2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Enter the Void

Monday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St

Friends, filmmakers, fellow badge-holders, lend us your ears.

We come not to bury independent film, but to praise it.

Together we will dig graves for a few pieces of conventional wisdom, and sift through the dirt in search of a path forward.

Join producers Dan Janvey ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), David Kaplan ("It Follows") and Alicia Van Couvering ("Tiny Furniture") for a spirited exchange of ideas on the state of the independent film industry.

We promise not to debate in iambic pentameter.

We also promise to show up sober.

Beyond that, no promises

Hashtags: #sxsw


Alicia Van Couvering


Dark Arts

Van Couvering’s first film as a producer, Lena Dunham’s TINY FURNITURE, won the SXSW Film Festival in 2010 as well as accolades from the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, New York Film Crit...

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Dan Janvey


Court 13

Dan Janvey is a producer with Court 13, and independent film production company and arts collective based out of New Orleans, LA. He has produced Beasts of the Southern Wild, Tchoupitoulas, Western...

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David Kaplan



One of the co-founders of New York City based production company Animal Kingdom, Kaplan's credits include Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12" (executive producer, SXSW 2013), Joe Swanberg's "Dr...

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