Understanding Artist Residencies & Retreats for Filmmakers

Mar 10, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

This panel delves deep into the world of artist residencies, retreats, and labs, the differences and similarities, and particularly what screenwriters/filmmakers can take away from these experiences. Our discussion will cover ways to break out of your creative slump by finding a cohort of inspiring peers, explain the importance of being exposed to other art forms, and examine how a different creative process can enlighten narrow-minded views of our profit-driven industry. We will also provide practical tips about applying to these programs, financial solutions, and approaches to mental health.

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

photo of Melody Cooper
Melody Cooper

Nyx Horror Collective

photo of Curtis Matzke
Curtis Matzke

Unfurnished Films, LLC

photo of Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan

Slew Pictures

photo of David Rocchio
David Rocchio

Stowe Story Labs

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
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Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
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