2016 Schedule

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

A Beginner's Guide to SXSW Film

Friday, March 11
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

A nexus of discovery and collaborative energy, SXSW Film kicks off in high gear with their annual Beginner's Guide. Answering questions like how do I get around Austin during the fest? When should I arrive to get into my movie? How do I navigate badge lines and how can I be sure to hit the best parties? Veteran SXSW participants and locals will share best ways to navigate Austin, the festival, ways to maximize social media during the event and even where to find the best eats. Rookies should come armed with questions and learn the tips and tricks to having the best experience while at the SXSW Film Festival and Conference.

Hashtags: #sxsw #FirstSXSW


Bears Fonte at SXSW

Bears Fonte

Exec Dir

Other Worlds Austin Sci Fi Film Festival

Bears Fonté covers indie film and the film festival circuit for AMFM Magazine. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Other Worlds Austin, a new festival in Texas’ capital focused on SciFi. ...

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Karen Skloss at SXSW

Karen Skloss


The Folding Animals

Writer/Director Karen Skloss is an award-winning filmmaker with work shown on HBO, in the Museum of Modern Art, in wide theatrical release and in film festivals internationally. Sunshine, which pre...

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Martin Thomas at SXSW

Martin Thomas

Film Critic/Co-Host

Martin Thomas is part of the old guard beginning his career as a film critic in 1996 on the Austin airwaves with the weekly TV show ‘The Reel Deal’. After a brief stint as a co-host on the WB’s wee...

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Richard Whittaker at SXSW

Richard Whittaker

Staff Writer

Austin Chronicle

A staff writer for the Austin Chronicle, Richard has regularly covered topics as diverse as film, politics, roller derby, He was an early adopter of the terrible habit of blogging and online film r...

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