South by Southwest

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South by Southwest

Set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas, United States add

Category: Movies & TV

Activity starting in 1986.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (13%), (11%)

Main connections: Texas, The Beaver (film), Lena Dunham

Linked to: Time, Twitter, Target Corporation, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

 

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1986

In July 1986, the organizers of the New York City music festival New Music Seminar contacted Roland Swenson, a staffer at the alternative weekly "The Austin Chronicle", about organizing an extension of that festival into Austin add something


1987

SXSW began in 1987, and has continued to grow in size every year add something

 

North by Northwest - The film's title is reported to have been the influence for the name of the popular annual live music festival South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, started in 1987, with the name idea coming from Louis Black, editor and co-founder of the local alternative weekly "The Austin Chronicle", as a play on the Hitchcock film title

 

The event was first held in March 1987 add something


1989

Toni Price - She accepted an invitation to play the South by Southwest music festival in Austin in 1989


1990

Meyers left Austin and the festival in the early 1990s, but Black, Barbaro and Swenson remained the festival's key organizers as of 2010 add something


1992

Singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked was the keynote speaker at the 1992 South by Southwest add something


1993

In 1993, SXSW moved into the Austin Convention Center, where it is still held add something


1994

In 1994, SXSW added a component for film and other media, named the "SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference" add something


1995

In 1995 the SXSW Film and Multimedia Conference was split into two separate events, "SXSW Film" and "SXSW Multimedia" add something

 

North by Northeast - NXNE began in 1995, patterned on the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas


1998

Comedian and actor Fred Armisen began his comic career with the short film "Fred Armisen's Guide to Music and SXSW", released in 1998, in which he poses as various characters, asking silly questions of musicians and other attendees at that year's SXSW Music Conference add something


1999

In 1999, SXSW Multimedia was renamed "SXSW Interactive" add something

 

Ronald Jones (musician) - This concept was debuted in Dallas, Texas and at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas in March 1999, and was subsequently used on the "International Music Against Brain Degeneration Revue" tour


2000

Singer-songwriter John May 0 er's performance at the 2000 SXSW Music festival led to his signing soon thereafter with Aware Records, his first record label add something

 

John Mayer - MayerÂ’s reputation began to build, and a March 2000 appearance at South by Southwest brought him to the attention of "launch" label, Aware Records.


2001

North by Northwest ended in 2001, and was replaced by MusicfestNW, an event run entirely by NXNW's other founders, the "Willamette Week" add something

 

Sterling Morrison - In March 2001, Sterling Morrison was remembered through a tribute set at the Austin Music Awards during the South by Southwest Festival


2002

A performance by the band The Polyphonic Spree at the 2002 SXSW Music festival helped bring them to national attention before they had signed with a major label add something

 

At the 2002 SXSW Film Festival, the film "Manito" won the jury award for narrative feature, while the documentary "Spellbound" won the jury award for documentary feature add something


2003

Justin Bartha - He wrote and directed a short film, "Highs and Lows" with Darrell M. Smith as co-producer, which was shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2003

 

David Berkeley - In 2003 David Berkeley, California showcased at the popular South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, where he returned in 2004 and 2011

 

The Black Keys - In March 2003, the group played at one of its first music festivals, South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, after driving for nearly 24 hours from Akron


2005

The 2005 SXSW Film is considered by some to be the origin of the mumblecore film genre add something

 

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival - By 2005, the organization had presented more than 0300 films at the annual Festival and at various screenings throughout Texas, collaborating with institutions such as The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston , the South By Southwest film festival , and the Austin Film Festival

 

Kai Stephens - In 2005, Hard-Fi performed at a number of festivals in America including the SXSW festival in Austin and the San Diego Street Scene festival


2006

A secret concert at the 2006 SXSW Music by the band The Flaming Lips was called one of the "Top 10 Music-Festival Moments" of all time by "Time" magazine in 2010 add something

 

The 2006 SXSW Interactive featured a keynote panel of Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark add something

 

Pete Wylie - Following an invitation from Alejandro Escovedo, Wylie performed at the 2006 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas

 

Jon Dee Graham - Graham was named the Austin Musician of the Year during the South by Southwest music conference in 2006

 

Jim Noir - He played at the 2006 and 2008 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas and is currently signed to Seattle-based indie label Barsuk Records in the States, and Manchester label My Dad Recordings in the UK.

 

Rachel Fuller - In 2006 and 2007, Fuller went on tour with The Who, producing live webcasts of "In the Attic" and performing her own music live at various venues, including South by Southwest in Austin, Texas

 

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane - Originally completed in 2006, the film premiered at a number of film festivals throughout 2006 and 2007, including the Toronto Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, South by Southwest, and London FrightFest Film Festival

 

Gerald Casale - While Jihad Jerry never toured, the theatrical character appeared with Devo at several shows in 2006, as well as on the Fox News program "Red Eye." Casale abandoned the Jihad Jerry character in 2007; however, he donned the Jihad Jerry turban for a performance with UK-based DJ and producer Adam Freeland at the South by Southwest music festival in 2009

 

Imeem - In March 2006, imeem re-launched at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, with a new focus on enabling people to interact through the imeem.com website, using media to express their personalities and interests


2007

According to a festival organizer Louis Black, SXSW Interactive "has probably been the biggest of its kind in the world" since 2007 add something

 

The 2007 music festival took place from March 14 to 18, and more than 1,400 acts performed add something

 

Neil Young - A Jonathan Demme concert film from a 2007 concert at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, called the "Neil Young Trunk Show" premiered on March 21, 2009, at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas

 

Michael Lehmann - At a Q & A session during 2007's South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, Lehmann claimed he would never make a sequel to "Heathers"

 

Ben Jelen - Jelen performed at the 2007 South by Southwest conference and music festival in Austin, Texas, in a lineup that included Taylor Hicks, Amy Winehouse, Tom Morello, Mika, Martina Topley Bird, The Fratellis, Bloc Party, Paolo Nutini, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Mogwai and Spoon

 

Then She Found Me - The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, and was shown at numerous 2008 film festivals, including the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Portland International Film Festival, the Boulder International Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival, South by Southwest, and the Ashland Independent Film Festival

 

Squidoo - The site was given top prize in SXSW's community/wiki category in 2007

 

Marit Larsen - She appeared in the United States at South by Southwest in March 2007

 

Max Minghella - His film "Elvis and Anabelle" premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on 10 March 2007

 

Albert Hammond, Jr. - On 16 March 2007 at the South by Southwest festival, Hammond performed a twelve song set including covers of Frank Black's "Old Black Dawning" and Guided By Voices' "Postal Blowfish"


2008

The 2008 SXSW Interactive got media attention due to a keynote interview of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by technology journalist Sarah Lacy that was considered by some observers to be a "train wreck" due to an audience perception that Lacy was asking uninteresting questions, as well as mocking or terse answers in response from Zuckerberg add something

 

Naked Cowboy - He has made an appearance in Austin , Texas, during the South by Southwest Music Conference, He has made an appearance in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee in June, 2008 on Broadway for the CMA Music Festival and he made an appearance on January 25, 2009 he performed at a Leinster Rugby game in Donnybrook, Dublin , Ireland, singing his theme song "I'm the Naked Cowboy" before 18,000 spectators

 

Akala (rapper) - In 2008, Akala has featured at the South by Southwest Music festival in Texas, as well as performances in New York, Los Angeles and in Brazil

 

Paul Kelly (musician) - Kelly made his first appearance at the Big Day Out concerts across Australia in early 2008, while in March he performed at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas

 

Steven Conrad - He wrote, directed, and edited his latest film, "The Promotion", which premiered at South by Southwest in March 2008 and was released by Dimension Films later that year

 

Ficlets - In March 2008, Ficlets won the CSS category and was nominated for the Community category of the SxSW Web Awards


2009

In 2009, the Interactive section of SXSW in particular drew larger attendance levels add something

 

The 2009 SXSW Film screened 0250 films, including 54 world premieres add something

 

Trailers from Hell - Dante typically serves as the public face for "Trailers from Hell", appearing at the South By Southwest independent film festival in 2009 to present a compilation of the site's trailers and commentaries

 

Issuu - Issuu was selected as one of TIME's 50 Best Websites 2009 and was a 2009 Webby Awards Honoree and a 2008 South By Southwest finalist

 

Mobile Roadie - Mobile Roadie was founded in 2009 by Michael Schneider and Brock Batten, and officially launched at South by Southwest 2009

 

Laurie Simmons - Simmons starred in a feature-length film by her daughter Lena Dunham, called "Tiny Furniture", which was filmed in 2009 and was featured at the South by Southwest film festival in 2010

 

Women in Trouble - The film premiered at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival

 

Hal Holbrook - "That Evening Sun" premiered in March 2009 at South By Southwest, where it received the Audience *award for Narrative Feature and a special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast

 

Drag Me to Hell - "Drag Me to Hell" was first shown to the public as a "Work in Progress" print at the South by Southwest festival on March 15, 2009

 

Bap Kennedy - Kennedy recently performed in the US on the 17th and 18 March 2009, at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee , Tennessee and South by Southwest in Austin , Texas, respectively

 

Zoe Kravitz - The band performed at the South by Southwest music festival and on the main stage of the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia in June 2009, along with The Roots, TV On The Radio, and The Black Keys


2010

At the 2010 Film festival, Magnolia Pictures bought the film rights to the science-fiction film "Monsters" on the night it screened, in what was the first-ever "overnight acquisition" at SXSW. Journalist Meredith Melnick of "Time" magazine called this purchase a turning point for SXSW, leading to a greater interest among film studio executives in attending the festival in person add something

 

The event was notable for having the United States premiere of the film "The Hurt Locker", which went on to win the Academy award for Best Picture in 2010 add something

 

Blowfly (artist) - A documentary about Blowfly, "The Weird World of Blowfly", directed by Jonathan Furmanski, premiered at the 2010 South by Southwest film festival

 

Lena Dunham - Dunham's 2010 feature film "Tiny Furniture" won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, and subsequently screened at such festivals as Maryland Film Festival

 

Marianne Dissard - Festival performances include New Zealand's Sounday in 2010, South By Southwest in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Joshua Tree Roots Festival, USA and Split Works' Black Rabbit Festival in China

 

Gowalla - Gowalla won the Mobile category in the 2010 South by Southwest Interactive awards

 

Fandor (film site) - Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company was established in 2010 and officially launched on March 9, 2011 at the South by Southwest festival and conference in Austin, Texas

 

Jerry Miller - In 2010, Jerry Miller, Don Stevenson and Omar Spence performed at the South by Southwest festival, playing a mix of classic Moby Grape songs and newer songs, principally composed and recorded in 2009

 

Emily Robison - The band made their live debut in March at South by Southwest with an album released in May, 2010

 

Audible Treats - It held an Audible Treats Showcase for the March 2010 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas

 

Wiz Khalifa - Khalifa performed at Emo's in Austin, Texas in March 2010 as part of the 2010 South by Southwest Music Festival.

 

Noah Taylor - Taylor starred in Simon Rumley's mystery thriller "Red White & Blue", which had its world premiere as part of the SXSW Film Festival in March 2010

 

Lemmy - "Lemmy" premiered on March 2010 at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas

 

A tribute concert was performed in his honor on March 20, 2010 add something


2011

As a result, film critic Christopher Kelly wrote that in 2011, SXSW Film went from being "a well-regarded but fundamentally regional event" to having "joined the big leagues of film festivals around the world add something

 

In 2011, the conference lasted for 10 days, with SXSW Interactive lasting for five, Music for six, and Film running concurrently for nine days add something

 

The 2011 Interactive festival was by far the largest it had ever been, with an estimated 20,000 attendees add something

 

The 2011 SXSW festival ran from March 11 to 20 add something

 

Airbnb - Airbnb was awarded the "breakout app" at the 2011 South by Southwest conference

 

Angry Birds - At the 2011 South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, Nokia used scrims on a downtown building to project an advertisement for its new N8 handset that included the game's characters

 

Rachael Harris - Harris stars in the indie comedy/drama film "Natural Selection" which was well received at its 2011 South by Southwest debut, winning both jury and audience *awards for best narrative feature, in addition to best screenplay, best editing, and best score/music

 

Storify - It won the Startup Accelerator at South by Southwest in 2011

 

JESS3 - Later in 2011, the company created a media wall for Samsung at the SXSWi festival in Austin, Texas

 

The Beaver (film) - "The Beaver" had its world premiere at the South by Southwest film festival on , 2011, where the "Los Angeles Times" reported that it was given "a relatively warm embrace"

 

Eliza Doolittle (singer) - In March 2011 she performed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas

 

Mel Gibson - The Beaver premiered at The South by Southwest Festival in Austin on 16 March 2011.

 

Hugo Weaving - On 13 March 2011, "The Key Man", which Weaving filmed in 2006, finally debuted at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas

 

Internet Explorer - The final version was released during the South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, on 14 March 2011

 

Donald Glover - On March 16, 2011, Glover hosted the mtvU Woodie *awards held live at South By Southwest


2012

Bruce Springsteen was the keynote speaker opening the music portion of the 2012 festival add something

 

The standout technology of the 2012 SXSW Interactive was generally stated to be "social discovery" mobile apps, which let users locate other nearby users add something

 

Fiona Apple - Apple announced performances at the South by Southwest Festival and a spring 2012 tour soon after

 

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - At the South by Southwest conference in 2012, Bruce Springsteen credited the song as the inspiration and the riff for his song "Badlands"

 

Ginger Baker - In 2012 the documentary film "Beware Of Mr. Baker" of Ginger Baker's life by Jay Bulger had its world premiere at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas where it won the grand jury *award for best documentary feature

 

Norah Jones - Jones played the album at SXSW 2012 in its entirety

 

Lean startup - Ries hosted the Lean Startup Track at SXSW 2012 with Dave McClure, Steve Blank, Robert Scoble, and dozens of other entrepreneurs and investors

 

Girls (TV series) - The first three episodes were screened at the 2012 SXSW Festival on March 12

 

Lena Dunham - Three episodes were screened to positive response at the 2012 South by Southwest Festival

 

Jeremiah Birnbaum - In January 2012 Birnbaum was the co-director for the Beatles Complete on Ukelele Festival at Brooklyn Bowl, alongside festival founder, producer Roger Greenawalt, as well as that March at South By Southwest

 

Kenna - In March 2012, Translator in partnership with Myspace produced a successful outdoor concert featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Mumford & Sons at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas

 

The Cabin in the Woods - The film premiered on March 9, 2012 at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas and was released in the United States on April 13, 2012

 

The Cabin in the Woods - The world premiere was on March 9, 2012 at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas

 

Bolex - Digital Bolex announced their collaboration with Bolex via the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform on March 12, 2012 at the SXSW Film Festival where they had a trade show booth

 

The Animals - On 15 March 2012, in a keynote speech to an audience at the South by Southwest music festival, Bruce Springsteen discussed the Animals' influence on his music at length, stating, "To me, the Animals were a revelation

 

Amplify Tablet - Amplify began trialing the platform at schools in November 2012, before its general launch at SXSWedu on March 6, 2013


2013

The 2013 SXSW Interactive saw another huge jump in registration, now with 30,621 paying attendees add something

 

The big-budget films "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Evil Dead" premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film, as did the Snoop Dogg documentary "Reincarnated", and "Spring Breakers" had its U.S. premiere add something

 

The keynote talk for the 2013 SXSW Interactive was given by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk add something

 

Phil Coulson - At the 2013 South by Southwest festival, Joss Whedon confirmed that Coulson will be brought back from the dead after his apparent demise in "The Avengers"

 

Wanderu (company) - Wanderu was the winner of the 2013 South by Southwest Interactive Accelerator Award

 

Toro Y Moi - In February 2013, Toro y Moi was named one of Fuse's thirty must-see artists at SXSW

 

Amplify Tablet - The tablet, available in both Wi-Fi-only and AT&T $LTE (LTE_(telecommunication)) configurations, was officially unveiled in March 2013 at SXSWedu

 

Trance (2013 film) - Boyle showed a teaser trailer and an extended version of an alternate ending at South by Southwest on 9 March 2013

 

Malcolm Ingram - His film "Continental", about the legendary gay baths in New York City, premiered at SXSW on March 10, 2013

 

Hours (2013 film) - The film premiered in America on March 10, 2013 at the South by Southwest Film Festival

 

Charli XCX - XCX performed the song for the first time with Icona Pop in April 2013, after seeing them back stage at a South by Southwest showcase where both acts were playing

 

The East (film) - Leading up to its theatrical release in May 2013, "The East" was chosen as the closing night film of the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, and went on to screen at the Phoenix Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival


2014

Cory Michael Smith - He appeared in a short horror movie, "Dog Food", co-starring Amanda Seyfried and premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest in March

 

Applause (Lady Gaga song) - Gaga next performed "Applause" at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas in March 2014, where she was joined onstage by her opening acts and friends, the Dirty Pearls, Semi Precious Weapons and Lady Starlight

 

Josh Lucas - The directorial debut of John Magary premiered at South By Southwest in March 2014 with Lucas receiving a series of positive reviews for his portrayal of Mat, one of a pair of dysfunctional brothers who collide in a small Harlem apartment

 

The Dance of Reality - The film had its US debut at the South by Southwest festival in March 2014

 

Neighbors (2014 film) - The film was screened on March 8, 2014 at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas as a "work-in-progress" during South by Southwest

 

Open Windows (film) - The film had its world premiere on March 10, 2014, at South by Southwest, and stars Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey and Neil Maskell

 

On March 15, 2014, Rapper Tyler, The Creator was arrested for inciting a riot after having yelled to fans to push their way past add something

 

JoJo - On March 16, 2014, she performed at SXSW 2014

 

In May 2014, partially motivated by the crash incident at the 2014 SXSW, Austin's Urban Transportation Commission said to the media that it is seeking to enhance safety at the festival, with an initial focus on implementing transportation measures to resolve issues linked to the festival add something


2015

SXSW 2015 is scheduled to screen 145 feature films, an all-time high for the festival add something

 

Freedom Fry - In early March 2015 they released the single, Yeah You via SoundCloud, before heading to perform at South by Southwest

 

Lost River (film) - Lost River is part of the SXSW Film Festival 2015 in March 2015 in Austin, Texas

 

Ex Machina (film) - The film screened on 14 March 2015 at South by Southwest prior to a theatrical release in the United States on 10 April 2015 by A24 Films

 

Trainwreck (film) - The film premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival on March 15, 2015, and was released theatrically in the United States on July 17, 2015, by Universal Pictures

 

Furious 7 - The film received highly positive reviews upon release at a secret screening at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival on March 16, 2015

 

Furious 7 - The film received highly positive reviews upon release at a secret screening at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival on March 16, 2015

 

Doug Sahm - A documentary film,"Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove", premiered at South by Southwest on March 19, 2015

 

DJ Paul - DJ Paul has been announced to play South by Southwest showcase in Austin, Texas on March 21, 2015

 

He was tried on May 8, 2015 and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole add something


2016

In lieu of a panel, South by Southwest will host a daylong "online harassment summit" on March 12, 2016 add something

 

In September 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a mini-festival, a collaboration between SXSW, the President, and the American Film Institute, called South by South Lawn to be held at the White House on October 3, 2016 add something


2017

As a result, SXSW attendees for 2017 had to choose among alternative services such as RideAustin, Fasten and Fare, with reported difficulties with hailing rides due to the demand add something

 

In 2017, the conference lasted for 10 days with SXSW Interactive lasting for 5 days, Music for 7 days and Film running concurrently for 9 days add something


2018

Finalists of the 2018 SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event include Cambridge Cancer Genomics and Bluefield Technologies add something


2019

South by Southwest 2019 is expected to run from March 8 to March 17 add something