2016 Schedule

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

Cinematic Apocalypse: Storytelling for Smartphones

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

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St


Smartphones are bad for cinema. They shrink a director’s vision down to postage stamp-sized blur. They buzz constantly with push notifications, splintering users' attention across multiple applications. To many filmmakers, phones are not screens for watching movies so much as pocket-sized harbingers of the apocalypse.

Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill disagree. The Emmy-nominated documentary team see smartphones as an exciting platform for touch-based, multi-format storytelling—which is why they opted to make their latest project, EXIT, exclusively for phones. In this session, Jongsma + O'Neill unveil EXIT for the first time, and discuss their love-hate relationship with own mobile devices.

This session is part of Convergence Programming at SXSW 2016 and open to all Film, Interactive, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders. If this session is scheduled on Monday, March 14 or Tuesday, March 15, then it is also open to all Music badgeholders.

Hashtags: #sxsw #exitpov


Adnaan Wasey at SXSW

Adnaan Wasey

Exec Producer


Adnaan Wasey (adnaan.com) is an Emmy/Webby-nominated executive producer and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Adnaan manages POV Digital, the new me...

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Kel O'Neill at SXSW

Kel O'Neill


Jongsma + O'Neill

Kel O'Neill is one half of Jongsma + O’Neill, a Dutch-American artist duo who make strange documentaries. They are the 2015 winners of the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award, and the directors of POV...

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Nina Stottrup Larsen



Yaniv Wolf at SXSW

Yaniv Wolf


Submarine Channel


Since 2004 Yaniv Wolf works for Submarine & Submarine Channel in Amsterdam. First as publicity/marketing manager and head of distribution and sales. Now he is interactive/creative...

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