SXSW: Midnighters, Festival Favorites Round Out Lineup

Phantasm (1979) - H 2016

'Gleason,' 'Morris From America' and a remastering of 'Phantasm' are among the selections.

The SXSW Film Festival on Tuesday announced the remainder of its program, which includes selections in the Midnighters and Festival Favorite categories.

The Midnighters section features 10 genre films, including sci-fi and horror. This year's slate includes a restoration of Phantasm and Thomas Dekker's Jack Goes Home.

The 1980s coming-of-age tale Sing Street and the doc Richard Linklater — Dream Is Destiny, which follows the career of the Austin, Texas-born director, will both screen in Festival Favorites. Sundance films Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Morris From America also will be playing in this section.       

Also announced Tuesday was the fest's Short Film Program, which will feature 114 movies.                                 

The SXSW Film Festival is set to take place March 11-19 in Austin.

A list of all Midnighters and Festival Favorites selections can be found below. The full SXSW lineup can be found here.


Carnage Park

Director/screenwriter: Mickey Keating


Director: Mike Flanagan

I Am a Hero (Japan)

Director: Shinsuke Sato

Jack Goes Home

Director/screenwriter: Thomas Dekker

Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word

Director: Simon Rumley

My Father Die

Director/screenwriter: Sean Brosnan


Director: Carles Torrens

Phantasm: Remastered

Director/screenwriter: Don Coscarelli

Under the Shadow (Jordan, Qatar, U.K.)

Director/screenwriter: Babak Anvari

Untitled Fede Alvarez/Ghost House Thriller

Director: Fede Alvarez


Acclaimed standouts & selected previous premieres from festivals around the world.


Director: Kirsten Johnson

Chevalier (Greece)

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari

Free in Deed

Director/Screenwriter: Jake Mahaffy


Director: Clay Tweel

The Greasy Strangler

Director: Jim Hosking

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (New Zealand)

Director/screenwriter: Taika Waititi

Morris From America

Director/screenwriter: Chad Hartigan                                            


Director: Kim A. Snyder

Operation Avalanche

Director: Matt Johnson

Presenting Princess Shaw (Israel)

Director: Ido Haar

Richard Linklater — Dream Is Destiny                                        

Directors: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein                                         

Sing Street (USA/Ireland)

Director/screenwriter: John Carney


Director: Dawn Porter