SXSW 2017 Film Festival Starts Tomorrow! Do You Have Your Pocket Guide?

The SXSW 2017 Film Festival will host nine days of screenings starting tomorrow till March 18th. This year the film festival has a diverse film lineup, programming ranges from independent films by new filmmakers to Hollywood comedies and genre standouts.

For the first time the film festival will run simultaneously with SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music which is AWESOME! I love the convergence between all the festivals this year, truly lets you experience at least 2 festivals with just one badge. Those attending the film festival will have the unique opportunity to connect with tech and music industry experts.

I suggest downloading the Film Festival Pocket Guide that you can download from here:

It will be super helpful getting around especially if you are going from film to film. The Film Festival guide has a very detailed festival listing of films with a picture, a summary of the film and also list the director, screenwriters and cast. It also has all the information about what your film badge will get you into and detailed maps of the festival. The Film Festival guide pretty much EVERYTHING you need to know about the film festival so if your attending download the guide.

SXSW Film Festival Program has raw innovation and emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera. To see the lineup click here and you can browse films at SXSW Film Festival by section see below:

Narrative Feature Competition | Documentary Feature Competition | Headliners | Narrative Spotlight | Documentary Spotlight | Visions | Midnighters | Episodic | 24 Beats Per Second | Global | Festival Favorites | Special Events | Narrative Shorts | Documentary Shorts | Animated Shorts | Midnight Shorts | Music Videos | Texas Shorts | Texas High School Shorts | VR | Excellence in Title Design

If you are interested in attending the Film Awards click here for more information. To view the SXSW schedule and start planning your film festival schedule click here. For any other information or questions about attending contact the SXSW Attendee Services here.

To follow me throughout the festival I will be posting and doing LIVE posts on my twitter (@nrpena) and on Hi-Tech Chic’s (@hitechchic) twitter. I will also be posting and doing LIVE coverage on my Facebook ( and Hi-Tech Chic’s ( Facebook.

See all of you SXSW Film Festival goers tomorrow!