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Friday, March 13
 

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Challenges of Free-to-Play: No Money, No Problem

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avatar for Cory Butler

Cory Butler

Monetization Producer, EA - BioWare
Cory has a rich and diverse background in entertainment. He started in traditional entertainment, working as a Associate Creative Executive for Fox on the hit films Dude Where’s My Car? and Minority Report. He started in the gaming industry as a QA Tester and eventually became a... Read More →
avatar for Gary Gattis

Gary Gattis

CEO, Spacetime Studios
Gary has over 20 years of experience in the tech and gaming industry. Originally starting as a Software Director for the tech company, Sapient, he transitioned to Production, working for Digital Anvil. Soon after, Gary became a Senior Producer at Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), working... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Hemby

Matthew Hemby

Producer, Boss Fight Entertainment
Matthew has spent his career in the games industry. He began as QA for Age of Empires developer Ensemble Studios before transitioning into Production at Pi Studios, Harmonix and BioWare. Matthew lead development on titles such as Wolfenstein, The Beatles: Rock Band and Star Wars... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Petry

Jeff Petry

GM, Spacetime Studios
Jeff Petry is General Manager at Spacetime Studios, where he oversees all Live games. Jeff has been running F2P games for 7 years in mobile, on Facebook and the web. Prior to Spacetime, he was with Zynga and Challenge Games, also overseeing the operation of Live F2P games and marketing... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

11:00am

Hackaday Meet Up

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avatar for Sophi Kravitz

Sophi Kravitz

Hackaday Prize Lead, Hackaday
Sophi Kravitz is a hardware designer who has worked with room-sized industrial process equipment, robotics large and small, crazy art installations and built props and FX for movies in a past career (if it was a bleeding body part on TV in the 90s, she may have made it). Her passion... Read More →
avatar for Mike Szczys

Mike Szczys

Managing Editor, Hackaday
Mike Szczys (@szczys) is an Orchestra Musician by night and a writer by day. His entrance into electronics started with BEAM robot builds but quickly moved into the realm of embedded system. He spends his waking hours chasing down new tricks performed through clever application of... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Life in the OASIS: Emulating the 1980s in-Browser

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avatar for Ernest Cline

Ernest Cline

Writer
Ernest Cline is the bestselling author of the novel Ready Player One and the screenwriter of the 2009 film Fanboys. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he devotes a large portion of his time to geeking out. For more information please visit his website: www.ernestcline.com
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Jason Scott

Software Curator, Internet Archive
JASON SCOTT is a Free-Range Archivist at the Internet Archive (archive.org), home of the Wayback Machine and 20 petabytes of saved media and content, provided for free for all. As the software curator, he is responsible for JSMESS project and integration into the Internet Archive's... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Problem Solvers: Compensating College Athletes for Their Likeness

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avatar for Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho

NFL Athlete, Philadelphia Eagles
Emmanuel Acho is currently a member of the Philadelphia Eagles after being drafted and traded from the Cleveland Browns the preceding year. Graduating from the University of Texas in December of 2011 with a degree in sports management, he is currently working on his graduate degree... Read More →
avatar for Gary Gertzog

Gary Gertzog

EVP of Business Affairs, Fanatics
Gary is responsible for business affairs, government affairs, legal and corporate development across all facets of the company, while also playing a significant role with Fanatics strategic planning.   Prior to coming to Fanatics, Gary oversaw all legal and business affairs for... Read More →
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Brad Wolverton

Sr Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Brad has covered college athletics since 2005, focusing on the confluence of money and sports on campus. Before joining The Chronicle, he wrote about sports business for BusinessWeek. He has published articles in Men's Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and on SI.com. He is... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

The Business of Preparing Potential NFL Draftees

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Bruce Feldman

College Football Insider, Fox Sports
Bruce Feldman is a New York Times bestselling author. His new book is The QB: The making of Modern Quarterbacks. He also co-wrote Swing Your Sword and is the author of Meat Market: Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting and Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes... Read More →
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CJ Laboy

NFL Agent, Relativity Sports
NFLPA Certified Contract since 2005 working at Relativity Sports. Have worked with several of the NFL and NFL Draft's top athletes including Jason Verrett (#25 overall in 2014), Dion Jordan (#3 overall in 2013), Margus Hunt (2nd round in 2013), Courtney Upshaw (2nd round in 2012... Read More →
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Andy Staples

Sr Writer, Sports Illustrated
Andy Staples is biding his time at Sports Illustrated until someone hires him to edit and write for a publication dedicated only to barbecue. Until then, his first dream job will have to suffice. Staples can rattle off the best hole-in-the-wall dives in America's preeminent college... Read More →
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Jason Verrett

NFL Player, San Diego Chargers
A native of Fairfield CA, Jason followed a stellar career at TCU and a standout performance at the NFL combine (4.38 40, 2nd fastest amongst cornerbacks) by being selected with the 25th overall pick by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Jason was the... Read More →
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Mark Verstegen

Founder & Pres, EXOS
Mark Verstegen is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative human performance experts. Verstegen pioneered the concept of integrated performance training and has brought that system to the world’s top athletes and sports organizations; the U.S. military; and leading companies... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams

Buffalo Bills


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

The In-Stadium Fan Experience in MLS

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avatar for Max Bretos

Max Bretos

SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN
Max Bretos joined ESPN in January 2010 as an anchor, predominately appearing on SportsCenter as well as on College Football Live, MMA Live, Outside the Lines and college basketball wraps.   Bretos is also a premier voice for soccer on the ESPN networks. He has contributed to ESPN... Read More →
avatar for Adrian Hanauer

Adrian Hanauer

Owner, Seattle Sounders FC
Adrian Hanauer first kept the flame of professional soccer alive in Seattle before helping to reignite the community’s passion for the game with the arrival of a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in 2009. Hanauer has not only guided Seattle to success on the field, but he... Read More →
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Robb Heineman

Owner & CEO, Sporting Kansas City
Recognized as one of the most progressive, forward-thinking leaders in sports today, Heineman is the CEO of Sporting Club, the parent organization of Sporting Kansas City, and one of the club’s five principal owners. Heineman also serves as Managing Partner of Sporting Innovations... Read More →
avatar for Merritt Paulson

Merritt Paulson

Owner, Portland Timbers
Merritt Paulson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Portland Timbers. On March 20, 2009, Major League Soccer announced that the Timbers would become the league’s 18th franchise, starting play in 2011.


Friday March 13, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:00pm

12:30pm

Coaching Fast and Fearlessly

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avatar for Art Briles

Art Briles

Head Football Coach, Baylor University
Art Briles' restoration of Baylor's football program to an elite national level received an exclamation point in 2013 with a Big 12 Conference title and first-ever BCS bowl berth. Powered by a record-breaking offense (106 school records set or tied) and a veteran Top-30 nationally... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Kelley

Kevin Kelley

Sr Football Head Coach / Athletic Director / Motivational Speaker, Pulaski Academy
138-25-1 record as head coach with 4 state championships in 12 years @ 5A Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas.
avatar for George Schroeder

George Schroeder

Natl College Football Writer, USA TODAY
George is a 20-year sports-journalism veteran, with experience as both a reporter and columnist. At USA TODAY Sports, he is a national college football writer, covering the scope of the sport across the country. Previously, he was the lead sports columnist at The Register-Guard in... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

Designing New IP for New Technologies

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avatar for Lorne Lanning

Lorne Lanning

COO, Oddworld Inhabitants Inc
For nearly three decades Lorne has been focused on the integration of high technology, global awareness, eco-literacy, and interactive myth making in effort to brew a unique blend of odd entertainment he refers to as “semi-conscious Trojan Horse pop”.


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

12:30pm

Gaming Pioneers: Meet Intellivision Programmers

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avatar for William Fisher

William Fisher

Pres, Quicksilver Software Inc
Founder and President, Quicksilver Software, Inc.
avatar for Julie Hoshizaki

Julie Hoshizaki

Professor/Program Coord, Northwest Vista College
Julie Hoshizaki began her programming career at Mattel Electronics developing video games for the Intellivision. Her interest in new technology spurred her involvement with Playstation and Pico games, original Macintosh graphics editor, corporate ecommerce solutions, community web... Read More →
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Keith Robinson

Pres, Intellivision Productions Inc
Keith Robinson, President of Intellivision Productions, Inc., has spent much of the last 30 years dedicated to keeping alive the history of the early days of video games.
avatar for David Warhol

David Warhol

Pres, Realtime Associates
David Warhol is founder and president of Realtime Associates, Inc., one of the longest-established independent game production studios in operation today. Founded in 1987, Realtime Associates has released over 100 consumer products on game platforms ranging from the original Nintendo... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age

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avatar for Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Turner Sports Analyst, Turner Sports Turner Broadcasting
Charles Barkley is in his 15th full season as an NBA studio analyst for TNT’s Emmy® award-winning studio show Inside the NBA. • Barkley won the 2012 Sports Emmy® Award as Outstanding Sports Personality – Studio Analyst • Since 2011, Barkley has served as a studio analyst... Read More →
avatar for Richard Deitsch

Richard Deitsch

Media Reporter, Sports Illustrated
Richard Deitsch is a writer and editor at Sports Illustrated, SI.com and TheMMQB.com. He has covered seven Olympic Games, NCAA championships and Super Bowls, and worked for nearly every division of SI, including the Swimsuit Issue, SI For Women and SI For Kids. His specialties include... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Lovejams, Art Games, and Game Innovation at USC

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avatar for Tracy Fullerton

Tracy Fullerton

Dir, USC Games
Tracy Fullerton is an experimental game designer, associate professor and director of the USC Games program. Her research center, the Game Innovation Lab, has produced several influential independent games, including Cloud, flOw, Darfur is Dying, The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Sport for Development: Affecting Societal Change

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avatar for Joey Cheek

Joey Cheek

Olympic Athlete, GlideSlope
Originally an inline skater from North Carolina, Joey Cheek quickly mastered the ice and became a world record-setting speed skater. In 2002, at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Cheek won his first ever international medal, a bronze.  Over the next four years he would go on to win more... Read More →
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Matt Geschke

Dir, Laureus Sport For Good Foundation
Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA is led by Matthew Geschke, Director. He manages strategic partnerships and develops Laureus USA's activities. Throughout his career Matt has become a leading voice in the Sport for Development sector. Prior to this role, Matt served as Director... Read More →
avatar for Dave Mingey

Dave Mingey

Pres, Founding Partner, GlideSlope
Dave Mingey is a Founding Partner of GlideSlope, a collective of management advisors focused on the global sports industry. As the company’s President, he leads its mission to guide several of the world's biggest brands looking to increase bottom line results by better leveraging... Read More →
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Paul Teeple

Dir, Sport for Dev, Partners of the Americas
Paul Teeple serves as Partners’ Director of Sport for Development and has led the A Ganar program since its founding in 2005. Described as “a youth workforce development program wrapped inside a soccer ball,” A Ganar uses lesson from the field of play to help at-risk youth learn... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

The Changing Face of Action Sports Media

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avatar for Angel Collinson

Angel Collinson

Professional Athlete, Teton Gravity Research
Like many freeskiers, Angel’s career was cast from a racing background. When Angel narrowly missed the US Ski Team at 18, big mountain skiing became her focus. She won the Freeskiing World Tour her freshman year competing, and repeated the following year, solidifying her place in... Read More →
avatar for Tana Hoffman

Tana Hoffman

Social & Content Mktg Mgr, Teton Gravity Research
Tana is a social media and digital strategist at Teton Gravity Research who focuses on content and influence marketing with the goal of building TGR's fanbase and spurring fan engagement. More than a professional, she's someone who loves good stories.
avatar for Todd Jones

Todd Jones

Founder & CEO, Teton Gravity Research
Todd Jones is a founder and CEO of action sports company Teton Gravity Research, which was founded in 1996. Todd has directed over 30 action sports films, countless hours of television programs and national commercials for brands such as Ford and the North Face.
avatar for Keith Sharman

Keith Sharman

Producer, 60 Minutes / CBS News
Keith Sharman is an award winning producer for 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes Sports who recently produced a profile of snowboard pioneer Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research called 'No Fall Zone.' He also produced a story for 60 Minutes Sports in 2013 on big wave surfer and world record... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

12:30pm

Helping Hands in the Global Village

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Troy Farnsworth CP, FAAOP

VP, UEPP, Hanger Clinic
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Troy Farnsworth

Vice President, Upper Extremity Prosthetics Program, Hanger Clinic
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Jonathan Schull

Founder & Research Scientist, Enable Community Foundation And RIT


Friday March 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

1:30pm

NASA New Initiatives in Imagery for Public Use

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Carlos Fontanot

Imagery Working Group Manager, Space Station Program, NASA/Johnson Space Center
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Daniel Jacobs

Mgr Int'l Partners Space Station Program, NASA
Manager of the International Partners team for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center, and Manager of the CineSpace Project at NASA. Almost 30 years experience at NASA in Houston and Washington, mostly in international and interagency relations.
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Don Pettit

Astronaut, NASA/Johnson Space Center
avatar for Trish Rigdon

Trish Rigdon

Executive Director, Houston Cinema Arts Society
Trish Rigdon is the Executive Director of Houston Cinema Arts Society where she has prodcuded the Houston Cinema Arts Festival since 2010. She has over 14 years of experience as a director, producer, and designer in the commercial and nonprofit professional theatre nationally and... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ACC Vimeo Theater Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Ain't It Cool with Harry Knowles Session

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avatar for Elizabeth Buckley

Elizabeth Buckley

Producer/Media Consultant, Ain't It Cool News
With a passion for storytelling, Peabody and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Elizabeth (Betty) Buckley brings her diverse background in film, television, new media, and sales to her current role of producer and media consultant. A background rooted in television commercials informed... Read More →
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Jaime Gallagher

Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
Jaime Gallagher is a producer, actress and casting director. In 2014, she produced the avant-garde horror short film, "Not Well," starring Erin Cummings and, "King Ripple," starring Keith Stanfield. Jaime was also a co-producer on the psychological horror short, "Kadence," and enjoyed... Read More →
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Brett Hart

Dir/Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
Emmy Award-winning writer/director Brett A. Hart started his journey making films as early as 11 years old. By high school, he had already found his mentor in director Richard Franklin, Psycho II/Cloak & Dagger, and was quickly taken under his wing and taught the mechanics of feature... Read More →
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Harry Knowles

Actor/Producer, Ain't It Cool Productions
In February of 1996, Knowles launched the website, www.aintitcool.com, which would eventually become the one and only, "Ain't It Cool News." Due to the enormous popularity of the website, Harry has been sought after by countless mainstream media, including magazines, newspapers and... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

An Insider's Guide to SXSW Film

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avatar for Meredith Borders

Meredith Borders

Managing Editor, Badass Digest
Meredith Borders is the Managing Editor for Badass Digest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest and Birth.Movies.Death. She is a Houston resident and Austin ex-pat who moonlights as a programmer and host for the Alamo. When she’s not watching movies or writing about them, she’s... Read More →
avatar for Erik Davis

Erik Davis

Contributing Editor, Movies.com/Fandango.com
Erik has been one of the Web's leading movie commentators since 2005, having worked as an editor and writer for outlets like Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical, Flavorwire, SXSW Magazine, Entertainment Today and more. These days you can hear him talking about movies... Read More →
avatar for Grae Drake

Grae Drake

Sr Editor, Rotten Tomatoes
In 6th grade, Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, and she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director's Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized... Read More →
avatar for Jen Yamato

Jen Yamato

Entertainment Reporter, The Daily Beast
Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast. She's served as an editor and reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes, among other publications, and as a chief film critic at Movies.com. She lives in LA and will throw down any day of the week at karaok... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Gameday 2025: What's In Your Living Room?

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avatar for Spencer Hall

Spencer Hall

Editorial Dir, Vox Media/SB Nation
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Mark Kramer

Head of Digital Technology, Pac-12 Networks
Mark Kramer is Head of Digital Technology for Pac-12 Networks, leading all development and technology efforts across Pac-12 Networks' digital platforms as well as digital integration with Pac-12 Networks' linear television technology team. Prior to Pac-12 Networks, Mark was Vice President... Read More →
avatar for William Mao

William Mao

Head of College Sports Partnerships, YouTube
Named one of Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30 in Sports" in 2015 and a SportsPro Media "10 Next" in 2014, William Mao is a Sports Content Partnership Manager for YouTube in New York. Within YouTube's Sports vertical he manages high-impact digital content relationships and develops strategy... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

2:00pm

Millennials and Sports: Reaching Next Gen Fans

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avatar for Peter Kafka

Peter Kafka

Sr Editor, Re/Code
Peter Kafka has been covering media and technology since 1997, when he joined the staff of Forbes magazine. He made the digital leap to Forbes.com in 2005. He may have been the first national business reporter to interview Steve “Stone Cold Steve Austin” Williams.
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Patrick McAfee

NFL All-Pro Kicker & Punter, Indianapolis Colts
PM

Pat McAfee

NFL All-Pro Punter, Indianapolis Colts
avatar for Perkins Miller

Perkins Miller

Chief Digital Officer/NFL Media, National Football League
Perkins Miller is the Chief Digital Officer for the National Football League. In this role, Perkins oversees all digital media activities for the NFL’s media operations, including NFL.com, NFL Mobile, NFL Now, and NFL Fantasy as well as League-wide club digital platforms. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Eric Weinberger

Eric Weinberger

Exec Producer, NFL Network
Media executive Eric Weinberger was named NFL Network’s first ever Executive Producer by NFL Network EVP and CEO Steve Bornstein, a position he currently holds to this day. He is a TV executive with vast experience in live studio shows, awards and event shows, games and all aspects... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

2:00pm

The Basketball Tournament: A New Model for Sports?

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avatar for Luke Bonner

Luke Bonner

Brand & Mktg Exec, gykantler.com
Luke Bonner played “professional” basketball in Lithuania, Hungary and the NBA Developmental league. He’s currently pretending to be a real-life adult at GYK Antler, a leading marketing agency. He’s the founder/executive director of the Rock On Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Gabe Feldman

Gabe Feldman

Assoc Professor of Law & Dir, Sports Law Program, Tulane University Law School
Gabe Feldman is a professor at Tulane Law School, the Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, the Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance and a certified mediator.
avatar for Daniel Friel

Daniel Friel

Content, Compliance, Counsel, TBT Enterprises LLC
Dan is one of the founders of The Basketball Tournament and a graduate of Tulane Law School. A college baseball player at the University of Richmond, Dan has used a lifetime of sports fandom and friendship to work with TBT's Founder, Jonathan Mugar, to design, develop, and launch... Read More →
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Kirk Goldsberry

Staff Writer, Grantland/ESPN


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:15pm

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson
The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson confronts our worst nightmares of impending death and turns them upside down. It tells the extraordinary, yet universal story of legendary musician Wilko Johnson who, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given a few months to live, accepted his fate with uplifting positivity and embarked on a farewell tour, capturing the imagination of the world as he went. But like every good story Wilko's has a damn fine twist in its tail. Two years later and confounding the odds, Wilko wakes up in a hospital bed, unexpectedly sentenced to live, having now to integrate those enlightened lessons learnt under sentence of death into the unexpected and ongoing future of his life.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Friday March 13, 2015 3:15pm - 4:46pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:30pm

3:30pm

Defining the Next Generation Retail Experience

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avatar for Julie Bornstein

Julie Bornstein

Chief Mktg Officer, Sephora
Julie is the Chief Marketing and Digital Officer and member of the Operating Committee of Sephora, the leading beauty retailer in the US and Europe. Under Julie’s leadership, Sephora has doubled the size of its e-commerce business and established Sephora as a leader and innovator... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hyman

Jennifer Hyman

CEO & Co-Founder, Rent The Runway
Jennifer Hyman leads Rent the Runway, a transformative brand that offers unprecedented access to designer fashion for millions of women. Since its launch in 2009, Ms. Hyman has been committed to building the first rental platform for luxury goods. She has managed all areas of the... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Lake

Katrina Lake

Founder & CEO, Stitch Fix
Katrina is passionate about helping women achieve everyday confidence. She founded Stitch Fix to help women everywhere discover and explore their style through a truly customer-focused shopping experience.


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Design Perspectives on Meaningful Choice

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avatar for George Royer

George Royer

Lead Designer & Co-Founder, White Whale Games
George Royer is the lead designer and creative director at White Whales Games. Their debut videogame "God of Blades." received broad critical acclaim. "God of Blades" featured unique design interventions encouraging players to go to real-world libraries. He’s also worked on Monstrocards... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Sprockett

Shawn Sprockett

Strategic Design Lead, Yieldmo
avatar for Rachel Weil

Rachel Weil

Adjunct Lecturer, Dept of Art & Art History, The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Simone Weil is an experimental video game developer and historian whose work explores the intersections of video games, nostalgia, and mainstream girlhood and femininity. Weil’s visual art and video games have been exhibited internationally at festivals, galleries, and museums... Read More →
avatar for Davey Wreden

Davey Wreden

Founder, Galactic Cafe
Davey Wreden is a video game writer and designer. He was the lead narrative designer on The Stanley Parable, an exploration of the tension between game player and game designer. He began working on the game while studying for his degree in Film Critical Studies at USC, and completed... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

3:30pm

DIY Housing Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman

Co-Founder, Boxouse
Luke is cofounder of Boxouse. He is passionate about using open source hardware and the physical computing revolution to build a more sustainable world. He has invented an automated gardening computer, built and managed a fleet of 25 pedicabs, and written a book about travelling the... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

Egg Hunt: The History of Easter Eggs in Games

Speakers
avatar for Juuso Myllyrinne

Juuso Myllyrinne

Global Director of Strategy, TBWA
Juuso Myllyrinne has made a career in making things not only worth talking about, but which are also genuine business drivers. He's a manager with significant experience from conventional brand planning, digital strategy, product management, broadcast media and leading successful... Read More →
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Matias Myllyrinne

CEO, Remedy Games
A games industry professional, with a passion for main stream entertainment and building intellectual property.


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

Filmmaking Cues from Top Sports Cinematographers

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Skip Clark

Dir, Photography, Fox Sports
I've been in the broadcast television business since I was in high school. I started at a small local station in Mansfield, OH, in 1994 and made my way to network news, NBC News and ABC News. While working for NBC News, ABC News, and then moving on to Fox Sports and ESPN, I spent... Read More →
avatar for Al Francesco

Al Francesco

Dir, Cinematography, NFL Films
17 years in the field, but I grew up in the business, my mother and sister are both Make-up/Hair Artists. I used to sweep hair off floors and deliver the mail to the set. I literally learned from the bottom (floor) up. Capturing images for sports documentaries, where the action only... Read More →
avatar for Brian Schulz

Brian Schulz

Cinematographer & Producer, Major League Baseball
Brian is a national Emmy Award recipient and three-time New York Emmy Award winning cinematographer and producer. A veteran of dynamic branded content campaigns, of special note is his sixteen-year career with Major League Baseball Productions.
avatar for John Tipton

John Tipton

Dir, Photography, Major League Baseball
John had been shooting documentaries and commercials for 20 years. His broadcast clients include HBO, CBS, ESPN, and NBC, to name a few. For the last seven years, John has had a critical role in shaping HBO Sports’ series, 24/7, which documents days in the lives of athletes in boxing... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

Making to Manufacturing

Speakers
avatar for Marc Boudria

Marc Boudria

Lead Solutions Eng, Chaotic Moon Studios
From software to hardware to mobile and beyond, Marc Boudria is the man with all the answers. Marc is a lifelong technologist who's spent the last 20 years building, supporting, and deploying tech in all its forms to the enterprise.
avatar for Rob Faludi

Rob Faludi

Chief Innovator, Digi International
Robert Faludi is the Chief Innovator at Digi International. His job is forging strong connections with the maker community, uncovering new innovation methodologies, supporting outstanding new work, and creating prototypes to spur new product development. Faludi also works as a professor... Read More →
avatar for Peter Li

Peter Li

CEO, Atlas
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Nathan Siedle

CEO, SparkFun
Checkout my talk on why patents are killing innovation! http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_IAP40665
avatar for Peter Vancorenland

Peter Vancorenland

VP of loT Solutions, Silicon Labs
Peter Vancorenland, Vice President of the IoT Solutions team, joined Silicon Labs in 2002 as a Circuit Design Engineer where he worked on a variety of wireless products from cell phone transceivers to FM and TV tuners. After two years as Vice President of Engineering working on Timing... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

Storytelling Superheroes

Speakers
avatar for Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

Cartoonist, Graphic Memoirist
Cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel is the creator of the long-running countercultural comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, which realistically captured the lives of women in a lesbian community and garnered a devoted and diverse following. From this pioneering work emerged... Read More →
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Maria Hinojosa

Anchor & Exec Producer, Latino USA, NPR, Futuro Media Group
As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously... Read More →
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Joshua Oppenheimer

Filmmaker
Born in 1974, USA, Oscar®-nominated film director Joshua Oppenheimer is recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” (2015-2019). His debut feature film, The Act of Killing (2012, 159 min and 117 min), was named Film of the Year in the 2013 by the Guardian and the Sight and Sound... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

The Athlete Slash Entrepreneur

Speakers
avatar for Israel Idonije

Israel Idonije

CEO & Founder, Athlitacomics
Israel Idonije, an 11-year NFL veteran, is the founder and CEO of Athlitacomics (www.athlitacomics.com), the first company to offer a high-level blend of comic content, merchandise, and properties that showcase professional athletics and super-heroic mythology. Idonije's entertainment... Read More →
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Mike Kafka

Founder & CEO, Roo Outdoor
Mike Kafka is a professional quarterback in the NFL and Founder/CEO of Roo Outdoor, an active lifestyle brand specializing in outdoor gear and performance apparel. Mike graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in communications. During his final year at Northwestern, Mike... Read More →
avatar for Linda Lacina

Linda Lacina

Special Reports Editor, Entrepreneur


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

The Evolution of Audio in the 21st Century

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Bernstein

Bonnie Bernstein

VP Content & Brand Dev/On-Air Host, Campus Insiders
avatar for Colin Cowherd

Colin Cowherd

commentator, ESPN
Colin Cowherd is host of ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd, broadcast nationally from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET Monday – Friday and simulcast on ESPNU. In September 2013, Colin’s New Football Show, which looks at college and professional football through Cowherd’s singular... Read More →
avatar for Traug Keller

Traug Keller

SVP, Production, Business Divisions, ESPN
For ESPN Audio, Keller oversees all aspects of the business including talent, staffing, national programming content, scheduling, and event production. ESPN Audio is comprised of ESPN Radio, the country’s largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN... Read More →
avatar for Stephen A Smith

Stephen A Smith

Commentator, ESPN
Stephen A. Smith, along with Skip Bayless, is a featured commentator on ESPN2’s First Take weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET, discussing and debating the sports topics of the day.


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

USA/Europe Co-Production and Funding Opportunities

Speakers
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Truls Kontny

Head of Film Commission, Norway Film Commission
Head of Commission Film Commission Norway - January 2009 – Present (5 years 7 months)
avatar for Ingrid Rudefors

Ingrid Rudefors

Film Commissioner, Film Region Stockholm Mälardalen
Ingrid Rudefors works as film-commissioner for Film Region Stockholm Mälardalen. With her colleagues from the other film-commissions, she also operates the national film commission Sweden Film Commission.
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Mikael Svensson

Certified Film Commissioner, Oresund Film Commission


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Women in Gaming: Navigating Successful Careers

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bollinger

Susan Bollinger

Director of Talent & Culture, Certain Affinity
Director of Talent & Culture for Certain Affinity, one of the largest independent game development studios in Austin, Texas - She brings over 20 years experience working in diverse environments. Her specialized focus and contributions in team building, positive change leadership and... Read More →
avatar for Alison Carrier

Alison Carrier

UI/UX Designer, Electronic Arts
Alison Carrier is the current UI/UX Designer for Red Crow Austin, a mobile game studio created by Electronic Arts. Known for her passion to deliver world-class user experiences, she has worked in EA’s mobile sphere for several projects, including her most recent work, The Simpsons... Read More →
avatar for Maitland Lederer

Maitland Lederer

Gameplay Engineer, Arkane Studios
Maitland Lederer is currently a software engineer at Arkane studios with over a decade of software engineering experience. After graduating from MIT she spent her first few years outside gaming, but since has worked at top studios including, Harmonix, Edge of Reality and Bioware... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Zawada

Lorraine Zawada

Sr Environment Artist, Certain Affinity
Lorraine Zawada is currently a Senior Environment artist at Certain Affinity. She's been in the video game industry since 2001 and has worked on games such as Halo, COD, Saints Row, Red Faction, plus many others.


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

3:45pm

808
808 is an inspirational story of the Roland TR808 drum machine and how its ground-shaking beats changed the musical world.
Its sound transcends countries and musical genres, in turn inspiring countless artists and producers, giving them an iconic sound from which to build upon.
Even if you don't know the 808 by name, you know its sound. It's everywhere, even now. 808 reveals the stories of the world famous artists, producers and most importantly the hit music to which the 808 was key, offering a cross section of personal experiences about the development of musical genres from around the world.
And 808 reveals why, after only three years of production, the 808 befell an untimely demise.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 106min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Friday March 13, 2015 3:45pm - 5:31pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:00pm

Back to the Future of Media

Speakers
avatar for Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer

Co-Founder & CEO, Thrillist Media Group
Ben Lerer is the co-founder & CEO of Thrillist Media Group, the leading men's digital media company (consisting of food, drink and travel property Thrillist; tech-meets-lifestyle site Supercompressor; and style and grooming destination JackThreads). Lerer was among Ernst & Young’s... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Better Living Through Minecraft

Speakers
avatar for Michael Langlois

Michael Langlois

Psychotherapist, Mike Langlois LICSW
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Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Can Sports Help End a Culture of Violence?

Speakers
avatar for Ben Casselman

Ben Casselman

Chief Economics Writer, FiveThirtyEight
Ben Casselman is the Chief Economics Writer for ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, where he has written on such subjects as income inequality, immigration, education and the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Prior to joining FiveThirtyEight, he was a national economics correspondent for... Read More →
avatar for Katie Hnida

Katie Hnida

Athlete, NO MORE
Katie Hnida graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico with a degree in Psychology. She is a pioneer in the world of sports, being the first woman to play, and score points, in a NCAA Division One football game. Her cleats and jersey are in the College Football Hall... Read More →
avatar for Donald McPherson

Donald McPherson

Pres, Don McPherson Enterprises LLC
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Jane Randel

Co-founder, NO MORE
Jane Randel is a co-founder of NO MORE, a national initiative intended to raise the profile of and normalize the conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault while generating greater resources for the national, state and local organizations addressing these issues (nom... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

Does Playing Sports Equal Brain Damage?

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Gerstner

Joanne Gerstner

Professor/Author, Michigan State University
Joanne C. Gerstner is an award-winning multi-platform sports journalist, with her work appearing in the New York Times, USA Today, Detroit News, ESPN.com, espnW, NPR, PGA Magazine and other outlets. She has covered the world's biggest events, such as the Olympics, soccer World Cups... Read More →
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Jeffrey Kutcher

Dir, University of Michigan NeuroSport
Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a sports neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan and the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, the university’s academic sports neurology program where he oversees clinical care, education and research activities. In 2012, his NeuroSport... Read More →
avatar for Ben Utecht

Ben Utecht

Advocate/Athlete/Singer, Surrender The Game
Ben Utecht spends every minute of every day making his dreams become a reality. Utecht achieved football’s highest honor when his team the 2006 Indianapolis Colts won Super Bowl XLI. Utecht is now 4 seasons removed from his NFL career as a tight end due to Traumatic Brain Injuries... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

Internet of Things Meet Up

Speakers
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Ben Edwards

Founder, VP Community, SmartThings
avatar for Dan Lieberman

Dan Lieberman

Sr Dir of Platform Strategy, SmartThings
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Andrew Mager

Developer Evangelist, SmartThings Inc


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Live Podcast: The Solid Verbal

Speakers
avatar for Ty Hildenbrandt

Ty Hildenbrandt

Host, Solid Verbal Media LLC
Ty Hildenbrandt is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. To the confusion of most, he’s also a rabid Notre Dame fan. After winning the “Next Great Sportswriter” contest on FOXSports.com in 2006, he eventually jumped over to SI.com where he met his co-host. He lives... Read More →
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Dan Rubenstein

Co-Host, The Solid Verbal
Dan Rubenstein is a video host and producer for SBNation. He’s formerly of Los Angeles, CA and currently of New York, NY, though somehow is also a graduate of the University of Oregon. Prior to SBNation, Dan hosted and produced a video series called “The SI Tour Guy” interviewing... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

Our Shipping Container Home: DIY Off Grid Urbanism

Speakers
avatar for Luke Iseman

Luke Iseman

Co-Founder, Boxouse
Luke is cofounder of Boxouse. He is passionate about using open source hardware and the physical computing revolution to build a more sustainable world. He has invented an automated gardening computer, built and managed a fleet of 25 pedicabs, and written a book about travelling the... Read More →
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Heather Stewart

Founder, Boxouse
I have lived in many countries in a variety of housing situations which gave me good perspective on the possibilities of shelter and community. I graduated with a degree in art and went to work on a horse farm, living in a horse stall which had been converted into a tiny apartment... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Streams, Shuffles and Statutes: Congress and Music

Speakers
avatar for Greg Barnes

Greg Barnes

General Counsel, Digital Media Association
Gregory Alan Barnes currently serves as General Counsel for the Digital Media Association (“DiMA”). DiMA is a nationally recognized trade association that represents the interests of several digital music and video service providers on a wide range of issues, including matters... Read More →
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Jason Chaffetz

Congressman, US House of Representatives
Mr. Chaffetz serves on the House Judiciary Committee, responsible for all copyright law. Mr. Chaffetz comes to Congress with a 16-year history in the local business community, executive branch experience in Utah State government, a reputation for running strong political campaigns... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Frazee

Elizabeth Frazee

Founder, TwinLogic Strategies
Elizabeth is co-founder and CEO of the all-women, technology and telecommunications lobbying shop TwinLogic Strategies. Named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper, Elizabeth's career in Washington includes high-level jobs on Capitol Hill, executive experience at leading tech... Read More →
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Katie Peters

Dir of Government Rels, Pandora Media Inc
Katie Peters is the head of Government Relations for Pandora Media in Washington, DC. She received her BA from Pepperdine University, MA from the Naval War College, and JD from The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. Katie started her career on Capitol Hill with a California... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Suspension of Disbelief in Virtual Reality

Speakers
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Paul Bettner

CEO & Founder, Playful Corp
Paul Bettner has been creating interactive entertainment for 20 years. In 2008, Paul and his brother David founded Newtoy, Inc to create the smash hit Words with Friends and changed mobile social gaming forever. Before that Paul was at Microsoft Game Studios where he helped create... Read More →
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Jan Goetgeluk

CEO, Virtuix Inc
Jan Goetgeluk is the founder and CEO of Virtuix and the developer of the Virtuix Omni, the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in video games and virtual worlds.
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Dan Hurd

Studio Design Lead, Playful Corp
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Jason Jerald

Principal Consultant, NextGen Interactions
Jason is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at NextGen Interactions, a company that provides consulting services and product development for emerging technologies. He has over 20 years of experience working with organizations such as General Motors, Lockheed Martin, NASA Ames, Valve... Read More →
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Amir Rubin

Pres & CEO, Sixense Entertainment Inc
Experienced, strategic, and insightful entrepreneur with over 20 years of developing products in the fields of simulation, video games, virtual reality and motion tracking. Built a team at Sixense with a shared passion for creating products that revolutionize the way we create and... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

5:00pm

5:00pm

Using Games to Redefine the Learning Experience

Speakers
avatar for Devin Young

Devin Young

Co-founder, Classcraft
Devin Young is a co-founder and chief creative office of Classcraft. Based in NYC and with an extensive background in creative strategy, branding, graphic, UX and UI design, he has worked with a diverse array of global brands and startups including Chanel, Intel, Microsoft, The Future... Read More →
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Shawn Young

Founder & CEO, Classcraft
Shawn Young is the founder of Classcraft. With a unique background in physics, education, gamification and web development, he’s interested in how we can create community in the classroom and how games can make learning fun and interactive. Shawn teaches 11th grade physics in Sherbooke... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

5:30pm

A Special Vimeo Presentation: Ned Rifle
At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Woodside Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self-proclaimed genius, Henry Fool, the trilogy is also an illustration of America's grappling with ideas, art, politics, and religion over the course of twenty years. In this swiftly paced and expansive conclusion, Henry and Fay's son, Ned, sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life (Parker Posey). But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy, and hilarious Susan (Aubrey Plaza).

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

5:30pm

Unfriended
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. Directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Friday March 13, 2015 5:30pm - 6:55pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:00pm

Salt of the Earth
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: France
Language: French, English and Portuguese
Year: 2013
Runtime: 109min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:00pm - 7:49pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:15pm

6:30pm

City of Gold
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold casts his light upon a vibrant and growing cultural movement in which he plays the dual roles of high-low priest and culinary geographer of his beloved Los Angeles.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 8:01pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

6:30pm

BRAND: A Second Coming
BRAND: A Second Coming follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons -Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X & Jesus Christ- & evolves from addict & Hollywood star to an unexpected political disruptor & newfound hero to the underserved. Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (Dig!, We Live In Public), explores the contradiction between Brand’s clarion call for revolution & his hunger to transcend pop fame. Will Brand hold fast against the roar of criticism to break out of the very system that built him?

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:30pm - 8:28pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

6:45pm

Unexpected
When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:10pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

6:45pm

Honeytrap
Layla arrives in Brixton from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead but she soon realises she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog Shaun but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy Troy, who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. Layla vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, Honeytrap is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:18pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

6:45pm

The Little Death
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of the secret lives of five suburban couples living in Sydney. Lawson's searing and sometimes shocking screenplay weaves together a story that explores a range of sexual fetishes and the repercussions that come with sharing them. Featuring an ensemble of breakthrough talent, the film was produced by Jamie Hilton, Michael Petroni and Matt Reeder; and executive produced by Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Josh Pomeranz, Viv Scanu and Stephen Boyle.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Runtime: 97min
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Friday March 13, 2015 6:45pm - 8:22pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

7:00pm

The Death of Jim Morrison
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Section: Special Events
Year: 2013
Runtime: 20min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 7:20pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:00pm

Welcome to Leith
Welcome to Leith is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. The unsettling underpinning of the film is how we wrestle with our democratic principles when they're pushed to the limit.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 8:26pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

7:00pm

Jonathan Demme Presents Made In Texas
Invasion of the Aluminum People Director: David Boone

Speed of Light Director: Brian Hanson, Paul Cullum, Paul Cullum

Leonardo Jr. Director: Lorrie O'Shatz

Fair Sisters Director: Ed Lowry, Missy Boswell, Louis Black, Missy Boswell, Louis Black

Mask of Sarnath Director: Neil Ruttenberg


Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 118min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:00pm - 8:58pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

7:15pm

Uncle Kent 2
In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world. Reuniting in the GREMLINS 2 of "Indie" sequels, Joe Swanberg, Jennifer Prediger and Tipper Newton return in a surrealist look into Osborne's madness. Written by Osborne and passing the directors' torch over to Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM), UNCLE KENT 2 plays out like an absurdist successor that bends the rules of sequels and the minds of the audience.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:15pm - 8:28pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

7:30pm

7 Days In Hell
A fictional documentary-style expose on the rivalry between two tennis stars who battled it out in a 1999 match that lasted seven days.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Special Events
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 50min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

7:45pm

The Last Man on the Moon
When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, over forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. As his wife famously remarked, "If you think going to the moon is hard, try staying at home." The Last Man on the Moon combines rare archive material, compelling Visual FX and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen.

Section: Festival Favorites
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Friday March 13, 2015 7:45pm - 9:20pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

8:15pm

Ava's Possessions
Ava is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possessions Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back, and figure out where the huge blood stain in her apartment came from, she is plagued by nightmarish visions--the demon is trying to come back.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Friday March 13, 2015 8:15pm - 9:44pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

8:45pm

The Look Of Silence
In this companion piece to THE ACT OF KILLING, director Joshua Oppenheimer does something virtually unprecedented in cinema or in the aftermath of genocide: it documents survivors confronting their relatives’ murderers in the absence of any truth and reconciliation process, while still living in a culture where the murderers remain steadfastly in power. The film follows an optometrist who discovers how his brother was slain during the ‘65-'66 Indonesian tragedy and the identity of the killers. In search of answers, he decides to confront each of his brother’s murderers.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK
Language: Indonesian and Javanese with Subtitles
Year: 2013
Runtime: 102min
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Friday March 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:27pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

9:15pm

T-Rex
T-Rex is an intimate story about a new kind of American heroine. For the first time, women’s boxing is included in the 2012 Olympics. Fighting for gold is 17-year-old Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. From the streets of Flint, Michigan, Claressa is undefeated and utterly confident. Her fierceness extends beyond the ring. She protects her family at any cost, even when their instability and addictions threaten to derail her dream. As she gets closer to her dream her relationships with her coach and her family get more complicated. But Claressa is determined. She desperately wants to take her family to a better, safer place and winning gold could be her only chance.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:15pm - 10:41pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

9:15pm

For Grace
"For Grace" follows Curtis Duffy on his journey toward building his dream restaurant in Chicago. Duffy was a troubled teen and only discovered his place in the kitchen after a teacher recognized his natural talent. After an unimaginable tragedy involving his parents, Duffy dove into his career and became one of the country's most renowned chefs. As development began on Grace, Duffy found himself at another point of crisis: his laser focus cost him his family. "For Grace" takes us behind the food and dives into the events and people that made Duffy who he is. It's a film about family, sacrifice, and the journey from tragedy to opening night at one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:15pm - 10:48pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

9:30pm

The Visit
This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Austria/Ireland/Finland/Norway
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 10:53pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

9:30pm

Night Owls
Workaholic Kevin (Adam Pally) goes home with the beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Rosa Salazar) for a drunken one night stand, but he's horrified to discover she's actually his boss' jilted ex-mistress. After she takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:01pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

9:30pm

Heaven Knows What
Based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes — a homeless teenager with a ferocious Jersey accent — the film stars Holmes as Harley, a fictionalized version of herself: a heroin-hooked panhandler unable to get either the junk or her wicked boyfriend Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones) out of her system. Locked into the relentlessly repetitive cycle of the addict's life — the never-ending search to score, the squabbles with dealers and fellow junkies, the violence ever ready to erupt as either farce or tragedy — she is still driven by a strange (and surely self-destructive) desire for beauty, the explosive moments of rapture that puncture the drabness of her existence.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:03pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

9:30pm

Texas Shorts
The OceanMaker Director: Lucas Martell
After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.
Star Cadets Director: Joe Nicolosi
Jax and Bingo are not the most skilled star-pilots that the Earth's Space Force has to offer - which is why they're stuck patrolling the deep fringes of the known universe. Amidst the nebulae, asteroid fields, brown dwarfs and gas giants, the two wing men finally find what they've been looking for - a connection
+ / - Director: Andy Irvine, Mark Smoot, Mark Smoot
A young couple examines their relationship as they await the result of a pregnancy test.
Carne Seca Director: Jazmin Diaz
Brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset in rural Mexico to turn a profit on their father’s business, or face the consequences of his belligerence.
Melville Director: James M. Johnston
Marcus is dealing with some shit. He wonders through his day distracted and quiet, acting out at strangers, withdrawn from his wife, and unable to sleep. Whatever it is, he just can't talk about it. Then he runs into an old friend who reminds him of the days when he never had a problem expressing anything.
Woman of the World Director: Allison Cook
Rachel is a young mother, frustrated with her writer husband and the daily grind of parenting. A visit to an old friend in LA offers an opportunity for escape.
Squirrel Director: Tomas Vengris
Squirrel is a diary-drama of an unnamed teenage girl struggling to understand love and sex. She takes us through scenes of her seemingly mundane high school life. As the images bleed together, we dive deeper into her troubled life. Soon, her innocent musings give way to a darker reality.
Detective Calzone Director: Austin Tolin
Detective Lenny Calzone works with his crime lab technician ex-wife, Michelle. Though he longs for something more, rising alimony payments are keeping him bound. One night, when a new piece of evidence arrives for an unsolved case, he’s faced with a truth that he can no longer ignore.
The Samaritans Director: John Bryant
A salesman faces the most difficult and important negotiation of his life.
Darknet Delivery: A Silk Road Story Director: Lacey Dorn, Mafalda Millies, Mafalda Millies
What happens when an on-demand generation can have access to anything-food, weapons, clothes, drugs-at the click of a button? In the era of Internet hyper-connectivity, four friends order drugs online, only to reveal how disconnected they really are.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 104min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:30pm - 11:14pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

9:45pm

Western
In Eagle Pass, Texas, where the U.S. and Mexico meet along the Rio Grande, a cattleman and the mayor face the dawn of a new reality. In the matter of a few turbulent months, the specter of cartel violence begins to loom from upriver, leading to an indefinite border closure and its rippling consequences on the homefront.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Friday March 13, 2015 9:45pm - 11:18pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

10:00pm

The Final Girls
The Final Girls is an unconventional comedy about Max, a high school senior, who is mysteriously transported with her friends into a 1980s horror film that starred Max’s mother, a celebrated scream queen.
Trapped inside the movie, Max finds herself reunited with her mom, who she lost in real life. Together with Max’s friends, they must fend off the camp counselors’ raging hormones, battle a deranged machete-wielding killer and find a way to escape the movie and make it back home.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - 11:28pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

10:00pm

Results
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:00pm - 11:45pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

10:15pm

Disaster Playground
Disaster Playground investigates future outer space catastrophes and the procedures to manage and assess the risks. The film follows the scientists planning the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth. Follow the chain of command that runs from the SETI Institute and NASA to the White House and United Nations and meet the people who are responsible from protecting us from a potentially devastating asteroid impact.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 66min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:15pm - 11:21pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

10:45pm

Midnight Shorts
Le Pédophile Director: Ara Ball
Le Pedophile tells the hard hitting story of a woman coping with a history of being sexually abused, and the violence and tenderness which helps her leave it behind.
WELCOME to WILLITS: AFTER SUNDOWN Director: Trevor Ryan
Deep in the Northern California region known to marijuana connoisseurs as the “Emerald Triangle” lies the town of Willits. In the surrounding woods rests a rustic cabin, where a small-time drug dealer waits impatiently for his friend to arrive to complete a meth deal, urging him to get there before dark… for his own safety. As daylight fades, he grows more desperate, fearing a repeat attack from alien abductors. “AFTER SUNDOWN” serves as a proof-of-concept prequel to the Ryan Brothers’ feature screenplay Welcome to Willits.
Knock Knock Director: Jeff Betancourt
Val and her friends play a game that allows them to communicate with the dead. The Knock Knock Game turns any doorway into a portal to the hereafter, but the girls soon learn that are rules that should never be broken.
Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Director: Gillian Wallace Horvat
A nice guy (Anton Yelchin) discovers a darker side of his personality when his girlfriend (Kate Lyn Sheil) reveals her hidden weakness.
CROW HAND!!! Director: Brian Lonano
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a strange totem on the ground, much to his wife's chagrin.
Interesting Ball Director: DANIELS
A red ball bounces past a cafe and a couple folks’ houses and then goes to the beach.
Bag Man Director: Josh Baker, Jonathan Baker, Jonathan Baker
BAG MAN is the understated story of a 12-year-old African American boy, who takes us on an introspective journey out of the city and into the remote countryside of upstate New York. With a mysterious duffle bag in hand, its contents unknown to us, we journey from the urban hustle of Harlem, into the winter-ravaged woodlands a world away. On the road, we slowly discover his real intentions, and the significance of what is hidden inside a young boy’s bag.
ANAL JUKE -anal juice- Director: Sawako Kabuki
After breaking up with my ex-boyfriend, I was heartbroken but I had to think about the theme for my next animation film. Just then I had a dream of this ex-boyfriend. This animation film is based on that dream. In Japan, on 11th March 2011, we had great earthquakes and aftershocks followed over and over. And not only earthquakes but also how to face the nuclear power is one of the hottest issues in our country. I think that dream is the mixture of this charged atmosphere of Japan and my heartbreaking depression. So I "re-mixed" what I had in my head. By the way, he used to like enema. So in this song, the word of "ass" and its related words are fluttering.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min
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Friday March 13, 2015 10:45pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 12:08am
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:45pm

Excess Flesh
Jill is obsessed with her new roommate Jennifer, a promiscuous and sexy hotshot in the LA Fashion scene. New to the city and recently single, Jill is unable to keep up as she binges and purges to stay thin; eventually hating herself and everyone around her. Her jealousy and rage spiral out of control -- Jennifer has everything, and Jill wants to be just like her. If Jill can’t BE Jennifer, she must destroy her.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 103min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:45pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:28am
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:59pm

The Nightmare
Following his exploration on the deep effects of cinema in his feature Room 237, director Rodney Ascher now investigates the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. What should be explained by science gets complicated as sufferers from random backgrounds have very similar visions.

Section: Midnighters
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:59pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30am
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:59pm

The Invitation
Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband... and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind.
Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
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Friday March 13, 2015 11:59pm - Saturday March 14, 2015 1:37am
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave
 
Saturday, March 14
 

7:30am

8:30am

9:00am

9:30am

Based On A True Story: Games, Film and Cancer

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Green

Ryan Green

Co-Owner, Numinous Games
avatar for Josh Larson

Josh Larson

Co-Owner, Numinous Games
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David Osit

Dir/Producer, Kinematic Films LLC
avatar for Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Director/Producer, Kinematic Films LLC
Malika Zouhali-Worrall is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. In collaboration with David Osit, she is currently directing and producing a new film, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING, about video game developer Ryan Green who is building "That Dragon, Cancer," a video game about his terminally... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

9:30am

Beyond the Bar Graph: Insights Over Info

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Glode

Christopher Glode

GM, Under Armour Connected Fitness
As General Manager, Chris is responsible for the Consumer line of business within MapMyFitness including the MVP subscription, mobile purchases, and all digital and physical goods, as well as the Under Armour Digital roadmap and products. Chris has a deep background in mobile product... Read More →
GT

Gavin Teo

GM, Comcast Ventures
avatar for Marybeth Thompson

Marybeth Thompson

Head of Partnerships, MyFitnessPal
Marybeth Thomson is Head of Partnerships for MyFitnessPal, the world’s most popular health & fitness app with over 80 million users. She is focused on expanding MyFitnessPal’s ecosystem of partners and services that support MyFitnessPal members living healthier lives.


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

9:30am

Hyper-Reality TV and Online Video Are a Perfect Fit

Speakers
avatar for Dermot McCormack

Dermot McCormack

Pres AOL Video & Studios, AOL Inc
Dermot McCormack President of Video
MS

Morgan Spurlock

Award-winning filmmaker & Pres of Warrior Poets, Warrior-Poets
Morgan Spurlock is a NY-based writer, director and producer. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at Sundance in 2004 and won Best Directing honors. It won the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

9:30am

Media Criticism and the Study of Games

Speakers
avatar for Warren Spector

Warren Spector

Director, Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at The University of Texas at Austin
Warren Spector has been making games for 31 years and is best known for his work on Deus Ex and Disney Epic Mickey series. The recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the Game Developers Conference and Cartoons on the Bay, his work has been featured in several museum exhibits... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

9:30am

Old Game, New Tricks: What's the Future of Golf?

Speakers
avatar for Shane Bacon

Shane Bacon

Host "The Turn", BACK9NETWORK
Shane Bacon is the host of Back9Network's "The Turn," a daily news, golf and lifestyle show exclusively on DIRECTV Channel 262.
avatar for Charlie Kautz

Charlie Kautz

Mktg Consultant, Golf Digest
A card-carrying "milennial" with background in global marketing and communications at TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company. I'm as passionate about growing golf as I am getting better at it, and spent the last year serving as project manager for Hack Golf - a new, open innovation initiative... Read More →
avatar for Andrew  Kipper

Andrew Kipper

Agent Dir Golf, Excel Sports Management
As an agent with Excel Sports Management, Andrew Kipper is directly involved with the businesses and careers of some of the biggest names in professional golf. A New Yorker by way of Los Angeles, Andrew received his JD and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a proud... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Mayo

Ashley Mayo

Sr Editor Audience Engagement, Golf Digest


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

9:30am

Problem Solvers: Tech + Youth Sports = Universal Access

Speakers
avatar for Tom Farrey

Tom Farrey

Executive Director, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program
Tom leads the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program, whose mission is to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest. He founded the program in 2011 and in April 2013 launched Project Play, a multi-year, multi-stage effort... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Goldberg

Jeremy Goldberg

Pres, LeagueApps
Jeremy is the President of LeagueApps, a sports technology company that enables organizers to better manage local sports programs and makes it easy for participants and their families to have amazing sports experiences. He is also a partner at [212]MEDIA, a NYC-based venture development... Read More →
avatar for Risa Isard

Risa Isard

Program Coord, The Aspen Institute
Risa Isard is program coordinator for the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, whose mission is to convene leaders, foster dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. She is leading... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

10:00am

10:00am

10:30am

10:30am

SXSW Community Workshop: Austin School of Film Youth 3D Workshop
Participants will use their imagination to create miniature 3D worlds using handmade animation techniques with award-winning Animator, Jeanne Stern.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 300min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 3:30pm
Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater 1165 Angelina St

11:00am

11:00am

Analog and Digital: Synching an Engagement Campaign

Speakers
KM

Keven McAlester

Producer, Standard Pictures
Keven McAlester is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He has directed two award-winning documentary features (You’re Gonna Miss Me, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, and The Dungeon Masters, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival) and over 30 music videos, short films... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Prestileo

Lauren Prestileo

Series Producer, American Experience, American Experience — PBS
Lauren Prestileo currently serves at Series Manager for the PBS series American Experience. In that role, she oversees the marketing and digital teams for the series, and works collaboratively with WGBH’s education, outreach, and fundraising teams. She joined the American Experience... Read More →
avatar for Mark Samels

Mark Samels

Exec Producer, American Experience/WGBH
Mark Samels was named executive producer of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, PBS’ flagship history series, in 2003. Under Samels' leadership, the series has been honored with nearly every industry award, including the Peabody, Primetime Emmys, the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, Writers Guild... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Ava DuVernay Keynote

Speakers
avatar for Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

Dir, DVA/AFFRM
Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award and the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for her second narrative feature Middle of Nowhere, Ava DuVernay is a writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. DuVernay’s directorial work includes... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Vimeo Theater Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Battling Tradition to Reinvent Youth Sports

Speakers
avatar for Christine Brennan

Christine Brennan

Columnist, USA TODAY
Christine Brennan joined the Novartis Venture Fund in November 2013. Prior to joining Novartis Venture Fund, she spent 3 years at Vitae Pharmaceuticals as Chief Business Officer responsible for strategy & business development. Prior to Vitae, she spent 5 years at Novartis Institutes... Read More →
avatar for Matt Farrell

Matt Farrell

Chief Mktg Officer, USA Swimming
Matt Farrell is the Chief Marketing Officer at USA Swimming overseeing sponsorships, marketing, public relations, social media and publications. USA Swimming is experiencing all-time high in revenue, with partners such as Marriott, BMW, Phillips 66, AT&T.
avatar for Kurt Kamperman

Kurt Kamperman

Chief Exec Community Tennis, US Tennis Association
Kamperman leads the USTA’s efforts to increase tennis participation in the U.S., and in recent years has played a major role in overseeing the USTA’s historic 10 and Under Tennis initiative. Kamperman was a Director at Large on the USTA Board of Directors from January to April... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Price

Jeff Price

Chief Commercial Officer, PGA of America
Jeff Price leads the primary commercial areas, including media, sponsorship, merchandise, marketing communication and international. A growth oriented business leader with a 25-year record in the sports industry, Price most recently drove the digital transformation of the iconic Sporting... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

Blending Concept and Production Art in Halo: MCC

Speakers
avatar for Michael Pavlovich

Michael Pavlovich

Sr Character Artist, Certain Affinity
Michael Pavlovich has been in the game industry since graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 2005. Michael has worked on several titles for multiple platforms, including NCAA, Madden, DC Universe Online and Halo 4. He also provided ZBrush training for both Eat3D... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Creator Activism: A Discussion with Robert Kirkman

Speakers
avatar for Brian Crecente

Brian Crecente

News Editor, Polygon
Brian Crecente is an American journalist and columnist. He is a founding editor and the news editor for Polygon. He also writes Good Game, a weekly column internationally syndicated by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
avatar for Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman

Partner, Skybound Entertainment
Robert Kirkman is the creator of many popular comic books, including the Eisner Award-winning The Walking Dead, long-running Invincible, all-ages Super Dinosaur, and the new exorcism comic, Outcast which was released in June 2014 and recently received a pilot pickup for CINEMAX with... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

11:00am

From Alien to Alien: Isolation

Speakers
avatar for Mark Bristol

Mark Bristol

Filmmaker, Static Line Productions
Mark Bristol has moved back and forth between video games and feature films for nearly twenty years. He began his career as a Storyboard Artist and has worked on over fifty feature films including Mission: Impossible 5, Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Saving Mr. Banks, The Tree of Life... Read More →
avatar for Alistair Hope

Alistair Hope

Creative Dir, http://www.creative-assembly.com
Alistair Hope is Creative Director of Alien: Isolation. He has worked at Creative Assembly, one of the UK’s most established studios since their indie days, joining the now 300+ man studio as employee No. 8 in 1996. A painting and sculpture fine art graduate he followed his first... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
ACC Austin Suite Austin Convention Center

11:00am

11:00am

How the Data Era Will Build High Performing Humans

Speakers
avatar for Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Professional Athlete, IMG
NFL Super Bowl champion, Victor Cruz is a wide receiver for the New York Giants. Growing up in Paterson, NJ - just a few miles from the Giants’ home field at MetLife Stadium - football was always Victor’s first love. He was an all-state receiver for Paterson Catholic High School... Read More →
MG

Michael Gervais

High Performance Psychology, Pinnacle Performance Center
Michael Gervais has spent his career pushing on the limits of human potential. A high-performance psychologist, Gervais has flown onto aircraft carriers during wartime to work with fighter pilots, developed high-performance strategies for action sport athletes who attempt the impossible... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Pres, Equinox
Sarah Robb O’Hagan joined Equinox in September 2012 as President of the world’s premier fitness lifestyle company, comprising the Equinox, Soul Cycle, Blink Fitness and Pure Yoga brands. Under her leadership Equinox is undertaking an aggressive expansion strategy to grow its family... Read More →
avatar for Haile Owusu

Haile Owusu

Chief Data Scientist, Mashable
Haile Owusu is Chief Data Scientist at Mashable where his main responsibility is the development and refinement of the company's proprietary Velocity technology, which predicts and tracks the viral life-cycle of digital media content.


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

Salem Season 2: Presented by WGN America

Speakers
BB

Brannon Braga

Creator/Exec Producer, WGN America
avatar for Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless

Actor, WGN America
avatar for Janet Montgomery

Janet Montgomery

Actor, WGN America
AS

Adam Simon

Creator/Executive Producer, WGN America
avatar for Shane West

Shane West

Actor, WGN America


11:00am

Surviving Cancer with Games and Community

Speakers
avatar for Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez

Founder CEO, The Survivor Games
Steven Gonzalez, founder of The Survivor Games, was diagnosed with AML Leukemia at 12 years old and given a 2% chance of survival. Though he had the best medical care (and most supportive family) in the world, video games were the only thing that helped him bridge the social isolation... Read More →
avatar for Justin Reynard

Justin Reynard

CTO, Karma Labs Inc
Justin Reynard is currently the CTO for Los Angeles startup Karma Labs, Inc. Prior to Karma, Justin was a senior engineer at Fourth Wall Studios implementing front-end UI for the Emmy award-winning rides.tv interactive video experience and a gameplay programmer at Obsidian Entertainment... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Tech That's Changing Sports and Building Empathy

Speakers
avatar for Derek Belch

Derek Belch

Asst Football Coach, Stanford University
CK

Chris Kluwe

Troublemaker
Chris Kluwe grew up in Southern California among a colony of wild chinchillas and didn't learn how to communicate outside of barking and howling until he was fourteen years old. He has played football in the NFL, once wrestled a bear for a pot of gold, and lies occasionally. He is... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

11:00am

When Your Devices Decide to Touch You Back

Speakers
avatar for Rohit Thawani

Rohit Thawani

Dir of Digital Strategy, TBWAChiatDay
Rohit Thawani is the Director of Digital Strategy and Social media for TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, and a member of TBWA's global Creative Technology Board.


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

11:00am

Free Entry
Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air music festival, Sziget Festival held every summer on one of the Danube islands in Hungary. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with the leftovers from other people’s plates. Tent? Why bother when you can sleep under the stars. Sleep? No way: the party goes on all night. V is a pretty girl who knows how to use her charms to the best advantage. Betty, more reserved and shy, never quite knows what to do with her hands, how to hold a cigarette, what to say to the boys they meet. But the tables are turned when the pair go their separate ways after an argument.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian with Subtitles
Year: 2014
Runtime: 69min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:09pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

11:00am

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little -known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:11pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:00am

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying Bill.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 78min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:18pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Carl Spence (Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF)

Speakers
avatar for Carl Spence

Carl Spence

Artistic & Co-Dir, Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF
Carl Spence is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been curating film exhibitions, festivals and programs for more than 20 years. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Programming... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Christine Davila (Ambulante Doc Film Fest)

Speakers
avatar for Christine Davila

Christine Davila

Dir, Ambulante Documentary Film Festival
Christine Dávila is the Director of Ambulante USA, a 501c3 nonprofit and documentary roadshow, which was founded by actors and filmmakers Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes. She has been a Programming Associate at the Sundance Film Festival since 2008 and... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Colin Geddes (Toronto International Film Festival)

Speakers
avatar for Colin Geddes

Colin Geddes

International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival
Colin Geddes selects cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard and Midnight Madness programmes. Since joining TIFF in 1998, he has introduced new talent and programmed many notable world premieres including Miike Takashi’s Ichi The Killer, Eli Roth’s... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jenn Murphy (AFI Fest)

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Murphy

Jenn Murphy

Programmer, AFI FEST
Jenn Murphy lives in Los Angeles and is a programmer for AFI FEST. She is also the Producer of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School. She has previously worked with the Los Angeles Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, Sundance Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Society. In her... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jon Korn (Sundance Film Festival)

Speakers
avatar for Jon Korn

Jon Korn

Shorts Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Jon Korn is a Senior Copywriter at Eleven, Inc. in San Francisco and a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival. At Eleven, he has worked with brands like Apple, Virgin America, Dignity Health, and Aria. Previously, he was Programmer at Outfest, Associate Programmer at AFI... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Lu Lippold (Flyway Film Festival)

Speakers
avatar for Lu Lippold

Lu Lippold

Media Consultant, Flyway Film Festival
In her long media career, Lu has worked as a documentary filmmaker, producer, writer/editor, and journalism professor. As a film grant administrator for IFP Minnesota, she collaborated with partners from SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, McKnight Foundation, and more. Her creative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca)

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Opeyemi Olukemi

Mgr/Interactive, Tribeca Film Institute
Opeyemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and expanded the Interactive department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Interactive Playground—an arena showcasing immersive technologies and projects, Tribeca Sandbox—an... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Solmaz Aziz (Berlin International Film Festival)

Speakers
avatar for Solmaz Azizi

Solmaz Azizi

Competition Programme Coord, Berlin International Film Festival
Solmaz studied Cultural Anthropology, Film & Television and Spanish in Marburg, Rome and Buenos Aires. After her M.A. degree she joined the Berlin International Film Festival’s Event Management department for four years. She worked on several international cultural events in Barcelona... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

SXSW Community Screening: Establishing Shots
The Austin Community College Radio-Television-Film Department brings ESTABLISHING SHOTS, a showcase of student films to the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Part of the Austin film community for over 40 years, ACC-RTF prepares students for pathways into dynamic creative media fields through immersive coursework in screen storytelling, creative digital production and media studies.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

11:00am

Shorts Program 1
Primrose Director: Clara Aranovich
An unlikely love story set along Kenai Lake in Alaska between two creatures; one of which may or may not be human.
Actresses Director: Jeremy Hersh
Follows the relationship between a 23-year-old aspiring actress and an off-broadway star.
Pink Grapefruit Director: Michael Mohan
A young married couple brings two of their single friends out to Palm Springs for a long weekend. It does not go as planned.
Share Director: Pippa Bianco
A 15-year-old girl returns to school after someone shares an explicit video of her.
09:55 – 11:05, Ingrid Ekman, Bergsgatan 4B Director: Cristine Berglund, Sophie Vukovic, Sophie Vukovic
67 year old Ingrid has decided to deal with cancer on her own. She retreats from the outside world and it retreats from her - apart from sporadic visits from the home care services. But then home care employee Frida knocks on her door and awakens feelings that Ingrid can't shut out.
Wait 'til the Wolves Make Nice Director: Jessica dela Merced
Confronting boredom in a crumbling southwest Detroit neighborhood, four young kids are tempted into sacrilege and destruction by the cool apathy of the older new kid in town.
What Doesn't Kill You Director: Darya Zhuk
After a rare diagnosis, Lily's attempts to flee from war torn Israel are thwarted when the airport shuts down and her zany cousin forces her to party.
Aspirational Director: Matthew Frost
Blending the efficiency of a commercial film, a touch of humor, and the fashion world’s tendency to take itself too serious, director Mathew Frost creates a genre all his own.
LERATO Director: Thati Peele
Set in picturesque South Africa, 'Lerato' follows the journey of a short tempered orange picker Happy Diale and his rambunctious young daughter Lerato. We meet the pair on the eve of Lerato's prestigious piano audition where we discover that her once in a lifetime opportunity has been put into jeopardy by the inaction of her father and his ruthless employer. Happy must make a difficult decision and in order to get Lerato to the audition on time.

Section: Short Film Program
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:35pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

11:00am

Creative Control
In near-future Brooklyn, David is an overworked, tech-addicted advertising executive working on a high profile campaign for a new generation of Augmented Reality glasses. Envious of his best friend Wim’s charmed life and obsessed with his entrancing girlfriend Sophie, David uses the glasses to develop a life-like avatar of her; but he isn’t prepared for what happens when the line between reality and virtual reality begins to blur.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 97min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:37pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

11:15am

Deep Time
Ancient oceans teeming with life, Norwegian settlers, Native Americans and multinational oil corporations find intimacy in deep time. Following up his 2009 feature Crude Independence (SXSW), Deep Time is director Noah Hutton's ethereal portrait of the landowners, state officials, and oil workers at the center of the most prolific oil boom on the planet for the past six years. With a new focus on the relationship of the indigenous peoples of North Dakota to their surging fossil wealth, Deep Time casts the ongoing boom in the context of paleo-cycles, climate change, and the dark ecology of the future.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:15am - 12:44pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

11:30am

Life in Color
With no place to live, two strangers are stuck house sitting together. At odds, Mary and Homer soon realize the gravity of their situation and the necessity of joining forces, making money and pulling themselves out of the emotional hole they have lived in for years. This grounded romantic dramedy explores the hidden issues we all bury beneath the surface in a raw and touching way with humor and honesty. The cast includes, Josh McDermitt from The Walking Dead, Jim O’Heir from Parks and Recreation, Adam Lustick from Harvard Sailing Team, and Fortune Feimster from Chelsea Lately. Life in Color marks Katharine Emmer’s directorial debut. She also wrote, produced, edited and stars in the film.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 86min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30am - 12:56pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

11:30am

Documentary Shorts 1
Boxeadora Director: Meg Smaker
One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory and become Cuba’s first female boxer.
El Porvenir Director: Josh Chertoff, Alfredo Alcantara, Alfredo Alcantara
El Porvenir tells the story of Abelardo Olguin, a third-generation cockfighter struggling to hold on to his family's way of life in the face of a growing movement to ban the sport across the Mexican states. Cockfighting has been Abelardo's passion since he was five years old. Now with children of his own, he hopes to pass on the tradition, but he and his fellow cockfighters see the world changing before their eyes.
Bob Spells Backwards Director: Josh Polon, Ryan Maxey, Ryan Maxey
Bob demonstrates his strange compulsion to spell every word he hears backwards.
THE LAST MILE Director: Ondi Timoner
The Last Mile is a tech incubator founded inside San Quentin, California's oldest men’s prison. The program teaches inmates entrepreneurship skills with the goal of having each participant found a company that addresses a social issue and includes a technology component - without any access to computers and the Internet. Many of these men have never used a laptop or smartphone, as they've been incarcerated for two decades. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows their journey as they struggle to craft a business plan, pitch their ideas in front of a live audience of venture capitalists at Demo Day, and then reenter society.
Picturing Barbara Kruger Director: Pippa Bianco
How do you make a film about the artist’s image without using it? Narrated by Barbara Kruger, original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s Blood On The Leaves, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series.
Growth Director: Mishka Kornai
“Growth” is an exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
Every Day Director: Gabe Spitzer
At 86, Joy Johnson was the oldest woman to run the 2013 New York City Marathon. This is the story of an inspiring athlete with an uncommon passion for her sport, and for life.
I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! Director: Charlie Tyrell
In the late seventies David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero and counter culture icon. By the following decade, Warner Brothers was preparing a Hollywood feature film. Narrated by Academy Award-Winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense), I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! combines stop motion animations with interviews from Boswell, his Hollywood friends, and fans as they discuss the enduring appeal of the World’s Toughest Milkman.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:30am - 1:03pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

12:00pm

12:00pm

Unexpected
When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: She’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. “Unexpected” follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 85min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:25pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

12:00pm

12:00pm

Honeytrap
Layla arrives in Brixton from Trinidad, full of fantasies about her new life ahead but she soon realises she is an outsider, both at home and among her peers. She finds a friend in underdog Shaun but yearns for status and belonging. Rescue comes in the dazzling form of local top boy Troy, who sweeps her off her feet into a world of romance. But when Troy dumps her, she is left heart-broken and socially shunned. Layla vows to rebuild herself as a hardened player in order to win Troy back and Shaun becomes a pawn in her game. A rarely seen female perspective on gang culture, Honeytrap is authentically local in setting but universal in its themes of passion, jealousy and revenge.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:33pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

12:00pm

12:30pm

Breaking Up with TED

Speakers
avatar for George Burroughs

George Burroughs

Creative Director, The Brookings Institution


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 12:45pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Acing the Sports Game with the Oculus Rift

Speakers
avatar for Jordi Bruin

Jordi Bruin

Technical VR Lead Beyond Sports, Triple IT
For the past 1,5 years I've been the Technical Lead at Beyond Sports. By converting real match data into virtual reality simulations we can provide new ways of analysing situations and creating new training methods.
RJ

Ruben Jongkind

Head of Talent Dev, Ajax
Started as a individual trainer / coach. 6 years experience in elite athletics. 7th place World Championships Berlin, 4th place World Finals 2009, 4 golden & 2 silver medals national championships. As an entrepreneur, started: Aprendo (I learn). Consultancy in individual development... Read More →
RO

Robert Overweg

photographer and virtual reality, Triple IT
My name is Robert Overweg. I explore and melt virtual and physical worlds together.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

Biohacker Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for Karen Ingram

Karen Ingram

Artist, kareningram.com
Karen Ingram is a designer, artist, and creative director who uses her skillset to promote scientific awareness. Ingram is a co-organizer of Brooklyn science cabaret, The Empiricist League and is a board member of SXSW Interactive. She was an instructor on the subject of creative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Terrace 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Can MLB Data Solve Arm Injuries in Youth Pitchers?

Speakers
RR

Rick Riccobono

Sr Dir Dev, USA Baseball
Rick Riccobono was promoted to senior director of development for USA Baseball in March 2013 after serving the organization as the director of development from 2010 to early 2013. Riccobono has directed a multitude of programs since his hiring in 2004. In his current role, Riccobono... Read More →
avatar for Logan Stout

Logan Stout

CEO, Dallas Patriots
Logan Stout has been featured in numerous publications such as Philadelphia Life Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times and numerous print and live media outlets. He has been on CBS Radio, The Fan, The Ticket, FOX and was named “Man of the Year” by Philadelphia... Read More →
avatar for Ted Sullivan

Ted Sullivan

CEO, GameChanger Media Inc
Ted co-founded GameChanger to enhance the amateur sports experience for coaches and team communities. He also co-founded Headfirst Camps, pitched at Duke and in the minors for the Cleveland Indians, led marketing for Rave Wireless and coached Little League in NYC. Ted has a BA from... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Sword

Morgan Sword

VP League Economics & Strategy, Major League Baseball
Morgan is the Vice President, League Economics and Strategy at Major League Baseball. He joined Major League Baseball in 2008 and is a member of the team responsible for economic initiatives across the industry including the revenue sharing system, player contract valuations and salary... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

Hacking Technology For Your Indie Film Release

Speakers
JB

Joseph Beyer

Director of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute
avatar for James Franklin

James Franklin

Founder, Assemble.me
avatar for Chris Horton

Chris Horton

Dir of Digital Initiatives, Sundance Institute


12:30pm

Maker Trailblazers: Making for Social Good

Speakers
avatar for Hahna Alexander

Hahna Alexander

Co-Founder, CTO, SolePower
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Patrick Littlefield

Director, VA Center for Innovation
As Acting Director of VACI, Patrick is responsible for designing and leading the program's implementation across VA.Patrick is a seasoned Healthcare IT entrepreneur with over 20 years experience driving growth, building strong customer relationships, bringing products to market, and... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Motamedi

Carrie Motamedi

VP Mktg, TechShop
Carrie is responsible for sharing the TechShop mission with internal and external audiences. She creates and executes national marketing programs with partners that include Autodesk, General Electric, Ford, Lowe’s, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. She also oversees public... Read More →
RP

Rahul Panicker

Co-Founder & Pres of Prod, Embrace Innovations
Rahul Panicker is Co-founder and President, Products at Embrace Innovations, where he leads strategy and innovation. At Embrace, his mission is to understand users and their aspirations, and translate their needs to products by applying his training in design thinking and entrepreneurial... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Meet the Insiders I

Speakers
MR

Morris Ruskin

CEO, Shoreline Entertainment
During the course of producing more than fifty films, Morris has structured deals that incorporate deferments, soft money and international co-productions in order to create financially-viable motion pictures.
ES

Ellen Spiro

Director, Spiro Films
avatar for Inbal Weinberg

Inbal Weinberg

Production Designer, Production Designers Collective
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Movies in My Head: Audiodrama & Film

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Boudreau

Matthew Boudreau

Producer/Sound Designer, Aural Stage Studios
Matthew is a writer, web developer and sound designer for Aural Stage Studios in Buffalo, NY. He possesses a bachelors degree in English Writing Arts and Technical Theatre with a focus in storytelling and sound design. Matt is a director of the Buffalo Academy of Visual And Performing... Read More →
avatar for Fred  Greenhalgh

Fred Greenhalgh

Producer, Finalrune Productions
Frederick Greenhalgh has been writing stories since childhood and working in radio drama since 2006. Trained as an indie filmmaker, he has brought a filmic approach to his radio stories that includes location production and cinematic sound design
avatar for Sonia James

Sonia James

Special Projects, Sound Stages Radio Network
Sonia James is an experienced writer and producer. Her broadcast tenure included on-air hosting and announcing, sound design, continuity direction, master control operations, and program management. She's worked in both the field and studio, from local talk shows to sporting events... Read More →
avatar for Sibby Wieland

Sibby Wieland

Pres, Sound Stages Radio Network
Patience “Sibby” Wieland is a writer, director, and producer, and president of the Sound Stages Radio Network. Its carriage of modern audiodrama ranges from Crazy Dog Audio Theatre, to zombie podcast "We're Alive". She recently produced 3 feature-length audiodramas, recorded live... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Austin Suite Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Social Media Playbook: Activating Fans on Gameday

Speakers
avatar for Brian Cheek

Brian Cheek

Director of Business Development, Postano, Sports, Postano
Currently heading up the Sports Vertical for Postano. Helping sports organizations capture fan content and drive it to websites and stadium screens. Planned and oversaw product launch activities for TigerLogic’s search and social media aggregation and syndication solutions. Helped... Read More →
avatar for Pat Donahue

Pat Donahue

Dir, Digital Media, LA Kings Hockey Club
Pat Donahue is a Director of Digital Media for the LA Kings with expertise in social media, digital content, and sarcasm. He is known as the voice behind the worlds greatest twitter account, @LAKings, and has been named part of Sports Business Journals Most Innovative NHL Franchise... Read More →
avatar for Grace Hoy

Grace Hoy

Social Media Coord, Sun Devil Athletics
Grace Hoy is a speaker on the SXsports panel, "Social Media Playbook: Activating Fans on Gameday" She is the social media coordinator for Sun Devil Athletics at Arizona State University.
avatar for Meghan Ryan

Meghan Ryan

Social Media Mgr, Boston Red Sox
Meghan is the social media specialist for the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. She drives innovative content across platforms to generate revenue and enhance the fan experience for Red Sox Nation. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of social strategy including, design... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

12:30pm

Studio Star Power - How Casting Really Works

Speakers
avatar for Randi Hiller

Randi Hiller

VP Feature Casting, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Randi Hiller is an award-winning casting director with over 18 years of experience, casting over 75 feature films in both independent and major motion picture studio productions. Some of her credits include Academy Award Winner CRASH, Academy Award Nominated IN THE BEDROOM, WARRIOR... Read More →
avatar for Christian Kaplan

Christian Kaplan

SVP of Feature Casting, Twentieth Century Fox
Christian Kaplan is Senior Vice President of Feature Casting for 20th Century Fox Film. The department he’s in oversees casting for all feature films. Under the 20th Century Fox Film banner are: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Middleton

Joseph Middleton

Head of Casting, Paramount Pictures
Joseph Middleton has cast some of Hollywood's most successful films, including "Mr. & Mrs. Smith", "Twilight: New Moon," "The Bourne Supremacy," "Legally Blonde" and "American Pie," for which he won the 2000 Artios award for best comedy casting. He was also nominated for Tom Ford’s... Read More →
avatar for Rochelle Rose

Rochelle Rose

Natl Dir of Actors Programs, Screen Actors Guild Foundation
Rochelle Rose started her acting career at the age of six, she has worked in print, commercials, voice-overs, television and over twenty films. Most notably in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’ as The Countess of Rothes, in a BBC version of 'The Tempest' as Ceres, The Goddess of the... Read More →
avatar for Paul Weber

Paul Weber

Casting Dir, Weber Casting
As Former Executive Head of Television Casting and Feature Film Consultant for MGM Studios, Paul Weber cast the STARGATE franchise. Other TV credits include SPARTACUS:GODS OF THE ARENA, DEAD LIKE ME, SHE SPIES, POLTERGEIST, and THE OUTER LIMITS. These series and others earned him... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

The Future of Film Criticism: Diversify or Die

Speakers
JC

Justin Chang

Chief Film Critic, Variety
CE

Chaz Ebert

Publisher, Ebert Digital
MZ

Matthew Zoller Seitz

Editor-in-chief, Ebert Digital
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine & Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
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ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

Contributor, RogerEbert.com
ReBecca Theodore-Vachon is a contributor to RogerEbert.com. Her work has also been published at TheUrbanDaily.com, Forbes.com, and NYTimes. She also runs her own blog FilmFataleNYC.blogspot.com and co-hosts "Cinema in Noir" podcast on Sundays on BlogTalkRadio.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

The Third Age of Gaming: Exploring New Horizons

Speakers
avatar for Steve Carlin

Steve Carlin

Global Head of Strategy/Gaming, Facebook
Steve is Global Head of Gaming Strategy at Facebook where he leads the development and implementation of a holistic strategy for how Facebook works with the Gaming industry. In this role, he works closely with the Gaming community and with Facebook business and product teams to set... Read More →
avatar for Barry Dorf

Barry Dorf

VP of Partnerships & Alliances, DeNA
Barry Dorf has worked in the games industry for more than 18 years. He’s currently the head of strategic partnerships and business development at DeNA where he's responsible for initiating and fostering the relationships between a range of licensing partners such as Hasbro and the... Read More →
avatar for Chris Early

Chris Early

VP Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Chris Early joined Ubisoft’s San Francisco office in February 2010 as vice president of digital publishing. Early spearheads Ubisoft’s digital publishing initiatives, where he oversees digital game commerce, operations and player engagement in North, South and Central America... Read More →
avatar for Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Contributing Writer, CNBC/Yahoo!
Chris Morris is an acclaimed writer and editor specializing in the consumer electronics and video game industries. He regularly writes for national outlets including CNBC.com, Yahoo!, Variety and Common Sense Media and contributes to dozens of other major publications. In addition... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Trailblazers in VR Domain

Speakers
avatar for Wolfgang Bergmann

Wolfgang Bergmann

CEO, ARTE Deutschland
avatar for Amit Breuer

Amit Breuer

Pres, Amythos Media Inc
Amit Breuer is an innovative award-winning media producer based in Toronto, Canada. Her works have been presented successfully over the past 20 years on prestigious traditional and emerging media platforms. She has received prizes for her documentaries and digital projects: Purity... Read More →
JR

Jason Rubin

Head of Worldwide Studios, Oculus VR
avatar for Thomas Wallner

Thomas Wallner

Founder Pres, DEEP Inc


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

UFC: Women Breaking Ground Inside the Octagon

Speakers
JE

Jessica Eye

Fighter, UFC
AG

Allison Glock

Senior Writer, ESPNW
RR

Ronda Rousey

UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, UFC
DW

Dana White

Pres, UFC


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Well Played: On Video Games, Value and Meaning

Speakers
avatar for Drew Davidson

Drew Davidson

Dir, Carnegie Mellon University
Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. His background spans academic, industry and professional worlds and he is interested in stories and transformational experiences across texts, comics, games and other media. He explores the art, design and science... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

12:30pm

Writing for Video Games Q&A: No Answer Left Behind

Speakers
avatar for Chris Avellone

Chris Avellone

Creative Dir, Obsidian Entertainment
Creative Director and co-owner of Obsidian Entertainment, Chris started his escape from reality by freelancing for a number of pen and paper role-playing game companies in high school before Interplay foolishly hired him as a game designer in 1996. He worked on most if not all of... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Horn

Alexander Horn

Narrative Designer
Alexander Horn is a writer and narrative designer with over five years of experience in the entertainment and games industry. His titles include Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and The Elder Scrolls Online as well as several independent projects in experimental games. Before leaping... Read More →
avatar for Jared Mason

Jared Mason

Narrative Designer, Schell Games
Jared began working at Schell Games in 2007 creating story driven games for the Nintendo DS. Soon, he was working on virtual worlds for Disney including Disney Fairies Online and Pirates of the Caribbean Online. Jared also lead the design on The Mummy Online before moving to Mechatars... Read More →
avatar for David Varela

David Varela

Writer, Obsidian Entertainment
David specialises in writing and sometimes producing interactive projects, bringing together games, theatre and video. David’s recent work includes writing the iOS game Sherlock: The Network, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman; a series of site-specific plays called... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Brandy Fons (Fons PR)

Speakers
avatar for Brandy Fons

Brandy Fons

Co-Founder-Pres, Fons PR
Brandy Fons is a seasoned entertainment publicist of 20 years and the co-owner of Fons PR – a renowned boutique entertainment PR firm based in Austin that was recently featured in Forbes 2014. She has represented and worked with the Alamo Drafthouse brands for the last 5 years among... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Daniel Cantagallo (Cargo Film)

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Cantagallo

Daniel Cantagallo

Mgr/Sales & Mktg, Cargo Film & Releasing
Originally from greater Philadelphia, I have been working in the film industry for almost a decade as a creator and distributor, specializing in cutting-edge non-fiction content. A graduate of Harvard University’s renowned Visual and Environmental Studies program, I went on to obtain... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Gerilyn Shur (Brigade Marketing)

Speakers
avatar for Gerilyn Shur

Gerilyn Shur

Dir, Brigade Marketing
Gerilyn Shur has worked on national publicity campaigns for film and theater throughout the past decade.


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Mark Pogachefsky (MPRM Communications)

Speakers
avatar for Mark Pogachefsky

Mark Pogachefsky

President, MPRM Communications
MARK POGACHEFSKY MPRM Communications Los Angeles Mark is president of MPRM Communications, serving the multi screen world of media and entertainment. Handling both production and release campaigns, the film practice of MPRM has represented such projects as Snowpiercer, Citizen Four... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:30pm

12:30pm

Mentors - Publicity and Marketing I: Sylvia Desroches (Big Time PR and Marketing)

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Desrochers

Sylvia Desrochers

Pres, Big Time PR & Marketing
Sylvia Desrochers / President & Founder / Big Time PR & Marketing


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

12:30pm

12:50pm

Diversity in Film: The University's Role

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Sherman

Miranda Sherman

Dir, External Affairs, NYU
Miranda Sherman is the Director of External Affairs for the Cinema Research Institute and the NYU Production Lab, where she engages research fellows and film students in conversations about and applications of strategies for successful (sustainable) careers in film. Miranda believes... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:05pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

1:00pm

Angie Tribeca
A wildly satirical take on police procedurals, TBS’s Angie Tribeca focuses on an eccentric but brilliant group of LAPD detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Rashida Jones stars in the series along with Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole and Andree Vermeulen. Angie Tribeca was created by Steve & Nancy Carell, who serve as executive producers along with Ira Ungerleider, Thom Hinkle and Campbell Smith.
This episodic screening will be followed by an extended 30 minute Q&A with creators and talent.

Section: Episodic
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 40min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

1:00pm

Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents
Theory of Obscurity tells the story of the renegade sound and video collective known as The Residents…a story that spans 40 years and is clouded in mystery. Many details surrounding the group are secret, including the identities of its members. They always perform wearing masks and costumes, which is part of their magic.
At its heart, this story is about perseverance and chasing your dream. The Residents never caved to convention. They never compromised. They’ve followed their muse for decades and thousands of fans have hung on for the ride. Along the way they’ve also inspired many people to be weird, take chances and find their own voice.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 87min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:00pm - 2:27pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

1:10pm

Cinema Culture: The Power of Communal Experience

Speakers
avatar for Anna Feder

Anna Feder

Dir of Programming, Bright Cinema at Emerson College
Anna Feder has been working with film festivals in various capacities for two decades. Currently, she is a programmer at the BostonLGBT film festival. She serves on the advisory board of Press Pass TV, a position she has held for the past six years. She serves as the Networking Program... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 1:10pm - 1:25pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

1:30pm

6 Years
A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Mel, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen–but will their relationship remain part of their future?
Writer/director Hannah Fidell explores the struggles of young love as it begins to face the next steps into adulthood. Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield give warm, genuine performances as Mel and Dan, alongside Lindsay Burdge (from Fidell’s A Teacher) as a colleague of Dan’s who entices him in more ways than one.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 80min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

1:30pm

Western
In Eagle Pass, Texas, where the U.S. and Mexico meet along the Rio Grande, a cattleman and the mayor face the dawn of a new reality. In the matter of a few turbulent months, the specter of cartel violence begins to loom from upriver, leading to an indefinite border closure and its rippling consequences on the homefront.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Language: English and Spanish
Year: 2014
Runtime: 93min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:03pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

1:30pm

Results
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny's well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

1:45pm

FRAME BY FRAME
When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists navigating a dangerous media landscape as they reframe Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects an audience with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: Dari and English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

1:45pm

Shorts Program 2
Donald And Jess Director: Paul Briganti
A lonely plumber fights for a customer he's fallen for.
Baby Director: Samuel Aaron Bennett
Naomi's got a problem. The vodka in the hotel mini-bar may not be the answer, but it helps her escape a reality she won't face, at least for a little while.
Myrna the Monster Director: Ian Samuels
A heartbroken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into young adult life in Los Angeles like any other twenty-something.
Guest Room Director: Joshua Tate
A young woman with Down Syndrome (GLEE's Lauren Potter) must face the harsh realities of adulthood after an unexpected turn of events with her boyfriend.
HALLWAY Director: Leah Shore
Shot exclusively in a secret sex club in New York City, a drug-induced couple unleash upon each other an existential barrage of delusion and broken dreams.
Followers Director: Tim Marshall
When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the shorts of a young African man at her swimming class, she befriends him, believing God has sent him to free her from loneliness.
We'll Find Something Director: Casey Gooden
A couple struggles to choose a restaurant while visiting New York.
Happy with Bear Director: Yianni Warnock
A Singaporean exchange student struggles with her inner turmoil by vicariously living through her online persona.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:45pm - 3:14pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

2:00pm

Why the Future of Film Depends on Social Media

Speakers
avatar for Jenn Deering Davis

Jenn Deering Davis

Co-Founder, Union Metrics
For the past five years, I've been working at and on Union Metrics, the social media analytics company I helped found. Currently, I am Editor-in-Chief at Union Metrics, where I'm responsible for our communication strategy and product messaging. I'm also deeply involved in our customer... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:15pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

A Tribute to Kit Carson

Speakers
LB

Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

2:00pm

An Internet Odyssey: The Next Gen Of Webseries

Speakers
avatar for Hannah  Cheesman

Hannah Cheesman

Co-Pres, Aberrant Pictures
Hannah Cheesman is an award-winning and CSA-nominated actor, writer and filmmaker in Toronto. In 2014, Hannah was named an Irving Avrich recipient of TIFF’s Emerging Canadian Filmmakers, and was the 2015 headliner for the WIFT-Atlantic Women Making Waves conference in Halifax. She... Read More →
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Mackenzie Donaldson

Co-Pres, Aberrant Pictures
Mackenzie Donaldson is a Canadian producer, writer and digital media maker based in Toronto Canada. She is currently an Associate Producer on the BBC America smash hit series ORPHAN BLACK. She is also a new addition to Temple Street Productions’ development team while helping to... Read More →
avatar for Matt Eastman

Matt Eastman

Resident Director, Touchpoint Films
With an aesthetic shaped by both Lars Von Trier and Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Matt Eastman is the resident director at Touchpoint Films in Toronto. Matt has directed campaigns for Burger King, Tiger Beer, and Skittles, and his work has been featured in Creativity, FastCoCreate, FWA Site... Read More →
avatar for Julian De Zotti

Julian De Zotti

Co-Creator/Writer/Showrunner, Whatever, Linda Productions
Julian is the co-creator, writer and showrunner of the IPF/OMDC funded WHATEVER, LINDA - a ten part digital series dramedy that has premiered at festivals across the world, picking up several awards along the way at Raindance WebFest, Miami WebFest, iTVFest, and First Glance Philadelphia... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Austin Suite Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Deliverables Today

Speakers
avatar for Adam Church

Adam Church

Dir of Feature Delivery & Servicing, Broad Green Pictures
Adam has over twenty years of experience in film delivery and technical services areas of the motion picture industry. His knowledge of domestic and international delivery requirements have allowed him to negotiate cost-effective, efficient delivery schedules and procedures for U.S... Read More →
avatar for Scott Mandell

Scott Mandell

Exec Producer, Post Masters LLC
Scott Mandell began his 35+ year career in the film and storage warehouse of Orion Pictures, rising through the ranks to become Sr. Vice President of Post Production and World Wide Servicing. He has supervised many feature films through the post production process, working closely... Read More →
avatar for Jason Tobias

Jason Tobias

Dir of Post Production, Broad Green Pictures
Jason Tobias is the Director of Post Production for Broad Green Pictures. He has previously worked as a Post Production Supervisor for Film and Television, having worked on such films as AFTERNOON DELIGHT, INEQUALITY FOR ALL, LEARNING TO DRIVE, and most recently on Jeremy Saulnier's... Read More →


2:00pm

Every Artist Insured Meet Up

Speakers
avatar for James Brown

James Brown

Natl Dir of Health Svcs, The Actors Fund
James Brown worked in action films in Sardinia, taught for 14 years at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, negotiated health insurance provider contracts for Aetna Health Plans and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and served as a managed care regulator for the New Jersey Department of Banking... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

2:00pm

Meet the Insiders II

Speakers
avatar for Michael Donaldson

Michael Donaldson

Partner, Donaldson & Callif LLP
Dubbed “‘legal Obi Wan Kenobi’ and fair use guru of the documentary film set” by the American Bar Association Journal, Michael C. Donaldson is an entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years. While President of the International... Read More →
avatar for Deena Kalai

Deena Kalai

Attorney, Deena Kalai PLLC
Deena Kalai has offices in both Austin and Manhattan and represents clients engaged in entertainment, intellectual property and technology, including film, television, fashion, and mobile/interactive media. Deena represents writers, directors, and talent, and has provided production... Read More →
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Elsa Ramo

Founding Attorney, Ramo Law PC
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Ellen Spiro

Director, Spiro Films


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Now Athletes Are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports

Speakers
avatar for Baron Davis

Baron Davis

Pro Basketball Player, Funny or Die
avatar for Tim Nudd

Tim Nudd

Creative Editor, Adweek
Tim Nudd is creative editor at Adweek. He has written for Adweek since 1997 and run its popular AdFreak blog since 2004. Tim is also a contributing writer for People magazine. Born in England and raised in Illinois, Tim now lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
avatar for Alex Richanbach

Alex Richanbach

Exec Producer of Funny or Die Sports, Funny or Die
Alex Richanbach has been with Funny Or Die since 2011. In addition to working at Funny Or Die as a writer, director and the Executive Producer of Funny Or Die Sports. In 2013 he wrote, directed and starred in the feature film "We Are Young" and was the show runner for the FOD/TNT... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

2:00pm

Out on the Field: LGBT Pro Athletes in 2015

Speakers
JC

Jason Collins

Speaker, NBA
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, NBA player Jason Collins made news in 2013 when he wrote the cover story for the May issue of Sports Illustrated. It was in that story where Collins announced that he was gay, becoming the first active male athlete from... Read More →
avatar for Mike Foss

Mike Foss

Managing Editor, USA TODAY Sports
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Brittney Griner

Speaker, WNBA
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Megan Rapinoe

Managing Editor, Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe vaulted herself into fame when she set up Abby Wambach's goal in the dying seconds of the United States' quarterfinal match against Brazil in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

2:00pm

Science Over Tradition: The New Edge in Sports

Speakers
avatar for Gary McCoy

Gary McCoy

Sr Sport Analyst, Catapult Sports
avatar for Scott Goldman PhD

Scott Goldman PhD

Sport Psychologist/Proprietor, Athletic Intelligence Measures LLC
As the Director of Athletic Counseling for the University of Michigan’s athletic department, Scott Goldman, Ph.D. provides direct patient care to the student-athletes as well as consulting services for the coaches and staff. Dr. Goldman has provided mental health care in a variety... Read More →
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Lindsay Thornton

Sport Psychologist, United States Olympic Committee
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Leonard Zaichowsky

Sport Psychologst, BIOCAM LLC
Dr. Leonard Zaichkowsky is a licensed psychologist (Ma) who specializes in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. He has a joint appointment in the School of Education and School of Medicine, Division of Psychiatry, and Division of Graduate Medical Sciences. He is a past- president... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

2:00pm

Secret is Out! Distributors Reveal Their Numbers

Speakers
avatar for Laura Giampino

Laura Giampino

Exec Dir of Sales, Screen Media Films
From majors such as MGM, HBO and Orion Pictures to Indies such as Screen Media Films and Vivendi, Laura Giampino has worked with physical distribution since 1986. Her extensive relationship with the distributors of physical dvd is broad ranging from coast to coast. Laura's lengthy... Read More →
avatar for Mat Levy

Mat Levy

Sr Dir of Sales & Acquisitions, Passion River Films
Mat Levy has worked with Passion River Films since 2004. Having a background in Film and TV publicity, Mat has worked with film campaigns for New Line Cinema, Sony Pictures Classics, Magnolia Pictures, Warner Independent, and Picturehouse. He has also worked with producers from VH1... Read More →
avatar for Meredith  Miller

Meredith Miller

Dir of Non-Theatrical Sales, Tugg Inc
Over 6 years in a management position at Icarus Films, Meredith has in-depth knowledge of traditional, digital, and video media and its competitive landscape. Meredith has a strong presence in the NYC independent film industry, nationwide presence in the educational film sales industry... Read More →
avatar for Richard  Ross

Richard Ross

Co-Pres, Breaking Glass Pictures
Richard A. Ross has been working in Independent Film for over 25 years. He has worked in Sales, Marketing and Acquisition for companies such as Triboro Entertainment, Unapix/A-Pix, Spartan Entertainment, Republic Pictures, and TLA Releasing. In 2009, he co-founded Breaking Glass Pictures... Read More →
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Tom Sladek

Sr Sales & Mgmt Exec, Oscilliscope Laboratories
Tom Sladek is head of Home Entertainment and Digital Sales at Oscilloscope Pictures in New York. Tom joined Oscilloscope in January 2010 after a long career in the independent music business, including sales, marketing, and management positions at ATO Records / Red Light Management... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: David Kaplan (Animal Kingdom)

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Producer, Animal Kingdom
One of the co-founders of New York City based production company Animal Kingdom, Kaplan's credits include Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12" (executive producer, SXSW 2013), Joe Swanberg's "Drinking Buddies" (executive producer, SXSW 2013), Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: Derek Nguyen (Gamechanger Films)

Speakers
avatar for Derek Nguyen

Derek Nguyen

Dir of Operations & Creative Affairs, Gamechanger Films
DEREK NGUYEN is the Director of Operations and Creative Affairs at Gamechanger Films, the only for-profit film fund exclusively dedicated to financing narrative features directed by women. Gamechanger Films has financed Land Ho! (dir. Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz, 2015 Indie Spirit... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: Holly Herrick (Austin Film Society)

Speakers
avatar for Holly Herrick

Holly Herrick

Assoc Artistic Dir, Austin Film Society
Holly Herrick joined the Austin Film Society in 2012 as Associate Artistic Director. Since joining AFS, she has led the organization through critical new initiatives, including the creation of AFS’ first home theater space, AFS at the Marchesa. Prior to joining AFS, she served as... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: Laura Laaksonen

Speakers
avatar for Laura Laaksonen

Laura Laaksonen

Producer, Helsinki International Film Festival
I am Laura Laaksonen, a film and music enthusiast. This will be my fourth time attending SXSW.


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: Lois Vossen (Independent Lens)

Speakers
avatar for Lois Vossen

Lois Vossen

Deputy Exec Producer, ITVS
Lois Vossen, founding and deputy executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series and works closely with filmmakers during editorial through broadcast. She works with the communications team on series marketing and scripts top... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

Mentors - Funding: Wendy Ettinger (Chicken and Egg)

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Ettinger

Wendy Ettinger

Co-Founder Chicken&Egg Pictures, Chicken & Egg Pictures
WENDY ETTINGER is an award-winning producer of documentary and feature films. Wendy co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures with Julie Parker Benello and Judith Helfand in 2005 to fund and mentor women documentary filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyze social change... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

Manglehorn
Reclusive small town locksmith A.J. Manglehorn has never recovered from losing the love of his life, Clara. Fixated on her memory, he feels closer to his beloved cat than the people around him. Still, he forges on with his tenuous human connections, maintaining intermittent contact with his son and taking misplaced pride in a former protégé gone astray, and establishing a cautious friendship with a kind woman from the local bank. As this solitary man approaches the possibility of new love, he finds himself at a crossroads between staying mired in the past and embracing the present.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Runtime: 97min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:37pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

2:00pm

Documentary Shorts 2
Born To Be Mild Director: Andy Oxley
The modern world is constantly speeding up. But not for the Dull Men's Club - a group of men quite content with life's more sedate pleasures. This film unearths some of England's most obscure hobbyists - including a roundabout enthusiast and milk bottle collector.
Spearhunter Director: Adam Roffman, Luke Poling, Luke Poling
Deep in the wilds of rural Alabama, a spear-hunter proclaims himself the world's greatest and erects a museum dedicated to his own bizarre obsession. In this atmospheric and darkly funny documentary, an offbeat cast of lovers, acolytes, and critics of the megalomaniacal spear-hunter remember his distinctive tactics both for killing and for leaving a legacy.
Calls to Okies: The Park Grubbs Story Director: Bradley Beesley, Ben Steinbauer, Ben Steinbauer
In the early 1980s, before the Jerky Boys brought prank phone calls to a mainstream audience, a group of Oklahoma teenagers were conducting strange backwoods experiments with their landline telephone. These underground prank calls gained infamy, and became known as Park Grubbs, garnering such fans as The Flaming Lips, Daniel Clowes (Ghostworld, Art School Confidential), and Peter Bagge (Hate). Directed by two Okie filmmakers, Bradley Beesley and Ben Steinbauer, and featuring interviews with both the pranksters and the pranked, the legendary Park Grubbs prank calls come to life in this one-of a-kind documentary.
Love Has No Age Director: Eli Born
"Love Has No Age" is a love story that got lost over forty years of time. The two characters in this Docu-film; Ron Raffaelli, and Charlene Peters "Isis Aquarian", went their separate ways; one joining a cult, called "The Source Family", and another continuing his legendary rock photography career... There paths met again and they reunited on this journey.
unmappable Director: Diane Hodson, Jasmine Luoma, Jasmine Luoma
Weaving together the life and work of iconoclastic psychogeographer and convicted sex offender, Denis Wood, this meditative portrait unveils the inner workings of a man who unapologetically pushes boundaries both personally and professionally.
Terms of Intimacy Director: Melissa Langer
A glimpse into the emerging industry of professional cuddling and the lives of the clients that use this service.
The Little Deputy Director: Trevor Anderson
Trevor tries to have a photo taken with his father.
Tiger Hood Director: Christopher André Marks
Patrick Barr, a.k.a. "Tiger Hood," has a passion for golf. What he doesn't have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner of Spring St. and Lafayette, amidst the hustle and bustle of New York City.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 102min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:42pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

2:15pm

Just Jim
This is the story of a loner. Jim, 16, has no friends and is a bit weird. His childhood friend, Michael, has left him for the cooler crowd and Jim is pushed to the edge when his dog dies. Jim’s life changes dramatically when Dean moves next door. Dean is older, American and on the run. He has movie star good looks and is everything Jim would like to be. Dean offers Jim friendship, a makeover and lessons in how to be cool. Jim finally realizes that he is being taken to the dark side. All Jim wants is for something exciting to happen. By the end he realizes that his life was fine the way it was. And he is happy with fine.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:15pm - 3:39pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

2:20pm

The Link Between Social Media and Box Office

Speakers
avatar for David Herrin

David Herrin

Head of Research, United Talent Agency
David Herrin is Head of the Research Department at premier global talent and literary agency UTA where he oversees all agency research activity on behalf of more than 180 agents representing a globally recognized roster of top film and television stars, screenwriters, directors, producers... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:20pm - 2:35pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

2:40pm

Be the Change

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Abramson

Jeffrey Abramson

SVP / Brand Strategy & Alliances, Broad Green Pictures
Jeffrey Abramson is a seasoned integrated marketing strategist who specializes in connecting brands, artists, and influencers. He began his career at Miramax films before spending 12 years with Gen Art, most recently as the company’s Co-President and previously as SVP of its Film... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:40pm - 2:55pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

2:45pm

Unfriended
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov. Directed by Levan Gabriadze, written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 85min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 2:45pm - 4:10pm
Satellite Venue: Alamo Slaughter 5701 W. Slaughter Ln

3:00pm

BARGE
A towboat drifts down the Mississippi River, due for the port of New Orleans. The water, the banks, the bright lights of a port ahead; the lure of a coming paycheck and a home-cooked meal. This is the world of BARGE. A green deckhand following his father into the family business. A former convict working his way upward job by job, in the hopes of being First Mate. A thirty-eight year veteran engineer in no hurry to retire. An ancient waterway pulling a double shift as the backbone of a national economy; a tangle of thick steel cables, tied together just right. As long as the boat’s moving, they’re making money. An intimate portrait of the machinery of American ambitions.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:00pm - 4:11pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

3:30pm

DIY Filmmaking Tips and Techniques

Speakers
LT

Laura Terruso

Filmmaker, Hello My Name is Doris
Laura Terruso is a New York City based writer and filmmaker. Most


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 3:45pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Conversation with Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon

Speakers
JN

Jeff Nichols

Dir, Roadside Attractions
avatar for Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Actor, Warner Bros
avatar for Michael Tully

Michael Tully

Dir, Hammer To Nail
After his directorial debut, Cocaine Angel, world premiered at the 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Michael Tully was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. His follow-up, Silver Jew, world premiered at the 2007 South By Southwest Film Festival... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

A Guide to Live Action 360 VR Filmmaking

Speakers
avatar for Greg Aronowitz

Greg Aronowitz

Dir, Greg Aronowitz and Associates
Greg has worked closely with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Disney, Warner Brothers, Universal, and franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, WWF, Power Rangers SPD, and Indiana Jones. Some of his recent film credits include Memoirs of... Read More →
avatar for Lan Bui

Lan Bui

Brother, The Bui Brothers
avatar for Drew Gardner

Drew Gardner

Photographer, Gardner-Madras|Strategic Creative
Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Drew Gardner is a pioneer in his field winning numerous awards for his creativity. Known for his ability to deliver technically and logistically complex shoots, his expert use of light and his attention to detail have earned him... Read More →
avatar for Chloe Mae Loop

Chloe Mae Loop

Dancer, Latin Rhythms Dance Company
Chloe is a professional latin dancer based out of Chicago/LA. She was classically trained in ballet for 13 years, however throughout her dance career she has explored and disciplined in many other forms of dance, including all latin dance styles (including salsa, mambo, bachata, cha... Read More →


3:30pm

Drones and the Texas 500: A Broadcast Challenge

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Carlin

Jaime Carlin

Director of Marketing, Texas Motor Speedway
Jaime Carlin has been at Texas Motor Speedway for six years and began the Marketing Department there three and a half years ago. After a lengthy tenure marketing technology-based products, a turn toward sports was a welcome change. Utilizing the knowledge gained in technology, she... Read More →
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Benjamin Martin

VP of Engineering, Arch Aerial LLC
avatar for Michael Rocha

Michael Rocha

Dir of Content Services, Panasonic
For over 2 decades Michael Rocha’s career has focused on interactive media and digital storytelling. Primarily working with large displays featured at sporting venues, he helped pioneer much of the ways fans enjoy events. This experience includes two Olympic Games, several Super... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

How 'High Maintenance' is Redefining Storytelling

Speakers
avatar for Katja Blichfeld

Katja Blichfeld

Creator, High Maintenance
Katja is the Executive Producer, Writer and Director of High Maintenance. She was previously a casting director and has won an Emmy for her work on the critically-acclaimed series 30 Rock. In addition, she has cast on major motion pictures, as well as numerous network television series... Read More →
avatar for Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn

Chief Film Critic/Deputy Editor, Indiewire
Eric Kohn is the deputy editor and chief film critic for Indiewire.com, where he has worked since 2007. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Filmmaker, Variety and various other publications. At Indiewire, Kohn also manages the site's Criticwire Network. He is the editor... Read More →
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Emily Nussbaum

Television Critic, The New Yorker
Nussbaum is a Television Critic for The New Yorker and can be reached via e-mail.
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Ben Sinclair

Creators, High Maintenance
Ben (Executive Producer, Writer, Director) is an actor and editor, both of which he does for High Maintenance. In addition, he has made several short videos and commercials. Originally training extensively in theatre at Oberlin College, Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Moscow... Read More →
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Kerry Trainor

CEO, Vimeo
Kerry Trainor is the Chief Executive Officer of Vimeo. In this capacity he is responsible for the strategy, oversight, and development of Vimeo’s business.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Austin Suite Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Is This Normal? A Look at Success in Indie Film

Speakers
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Karyn Kusama

Dir, The Invitation
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Travis Stevens

CEO/Producer, Snowfort Pictures Inc
After working for years in both film development and film sales Travis Stevens founded Snowfort Pictures; a boutique production company specializing in the development, financing and production of commercial genre films. Working with both established filmmakers and first-time talent... Read More →
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Tammi Sutton

Dir, Isle Of Dogs Film
Award-winning, feature film director and producer Tammi Sutton has been working in the independent film and television industry for 20 years. Splitting filmmaking between the US and the UK, her latest feature film ISLE OF DOGS was released last year, starring Barbara Nedeljakova (HOSTEL... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Linear Versus Nonlinear Narrative in Video Games

Speakers
avatar for Richard Garriott

Richard Garriott

Creative Dir, Portalarium Inc
Richard Garriott is a key figure in two industries, computer games and commercial spaceflight. In games he has founded 3 noteworthy companies (Origin, Destination and Portalarium), he created the Ultima series and Ultima Online among many other products. He is a hall of fame inductee... Read More →
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Tracy Hickman

Writer, Portalarium Inc
International and NYT Best-selling fantasy author Tracy Hickman is best known for the ‘Dragonlance’ series of fantasy novels and has over fifty books in print. He is a pioneer of New Media Publishing and is the author of 'Wayne of Gotham', a Batman novel for DC Comics.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

Makers Change the World and Tools Change the Maker

Speakers
avatar for Ray Almgren

Ray Almgren

VP/Corporate Mktg, National Instruments
Ray Almgren, Vice President of Marketing, leads teams responsible for marketing the corporate brand, NI LabVIEW, and educational products.
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Jim Newton

Chairman & Founder, TechShop
Jim is an uber-DIYer and lifelong maker. A serial entrepreneur, Jim holds several design patents and created TechShop because he needed a place to build his own inventions. Before founding TechShop, Jim was a BattleBots competitor and former full-time Science Advisor on the Discovery... Read More →
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Paul Teich

CTO & Sr Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
I am CTO and Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy (MI&S), one of the most cited technology analyst firms in the world. I lead MI&S's technology research and publish/consult on a wide range of topics, including hybrid cloud-client usage models, scale-out datacenter architecture... Read More →
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Stephan Turnipseed

Pres Emeritus & Exec Dir Strategic Partnerships, LEGO Education
Stephan Turnipseed is the President Emeritus of LEGO Education, North America and Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO Education. LEGO Education has a thirty year history in developing playful learning solutions that enable every student to succeed. Turnipseed led... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

Meet the Insiders III

Speakers
BB

Brooke Blumberg

VP of Film, Sunshine Sachs
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Holly Jeter

Agent, WME Entertainment
Holly Jeter is an agent in the Motion Picture department at William Morris Endeavor, specializing in crossover and hybrid talent. She represents a wide array of individuals transitioning from the production world to directing, producing and writing and is also heavily involved with... Read More →
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Michael Lerman

Co-Exec Producer, Tiger Industry Films


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 13AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

MLBAM and NASCAR: Sports and Technology Converge

Speakers
BB

Bob Bowman

Pres & CEO, MLB Advanced Media
Bob Bowman joined Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, as its first President and Chief Executive Officer in 2000 following two years of work in the Internet space, and also gained oversight of MLB Network... Read More →
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Brent Dewar

Chief Operating Officer, NASCAR
Brent Dewar was named NASCAR’s Chief Operating Officer in December 2013 after a nearly three-decade career as an automotive executive with hands-on experience in a variety of motorsport disciplines, including NASCAR, IndyCar and sports car racing. In his current role, Dewar oversees... Read More →
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Rachel Nichols

Reporter, TNT/CNN


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

Production Designers Meet Up

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avatar for Inbal Weinberg

Inbal Weinberg

Production Designer, Production Designers Collective
Israeli-born, New York-based Inbal Weinberg received her BFA in Film from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. While at school, Inbal combined her passion for fine arts and film into a concentration on production design, and since graduating has worked as an art director and production... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin SFA Bar 701 Congress Ave

3:30pm

3:30pm

Taking the Big Apple in Tom Clancy’s The Division

Speakers
avatar for John Gaudiosi

John Gaudiosi

Co-Founder & Editorial Dir, Gamerhub Content Network
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David Polfeldt

Managing Dir, Ubisoft
David Polfeldt has been working with games since the late 90’s, starting at Icon Medialab and eventually joining Massive Entertainment in 2005. With a background in the Swedish comic underground scene, he later graduated from Konstfack with an MFA in Graphic Design & Illustration... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

3:30pm

The Future of Doping and PEDs

Speakers
MF

Matthew Futterman

Sr Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
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Jason Gay

Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
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Tim Johnson

Founder, Johnswah Enterprises
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Edwin Moses

Chairman, US Anti-Doping Agency


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

3:30pm

The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food

Speakers
avatar for Matt Buchanan

Matt Buchanan

Editor, The Awl
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David Chang

Owner/Founder, Momofuku
DAVID CHANG is the chef and founder of Momofuku, which includes restaurants in New York City, Sydney, and Toronto as well as a best-selling cookbook and an award-winning magazine called Lucky Peach.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Traditional Storytelling Through World Games

Speakers
avatar for Alan Gershenfeld

Alan Gershenfeld

Co-Founder & Pres, E-Line Media
Alan is President and Co-Founder of E-Line Media, a publisher of digital entertainment that engages, educates and empowers – with a core focus on computer/video games. E-Line has worked on impact game projects with the Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, NSF, USAID, DARPA, White... Read More →
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Gloria O'Neill

CEO, Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Gloria helped found Upper One Games--the first indigenous-owned video game developer and publisher in US history--in 2012. She served as both President and CEO until its merger with E-Line Media in 2014 and now serves E-Line as Executive Chair. Since 1998, Gloria has also served as... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

3:30pm

UCB on TV: How Improv Is Changing Everything

Speakers
avatar for Matt Besser

Matt Besser

Performer, Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
improv4humans with Matt Besser
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Katie Dippold

Comedian, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
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Nick Kroll

Actor/Writer/Producer, ADULT BEGINNERS
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Shannon O'Neill

Artistic Dir, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Cultural Placemaking Through Interactive Storytelling

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Byrd

Lisa Byrd

Exec Dir, African American Cultural Heritage District
Lisa Byrd describes herself as a cultural worker. Cultural workers are those who provide opportunities for the creation and exhibition of culturally based art works and that they see those works as tools for community development and social change.
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Matthew Gossage

Project Mgr, African American Cultural Heritage District
Filmmaker, journalist, teaching artist and Project Manager for African American Cultural Heritage District. Matt works with students at Kealing Middle School to make films, music, animations and other media to create the new Discover Heritage Map. This interactive community tool connects... Read More →


3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Athena Kalkopoulou (SFFS)

Speakers
avatar for Athena Kalkopoulou

Athena Kalkopoulou

Documentary Program Coord, San Francisco Film Society
Athena Kalkopoulou oversees the Film Society’s Project Development and Documentary program providing consultation and support to hundreds of filmmakers throughout all stages in the production of their projects - from conception of an idea to the development & execution of effective... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Brian Behm (Rooster Teeth)

Speakers
avatar for Brian Behm

Brian Behm

Motion Design Dir, Rooster Teeth Productions
Brian is Motion Design Director at Rooster Teeth Productions in Austin, TX. He oversees screen graphics and visual effects for a myriad of RT productions and other special projects. In addition to his work at Rooster Teeth, Brian has been a visual effects supervisor on SXSW films... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Elsie Choi (Busby)

Speakers
avatar for Elsie Choi

Elsie Choi

Co-Founder/CEO, Busby
Elsie Choi is Co-Founder & CEO of Busby (www.busby.io), an invitation-only social network where entertainment & media professionals showcase, connect and flourish. Our beta community includes Oscar, Cannes, Emmy, Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, Tribeca, Austin, Berlin, Shanghai, Webby... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

3:30pm

3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Liz Cook (Kickstarter)

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avatar for Liz Cook

Liz Cook

Film Outreach Lead, Kickstarter
Liz Cook grew up in Washington, D.C., and received a dual degree at Miami of Ohio for Art History and Journalism. She has worked in France with the U.S. State Department, in India with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician, and in NYC as the acquisitions manager for the digital distributer... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Louis Black

Speakers
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Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Mentors - Artist Support: Michael Chaney (SCAD)

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avatar for Michael Chaney

Michael Chaney

Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design
Michael Chaney is a professor of Film and Television at SCAD. His films and time based media projects have been exhibited internationally. As a filmmaker, educator, artist, and specialist in short film form he has been challenging his students with the task of developing new methods... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

One & Two
One & Two takes place in a mysterious farmhouse, where a family of four maintain a routine and isolated existence. As siblings Zac and Eva explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets, their loving mother falls gravely ill, splintering the family and threatening to tear the children apart.

Section: Visions
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Violet Crown Cinema 434 West 2nd St

3:30pm

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, 'Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine' is a critical examination of Jobs who was at once revered as an iconoclastic genius and a barbed-tongued tyrant. A candid look at Jobs' legacy featuring interviews with a handful of those close to him at different stages in his life, the film is evocative and nuanced in capturing the essence of the Apple legend and his values which shape the culture of Silicon Valley to this day.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 127min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 5:37pm
Vimeo Theater 201 Trinity St

3:45pm

THE BOY
It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship - setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Section: Narrative Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 105min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:30pm
Alamo Ritz 320 E 6th St

3:50pm

Story of a Working-Class Screenwriter

Speakers
avatar for Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Writer, Standard Ink Inc
Mike Jones is journalist and screenwriter based in Northern California. As a journalist Jones was on the editorial staffs of Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire and Variety before moving to screenwriting. He has written films for Warner Bros, HBO, Columbia, and Fox among others. He recently... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:50pm - 4:05pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

4:00pm

The Goob
In the middle of a heatwave in Fenland, England, Goob Taylor has spent each of his sixteen summers helping his Mother run the transport cafe and harvest the surrounding pumpkin fields. When his Mother shacks up with swarthy stock-car race driver and ladies’ man, Goob becomes an unwelcome side thought. However Goob’s world turns when exotic pumpkin picker Eva arrives. Fueled by her flirtatious comments, Goob dreams of better things.

Section: Narrative Spotlight
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: UK
Year: 2014
Runtime: 86min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:26pm
Alamo Lamar A 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:00pm

Aukerman and Adomian present The Embassy (Live Script Read)

Speakers
avatar for James Adomian

James Adomian

All Things Must Pass
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Scott Aukerman

Actor/Writer/Producer, All Things Must Pass
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Colin Hanks

All Things Must Pass
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Lauren Lapkus

Comedian, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
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Horatio Sanz

All Things Must Pass


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

4:00pm

SXSW Community Screenings: Austin Film Society ShortCase 2015
The Austin Film Society presents ShortCase, an annual short film showcase by AFS members, at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. ShortCase 2015 includes a diverse slate of shorts made by AFS members, and was curated by a jury including AFS Filmmaker Advisory Committee members Julia Halperin (NOW, FORAGER) and producer Jason Wehling (THE RETRIEVAL), and AFS Programmer Lars Nilsen. Founded by Richard Linklater in 1985, the Austin Film Society empowers our community to make, watch and love film and creative media. We present classic, international and independent films year-round at our home theater, AFS at the Marchesa.

Section: SXSW Community Screenings
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Satellite Venue: Marchesa 6226 Middle Fiskville Road

4:00pm

Breaking a Monster
Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.
Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time - Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:00pm - 5:33pm
Stateside Theatre 719 Congress Ave

4:00pm

4:10pm

VHS: Never Forget

Speakers
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Zack Carlson

Writer, Bleeding Skull
Zack Carlson is a writer, producer and cheeseburger enthusiast in Austin. He was a lead film programmer for Fantastic Fest and the original Alamo Drafthouse for uncountable years, and is the co-writer/editor of the Fantagraphics Book’s release Destroy All Movies!!!: The Complete... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:10pm - 4:25pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center

4:15pm

Stone Barn Castle
In 2007, Academy Award winning actor Adrien Brody fell in love with a partially burned stone barn, reminiscent of an old European castle, hidden in the woods of upstate New York. Looking to fulfill a life-long dream of having a place in the country, he went out on a limb and purchased the enchanting but dilapidated structure. Adrien took charge of an elaborate restoration of the property spanning seven years, transforming it into a magical place to share with family and friends. Teaming up with filmmaker Kevin Ford, Adrien created a personal cinematic record of the journey. Stone Barn Castle is a portrayal of the pursuit of dreams and the distance one must travel to achieve them.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 98min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:15pm - 5:53pm
Topfer Theatre at ZACH 202 South Lamar Blvd

4:45pm

For the Record
For the Record tracks several court reporters, captioners and CART providers and they strive to attain the Guinness title of World's Fastest Court Reporter. It explores the “steno culture,” as experienced by stenographers, through such events as 9/11, the Nuremberg trials and other high-profile courtroom moments, while reviewing the history of these "keepers of the record."
*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 67min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:45pm - 5:52pm
Alamo Lamar B 1120 S Lamar Blvd

4:45pm

Shorts Program 3
Room 55 Director: Rose Glass
Set in 1950s England, 'Room 55' follows the journey of Alice Lawson – strictly self- disciplined wife, mother and celebrated television cook – as she spends an unplanned night alone at the mysterious Clove Hotel...
Oh Lucy Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi
Setsuko, a 55-year-old single 'office lady' in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, “Lucy,” by her young unconventional English instructor. “Lucy” awakens desires Setsuko never knew she had. When the instructor suddenly disappears, Setsuko must come to terms with what remains – herself.
Teenland Director: Marie Grahtø
Sally is locked up at Teenland. A prison-like institution for teens who are so fucked up emotionally that they have developed supernatural powers . The mission is to normalize the misfit teens and Sally accepts the premise that she is sick and abnormal. Everything changes when Sally encounters power sociopath Ting- e –ling, who convinces Sally that she must use her skills and dare to loose control. This is what teenagers do. The rebellion has begun.

Section: Short Film Program
Year: 2015
Runtime: 73min
View official listing on sxsw.com


Saturday March 14, 2015 4:45pm - 5:58pm
Rollins Theatre at The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

A Conversation with Jimmy Kimmel

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

Host/Exec Producer, Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC's longest-running late-night talk show. Now in its twelfth season, “JKL” produces the most popular comedy bits in late night and features a diverse lineup of guests including actors... Read More →
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Kevin Ryder

Host, Kevin And Bean


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Cinema VFX & Immersive VR: Virtual Worlds Converge

Speakers
avatar for Ikrima Elhassan

Ikrima Elhassan

Virtual Reality Innovator, Ikrima Elhassan
avatar for James Madigan

James Madigan

Visual Effects Supervisor and Director, Ikrima Elhassan
avatar for Cory Strassberger

Cory Strassberger

Virtual Reality Innovator, Cory Strassberger


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
ACC Room 18ABCD Austin Convention Center

5:00pm

Competitive Advantage: Mental Health in Athletics

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Baillie

Patrick Baillie

Sport & Forensic Psychologist, Patrick Baillie
Dr. Patrick Baillie is a forensic psychologist and lawyer based in Calgary, Alberta. Since 1995, he has been the Consulting Psychologist with Calgary Police Services, providing crisis intervention services for police officers and their families, and assisting in negotiations and stand-offs... Read More →
avatar for Doug Hankes

Doug Hankes

Director, Student Counseling Services; Sport Psychologist, Auburn University
Doug completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1996. He is a licensed psychologist in Alabama and Tennessee. Doug returned to his alma mater in 1998 after working at the University of Tennessee. He holds graduate faculty status in the Department... Read More →
avatar for Nicki Moore

Nicki Moore

Sr Assoc Athletics Dir, University of Oklahoma
avatar for Mary Wilfert

Mary Wilfert

Assoc Dir, NCAA
Mary Wilfert is an associate director in NCAA Sport Science Institute. Since 1999, she has administered the NCAA drug-education and drug-testing programs and worked to promote policies and develop resources for student-athlete healthy life choices. She serves as primary liaison to... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom AB 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

GTFO: A Documentary About Women in Gaming

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Stanton

Courtney Stanton

Founder, No Show Conference
Courtney Stanton is a technical project manager, independent game producer, interactive fiction maker, and the founder of the annual No Show Conference for game developers. She reads the entire internet every day and her second brain resides at Superopinionated.com.
avatar for Shannon Sun-Higginson

Shannon Sun-Higginson

Producer & Dir, GTFO: Get The F% Out
Shannon Sun-Higginson has been working as a documentary producer and director since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2010. She has worked on such documentary television programs as "No Reservations" on Travel Channel and "Parts Unknown" on CNN.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center Kodosky 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

5:00pm

Live Podcast: His and Hers

Speakers
avatar for Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill

ESPN.com Columnist, ESPN
JEMELE HILL is knowledgeable and versatile sports enthusiast. She is the co-host of His & Hers TV Show and a regular contributor to ESPN’s SportsCenter, Around The Horn, Sports Reporters, Outside the Lines and other programs. In the fall of 2012, Hill served as the sideline reporter... Read More →
avatar for Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Talent/Host/Reporter, ESPN
Michael Smith is a 21st century leader setting new standards in technology, innovation, and health care. As the CIO of Mylan, his work is focused on driving paradigm-shifts resulting in access to high quality medicine for the world's 7 billion people. Michael excels at building, leading... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons San Jacinto 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

Making a Maker City

Speakers
avatar for Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

CEO, Maker Media
Dale Dougherty is the founder and Executive Chairman of Maker Media, Inc. which launched Make: magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire, which held it’s first event in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. Dale’s vision and mission continue to be the guiding force for the family of brands... Read More →
avatar for Travis Good

Travis Good

Contributing Author, Maker Media
Currently I'm focusing on the transformative potential of the maker movement in libraries, science museums, schools, and civic government. In his quest to understand trends, he has visited 28 incubators, 65 makerspaces, and three fab labs while also chairing a start-up incubator and... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hirshberg

Peter Hirshberg

CEO, The Re:imagine Group
Peter Hirshberg is chairman of Re:Imagine Group, where he shapes strategies at the confluence of people, places, brands, and cities, including initiatives in San Francisco, Singapore, New York and London. And expert on enterprise innovation, change management and digital strategy... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center West Pincer Lounge 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

Making Mobile Gaming Really Mobile

Speakers
avatar for Ryan  Chapman

Ryan Chapman

President, Rocket Chicken
Ryan Chapman is President and co-founder of RocketChicken Interactive. In 2011, RocketChicken released CodeRunner, a real-world adventure game that has been lauded as one of the most innovative games on iPhone to date. CodeRunner uses RocketChicken's Motive gaming platform to turn... Read More →
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Tom Ketola

Co-Founder, Lyteshot Inc
Tom Ketola is the CTO and a co-founder at LyteShot, working to bring mobile gaming out into the real world. He has an extensive history not just in mobile and console games, but content and data delivery back ends. At LyteShot, he brings his experience to bear, overseeing the architecture... Read More →
avatar for Mark Morrison

Mark Morrison

VP Sales, DAQRI


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Long Center AT&T Education Room 701 W Riverside Dr

5:00pm

The Near-Future of Sports TV

Speakers
avatar for Marie Donoghue

Marie Donoghue

EVP Global Strategy & Original Content, ESPN
Marie Donoghue is the executive vice president, global strategy and original content, reporting to ESPN President John Skipper. Having managed ESPN’s global strategy, business affairs and business development since 2012, Donoghue’s portfolio has expanded to include the management... Read More →
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John Ourand

Media Reporter, Sports Business Journal
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Dan Shanoff

Dir of Digital Dev, USA TODAY Sports
Dan Shanoff focuses on content development for USA TODAY Sports. He was the founder of Quickish, a news-recommendation start-up acquired by Gannett in 2012. Previously, he has worked for ESPN, SI, the NFL and Real Fans, a pioneering sports-news start-up acquired by AOL.
avatar for Ron Wechsler

Ron Wechsler

VP Original Programming & Dev, NBC Sports
Ron Wechsler, Vice President, Original Programming and Development for the NBC Sports Group is responsible for growing the NBC Sports Network through acquisition and original content (Studio Programming, Documentary Films, Docu-Series, and Branded Content). The goal is to create a... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Four Seasons Ballroom CD 98 San Jacinto Blvd

5:00pm

The Rise of Mobile eSports

Speakers
CC

Casey Chafkin

Co-founder/CEO, Skillz
avatar for Bo Daly

Bo Daly

Co-founder/CEO, Super Evil Megacorp
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Andrew Paradise

CEO & Founder, Skillz
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Mike Vorhaus

Pres, Magid Advisors


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 4 208 Barton Springs Rd

5:00pm

Hello, My Name is Doris
After the death of her mother, Doris, an isolated 60-year-old woman, becomes motivated by a self-help seminar to romantically pursue a younger coworker at a hip Brooklyn clothing company. As she finds ways to connect with John (going to an electronica concert, hanging out in hipster coffee shops..), her authentic retro style thrusts her into the spotlight of the local hipster social scene and she soon gets caught up in the world of chocolate bar haikus and rooftop knitting clubs. But her other relationships suffer as a result of her new found popularity and Doris has to realize that what she wants isn't necessarily what she needs.

Section: Headliners
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 95min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:35pm
Paramount Theatre 713 Congress Ave

5:15pm

The Ceremony
France's most famous dominatrix, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship, dominance and submission - as we meet the unusual and fascinating author Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her inner circle.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: French
Year: 2014
Runtime: 75min
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Saturday March 14, 2015 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 S Lamar Blvd

5:15pm

Heaven Knows What
Based on the experiences of Arielle Holmes — a homeless teenager with a ferocious Jersey accent — the film stars Holmes as Harley, a fictionalized version of herself: a heroin-hooked panhandler unable to get either the junk or her wicked boyfriend Ilya (Caleb Landry Jones) out of her system. Locked into the relentlessly repetitive cycle of the addict's life — the never-ending search to