsung TV. This is a dynamic solution to expertise video content material, releasing up your smartphone, pill and laptop to attach with registrants or browse the schedule. With 4 concurrent channels which are curated by SXSW Programmers along with over 600+ on-demand Films, Conference Sessions, Comedy and Live Music Showcases. A fifth channel will host companion programming. Swapcard is the online platform, accessible by means of net browser and cell app, for attendee networking and facilitating enterprise connections, in addition to viewing channels and all on-demand content material.

Films within the SXSW 2021 lineup display screen within the following classes: Headliners; Narrative Feature Competition; Documentary Feature Competition; Narrative Spotlight; Documentary Spotlight; Visions; Midnighters; Global; 24 Beats Per Second; Festival Favorites; and, new this 12 months, 2020 Spotlight. The Episodic program consists of Episodic Premieres and the Episodic Pilot Competition. Special Events for 2021 encompass conversations, desk readings and different distinctive one-off occasions on our dwell channel 4. Shorts display screen as a part of 10 curated sections. Our Virtual Cinema programming can be obtainable on the VRrOOm platform with chosen work in VRChat. All Categories except Special Events can be eligible for section-specific Audience Awards.

The Narrative Feature Competition contains: Here Before directed by Stacey Gregg; I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking) directed by Kelley Kali, Angelique Molina; Islands directed by Martin Edralin; Our Father directed by Bradley Grant Smith; Potato Dreams of America directed by Wes Hurley; The End Of Us directed by Henry Loevner, Steven Kanter; The Fallout directed by Megan Park; and Women is Losers directed by Lissette Feliciano.

The Documentary Feature Competition contains: Introducing, Selma Blair directed by Rachel Fleit; Kid Candidate directed by Jasmine Stodel; Lily Topples The World directed by Jeremy Workman; Not Going Quietly directed by Nicholas Bruckman; The Oxy Kingpins directed by Brendan FitzGerald; The Return: Life After ISIS directed by Alba Sotorra Clua; Subjects of Desire directed by Jennifer Holness; and United States vs. Reality Winner directed by Sonia Kennebeck.


HEADLINERS
This 12 months’s Headliners: Opening and Closing Night Films and a Centerpiece Film with related Special Events on our Live Channel.

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil
Director: Michael D. Ratner, Producer: Marc Ambrose
Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil is a robust YouTube Originals documentary occasion, exploring each side that led to Lovato’s almost deadly overdose in 2018, and her awakenings within the aftermath. (World Premiere) (Opening Night Film)

Alone Together
Directors: Bradley Bell, Pablo Jones-Soler, Producers: Ross Levine, Emmie Lichtenberg, Brian Ferenchik
Charli XCX, a popstar in quarantine, embarks on a whirlwind inventive and romantic journey whereas making an album in 40 days that unites a group around the globe. (World Premiere) (Closing Night Film)

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free
Director: Mary Wharton, Producer: Peter Afterman
Drawn from a newly found archive of 16mm movie displaying Tom Petty at work on his 1994 file Wildflowers, thought of by many together with Rolling Stone to be his best album ever, Somewhere You Feel Free is an intimate view of a musical icon. (World Premiere) (Centerpiece Film)

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
Eight world premieres, eight distinctive methods to have a good time the artwork of storytelling.

Here Before (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Stacey Gregg, Producer: Sophie Vickers
After new neighbours transfer in subsequent door, a bereaved mom begins to query her actuality on this unsettling psychological thriller. Cast List: Andrea Riseborough, Martin McCann, Jonjo O’Neill, Eileen O’Higgins (World Premiere)

I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking)
Directors: Kelley Kali, Angelique Molina, Screenwriters: Kelley Kali, Angelique Molina, Roma Kong, Producers: Roma Kong, Angelique Molina, Kelley Kali, Capella Fahoome
When a just lately widowed mom turns into houseless, she convinces her 8-year-old daughter that they’re solely tenting for enjoyable whereas working to get them off the streets. Cast List: Kelley Kali, Wesley Moss, Deon Cole, Brooklynn Marie, Steven Ira Scipio, Andrew Galvan, Lamar Usher, Brian Brooks II, Jacolyn Holmes, Xing-Mai Deng (World Premiere)

Islands (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Martin Edralin, Producer: Martin Edralin, Priscilla Galvez
Joshua, a shy Filipino immigrant on the cusp of fifty, has lived within the consolation of his dad and mom’ residence his complete life. With his dad and mom now in previous age, he pleads with God for a companion, fearful of being alone after they cross. Cast List: Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang, Vangie Alcasid, Pablo Quiogue, Isys Szuky, Maximus Szuky (World Premiere)

Our Father
Director/Screenwriter: Bradley Grant Smith, Producers: Alex Thompson, Ian Keiser, Steven Callas
In a final ditch try and foster a significant bond, estranged sisters Beta and Zelda go in quest of their mysterious Uncle Jerry. Cast List: Baize Buzan, Allison Torem, Austin Pendleton, Corey Hendrix, Tim Hopper, Ann Whitney, Keith Kupferer, Guy Massey, Lance Baker, D’Wayne Taylor (World Premiere)


Potato Dreams of America
Director/Screenwriter: Wes Hurley, Producers: Mischa Jakupcak, Wes Hurley
A real story a few homosexual boy rising up within the collapsing USSR, his brave mail-order bride mom, and their adventurous escape to Seattle within the 90s. Cast List: Marya Sea Kaminski, Dan Lauria, Tyler Bocock, Lea DeLaria, Sera Barbieri, Hersh Powers, Jonathan Bennett, Sophia Mitri Schloss, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, James Grixoni (World Premiere)

The End Of Us
Directors/Screenwriters: Henry Loevner, Steven Kanter, Producers: Claudia Restrepo, Henry Loevner, Steven Kanter, Lovell Holder
After a savage breakup, two exes should proceed dwelling collectively when California points its stay-at-home order for COVID-19. Now they’ll attempt to transfer on with out transferring out. Cast List: Ben Coleman, Ali Vingiano, Derrick DeBlasis, Gadiel Del Orbe, Kate Peterman, Colin Weatherby, Caroline Kwan, Will Neff, Jesse Benjamin, Claudia Restrepo (World Premiere)

The Fallout
Director/Screenwriter: Megan Park, Producers: David Brown, Rebecca Miller, Cara Shine, Joannie Burstein, Shaun Sanghani
High schooler Vada navigates the emotional fallout she experiences within the wake of a college tragedy. Relationships along with her household, buddies and consider of the world are without end altered. Cast List: Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler, Niles Fitch, Will Ropp, Lumi Pollack, John Ortiz, Julie Bowen, Shailene Woodley (World Premiere)

Women is Losers
Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Lissette Feliciano
In Nineteen Sixties San Francisco, a once-promising catholic college woman, Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo), units out to rise above the oppression of poverty and spend money on a future for herself that units new precedents for the time. Cast List: Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Chrissie Fit, Simu Liu, Steven Bauer, Liza Weil, Cranston Johnson, Alejandra Miranda, Shalim Ortiz, Lincoln Bonilla (World Premiere)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
Eight world premieres: Eight actual world tales that reveal innovation, power and daring voices.

Introducing, Selma Blair
Director: Rachel Fleit, Producers: Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon, Troy Nankin
Introducing, Selma Blair is a deeply intimate and uncooked portrait of the actress after she is identified with Multiple Sclerosis and makes a valiant, dangerous effort to attempt to sluggish the development of her illness. For the acclaimed, but typically supporting actress, her starring position has lastly arrived – she simply needed to present up and totally embrace herself.
(World Premiere)

Kid Candidate
Director: Jasmine Stodel, Producers: Jasmine Stodel, Chevis LaBelle, William Dorrien-Smith
Kid Candidate tells the story of Hayden Pedigo, an 24-year previous experimental musician and his unlikely run for Amarillo metropolis council after his Harmony Korine impressed spoof marketing campaign video went viral. (World Premiere)

Lily Topples The World
Director: Jeremy Workman, Producers: Jeremy Workman, Robert J. Lyons
Lily Topples The World follows 20-year-old Lily Hevesh — the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the one girl in her subject — in a coming-of-age story of artistry, ardour, and unlikely triumph. Executive produced by Kelly Marie Tran. (World Premiere)

Not Going Quietly
Director: Nicholas Bruckman, Screenwriters: Nicholas Bruckman, Amanda Roddy, Producer: Amanda Roddy
When a younger father probabilities to satisfy a robust senator on an airplane, their change goes viral, sparking one of the unlikely political actions in a technology. (World Premiere)

The Oxy Kingpins
Director: Brendan FitzGerald, Producers: Drea Bernardi, Brendan FitzGerald, Nick August-Perna
The Oxy Kingpins covers the untold story of how a community of pharmaceutical producers, distributors, and retailers labored collectively to orchestrate and perpetuate the opioid disaster that has killed over half one million folks in America. (World Premiere)


The Return: Life After ISIS (Spain, United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Alba Sotorra Clua, Producers: Alba Sotorra Clua, Vesna Cudic
Shamima Begum (UK) and Hoda Muthana (US) made it into worldwide headlines once they left their international locations as youngsters to hitch ISIS. Now they need to return however their international locations don’t need them again. (World Premiere)

Subjects of Desire (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Jennifer Holness, Producers: Jennifer Holness, Sudz Sutherland
Subjects of Desire is a thought upsetting movie that examines the cultural shift in magnificence requirements in the direction of embracing (or appropriating) Black aesthetics and options, deconstructing what we perceive about race and the facility behind magnificence. (World Premiere)

United States vs. Reality Winner
Director: Sonia Kennebeck, Producer: Ines Hofmann Kanna
A state of secrets and techniques and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers – that is the story of 25-year-old Reality Winner who disclosed a doc about Russian election interference to the media and have become the primary leak goal of the Trump administration. (World Premiere)

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
High profile narrative options receiving their World, International, North American, U.S. or Texas premieres at SXSW.

The Drover’s Wife: the Legend of Molly Johnson (Australia)
Director/Screenwriter: Leah Purcell, Producers: Bain Stewart, David Jowsey, Angela Littlejohn, Greer Simpkin, Leah Purcell
The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a reimagining of Leah Purcell’s acclaimed play and Henry Lawson’s traditional brief story. A searing Australian western thriller asking the query: how far do you go to guard your family members? Cast List: Leah Purcell, Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Malachi Dower-Roberts (World Premiere)

The Fabulous Filipino Brothers (Philippines, United States)
Director: Dante Basco, Screenwriters: Dante Basco, Darion Basco, Dionysio Basco, Arianna Basco, Producers: Joan Banaga, Rawn Erickson II, Dante Basco, Rome Reyes, Sienna Olazo, Belay A Santillan, Guido Zaballero
From Northern California to The Philippines, 4 brothers confront their points with love, household, and tradition, surrounding a extremely controversial Filipino marriage ceremony. Told in 4 vignettes with cockfights, adultery, romance, meals, and household. Cast List: Dante Basco, Derek Basco, Dionysio Basco, Darion Basco, Solenn Heussaff, Liza Lapira, Tirso Cruz III, Cheryl Tsai, Arriana Basco, Joe Jitsukawa (World Premiere)

Language Lessons
Director: Natalie Morales, Screenwriters: Mark Duplass, Natalie Morales, Producer: Mel Eslyn
A Spanish trainer and her scholar develop an sudden friendship. Cast List: Natalie Morales, Mark Duplass, Desean Terry, Christine Quesada (North American)

Ludi
Director: Edson Jean, Screenwriters: Edson Jean, Joshua Jean-Baptiste, Producers: Fabiola Rodriguez, Mark Pulaski
Ludi, a hardworking and exhausted nurse, battles coworkers, purchasers and one impatient bus driver to study her self value as she chases the American Dream in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood. Cast List: Shein Mompremier, Alan Myles Heyman, Madelin Marchant, Success St. Fleur Jr., Kerline Alce, Plus Pierre, Patrice DeGraff Arenas, Farah Larrieux (Texas Premiere)

Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break (United Kingdom)
Director: Nick Gillespie, Screenwriters: Brook Driver, Matt White, Nick Gillespie, Producer: Finn Bruce
When Paul’s possibilities of profitable a nationwide expertise contest are ruined and his desires of fame are slashed, he plans a deathly revenge rampage!! 1 lunch break, 5 spectacular murders! Each wrongdoer dispatched in a becoming method by the sparkly suited Paul! Cast List: Tom Meeten, Katherine Parkinson, Kris Marshall, Alice Lowe, Mandeep Dhillon, Johnny Vegas, Steve Oram, Craig Parkinson, Kevin Bishop, Pippa Haywood (World Premiere)

Recovery
Directors: Mallory Everton, Stephen Meek, Screenwriters: Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Producers: Scott Christopherson, Stephen Meek, Abi Nielson Hunsaker
Two directionless sisters courageous a cross-country street journey to rescue their grandmother from a COVID outbreak at her nursing residence. Cast List: Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Anne Sward Hansen, Julia Jolley, Baylee Thornock, Jessica Drolet, Stephen Meek, Tyler Andrew Jones, Noah Kershisnik, Justin Call (World Premiere)


See You Then
Director: Mari Walker, Screenwriters: Kristen Uno, Mari Walker, Producers: Mia Schulman, Kristen Uno, Mari Walker
A decade after abruptly breaking apart with Naomi, Kris invitations her to dinner to catch-up on their difficult lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition. Cast List: Pooya Mohseni, Lynn Chen, Nican Robinson, Danny Jacobs, Nikohl Boosheri (U.S. Premiere)

Swan Song
Director/Screenwriter: Todd Stephens, Producers: Todd Stephens, Eric Eisenbrey, Tim Kaltenecker, Stephen Israel
An growing old hairdresser (Udo Kier) escapes his nursing residence and embarks on an odyssey throughout his small city to model a lifeless girl’s hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle alongside the way in which. Cast List: Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins, Stephanie McVay (World Premiere)

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
Shining a light-weight on new documentary options receiving their World, International, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW.

Alien On Stage (United Kingdom)
Directors/Producers: Danielle Kummer, Lucy Harvey
British Bus driver’s beginner stage present of Ridley Scott’s Alien, unintentionally makes it to a well-known London theatre! With awkward appearing and particular results requiring extra luck than judgement, will their do-it-yourself homage be alright on the night time? (International Premiere)

Fruits of Labor
Director: Emily Cohen Ibañez, Screenwriters: Ashley Solis Pavon, Emily Cohen Ibañez Producer: Emily Cohen Ibañez
A Mexican-American teenage farmworker desires of graduating highschool, when ICE raids in her group threaten to separate her household and drive her to change into her household’s breadwinner. (World Premiere)

The Hunt for Planet B
Director: Nathaniel Kahn, Producers: Bonnie Hlinomaz, Nathaniel Kahn
Taking us behind the scenes with NASA’s high-stakes James Webb Space Telescope, The Hunt for Planet B follows a pioneering group of scientists—a lot of them girls—on their quest to seek out one other Earth among the many stars. (World Premiere)

Hysterical
Director: Andrea Nevins, Producers: Ross Dinerstein, Rebecca Evans, Carolina Groppa
Hysterical is an sincere and hilarious backstage cross into the lives of a few of stand-up comedy’s most boundary-breaking girls, exploring the hard-fought journey to change into the voices of their technology and their gender. Featuring Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Nikki Glaser, Judy Gold, Kathy Griffin, Jessica Kirson, Sherri Shepherd, Iliza Shlesinger and extra. Available on FX in 2021. (World Premiere)

The Lost Sons
Director: Ursula Macfarlane, Producer: Gagan Rehill
Nineteen Sixties Chicago, a child is kidnapped from a hospital. Fifteen months later, a toddler is deserted. Could he be the identical child? In a story of breathtaking twists and turns, two mysteries start to unravel and darkish household secrets and techniques are revealed. (World Premiere)

Mau (Austria, United States)
Directors: Benji Bergmann, Jono Bergmann, Producer: Karol Martesko-Fenster
Mau follows the unlikely story of design visionary Bruce Mau and his ever-optimistic push for large change. (World Premiere)

Spring Valley
Director: Garrett Zevgetis, Producers: Chico Colvard, Jeff Consiglio, Ariana Garfinkel
An explosive viral video exhibits a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her college desk. One girl uproots her life to assist the woman, face the officer, and dismantle the system behind the “Assault at Spring Valley.” (World Premiere)

WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
Director: Jed Rothstein, Producer: Ross Dinerstein
WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn explores the rise and fall of one of many greatest company flameouts and enterprise capitalist bubbles lately – the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic chief Adam Neumann. (World Premiere)

When Claude Got Shot
Director: Brad Lichtenstein, Producer: Steven Cantor, Brad Lichtenstein, Jamie Schutz, Santana Wilson (co-producer)
Three strangers’ lives change into inextricably entwined by a weekend of gun violence. (World Premiere)

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Directors: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler, Screenwriter: Jeffery Robinson, Producers: Jeffery Robinson, Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
ACLU lawyer Jeffery Robinson’s shattering discuss on the historical past of U.S. anti-Black racism is interwoven with archival footage, interviews and Robinson’s story, exploring the legacy of white supremacy and our collective accountability to beat it. (World Premiere)

MIDNIGHTERS
Scary, humorous, horny, controversial – eight provocative after-dark options for night time owls and the terminally curious.

Broadcast Signal Intrusion
Director: Jacob Gentry, Screenwriters: Phil Drinkwater, Tim Woodall, Producers: Greg Newman, Brett Hays, Giles Edwards, Nicola Goelzhaeuser
In the late 90s, a video archivist reveals a collection of sinister pirate broadcasts and turns into obsessive about uncovering the darkish conspiracy behind them. Cast List: Harry Shum Jr., Kelley Mack, Chris Sullivan, Jennifer Jelsema, Arif Yampolsky, Justin Welborn, Michael B. Woods, Steve Pringle (World Premiere)

The Feast (United Kingdom)
Director: Lee-Haven Jones, Screenwriter/Producer: Roger Williams
Over a night a rich household gathers for a luxurious dinner with friends of their ostentatious home within the Welsh mountains. Served by a mysteriously disturbing younger girl, the assembled celebration don’t realise they’re about to eat their final supper. Cast List: Anne Elwy, Nia Roberts, Julian Lewis Jones, Steffan Cennydd, Sion Alun Davies, Lisa Palfrey, Rhodri Meilir (World Premiere)

Gaia (South Africa)
Director: Jaco Bouwer, Screenwriter: Tertius Kapp, Producer: Tertius Kapp, Jorrie van der Walt, Jaco Bouwer
In the depths of an historic forest, one thing has been rising. Something older than humanity itself, and maybe higher too. When a park ranger discovers a person and his son dwelling wild, she stumbles onto a secret that’s about to vary the world. Cast List: Monique Rockman, Carel Nel, Alex van Dyk, Anthony Oseyemi (World Premiere)

Jakob’s Wife
Director: Travis Stevens, Screenwriters: Travis Stevens, Kathy Charles, Mark Steensland, Producers: Barbara Crampton, Bob Portal, Travis Stevens, Inderpal Singh
The disappearance of a younger girl threatens to vary the beige and banal lives of Anne Fedder (Barbara Crampton) and her pastor husband Jakob Fedder (Larry Fessenden) without end. Cast List: Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden, Bonnie Aarons, Mark Kelly, Sarah Lind, Robert Rusler, Nyisha Bell, Phil Brooks (World Premiere)

Offseason
Director/Screenwriter: Mickey Keating, Producer: Eric B. Fleischman, Maurice Fadida
After receiving a mysterious letter, a girl travels to a desolate island city and shortly turns into trapped in a nightmare. Cast List: Joe Swanberg, Jocelin Donahue, Melora Walters, Richard Brake, Jeremy Gardner (World Premiere)

Sound Of Violence (Finland, United States)
Director/Screenwriter: Alex Noyer, Producer: Hannu Aukia, Alex Noyer
A younger woman recovers her listening to and positive aspects synesthetic skills throughout the brutal homicide of her household. Finding solace within the sounds of bodily hurt, as an grownup, she pursues a profession in music composing her masterpiece by means of ugly murders. Cast List: Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons, James Jagger, Tessa Munro (World Premiere)

The Spine of Night
Directors/Screenwriters: Philip Gelatt, Morgan Galen King, Producers: Will Battersby, Philip Gelatt, Jean Rattle
In this ultra-violent, fantasy epic, historic darkish magic falls into sinister fingers and unleashes ages of struggling onto mankind. A gaggle of heroes from completely different eras and cultures should band collectively with a purpose to defeat it in any respect prices. Cast List: Richard E. Grant, Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, Betty Gabriel, Joe Manganiello, Larry Fessenden, Nina Lisandrello, Abby Savage, Tom Lipinski, Patrick Breen (World Premiere)

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
Director/Screenwriter: Kier-La Janisse, Producers: Kier-La Janisse, David Gregory, Winnie Cheung
Woodlands Dark Days and Days Bewitched is the primary feature-length documentary on the historical past of people horror, from the Nineteen Sixties to immediately. (World Premiere)

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
Acclaimed standouts and chosen premieres from festivals around the globe.

Dear Mr. Brody
Director: Keith Maitland, Producers: Melissa Robyn Glassman, Megan Gilbride, Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson
A psychedelic journey into the guts (and checking account) of Michael Brody, Jr, the hippie-millionaire who supplied the world peace for the value of a postage stamp. (Texas Premiere)

How It Ends
Directors/Screenwriters/Producers: Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones
On the final day on Earth, one girl goes on a journey by means of LA to make it to her final celebration earlier than the world ends, operating into an eclectic forged of characters alongside the way in which. Cast List: Zoe Lister-Jones, Cailee Spaeny, Nick Kroll, Olivia Wilde, Helen Hunt, Lamorne Morris, Fred Armisen, Bradley Whitford, Charlie Day, Whitney Cummings

In the Same Breath
Director: Nanfu Wang, Producers: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn
Nanfu Wang’s deeply private In The Same Breath recounts the origin and unfold of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage throughout the United States. (Texas Premiere)

Ma Belle, My Beauty
Director/Screenwriter: Marion Hill, Producers: Ben Matheny, Kelsey Scult, Marion Hill
A shock reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two girls who have been previously polyamorous lovers. Cast List: Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon (Texas Premiere)

R#J
Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriters: Carey Williams, Rickie Castaneda, Producers: Timur Bekmambetov, Igor Tsay
A re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, that includes a various forged within the traditional Shakespearean roles. This modern-day take is instructed on cell and is a mashup of Shakespearean dialogue with present social media communication. Cast List: Camaron Engels, Francesca Noel, RJ Cyler, Diego Tinoco, Russell Hornsby, Siddiq Saunderson (Texas Premiere)

Violation (Canada)
Directors/Screenwriters/Producers: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli
A troubled girl on the sting of divorce returns residence to her youthful sister after years aside. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her belief, she embarks on a vicious campaign of revenge. Cast List: Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe, Obi Abili, Jasmin Geljo, Cynthia Ashperger (Texas Premiere)

VISIONS
Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists within the new cinema panorama who reveal uncooked innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking.

Ayar
Director: Floyd Russ, Screenwriters: Ariana Ron Pedrique, Floyd Russ, Vilma Vega, Producers: Kara Durrett, Floyd Russ, Corey Waters, Andy Coverdale
Ayar, a first-generation American Latina, returns residence to reunite along with her daughter. But when her mom, Renata, refuses to let her see her as a consequence of Covid, Ayar is confronted by the various roles she’s been pressured to play, together with the position on this movie. Cast List: Ariana Ron Pedrique, Vilma Vega, Henry Foster Brown, Simon Haycock, Calliah Sophie Estrada, Pete Pano, Briza Covarrubias, Ceasar Hartman, Jay Lawrence Kiman, Frances Fuches (World Premiere)

Delia Derbyshire – the Myths and the Legendary Tapes (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Caroline Catz, Producer: Andy Starke
A portrait of the character and legacy of digital sound pioneer Delia Derbyshire, who realised the Dr Who Theme tune in 1963 and explores the concept this extraordinary composer lived exterior of time and area as different folks expertise it. Featuring Caroline Catz, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Julian Rhind-tutt, Tom Meeten, Richard Glover, Saskia Reeves, and Michael Higgs. (International Premiere)

Inbetween Girl
Director/Screenwriter: Mei Makino, Producers: Matt Stryker, Connor Pickens, Emily Gollahon, Kate Gollahon, Udoy Rahim
Teen artist Angie Chen turns to secret hookups with the heartthrob of her non-public college after her dad and mom’ sudden divorce. Cast List: Emma Galbraith, William Magnuson, Emily Garrett, Lizabeth Waters, KaiChow Lau, Thanh Phuong Bui, Shanshan Jin, Kelsey Buckley (World Premiere)

Through the Plexi-Glass: The Last Days of the San Jose
Director: Liz Lambert, Producers: Liz Lambert, Tina Gazzerro Clapp, Ariel Quintans
The documentary tells the story of an actual property deal’s sudden detour — one which sparked the gentrification of Austin’s hippest neighborhood — and divulges layers of knotty, unanswerable questions, all extra related than ever immediately. (World Premiere)

Twyla Moves
Director: Steven Cantor, Producers: Steven Cantor, Jamie Schutz
Interwoven along with her storied profession and prolific works, Twyla Moves sees legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp navigate her newest inventive problem: making a dance for a world stricken by the Covid-19 pandemic. (World Premiere)

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Showcasing the sounds, tradition and affect of music and musicians, with an emphasis on documentary.

Disintegration Loops
Director/Screenwriter: David Wexler, Producers: David Wexler, Bradford Coleman
As the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 looms close to, William Basinski contemplates the enduring legacy of The Disintegration Loops (his elegy to the 2001 Attacks), whereas quarantined within the midst of COVID-19. (World Premiere)

I Went To The Dance/J’ai Été Au Bal
Directors: Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz, Producer: Chris Strachwitz
Beautiful 5K restoration of the celebrated movie on the historical past of Cajun and Creole/Zydeco music of SW Louisiana. Exhilarating performances by Clifton Chenier, Marc and Ann Savoy, BeauSoleil, and extra. By Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz and Maureen Gosling (World Premiere)

Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (United Kingdom)
Directors: Paul Sng, Celeste Bell, Screenwriters: Celeste Bell, Zoë Howe, Producers: Rebecca Mark-Lawson, Matthew Silverman, Daria Nitsche
The dying of punk icon and X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene sends her daughter on a journey the world over and thru her mom’s archives to reconcile their fraught relationship. (North American Premiere)

Soy Cubana
Directors: Jeremy Ungar, Ivaylo Getov, Screenwriters: Agustín Rexach Martín, Ivaylo Getov, Jeremy Ungar, Producer: Robin Miller Ungar
When the Vocal Vidas, an all-female Cuban quartet, are invited to play their first present within the US, a easy live performance turns into a journey throughout bodily and ideological borders – affirming the connective energy of music, even in essentially the most unsure occasions. (World Premiere)

Under the Volcano (Australia)
Director: Gracie Otto, Screenwriters: Cody Greenwood, Gracie Otto, Ian Shadwell, Producers: Cody Greenwood, Richard Harris
The story of George Martin’s AIR Studios Montserrat and the island that modified music without end. Featuring interviews with Sting, Mark Knopfler, Nick Rhodes, Jimmy Buffett, Verdine White, Tony Lommi, Stewart Copeland, Guy Fletcher, Midge Ure, Roger Glover. (World Premiere)

GLOBAL
A various collection of worldwide filmmaking expertise, that includes revolutionary narratives, clever documentaries, premieres, pageant favorites and extra.

Bantú Mama (Dominican Republic)
Director: Ivan Herrera, Screenwriters: Clarisse Albrecht, Ivan Herrera, Producers: Ivan Herrera, Nicolas LaMadrid, Franmiris Lombert
An Afropean girl escapes after being arrested within the Dominican Republic. She is sheltered by a bunch of minors, in a harmful district of Santo Domingo. By turning into their protégée and maternal determine, she’s going to see her future change inexorably. Cast List: Clarisse Albrecht, Scarlett Reyes, Arturo Perez, Euris Javiel, Donis Taveras, Jarold Santos (World Premiere)

Fucking with Nobody (Finland)
Director: Hannaleena Hauru, Screenwriters: Hannaleena Hauru, Lasse Poser, Producers: Emilia Haukka, Jussi Rantamäki
Hanna is a movie director. She loses her dream job to her rival Kristian who’s far more common, and never single. Thus, she decides to create a parody romance on Instagram to query the picture one presents to society. This pretend romance could have sudden results. Cast List: Hannaleena Hauru, Samuel Kujala, Lasse Poser (North American Premiere)

Luchadoras (Germany/Mexico)
Directors: Paola Calvo, Patrick Jasim, Screenwriters: Patrick Jasim, Paola Calvo, Phillip Kaminiak, Producer: Phillip Kaminiak
Luchadoras portrays the brave feminine wrestlers of Ciudad Juárez, a metropolis recognized for its excessive homicide fee in opposition to girls – who within the ring and of their every day lives battle to redefine the picture of what it means to be a girl in Mexico. (World Premiere)

Ninjababy (Norway)
Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke, Screenwriter: Johan Fasting, Producer: Yngve Sæther
When Rakel (23), manner too late, finds out she’s six months pregnant after a not-so-romantic one-night stand, her world adjustments. Cast List: Kristine Thorp, Arthur Berning, Nader Khademi, Tora Christine Dietrichson (International Premiere)

Trapped (Egypt)
Director: Manal Khaled, Screenwriters: Manal Khaled, Rasha Azab, Producer: Manal Khaled
Trapped revolves round a lot of girls from completely different walks of life whose destinies are tied collectively; being all beneath one siege. As the occasions unfold, their very own private tales replicate on a far larger siege that depicts the shackles imposed by a patriarchal society. Cast List: Coroline Khalil, Reem Hegab, Osama Abo El Ata, Ne’ma Mohsen, Mona Mokhtar, Sara’a Jebel (World Premiere)

2020 SPOTLIGHT
Exciting Narrative, Documentary and Episodic initiatives from throughout our sections from the 2020 version of the SXSW Film Festival.

Best Summer Ever
Directors: Michael Parks Randa, Lauren Smitelli, Screenwriters: Michael Parks Randa, Will Halby, Terra Mackintosh, Andrew Pilkington, Lauren Smitelli, Producers: Andrew Pilkington, Katie White, Terra Mackintosh, Leah Romond, Jake Sharpless
A recent and exhilarating tackle the beloved teen musical style that includes eight unique songs and a totally built-in forged and crew of individuals with and with out disabilities. Cast List: Shannon DeVido, Rickey Wilson Jr., MuMu, Jacob Waltuck, Emily Kranking, Eileen Grubba, Holly Palmer, Ajani “AJ” Murray, Lawerence Carter-Long, Bradford Hayes (Texas Premiere)

Chad
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Nasim Pedrad, Director: Rhys Thomas, Producer: David Cress
An awkward 14-year-old Persian-American boy navigates his first 12 months of highschool on a mission to change into common. Cast List: Nasim Pedrad, Jake Ryan, Ella Mika, Saba Homayoon, Paul Chahidi, Alexa Loo, Thomas Barbusca (World Premiere) (Episodic)

Clerk (Canada, U.S.A.)
Director: Malcolm Ingram, Producers: Malcolm Ingram, Craig Fleming
A documentary on the life and profession of Kevin Smith (World Premiere)

Executive Order (Brazil)
Director: Lázaro Ramos, Screenwriters: Lusa Silvestre, Lázaro Ramos, Aldri Anunciação, Elísio Lopes Jr, Producers: Daniel Filho, Tania Rocha
In a dystopian close to future in Brazil, an authoritarian authorities orders all residents of African descent to maneuver to Africa – creating chaos, protests, and an underground resistance motion that evokes the nation. Cast List: Alfred Enoch, Taís Araújo, Seu Jorge, Adriana Esteves, Renata Sorrah, Mariana Xavier, Pablo Sanábio (Texas Premiere)

Violet
Director/Screenwriter: Justine Bateman, Producers: Justine Bateman, Michael D. Jones, Larry Hummel, Matt Paul
A movie growth government realizes that “guiding voice” inside her head has been mendacity to her about every thing. Cast List: Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, Justin Theroux (World Premiere)

We Are As Gods
Directors/Screenwriters: Jason Sussberg, David Alvarado, Producers: Kate McLean, Jamie Meltzer, David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg
“We are as gods and might as well get good at it,” Stewart Brand wrote in ‘68. The legendary pioneer of LSD, our on-line world, futurism, and fashionable environmentalism now urges folks to make use of our god-like powers to battle extinction by reviving misplaced species. (World Premiere)

We Are The Thousand (Italy)
Director/Screenwriter: Anita Rivaroli, Producer: Simone Catania
Learn the story behind the viral video and what got here after! We Are The Thousand takes you backstage with the Rockin’1000. A thousand musicians gathered along with one mission–to get the Foo Fighters to carry out of their small city. (North American Premiere)

Witch Hunt
Director/Screenwriter: Elle Callahan, Producers: Eric B. Fleischman, Maurice Fadida
In a contemporary America the place witches are actual and witchcraft is prohibited, a sheltered teenager should face her personal demons and prejudices as she helps two younger witches keep away from regulation enforcement and cross the southern border to asylum in Mexico. Cast List: Gideon Adlon, Elizabeth Mitchell, Abigail Cowen, Nicholas and Cameron Crovetti, Christian Camargo (World Premiere)

Without Getting Killed or Caught
Directors: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield, Screenwriters: Tamara Saviano, Bart Knaggs, Producers: Tamara Saviano, Paul Whitfield
Without Getting Killed or Caught is the true story of Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, who struggles to jot down poetic, but indelible songs whereas balancing a sophisticated marriage with spouse Susanna, and a deep friendship with Townes Van Zandt. (World Premiere)

EPISODIC PROGRAM

EPISODIC PREMIERES
Presenting world premieres of status serials slated for launch.

Confronting A Serial Killer
Showrunner: Po Kutchins, Director: Joe Berlinger, Producers: Eve Rodrick, Eleanor Yu, Cassandra Corbett, Janine Nask, Julia Pontecorvo, Lesley Grossman, Emma McNamara, Ariel Kay
Confronting a Serial Killer tells the story of the unprecedented relationship between creator Jillian Lauren and serial killer Sam Little whereas investigating the devastating affect of bias in opposition to marginalized girls within the felony justice system. (World Premiere)

Cruel Summer
Showrunner: Tia Napolitano, Director: Max Winkler
From Exec Producer Jessica Biel, Freeform’s Cruel Summer is a psychological thriller happening over three summers when a preferred woman goes lacking and a clumsy outlier transforms to queen bee and ultimately, essentially the most despised individual in America. Cast List: Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, Michael Landes, Froy Gutierrez, Harley Quinn Smith, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee, Brooklyn Sudano (World Premiere)

The Girlfriend Experience
Showrunner/Director/Screenwriter: Anja Marquardt, Producer: Chris Thompson
The third installment of The Girlfriend Experience is ready within the London tech scene, Iris, a neuroscience main, begins to discover the transactional world of The Girlfriend Experience and rapidly learns that consumer periods present her with a compelling edge within the tech world. Cast List: Julia Goldani Telles, Oliver Masucci, Frank Dillane, Daniel Betts, Armin Karima, Tobi Bamtefa, Jemima Rooper (World Premiere)

Made for Love
Showrunner: Christina Lee, Director: Stephanie Laing, Screenwriters: Written for Television by Alissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville and Christina Lee
Based on Alissa Nutting’s tragicomic novel, Made for Love is a darkish, absurd, and cynically poignant story of divorce and revenge following Hazel Green (Cristin Milioti), a thirty-something girl on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage. Cast List: Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Augusto Aguilera, Caleb Foote and Ray Romano. Executive producers: Christina Lee, Alissa Nutting, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, SJ Clarkson. (World Premiere)

Sasquatch
Showrunner/Director: Joshua Rofé, Producers: Duplass Brothers Productions, Number 19
Sasquatch is a real crime doc collection following investigative journalist David Holthouse as he makes an attempt to resolve a weird twenty-five 12 months previous triple murder that was mentioned to be the work of a legendary creature. (World Premiere)

Them
Showrunner: Little Marvin
Set in 1953, Them, a co-production from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television, facilities on a Black household who transfer from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The household’s idyllic residence turns into floor zero the place malevolent forces, subsequent door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage & destroy them. Cast List: Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Alison Pill, Melody Hurd, Shahadi Wright Joseph (World Premiere)

EPISODIC PILOT COMPETITION
A pilot showcase introducing recent work from brilliant new expertise, many with an eye fixed in the direction of discovering manufacturing, completion funds, or a launch platform.

4 Feet High (Argentina, France)
Directors: Maria Belen Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Screenwriters: Greta Molas, Javier Correa Caceres, Elisa Gagliano, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Maria Belen Poncio, Delphine Agut, Ivana Galdeano, Gabriela Vidal
Imagine your final 12 months of High School in a wheelchair. Cast List: Marisol Agostina Irigoyen, Florencia Licera, Marcio Ramses, Natalia Di Cienzo, Francisca Spinotti (Texas Premiere)

Dale’s House
Showrunner: Julie Lake, Director: Kat Whalen, Screenwriters: Matt Kirsch, Julie Lake, Producers: Matt Kirsch, Julie Lake, Dana Fares
Dale’s House is a horror comedy about two estranged greatest buddies, each at all-time low of their careers and private lives, who find yourself home sitting collectively in a demonic home that grants all of them the success they want, in change for his or her souls. Cast List: Julie Lake, Matt Kirsch, Sandy McCree, Jeff Cahn (World Premiere)

For the Record (Canada)
Showrunner: Julian De Zotti, Directors: Lisa Baylin, Julian De Zotti, Screenwriter: Julian De Zotti, Producer: Lisa Baylin
Ray and Angela simply broke up. What if music had the facility to convey them again collectively? Follow the enduring songs that make up the unforgettable soundtrack for a uniquely interconnected forged of characters. Cast List: Anna Hopkins, Julian De Zotti, Lyriq Bent, Alexandra Beaton, Karen LeBlanc, Maurice Dean Wint, Kyra Clavell, Moni Ogunsuyi, Alannah Ong, Johnny Orlando (International Premiere)

Parked in America
Showrunner/Screenwriter: Kayla Yumi Lewis, Director: Luke Salin, Producers: Cole Bannick, Jori Johnson, Alexandro Pacheco
Parked in America is a half-hour dramedy following Jamie Park, a Korean teenager, who strikes in along with her family members in Illinois after a household tragedy strikes again at residence in Seoul. Cast List: Judy Song, Jeff Lawless, Solomon Abell, Ella Baker-Smith, Judy Han, Jim Cairl, Lexi Perkel, MeeWha Alana Lee (World Premiere)

The Position
Director/Screenwriter: Matthew Lessner, Producers: Breeda Wool, Michael Kaleda, Matthew Lessner
The Position is a metaphysical comedy about two fashionable girls’s unlikely partnership and subsequent misadventures in pursuit of a portal to the multiverse. Cast List: Breeda Wool, Remi Nicole (World Premiere)

Pretend Partners
Showrunners/Screenwriters/Producers: Kristin Erickson, Ron Najor, Director: Ron Najor
Two (not so good) buddies notice they’re higher collectively than alone. Cast List: Kristin Erickson, Ron Najor, Kandis Fay, Dan J. Johnson (World Premiere)

SPECIAL EVENTS
Special Events for 2021 encompass conversations related to initiatives within the 2021 Film Festival, desk readings and different distinctive one-off occasions on our Live Channel 4.

Opening Night Special Event: YouTube Originals Docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil Special Event Q&A
Global celebrity Demi Lovato, Director and Executive Producer Michael D. Ratner, YouTube’s Global Head of Original Content Susanne Daniels and moderator Jenelle Riley from Variety talk about the brand new documentary occasion exploring the traumas and each side that led to Lovato’s almost deadly overdose in 2018, adopted by her highly effective awakenings within the aftermath.

Closing Night Film Special Event: Live Q&A with Charli XCX, a SICK moderator, and administrators Bradley & Pablo
Live Q&A Followed by a digital rave dance celebration which is able to encompass:
-A pre-recorded DJ set from Charli, shot in a giant empty warehouse area with minimal, darkish rave-y lighting. A real pandemic rave shot as a dwell efficiency.
-Different performers can be spotlighted on Zoom dancing to the set: Poison Oakland + different drag performers + followers featured within the movie + fortunate attendees!

7 Sounds
Filmmaker Sam Green and musician JD Samson ask you to step away out of your laptop and deal with the expertise of listening within the current second. 7 Sounds is an immersive, live-streamed audio-video work that explores the common affect of sound. The piece weaves seven particular audio recordings right into a meditation on the facility of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly form our notion—opening new methods to listen to our on a regular basis world.

Art and Life Talk with Filmmakers Daryl Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones of Mister Lister Films
Dive into the filmmaking careers of husband-wife duo, Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones of such movies as How It Ends (Sundance/SXSW 2021), The Craft (Sony), White Rabbit (Sundance/Gravitas), Band Aid (Sundance/IFC Films), Lola Versus (Fox Searchlight), Breaking Upwards (IFC Films/SXSW).

Black Monday Q&A
Join the good forged and showrunners of Black Monday as they arrive collectively nearly for an unique Q&A. This collection by no means fails to shock because it tells subversively fashionable tales in opposition to a backdrop of huge hair and larger fashions. Miraculously, Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, Paul Scheer, Yassir Lester and Casey Wilson and showrunners David Caspe and Jordan Cahan are much more enjoyable dwell. Hilarity assured.

Clerk and Twerk with Kevin Smith and Malcolm Ingram
Clerk is an examination and celebration of the lifetime of Kevin Smith – and an exploration on how one child from Jersey fully reworked the cultural panorama. A journey which started 25 years in the past on the Sundance Film pageant the place his DIY movie Clerks, financed on bank cards took the movie world by storm. Leading to a profession as a filmmaker, podcaster, humorist, creator, comedian e book author, tv producer – a veritable popular culture icon with a really massive and dependable fanbase.

Confronting a Serial Killer Conversation
Discussion with the group behind Confronting a Serial Killer: director/EP Joe Berlinger, EP/showrunner Po Kutchins and Jillian Lauren. Premiering on STARZ this Spring, the five-episode collection that tells the well timed story of the unprecedented relationship between acclaimed creator and journalist Jillian Lauren and essentially the most prolific serial killer in American historical past, Sam Little, and her race in opposition to time to determine his victims earlier than it’s too late.

Jada Pinkett Smith in Conversation with the Creator, Executive Producers, and Cast of the brand new Amazon Prime Video Terror Anthology, Them
Them creator and government producer Little Marvin and government producer Lena Waithe, will be a part of forged, Deborah Ayorinde, Ashley Thomas, Alison Pill, Melody Hurd, and Shahadi Wright Joseph in a dialogue moderated by Jada Pinkett Smith (Actress, Red Table Talk Host). In this candid dialog, government producers and forged will unpack the primary episode, set to World Premiere throughout this 12 months’s SXSW Film Festival, in addition to themes explored throughout the collection. Them is a co-production from Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

A Conversation with the Filmmakers Behind Hulu’s WeWork: or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
Join Director Jed Rothstein and Producer Ross Dinerstein as they uncover the rise and fall of WeWork, the true property startup whose CEO Adam Neumann blended spirituality, entrepreneurial hustle and free beer to persuade traders that shared workplace area might change the world… till it entered close to chapter. The two will share a behind-the-scenes have a look at this fascinating documentary whereas breaking down the character that drove the corporate’s tradition and its huge monetary offers.

Cosmic Breakthrough: Women in The Hunt for Planet B
Are we alone? This dynamic panel of eminent scientists and engineers will talk about the seek for life within the universe. With the invention of hundreds of exoplanets and the massive James Webb Space Telescope launching this 12 months, a brand new golden age of astronomy is dawning—and these girls are on the coronary heart of it. With Natalie Batalha, Amy Lo, Sara Seager, Jill Tarter, and Maggie Turnbull; moderated by Nathaniel Kahn.

Cruel Summer Q&A
From Executive Producer Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Cruel Summer is a psychological thriller that follows two younger girls; Kate Wallis, the favored woman with a charmed life who in the future goes lacking, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabee who’s accused of being linked to Kate’s disappearance. Please be a part of us for an thrilling panel with collection stars Olivia Holt, Chiara Aurelia, and government producers Tia Napolitano, Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. The panel can be moderated by Jessica Radloff from Glamour Magazine.

HBO Max’s Made for Love: Panel with Stars and Executive Producers
Join stars Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl, Noma Dumezweni, Caleb Foote and Ray Romano, and government producers Christina Lee and Alissa Nutting for a dialog about HBO Max’s upcoming collection Made for Love premiering this spring. The darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of affection and divorce follows Hazel Green (Milioti), a thirty-something girl on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol (Magnussen), a controlling tech billionaire. Glamour’s Samantha Barry moderates.

Homeroom with Nasim Pedrad, creator of TBS’s new comedy collection Chad
A dialog with Nasim Pedrad, the creator, star and government producer of TBS’ upcoming collection, Chad, and Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry.

Hysterical: Behind the Velvet Curtain with Comedy’s Boundary-Breaking Women
Stand-up comedy had all the time been a male area. Join the forged and director of Hysterical, a function documentary that explores feminine comics’ hard-fought journey to change into the voices of their technology and gender, for an sincere and hilarious Q&A. The all-female panel discusses their shared tales and struggles as a few of the boundary-breaking girls shattering comedy’s glass ceiling with completely timed punch strains. Hysterical, produced by Campfire, can be obtainable on FX in 2021. Panelists embody Fortune Feimster, Rachel Feinstein, Marina Franklin, Sherri Shepherd, Iliza Shlesinger, Jessica Kirson (who additionally serves as EP) and director/EP Andrea Nevins. Moderated by Melanie McFarland.

In Conversation with Mark Duplass & Natalie Morales
Language Lessons filmmakers Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales sit down to debate the method of writing a bilingual film, the complexities of platonic love, and filmmaking throughout a worldwide pandemic.

Incorporating Choreography and Verse Into Blindspotting
A dialogue with the Blindspotting collection creators and writers Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, lead actress Jasmine Cephas Jones, director Aurora Guerrero, cinematographer Tarin Anderson, and famend choreographers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz on incorporating choreography and verse into the brand new tv collection Blindspotting.

Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story – Scenes from the Rough Cut
See work-in-progress scenes from the tough lower of Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story. This documentary weaves collectively dwell performances and interviews from the fiftieth anniversary of the enduring pageant, that includes a few of the greatest names in music, together with a wealth of archival documentary footage from the previous half century. Academy-award nominee Frank Marshall shares insights from behind the scenes.

The Making and Digital Restoration of I Went to the Dance
This digital Q&A, hosted by journalist/creator Joe Nick Patoski, will go behind the scenes of the making of the celebrated 1989 function documentary on the roots of SW Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole/Zydeco music, I Went to the Dance. Featured are Co-Filmmaker/Producer, Chris Strachwitz, Co-Filmmaker/Editor Maureen Gosling and Associate Producer/Sound Recordist, Chris Simon. It may also delve into the challenges and magic behind the 2021 ground-breaking 5k digital restoration of a documentary, I Went to the Dance, by Harrod Blank and Anthony Matt. Blank, the son of the late Co-Filmmaker/Cinematographer Les Blank, took on the duty to convey again to life this exuberant movie which celebrates crucial and influential performers of the period.

On the Road(journey) to Recovery: Filmmakers Mallory Everton, Whitney Call and Stephen Meek Talk their Feature Debut within the Midst of a Pandemic
For most individuals, quarantine regarded lots like baking bread and catching up on Tiger King, however for Utah-based sketch comics Mallory Everton, Whitney Call, and Stephen Meek, they noticed an opportunity to do one thing completely different. The inventive minds (and lifelong buddies) behind JK Studios wrote, produced, directed, starred — and even gaffed — their first function movie with Recovery. In this SXSW-exclusive Q&A, the gang comes collectively to speak about their journey to creating their first function…all from a protected social distance. The masks will come OFF because the filmmakers dive into what it actually takes to make a film together with your quarantine household and the lengthy street to a SXSW World Premiere. From Sorø Films and the entire household, we hope you’ll be a part of us on the street to Recovery.

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché – In Conversation with the Filmmakers
In this particular Q&A occasion, administrators Celeste Bell and Paul Sng will talk about their new documentary movie Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché, in regards to the late punk icon’s life, legacy, and relationship with Bell, her daughter. Featuring editor Xanna Ward Dixon and moderated by producer Matthew Silverman, this dialog will cowl every thing from Poly’s affect on the riot grrrl and Afropunk actions to the years-long filmmaking course of that occurred throughout three continents.

A Q&A with Kier-La Janisse of Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched
Join programmer Liane Cunje in dialog with Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched director Kier-La Janisse as they talk about the method behind the movie – from its genesis as a brief featurette to a complete have a look at the people horror phenomenon in movie and tv worldwide that grew to become the House of Psychotic Women creator’s first function as a author, director and producer. They’ll talk about the myriad definitions and taxonomies of people horror, its touchstone movies and most vocal champions, and the various challenges of ending a documentary within the midst of a worldwide pandemic.

Solar Opposites Table Read & SHLORPION SILENT (AND ALONE) DISCO
The Solar Opposites are going to SXSW! Join Justin Roiland (“Korvo”), Thomas Middleditch (“Terry”), Sean Giambrone (“Yumyulack”), Mary Mack (“Jesse”), government producer Mike McMahan, and extra as they take it larger, funnier, and extra oppositer than ever earlier than throughout a digital desk learn. As Hulu’s most-watched unique comedy premiere thus far, Solar Opposites facilities round a household of 4 aliens and their Pupa who’re nonetheless caught on earth in suburban America.

Scoring my first Feature Film, a dialog with Finneas O’Connell
Join internationally acclaimed, multi GRAMMY-Award-winning artist and producer Finneas O’Connell and Variety contributor (Songs for Screens) Andrew Hampp for an unique and dwell dialogue at SXSW, as O’Connell delves into the method and his expertise when making his function film-score debut; composing and performing for The Fallout, a robust new movie in regards to the unseen faces of a tragedy.

Swipe Righteous
Lifted from the parchment and downloaded onto your smartphone, Swipe Righteous reimagines well-known Bible tales by means of our screens. Watch as Adam swipes proper on Eve, Cain blocks Abel, and God tweets out his Ten Commandments—all instructed by means of Bazelevs’ Screenlife format.

SXSW Film Fest Episodic Pitch-a-Thon Presented by SequenceFest
For the second 12 months in a row at SXSW Film, unbiased content material creators could have the chance to take part within the Episodic Pitch-A-Thon introduced by SequenceFest in partnership with SXSW. SXSW 2021 filmmakers will take part within the digital occasion the place every Creator/Creative Team could have 5 minutes to pitch in entrance of an viewers. An {industry} panel of consultants together with high tv, information media, and digital execs, will then have 7 minutes to present their suggestions on every mission.

Til Death Do Us Part: A Jakob’s Wife Discussion
Moderator Jordan Crucchiola leads an intimate dialog with style legends Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden and author/director Travis Stevens about reinventing your self later in life, discovering your individual voice as an artist and easy methods to have a contented marriage in a horror movie.

Twyla Moves… You
Twyla Tharp teaches you her notorious and humorous Banjo dance after which talks in regards to the expertise of synopsizing her 55 12 months profession into an 82 minute movie expertise.

Violet Q&A
Join Violet author/director/producer Justine Bateman and particular friends for a dialogue of the movie.

Weed, Murder & Bigfoot: A Conversation with the Team Behind Hulu’s Sasquatch
While visiting a pot farm in Northern California in 1993, investigative journalist David Holthouse heard a narrative that also haunts him: On a close-by farm three males have been torn limb from limb in a savage Bigfoot assault. Hulu’s Sasquatch follows David as he revisits the Redwoods in quest of any proof which may result in the reality of what occurred that night time. Join David Holthouse, director Joshua Rofé and government producer Mark Duplass as they break down the manufacturing of this wild homicide thriller.

SHORTS PROGRAM

NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION
A collection of unique, well-crafted movies that benefit from the brief kind and exemplify distinctive and real storytelling.

Are You Still There?
Directors/Screenwriters: Rayka Zehtabchi, Sam Davis
Safa’s been by means of lots. Now her automobile battery’s lifeless in a strip mall parking zone. (North American Premiere)

Bruiser
Director: Miles Warren, Screenwriters: Miles Warren, Ben Medina
After his father will get right into a battle at a bowling alley, Darious begins to analyze the constraints of his personal manhood. (Texas Premiere)

Chuj Boys of Summer (Guatemala, United States)
Director: Max Walker-Silverman, Screenwriters: Marcos Ordoñez Ixwalanhkej Mendoza, Max Walker-Silverman
Speaking solely his native language, a Guatemalan teenager begins his new life in rural Colorado. (Texas Premiere)

The Criminals (Romania, Turkey)
Director/Screenwriter: Serhat Karaaslan
Late at night time in a small Turkish city, a younger couple tries to discover a lodge room to spend the night time collectively.

Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma
Directors: Topaz Jones, rubberband., Screenwriters: Topaz Jones, Jason Sondock, Simon Davis
Topaz Jones debuts his 2nd album, Don’t Go Telling Your Momma as a reimagining of the 70s Black ABCs; a view into his and America’s Black Identity by means of 26 particular person scenes, every representing a letter and a corresponding replace to their meanings. (Texas Premiere)

Femme (United Kingdom)
Directors/Screenwriters: Ng Choon Ping, Sam H. Freeman
When Jordan will get into the automobile of a flirtatious drug-dealer, his night time takes a harmful flip. (World Premiere)

The Journey (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Ève Saint-Louis
The Journey is the story of a father and daughter reunion. From Montreal’s airport, they may journey alongside a chaotic path, the place their lack of ability to seek out one another will unveil a sophisticated relationship and have them drift from their preliminary course. (World Premiere)

Like The Ones I Used To Know (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Annie St-Pierre
December 24, 1983, 10:50PM: Julie and her cousins ate an excessive amount of sugar, Santa Claus is late and Denis, alone in his automobile, is anxious on the thought of setting foot in his ex-in-law’s home to choose up his kids. An early quirky and poetic coming-of-age. (Texas Premiere)

Marvin’s Never Had Coffee Before
Director: Andrew Carter, Screenwriters: Andrew Carter, Kahlil Maskati
Marvin Wexler tries espresso for the primary time and desperately tries to speak about it with anybody who will pay attention.

The Mohel (Canada)
Director/Screenwriter: Charles Wahl
After celebrating the start of their first little one, James and Loa are confronted with household expectations and monetary pressure as they fly in a Mohel to carry out their son’s Brit Milah – The circumcision ceremony. (World Premiere)

The Nipple Whisperer (Belgium)
Director/Screenwriter: Jan Van Dyck
Maurice Sanders has a present. He’s a nipple whisperer. Once he was often known as “Magic Sandy”. But that was years in the past, earlier than Doris, a well-known mannequin and Sander’s muse, fell in poor health. Now, after greater than a decade, Doris needs to satisfy Maurice once more. (World Premiere)

The Other Morgan
Director/Screenwriter: Alison Rich
When a dopey younger exterminator discovers there’s one other model of her out on this planet, she begins to query her life decisions. (Texas Premiere)

Plaisir
Director/Screenwriter: Molly Gillis
A lonely American faces unrequited love on a farm commune within the south of France. (World Premiere)

Play It Safe (United Kingdom)
Director/Screenwriter: Mitch Kalisa
Coaxed into enjoying a racial typecast in a fellow scholar’s play, Black drama scholar Jonathan is confronted with all too acquainted resolution: to problem prejudice, or play it protected. (World Premiere)

Sales Per Hour
Directors: Michelle Uranowitz, Daniel Jaffe, Screenwriter: Michelle Uranowitz
A younger girl faces an ethical dilemma when she witnesses a sexual encounter in a dressing room on the clothes retailer the place she works. (World Premiere)

Sisters
Director/Screenwriter: Jess Brunetto
Hidden secrets and techniques trigger stress when two estranged sisters are pressured to confront one another whereas making ready for his or her ailing mom’s dying. (World Premiere)

Soak
Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Bang
A 16 12 months previous tries to persuade her runaway mom to return residence. (World Premiere)

Squeegee (Canada, United States)
Director/Screenwriter: Morgan Krantz
A high-powered feminine CEO meets her high-rise window-washer for an erotic rendezvous on reverse sides of a skyscraper window. (World Premiere)

Wiggle Room
Directors/Screenwriters: Sam Guest, Julia Baylis
Determined to save lots of her wheelchair ramp from repossession, Daisy confronts the shady insurance coverage agent who owes her cash. (Texas Premiere)

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION
Slices of life from throughout the documentary spectrum.

Águilas
Directors: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre, Screenwriters: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre, Nico Sandi
Along the scorching desert border in Arizona, it’s estimated that just one out of each 5 lacking migrants are ever discovered. Águilas is the story of 1 group of searchers, the Águilas del Desierto. (World Premiere)

The Beauty President
Director: Whitney Skauge
In 1992, drag queen Joan Jett Blakk made a historic bid for the White House as an brazenly queer write-in candidate. Today, Terence Smith, the person behind the persona, displays again on his place in homosexual rights historical past on the top of the AIDS disaster. (World Premiere)

The Box
Directors/Screenwriters: James Burns, Shal Ngo
The Box is a hybrid documentary that explores the consequences of solitary confinement by means of three folks’s harrowing true tales – they’ve spent a mixed 9 years in isolation, and one in all them co-directed this movie. (World Premiere)

I Ran from It and Was Still in It
Director: Darol Olu Kae
A poetic meditation on familial loss and separation, and the love that endures in opposition to dispersion. (Texas Premiere)

Joe Buffalo (Canada)
Director: Amar Chebib, Screenwriters: Joe Buffalo, Amar Chebib
Joe Buffalo, an Indigenous skateboard legend and Indian Residential School survivor, should face his internal demons to understand his dream of turning professional. (World Premiere)

The Last Cruise
Director: Hannah Olson
The Last Cruise chronicles the primary main COVID-19 outbreak exterior of China. Using footage recorded by passengers and crew aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, we watch class divisions emerge because the world misses its likelihood to include the virus. (World Premiere)

Plant Heist
Directors: Chelsi de Cuba, Gabriel de Cuba
California’s battle to guard native succulents from a world poaching ring value thousands and thousands. (World Premiere)

Red Taxi
Director: Anonymous
As protests unfold in Hong Kong, Red Taxi exhibits a metropolis in upheaval by means of the eyes of those that should traverse the streets day and night time to make a dwelling. Filmed by an area movie crew, who stay nameless as a consequence of ongoing security considerations. (North American Premiere)

Sophie and The Baron
Director: Alexandria Jackson
Iconic photographer Baron Wolman and up to date artist Sophie Kipner transcend eras and mediums in a collaboration that demonstrates the magic of simply saying sure. (World Premiere)

Ten Leaves Dilated
Directors: Kate E. Hinshaw, Ebony Blanding
A documentary that makes use of the make-believe world crafted by Cabbage Patch Kids to look at discourses surrounding childbirth within the American South. (World Premiere)

Trade Center
Director: Adam Baran
The voices of 5 homosexual males who cruised for intercourse on the World Trade Center within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineties hang-out the sanitized, commerce-driven panorama that’s the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus. (World Premiere)

ANIMATED SHORTS COMPETITION
An assortment of tales instructed utilizing conventional animation, computer-generated results, stop-motion, and every thing in between.

The Expected (Sweden)
Director/Screenwriter: Carolina Sandvik
A father-to-be leads to a feverish nightmare after a miscarriage, when an odd entity appears to be rising within the mom’s blood. (North American Premiere)

Hold me Tight (Belgium, France)
Director/Screenwriter: Mélanie Robert-Tourneur
In the center of a darkish forest, two silhouettes meet. In search of sexual want, they begin a harmful and explosive parade. (International Premiere)

KKUM (Republic of Korea)
Director/Screenwriter: Kang Min Kim
My mom’s desires have all the time been robust premonitions for vital moments in my life. I depend on her desires greater than any faith. (Texas Premiere)

Love is Just a Death Away (Czechia)
Director/Screenwriter: Bára Anna Stejskalová
A young story about discovering love even amid utter decay. (U.S. Premiere)

My Fat Arse and I (Poland)
Director/Screenwriter: Yelyzaveta Pysmak
An amusing movie about anorexia and butts. (North American Premiere)

Navozande, the Musician (France)
Director/Screenwriter: Reza Riahi
At the time of the assault of the Mongols, a younger musician and the love of his life are separated from one another. Fifty years later, the musician is summoned to carry out on the citadel of the Mongols the place his beloved is being held. (Texas Premiere)

Normal (France)
Director/Screenwriter: Julie Caty
Dany is a wealthy inheritor who faces existential vacancy. He meets Karl Marx who asks him to destroy capitalism with a purpose to save humankind. Reluctantly, Dany accepts his request and turns right into a superhero. But he’s rapidly overwhelmed by his activity. (North American Premiere)

Nuevo Rico
Director: Kristian Mercado, Screenwriters: Kristian Mercado, Juan Arroyo
A brother and sister bump into a celestial secret that adjustments their lives without end and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, however they quickly uncover that their newfound fame comes at a deep value. (World Premiere)

Opera
Director: Erick Oh
Opera is an enormous 8K measurement animation set up mission which portrays our society and historical past, which is full of magnificence and absurdity. Erick allows viewers to expertise the vary of in-depth feelings by means of this epic reflection of human life. (Texas Premiere)

Our Bed Is Green
Director/Screenwriter: Maggie Brennan
A younger girl seeks digital refuge from an awesome world and a bewildering obsession. (World Premiere)

Rendang of Death (Indonesia)
Director: Percolate Galactic, Screenwriters: Ryan Jackson, Indraswari Pangestu, Skolastika Lupitawina
In a quaint Padang restaurant, full of folks having fun with their lunch break, two bros put their friendship to the take a look at when it seems that there’s solely a single plate of their favourite meals left: the Rendang of Death.

Your Own Bullshit (Poland)
Director: Daria Kopiec, Screenwriters: Daria Kopiec, Agata Zyzniewska
There’s nothing higher than dinner with household. Though it stays a looped script that repeats itself infinitely. Recited singingly for a lot of lengthy years. (North American Premiere)

MIDNIGHT SHORTS
Bite-sized bits for your whole intercourse, gore, and hilarity cravings.

Don’t Peek
Director/Screenwriter: Julian Terry
While enjoying a videogame, a younger girl comes throughout a creepy character who needs to be set free.

Flex (Sweden)
Directors/Screenwriters: Josefin Malmén, David Strindberg
A semi-surreal comedy brief that (actually) enables you to beneath the pores and skin of a bodybuilder and his ambivalent self-image – exploring the nice line between self-loathing and self-loving.

Flick
Director/Screenwriter: Ariel Zengotita
A reclusive faculty scholar is pushed mad after selecting a booger he can’t flick away.

Joanne Is Dead
Director/Screenwriter: Brian Sacca
It’s straightforward to dismiss the ramblings of the dementia-riddled aged as nonsense. But what if there’s a lethal fact behind these phrases? (World Premiere)

The Moogai (Australia)
Director/Screenwriter: Jon Bell
An Aboriginal psychological horror, The Moogai is the story of a household terrorised by a child-stealing spirit. (International Premiere)

A Puff Before Dying
Directors/Screenwriters: Michael Reich, Mike Pinkney
A wild night time of medication and drugged up driving ends in tragedy for 3 teenage women that occur to be marionettes. (World Premiere)

Puss
Director/Screenwriter: Leah Shore
Samantha desperately needs to get laid, however is discovering it to be tough for some cause. (World Premiere)

Reklaw
Director/Screenwriter: Polaris Banks
A group of altruistic vigilantes destroy proof to maintain as many individuals from jail as doable, however when one in all their crime scene clean-ups is revisited by the killer, the power of their convictions is examined. (World Premiere)

Run That Shit!
Director: Tristan Kim, Screenwriters: Tristan Kim, Will Allyn Robinson
A Satanic cult lures a no-name rapper into stealing an enchanted chamber pot from his estranged pal and now celebrity rapper, Big Tobacco. (Texas Premiere)

Significant Other
Director/Screenwriter: Quinn George
A pair struggles to see eye to eye when a mysterious crimson orb seems of their new residence. (Texas Premiere)

Stuffed (United Kingdom)
Director: Theo Rhys, Screenwriters: Theo Rhys, Joss Holden-Rea
Stuffed is a brief musical a few taxidermist who desires of stuffing a human and the person she meets online, so afraid of ageing he volunteers to be her specimen. An sudden romantic spark between them complicates their plans. (North American Premiere)

A Tale Best Forgotten (Sweden)
Director/Screenwriter: Tomas Stark
In a home by a river that lamented because it ran, lived a father, and his daughter, and the dog-headed man… A homicide ballad. (North American Premiere)

The Thing That Ate The Birds (United Kingdom)
Directors/Screenwriters: Sophie Mair, Dan Gitsham
On the North Yorkshire Moors, Abel, Head Gamekeeper, discovers the factor that’s consuming his grouse. (North American Premiere)

TEXAS SHORTS
An offshoot of our common shorts program, composed of labor shot in, about, or by some means regarding the Lone Star state.

Doretha’s Blues
Director/Screenwriter: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Doretha goes out for her night drink at her native watering gap when a information story dredges up previous reminiscences. (World Premiere)

Learning Tagalog with Kayla
Director/Screenwriter: Kayla Abuda Galang
In this lesson, Kayla teaches you Tagalog, the language of her homeland. (World Premiere)

Malignant
Directors: Morgan Bond, Nickolas Grisham, Screenwriters: Nickolas Grisham, Curtis McOsker
Chynna travels to a West Texas well being retreat to go to her terminally in poor health mom. As she learns extra in regards to the faith-based wellness preached within the commune, Chynna desperately makes an attempt to persuade her mom to depart. (World Premiere)

O Black Hole! (United Kingdom)
Director: Renee Zhan, Screenwriters: Renee Zhan, Vanessa Rose
A girl who can’t stand the passing of time turns herself right into a black gap. A thousand unchanging years cross till in the future, the Singularity wakes inside her. (Texas Premiere)

Summer Animals
Director/Screenwriter: Haley Elizabeth Anderson
Living out of a motel, 15-year-old Tommy makes a drastic resolution to ensure that her siblings to flee the warmth earlier than the summer season’s over. (World Premiere)

The Unlikely Fan
Directors: Sai Selvarajan, Jeff Bednarz, Screenwriter: Sai Selvarajan
She’s a Sri Lankan born, Dallas-based, retired trainer and mom. She’s additionally loopy about basketball. Meet “The Unlikely Fan” who is aware of a factor or two about hoops. (World Premiere)

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS
A preview of the subsequent filmmaking technology, as Texas High Schoolers current shorts of 5 minutes or much less.

Beyond the Model
Director: Jessica Lin
After the assaults and discrimination of Asians due to COVID-19, this movie shines a light-weight on what it’s like be a “model minority” in an more and more divided America. (World Premiere)

Comeuppance
Director/Screenwriter: Meredith Smith
A household trip forces Aaron to spend time together with his diabolical cousin, Richard. The household’s indifference to Richard’s relentless bullying proves tragic as Aaron is finally led to his harmful breaking level.

The Good Wife’s Guide
Director/Screenwriter: Chloe Merriman
The Good Wife’s Guide is a tackle Fifties housewife tradition primarily based off of Housekeeping Monthly’s article “The Good Wife’s Guide” revealed in 1955.

Holographic Dreams
Director: Satvik Shankar, Screenwriter: Jackson Coates
A teenage boy goes on an exploration of his personal fears about dying, faith, and sin. (Texas Premiere)

In Time
Director/Screenwriter: Gaelila McKaughan
In the nonetheless gaps of her loosely-bound routine, a woman confronts an odd determine.

Metamorphism
Director/Screenwriter: Kate Saltel
Under nice stress, people bear related steps of metamorphism.

A Really Dark Comedy
Director: Manasi Ughadmathe, Screenwriter: Jackson Coates
In a frantic rush to ask his crush out to promenade, Gus and his pal Elliot pace to her home, unbeknownst to the horrors that lie on the street. (World Premiere)

Wired Shut.
Director: Alex O. Martinez
A teenage boy breaks his jaw and has to have his mouth wired shut. (World Premiere)

MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION

A variety of traditional, revolutionary, and trendy work showcasing the scope of music video tradition.

The Avalanches – ‘Running Red Lights’ / Director: Greg Brunkalla

Bob Moses Featuring ZHU – ‘Desire’ / Director/Screenwriter: Owen Brown

C.Tangana – ‘Demasiadas Mujeres’ (Spain) / Director/Screenwriter: Santos Bacana

Dirty Projectors – ‘Overlord’ / Director: Dave Longstreth

FKA twigs – ‘sad day’ (United Kingdom) / Director: Hiro Murai

Hedgehog – ‘Bat’ (China) / Director: Haonan Wang, Screenwriters: Haonan Wang, Heran Wang

Jeremy Ivey – ‘Someone Else’s Problem’ / Director/Screenwriter: Kimberly Stuckwisch

Julia Stone – ‘Break’ (Australia) / Director/Screenwriter: Jessie Hill

Kuricorder Quartet – ‘Southpaw’ (Japan) / Director/Screenwriter: Sawako Kabuki

Madame Gandhi – ‘Waiting for Me’ (India) / Director: Misha Ghose, Screenwriters: Madame Gandhi, Misha Ghose, Aastha Singh

Makeup and Vanity Set – ‘Algorithm’ (France) / Directors: Saman Kesh, Justin Daashuur Hopkins

Run The Jewels ft. Pharrell Williams and Zack de la Rocha – ‘JU$T’ (United Kingdom) / Director: Winston Hacking

Wax Tailor – ‘Misery (ft. Rosemary Standley)’ (France) / Director/Screenwriter: Berkay Türk

Waze & Odyssey, George Michael, Mary J. Blige & Tommy Theo – ‘Always’ (United Kingdom, U.S.) / Director: Nelson de Castro

Witch Prophet – ‘Tesfay’ (Canada) / Director/Screenwriter: Leah Vlemmiks

EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN

Inspired by a necessary a part of the theatrical expertise, these are artistic endeavors in their very own proper. The 15 sequences chosen signify the easiest and most unique picks.

The 100 Title Sequence / Company: Picturemill / Title Designers: Dustin Reno, Evan Jackson

Aleph Title Sequence (Turkey) / Company: Ugur Baltepe – Ethem Cem / Title Designers: Uǧur Baltepe, Ethem Cem

Birds Of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley

Quinn Title Sequence / Company: Shine / Creative Director: Michael Riley

The Botanist Title Sequence / Company: Samplistic / Title Designer: Michael Rosen

Dichos Title Sequence / Company: Gwenaëlle Gobé Films / Title Designer: Gwenaëlle Gobé

Lust Title Sequence / Company: Ringling College of Art + Design / Title Designer: Rudy Schultz

Never Forget Tibet Title Sequence (United Kingdom) / Company: Compassionate Films / Title Designer: Chris Caswell

The Queen’s Gambit Title Sequence / Title Designer: Saskia Marka

Saygı Title Sequence (Turkey) / Company: Ethem Cem – Uğur Baltepe / Title Designers: Ethem Cem, Uğur Baltepe

Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story Title Sequence (India) / Title Designer: Jishnu Chatterjee

Scoob! Title Sequence / Company: Aspect / Creative Directors: Jon Berkowitz, Brad Colwell

Sonic the Hedgehog Title Sequence / Company: Picturemill / Title Designers: William Lebeda, Cecilia De Jesus

Strangled Title Sequence (Hungary) / Company: FilmHungary, Studio-X / Creative Director: András Derzsy, Creative Producer: Sándor Takó

Swamp Thing Title Sequence / Company: Filmograph / Title Designer: Aaron Becker

Under the Influence Title Sequence / Company: Yacht Club Films / Title Designer: Nicco Quiñones

VIRTUAL CINEMA

The immersive arts are discovering new methods to reinforce our means to understand the world that surrounds us, and in lots of situations they’re redefining how we expertise the world. The 20 initiatives introduced in our Virtual Cinema Competition and Virtual Cinema Spotlight sections emphasize storytelling, ingenuity and likewise showcase how different industries are embracing this new medium.

Virtual Cinema Competition
World and International Premieres of thrilling immersive work.

Biolum (France, United Kingdom)
Director: Abel Kohen, Screenwriter: Jon Rowe, Producers: Igal Kohen, Katharina Weser, Paul Kirsten
Biolum is an interactive, narrative VR sci-fi expertise which immerses you within the mysterious great thing about deep sea life on a dive that takes a surprising flip for the more severe. (World Premiere)

(Hi)story of a Painting (United Kingdom)
Directors: Gaëlle Mourre, Quentin Darras, Screenwriter: Gaëlle Mourre, Producers: Charlotte Mikkelborg, Gaëlle Mourre
(Hi)story of a Painting journeys into the story behind La Grande Jatte, an iconic portray by Georges Seurat that everyone knows however don’t really really know… till now. Follow us as we learn the way Georges went from underdog to world-renowned artist. (World Premiere)

Of Hybrids and Strings (Australia, France, Germany)
Director: Lauren Moffat, Producer: Fabbula
Of Hybrids and Strings is a fabulatory immersion into doable human and non-human connectedness. In a forest, at night time, one turns into surprisingly entangled to vegetation and creatures. Until the forest begins to crystallise… (World Premiere)

The Passengers: Her & Him (Canada, France)
Director: Ziad Touma, Screenwriter: Nicolas Peufaillit, Producers: Ziad Touma, Oriane Hurard
Enter the ideas of one of many Passengers, and assist them face a pivotal second of their lives. Welcome aboard an interactive VR expertise, during which your gaze and voice affect the story. (International Premiere)

Poison (Republic of Korea)
Directors: Meesol Yi, Cooper Sanghyun Yoo, Screenwriter: Hyunsoo So, Producer: Wooyeol Jeon
Through Poison, an immersive VR expertise, customers are anticipated to really feel the intelligence of the virus and its hazard intuitively. Our main aim is to let the folks be alert, pay attention to our enemies, and take into consideration what we will do for our lives. (World Premiere)

A Promise Kept
Directors: Ken Winikur, Ariel Efron, Screenwriters: Susan Abrams, Ariel Efron, Kelley Szany, Ken Winikur, Producers: Susan Abrams, Kelley Szany
This gripping digital actuality expertise takes you on a journey again to the infamous Auschwitz killing middle with Holocaust Survivor, Fritzie Fritzshall as she fulfills her promise to the 599 girls who helped save her life. (World Premiere)

Reeducated
Director: Sam Wolson, Producers: Ben Mauk, Sam Wolson, Nicholas Rubin, Matt Huynh
Reeducated takes viewers inside a “reeducation” camp in Xinjiang, China, guided by the recollections of three males who have been caught in what is probably going the most important mass-internment drive of ethnic and non secular minorities for the reason that Second World War. (World Premiere)

Samsara (Taiwan)
Director/Screenwriter: Huang Hsin-Chien, Producer: Tsau Saiau-Yue
Samsara Episode 1 VR explores the idea of the Embodied Cognition. In this expertise, the audiences can be reworked into completely different beings’ our bodies and expertise the world from solely new views. (World Premiere)

Space Explorers: The ISS Experience Episode 2: Advance (Canada, United States)
Director: Félix Lajeunesse, Screenwriters: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Producers: Felix & Paul Studios in affiliation with TIME Studios
The largest manufacturing ever filmed in area, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is an epic four-part immersive collection that invitations you to hitch eight astronauts on life-changing missions aboard the International Space Station. (World Premiere)

Virtual Cinema Spotlight
Shining a highlight on acclaimed immersive works.

4 Feet High VR (Argentina, France)
Directors: Maria Belen Poncio, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Damian Turkieh, Screenwriters: Greta Molas, Javier Correa Caceres, Elisa Gagliano, Rosario Perazolo Masjoan, Maria Belen Poncio, Delphine Agut, Ivana Galdeano, Gabriela Vidal, Producers: Ezequiel Lenardon, Marie Blondiaux
Imagine your final 12 months of High School in a wheelchair. Cast List: Marisol Agostina Irigoyen, Florencia Licera, Marcio Ramses, Natalia Di Cienzo, Francisca Spinotti (Texas Premiere)

Finding Pandora X
Director: Kiira Benzing, Screenwriter: Alyssa Landry, Producers: Kiira Benzing, Lara Bucarey, Alyssa Landry
With the passing of ages, the Gods of Mount Olympus have pale away till solely two stay: Zeus and Hera. Now they’re in peril of disappearing if they will’t get well the field of hope that Pandora eliminated. (North American Premiere)

Meet Mortaza (France)
Director: Joséphine Derobe, Screenwriters: Joséphine Derobe, Mortaza Jami, Producers: Oriane Hurard, Quentin Noirfalisse
An immersive expertise telling the journey of an afghan refugee. (U.S. Premiere)

Namoo
Director/Screenwriter: Erick Oh, Producers: Larry Cutler, Eric Darnell, Maureen Fan, Kane Lee
A story poem dropped at life as an animated VR movie, and an ode to a grandfather’s passing, this story follows the journey of a budding artist — and his tree of life — from starting to finish. (Texas Premiere)

Odyssey 1.4.9 (France)
Director: François Vautier, Producer: Jeremy Sahel
A panoramic VR journey into the visible coronary heart of A Space Odyssey. A private tribute unveiling the secrets and techniques of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece. (U.S. Premiere)

Once Upon a Sea (Canada)
Director: Adi Lavy, Screenwriter: Heidi Miller, Producers: Ina Fichman, Nimrod Shanit
Once Upon a Sea is a shocking, immersive journey to the Dead Sea area, the bottom place on earth – and it’s our name to motion. If nothing is finished, the Dead Sea as we all know it is going to be gone for good. (North American Premiere)

Paper Birds (Argentina)
Directors: German Heller, Federico Carlini, Screenwriter: German Heller, Producers: German Heller, Federico Carlini
Paper Birds is the story of a brief sighted little one with an distinctive expertise for music. He should discover his manner by means of the world of darkness to convey again his sister, taken away by the shadows.

Potato Dreams
Director/Screenwriter: Wes Hurley, Producers: Mischa Jakupcak, Wes Hurley, Mara Auster, Jonathan Caso
Russian mom and son narrate this revolutionary 360 documentary which traces their nightmarish previous within the USSR. (Texas Premiere)

Under the Skin (Brazil, China, Germany, Luxembourg, United States)
Director: João Inada, Screenwriters: Thamyra Thâmara, Andressa Núbia, Jon Thomaz, Rafael Cruz, Raull Santiago, João Inada, Producer: Diogo Dahl
Under the Skin is an interactive VR documentary that brings customers to Complexo do Alemão — Rio de Janeiro’s most infamous favela complicated—throughout a shock police operation, assembly residents who face police abuse and structural racism. (North American Premiere)

WebbVR: The James Webb Space Telescope Virtual Experience
Director: Chad Smith
Join the James Webb Space Telescope in orbit past the Moon and discover the universe from its perspective. Planetary methods are born, galaxies kind, and stars emerge from inside colourful nebulas—all earlier than your eyes.

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