2016 Schedule

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

Short-Form Filmmaking: Stars of Social Media

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

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
531 E 4th St


In the growing age of social media, a new generation of "influencers" has emerged. They comprise the personalities of today's Internet, who have found massive followings (often in the 20 million+ range), on platforms ranging from Vine and Snapchat to Facebook and YouTube. In this ever-evolving new communication medium, they have learned to tell stories in the most short-form and simplistic way possible, creating content that needs to capture attention in sometimes 6 seconds or even just a glance.

In this first-time and new age panel perfect for the SXSW interactive audience, hear how these savvy social media stars create content based on what is happening in the world, connect with their own fan base, often working together to push their content in as many directions as possible, and how they view themselves as a new form of budding filmmakers, musicians, political commentators and storytellers.

Hashtags: #sxsw #StarsOfSocialMedia


Arantza Fahnbulleh at SXSW

Arantza Fahnbulleh

Social Media Celebrity


LA based stand up comedian.
Vine: https://vine.co/u/1037632110619701248 214 million loops, 594.4k followers
Twitter: https://twitter.com/arantzaofficial @arantzaofficial
Instagram: https://www....

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Joey Salads at SXSW

Joey Salads

Social Media Celebrity


Vine- https://vine.co/JoeySaladsVine -256,897,811 Loops, 554k Followers
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JoeySalads 659k likes
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/JoeySalads 901.4k Subs

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Jon Paul Piques at SXSW

Jon Paul Piques

Social Media Celebrity


Jon Paul Piques - One of the leading influencers in the world, an actor, comedian and director with over 6.6 million fans on Facebook and over 1.8 Billion loops on vine.

Facebook - 6.7 million...

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Max Isidor at SXSW

Max Isidor

Social Media Celebrity


Entertainer from Boston. Introduced the Smack Cam, one of the most famous trends on Vine.
Vine - https://vine.co/MAXJR : 565 million loops, 3.4 million followers -
Facebook - https://www.facebo...

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