2016 Schedule

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

Wake Up Streaming: The Future of Film Fandom

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St


The state of film appreciation is in flux. The film-loving community is disparate. And home viewing is fraught with frustration. Streaming algorithms have taken the place of human curation. And five-inch screens watched alone have taken the place of 50-foot ones viewed by 500. What’s a film lover to do? And how should filmmakers adapt? This panel will discuss the past, present and then focus on how we want film culture and home viewing to evolve.

Hashtags: #sxsw #stream@sxsw


Burnie Burns

Creative Dir

Rooster Teeth

Johnny Dunn at SXSW

Johnny Dunn

Exec Creative Dir

Annapurna Pictures

Johnny Dunn serves as both Brand Ambassador and Creative Director at Annapurna Pictures – a film production and finance company responsible for bringing to audiences films like Spike Jonze’s HER, P...

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Peter Gerard at SXSW

Peter Gerard



Peter Gerard grew up in Missouri, where as a teenager he made his first award-winning documentary and created and ran the Bargain Basement Film Festival for several years.

He then founded Accide...

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Tim League at SXSW

Tim League


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema/Drafthouse Films/Fantastic Fest

Tim League graduated from Rice University in 1992 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Art/Art History. After a two-year stint at Shell Oil in Bakersfield, California, Tim turned his back on ...

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Tom Roston at SXSW

Tom Roston


Tom Roston is a journalist and author whose work appears in The New York Times, The Guardian and TED.com, among other publications. His book, I Lost It at the Video Store, was dubbed "one of the be...

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