Pop question: Which annual Austin festival draws over twenty thousand fans, stars, filmmakers, press and industry leaders to the Music Capital of the World for panels, parties, talks, and screenings of some of the most innovative, smart and entertaining new films on earth? (Not to mention, hundreds of interactive events and musical performances by hundreds of artists like Bruce Springsteen?)
That would be Austin’s South by Southwest. “Every March, thousands of young, jeans-wearing techies, filmmakers and musicians descend upon Austin, Texas, harboring dreams of getting noticed and hitting it big. They come not just for the balmy weather or the Tex-Mex food but for South by Southwest, a collection of conferences and festivals that’s considered one of the most influential happenings on the annual cultural calendar.” — CNN, March 10, 2011
- Interactive: March 9th-13th
- Film: March 9th-17th
- Music: March 13th-18th
Last year’s SXSW featured…
– 935 Interactive Conference Sessions with 19,364 Interactive Conference Participants
– 140 Featured Films, 105 Film Conferences, 13,409 Film Festival Participants from 37 Countries and 66,842 Film Festival Attendees
– 2,098 Musical Showcase Acts, 181 Music Conference Sessions and 16,353 Music Conference Participants from 53 Countries
2012 Tickets are still available. For a complete festival schedule and location map, visit the SXSW website, or call (512) 467-7979.
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