SXSW Features


SXSW Announces the 145 Features Playing in its 2015 Lineup

Ex Machina

SXSW announced today the 145 features being show in its upcoming SXSW Film Conference, March 13-21 in Austin, TX. From a record number of 2,385 feature submissions will be shown new work by directors Hannah Fidell, Benjamin Dickinson, Patrick Wang,…  Read more


Zachary Wigon, John Gallagher, Jr. and Kate Lyn Sheil on Intimacy, the Internet and The Heart Machine

John Gallagher, Jr; Zachary Wigon; Kate Lyn SheilJohn Gallagher, Jr; Zachary Wigon; Kate Lyn Sheil

Premiering at SXSW in its Narrative Feature Competition, The Heart Machine, the first feature from film journalist Zachary Wigon, is an astute romantic drama tackling the interpersonal confusion of our internet age. (Full disclosure: Zach Wigon has written for Filmmaker,…  Read more


The Women of SXSW: Fort Tilden Writer/Director/Editor Sarah-Violet Bliss

Fort Tilden writer/directors Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet BlissFort Tilden writer/directors Charles Rogers and Sarah-Violet Bliss

Following “The Women of Sundance” article in our print and online additions, Danielle Lurie continues her coverage of female filmmakers with a series of interviews highlighting women directors at SXSW. In this interview, she talks with Sarah-Violet Bliss, who co-wrote…  Read more


Producer Jason Blum @SXSW: “If I Had to Make Kicking and Screaming Today, I’d Make It for $50,000…”

Insidious Chapter 2Insidious Chapter 2

“If I had to make [Noah Baumbach’s 1995 pic] Kicking and Screaming today, I’d make it for $50,000, not $1 million,” said producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious, Whiplash) at his SXSW keynote address on Sunday. In a conversation with…  Read more