SXSW announces new conferences for 2013

Film Startup Alley targets film and TV startups

Austin’s South by Southwest film festival announced its first wave of conference programming on Wednesday, including two new hands-on initiatives that capitalize on the event’s unique dynamic.

New for 2013, the SXSW Film Startup Alley, which targets film and TV startups, offers entrepreneurs, investors and potential collaborators a daylong program of panel sessions, networking events and a buzz-attracting demo launchpad space.

And the Come & Capture Film Factory will give SXSW registrants four days to explore and use a wide range of the latest content capture and creation tools, and share their finished work with the SXSW community through the fest’s online channels.

“As the lines between film and technology continue to blur, SXSW remains ahead of the curve as we host digital creatives from across all fields,” SXSW film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson said in a statement. “These new programs are designed to facilitate creative combustion affecting every facet of making, distributing and enjoying great filmmaking.”

SXSW also announced 24 confirmed panels, workshops and Digital Domain sessions, selected via the trademarked PanelPicker online tool, on Wednesday.

The complete conference lineup will be announced in early 2013.

SXSW film conference and festival runs March 8-16.

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