2016 Schedule

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

Independent Filmmaking Takes a New Turn

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom CD
98 San Jacinto Blvd

While short form content continues to gather momentum across digital platforms, there is still a great appetite for narrative-driven feature films with themes that Generation Z and young millennials can relate to. New indie studios are challenging the status quo and driving a major shift by casting rising stars breaking through in the digital space and connecting them with established directors, producers and Black List scripts. Key players explore the gaps in the marketplace, the role of social media and new marketing channels to connect films with these digitally native and always connected audiences, and the shifting paradigm of "stars" and influence today.

Hashtags: #sxsw


Helen Lee-Kim

Good Universe

Kian Lawley

Actor and Content Creator

Matt Kaplan

Head of Awesomeness Films

Shovel Buddies

Matt Kaplan serves as president of the newly launched Awesomeness Films division from the multi-platform media company AwesomenessTV. Based in the company’s Los Angeles offices, he jointly manages...

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