SXSW Film Festival Preview

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As you may have heard, SXSW starts this week. For the uninitiated, SXSW is basically a huge gathering of like-minded people in a little Texas city known for keeping it "weird." The ever-popular film portion of the week kicks off tomorrow and, as we mentioned previously, there are a boatload of Kickstarter-funded films screening in competition. In fact, at this very moment there are, count 'em, 33 Kickstarter films scheduled to participate.

To celebrate, we invited all of the local New York-based filmmakers to screen previews of their films, meet each other and have a few drinks at our office. What transpired was a cinematic evening spanning the spectrum of filmmaking — from the day dreamy narrative of Pavilion to the awkwardly hilarious Gayby to the inspiring Brooklyn Castle to the always wonderful Girl Walk. We celebrated, we chatted, and then we flipped the camera on the filmmakers and tried to coax a few words out of them. Take a peek to a get a sense of the variety of Kickstarter-funded films that'll be screening all over Austin starting tomorrow. 

PS: If you are in Austin, be sure to pop by the 1,000 Voices, Redefining Creative Collaboration panel on Tuesday, March 13th from 5 - 6 p.m.  where our own Kendel Ratley will be speaking along side Jacob and Youngna (Girl Walk // All Day) and Jessi Arrington (WORKSHOP).  

All 33 Kickstarter-funded films at SXSW:

BoosterGaybyThe Taiwan OysterBay of All SaintsJeffWelcome to the MachineBlue Like JazzBrooklyn CastleTrash DanceWonder Women! The Untold Story of American SuperheroinesElectrick ChildrenLa Camioneta — The Journey of One American School BusThe Last FallLeave Me Like You Found MePavilionWildnessIndie Game: The MovieKid-ThingBig Star: Nothing Can Hurt MeGirl Walk // All DayAnother Bullet DodgedA Chjàna (The Plain)Playtime (Spielzeit)A Short Film About Ice FishingWould YouCaldera,Man & GunChristeene "African Mayonnais"Little Tybee "Boxcar Fair"Tumbleweed!What It's LikeGimme the Loot, Tchoupitoulas

    1. Jen Ponton on

      And KING KELLY by Andrew Neel!

    2. UnPlanned Events on

      Big UPs to all of this awesome films! We wish you guys the best of luck at SXSW, & will hopefully be joining you there next year.
      How many films has Kickstarter seen go to SXSW so far?

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