SXSW plots in-person film fest with 'Atlanta,' 'Lost City'
SXSW Lineup FILE - SXSW Interactive and Film Festival attendees crowd the Austin Convention Center on March 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas. SXSW announced its slate of 99 feature films, including 76 world premieres, on Wednesday. All of those films, organizers said, will have in-person premieres. “For our 29th edition of SXSW Film Festival, we are thrilled to share a bounty of creative work to experience together, in-person, with some virtual possibilities, as well." The SXSW Film Festival runs March 11-20.wftv.com
Knights in the Director’s Chair: Spotlight on UCF Student Filmmaking — KnightNews.com
Despite some challenges and changes to traditional student cinematic filmmaking practices, COVID-19 has done little to stop filmmakers from focusing on their craft and sharing their stories with the world. As a senior in the program, Pisarski said she believes UCF has gotten better over the years at showcasing student films through festivals but said she supports wider dissemination of student films. “There are local festivals that have screened UCF films as well, but I would love to see more opportunities for student films to be shown off-campus,” she said. Behind the scenes of the UCF student film, “Wishing on a Paper Airplane”. When asked about current advertisement standards of student films at school, Duarte responded hopefully, stating, “I think UCF student films are adequately showcased on campus because we have UCF film exhibitions and the [student-run] UCF CAN!knightnews.com
Do you have what it takes? Submit a short film to the Black Life Film Fest
Now more than ever it’s so important to lift up and amplify black artists and creators, which is why a new film festival was created to do just that. The inaugural Black Life Film Fest will take place Sept. 5, and luckily for people who are interested in watching the selected films, the film festival will happen virtually, from the comfort of your home. Swirl Films and Mansa Productions are producing the festival, and the people there are asking for short film submissions that fit any kind of category. From documentaries and comedies to drama or animation -- as long as the film shows the black experience, it is eligible for submission. To find out more information about how you can submit your short film, or just general details pertaining to the new festival, you can visit the website here.