South by Southwest 2008


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Mar. 13

First sale shows SXSW is maturing
When it kicked off March 7, the South by Southwest Film Festival wasn't necessarily in line for a watershed moment. But 2008 will long be marked as the year in which SXSW took a giant step forward, because it was the year an acquisition was made during the festival. Full story

Mar. 12

'Wellness' is winner at SXSW

Jake Mahaffy's existential, experimental "Wellness" won the best narrative feature jury award at the 2008 South By Southwest Film Festival on Tuesday night. Full story

Ice Cube goes 'Raw' for album, SXSW
Veteran rapper Ice Cube is putting the finishing touches on his new album, "Raw Footage," and plans to celebrate by cybercasting his concert Saturday as part of South by Southwest in Austin. Full story

Mar. 11

A DirecTV Bonus: Music from South By Southwest
If you're a fan of concert music performances, the place to be this weekend is at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin. If you're a fan who lacks either the time or money, there's an alternative. More

Mar. 10

Facebook faceoff at SXSW
SXSW likes to ensure there's plenty of buzz during the conference, but organizers are accustomed to that buzz being about the films, or the speakers, or the bands hitting the stage. More

'Super High' heads to a living room near you
Audiences eager to light up the joint with a viewing of the upcoming marijuana-themed documentary "Super High Me" will be able to do so in the privacy of their own living rooms.  Full story

Mar. 7

Smart synergy strategy needed at SXSW
The definition of a festival success story tends to come in the form of numbers: How much did distributors fork over for the grand jury prize winner? How late did negotiations go into the night? At Austin's South by Southwest, however, success comes in a far less quantifiable form.

SXSW's music portion still relevant
It's tempting to write off the music portion of the South by Southwest festival, with the rise of the blogosphere and the weed-like growth of events that bill themselves as "South by Southwest parties" but aren't affiliated with the festival. Full story

SXSW's interactive portion is for everyone

A stroll around the Austin Convention Center mid-SXSW reveals dozens of young people unclear on the concept of chairs. Propped up in front of their laptops, attendees slump against any nearby hard surface and blog. Full story

Feb. 28

Dentler keeps SXSW fest headed in right direction
In the decade before Matt Dentler jumped into the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival's driver's seat, the event was little more than an afterthought to Austin's popular SXSW music fest. Full story

Feb. 13

SXSW lineup gets new additions

Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, Jeffrey Tambor and two new documentaries are among the additions to the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival's upcoming lineup.
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Feb. 5

Fast times at SXSW High
The 15th annual South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on Monday announced a lineup of 113 feature films, including 64 world premieres, high school-themed features and a healthy batch of rock documentaries. Full story