SXSW Film Festival News

Last night at the post-premiere Q&A for the South by SouthWest Film Festival premiere of Evil Dead, director Fede Alvarez revealed that they're already writing the sequel to the remake, which we're going to dub Evil Dead 2 until a better title comes along.

For the first time in a few years, ComingSoon.net will be down in Austin, Texas for the annual South by SouthWest Film Festival, running from March 8 through March 16, with our writers Edward Douglas and Joshua Starnes seeing movies, sharing their opinions and hopefully talking to some of the directors and cast.

It began as a music festival where bands and music industry types could get together and bond and maybe even sign a couple deals, but in 1994 they added the “Film and Multimedia Conference" which essentially broke off into a full-fledged film festival that lasts nine days.

This year's film section is kicking off on Friday, March 8, with two big movies opening in the coming weeks, the magical comedy Evil Dead (Tristar Pictures - April 5), which is quite a double feature. We'll have reviews of both of those by this coming Saturday, March 9.

We're roughly a month away from this year's South by SouthWest Music Film and Interactive Festival to be held down in Austin, Texas from March 8 through the 16, and today, the festival announced their full line-up of Midnighters and short films.

There are nine films showing in the Midnighters section including Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's popular You're Next and Rob Zombie's upcoming Lords of Salem, both which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Wingard is also part of the collective of filmmakers involved with the horror anthology sequel S-VHS (or is it V/H/S 2?) which just premiered at Sundance.

Marking its 20th Anniversary, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the features lineup for this year’s Festival, running March 8 – 16, 2013 in Austin, Texas. They've announced 109 of the features that will screen over the course of nine days at SXSW 2013. The below lineup features 68 films from first-time filmmakers, and consists of 69 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres and 5 U.S. Premieres. These films were selected from a record 2,096 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,482 U.S. and 614 international feature-length films. With a record number of 5,682 submissions total, the overall increase was 7% over 2012. The Midnighters feature section and the Short Film program will be announced on February 6, with the complete panel lineup and schedule to follow on February 13.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the world premiere of the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, from Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, as the 2013 Opening Night Film.

Oscilloscope Laboratories, the distribution company founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, picked up two movies that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jeff Orlowski's documentary Chasing Ice and the Todd Louiso comedy Hello I Must Be Going.

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced today that Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's The Cabin in the Woods will open the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced today it will host the world premiere of the Summit Entertainment film Source Code for its 2011 Opening Night. The action thriller is the second feature from SXSW Alum Duncan Jones (Moon), and stars Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs, Brokeback Mountain), Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana). The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival runs March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas.

SuperHeroHype talks with Aaron Johnson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, two of the actors who don leather costumes for Matthew Vaughn's Kick-Ass, based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.

ComingSoon.net has an exclusive interview with actor Edward Norton and writer/director Tim Blake Nelson, talking about their new crime comedy Leaves of Grass, which opens in New York and Dallas on Friday, April 2.

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