2016 Schedule

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

The State of Diversity in Independent Film

Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
531 E 4th St

Recent years have demanded that the entertainment industry take a more proactive stance on diversity, both in front of and behind the camera. This panel aims to address some of those concerns through the lens of the independent film community and ask the essential question - how can we develop the conversation productively and extend it to the point where it isn’t even necessary?

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Kimberley Jones at SXSW

Kimberley Jones

Screens/Books Editor

The Austin Chronicle

Logan Kibens at SXSW

Logan Kibens



Logan Kibens is a Writer/Director whose work integrates visual artistry with narrative, character driven storytelling. She is a Sundance Screenwriters Lab fellow and recipient of the HBO/DGA Direct...

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Matthew Cherry at SXSW

Matthew Cherry


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Writer, Director Matthew A. Cherry is a former NFL player whose debut feature film, The Last Fall premiered at SXSW in 2012 in the Emerging Visions Category and has gone on to win several awards on...

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Sudhanshu Saria at SXSW

Sudhanshu Saria



Sudhanshu Saria received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and Photography from Ithaca College. His previous work has premiered at film festivals like Hollyshorts and the Oscar qualifying R...

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