Why is Everyone Doing Karaoke at Film Festivals?

Mar 12, 2017

2:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Karaoke has long been the film festival attendee's drug of choice, but why? What exactly does a memorable Fred Schneider impression while belting "Love Shack" have to do with movies?

Hear from industry veterans about the importance of karaoke parties, from the professional connections forged to the deals (seriously!) being made within. Networking only gets easier after inhibitions are lowered & everyone allows themselves to be vulnerable onstage. Can't sing? No problem, as long as you exude showmanship and passion to get on the right people's radars.

As a bonus: every ten minutes, one of our panelists will perform a song to show the newbies what it takes to get ahead in indie film.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Tom Hall

Montclair Film Festival

Aaron Hillis


Jen Yamato

Los Angeles Times

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