AUSTIN -- The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has released its lineup of 109 features to be screened during the film portion of the annual event.
Over the course of nine days, 68 films by first-time filmmakers, 69 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and five U.S. premieres will be held.
The films being screened were chosen from thousands of submissions.
“It’s an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we’re programming, much of this year’s program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection,” says Film Conference and Festival Producer Janet Pierson. “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so many filmmakers we’ve followed for years who’ve made enormous creative leaps in their work.”
For a list of the films to be screened during the 2013 SXSW Film Festival click here.
The festival will be held in Austin March 8-16. For more information click here.