SXSW Film Festival Announces More Featured Speakers, Features and Episodic Premieres

SXSW 2019 is almost here with day one starting on March 8th and more announcements for the festival are coming in fast. As your SXSW 2019 guru below are the latest updates on featured speakers, features and episodic premieres for the film festival recently announced. There are three additional Keynotes for the SXSW Film festival. These include: Endeavor Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John; director, actress, producer, and activist Olivia Wilde; and Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger.

New Featured Speakers recently announced for SXSW 2019 include:

  • Musician and creative A$AP Rocky
  • Journalist and author Jill Abramson
  • Actress, writer, producer, and director Pamela Adlon
  • Chairman and CEO of Vox Media Jim Bankoff
  • Co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Priscilla Chan
  • Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • Singer-songwriter David Crosby
  • Director, producer, and writer Cameron Crowe
  • Author and popular podcaster Tim Ferriss
  • Best-selling author Neil Gaiman
  • Nike Vice President of Creative Concepts Tinker Hatfield
  • United States Senator Mazie Hirono
  • WndrCo co-founder and Quibi founder and chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Soledad O’Brien
  • Founder and CEO of Buzzfeed Jonah Peretti
  • Quibi CEO Meg Whitman
  • Bird Founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden
  • Actor Henry Winkler

Features and Episodic Premieres lineup for the 26th edition of the SXSW Film Festival:

The 102 features and episodics in this lineup will be shown across the nine days of the SXSW Film Festival, with dozens of additional titles to be announced on February 6. The complete SXSW Film Festival program typically includes between 320 and 340 total projects. The 2019 program was selected from 2,351 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 8,490 films submitted this year.

Film Feature Highlights Include: 

  • The Beach Bum directed by Harmony Korine
  • Booksmart directed by Olivia Wilde
  • Breakthrough directed by Bill Haney
  • The Garden Left Behind directed by Flavio Alves
  • The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash directed by Thom Zimny
  • Good Boys directed by Gene Stupnitsky
  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter directed by Erin Lee Carr
  • J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and The Church of the SubGenius directed by Sandy K Boone
  • Pink Wall directed by Tom Cullen
  • Sakawa directed by Ben Asamoah
  • Untitled Seth Rogen/Charlize Theron Comedy directed by Jonathan Levine
  • Us directed by Jordan Peele

Episodic Premiere Highlights Include: 

  • David Makes Man directed by Michael Francis Williams
  • NOS4A2directed by Kari Skogland
  • Shrill directed by Jesse Peretz and Carrie Brownstein
  • Ramy created by Ramy Youssef, Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch
  • What We Do In the Shadows directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.

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Source: SXSW