Ever since SXSW 2020 was canceled filmmakers and musicians have struggled to get their new project out to the public. Announced today, Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” following the unprecedented cancellation of the SXSW Conference and Festivals by the City of Austin due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.
“Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” offers filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival lineup an invitation to opt in to take part in this online film festival, which will play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. for 10-days. The one-time event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall and free to all audiences around the country, with or without an Amazon Prime membership, all that is needed is a free Amazon account.
Filmmakers who choose to participate will receive a screening fee for streaming their film over the 10-day period. The launch date is yet to be announced, but SXSW and Prime Video are targeting a late April date. SXSW has shared details on the opportunity with 2020 filmmakers, who can opt-in starting today.
We have had the unique opportunity to screen some of the SXSW 2020 Film Festival movies as press and below are our reviews.
It is worth it to check out the lineup once they announced the release date of “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection.” For more information, please visit sxsw.com. To sign-up or start a free trial of Amazon Prime visit: amazon.com/prime.
Source: SXSW, Amazon