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SXSW's film arm is back in 2021 with a strong line-up of films screening online so that distributors can explore some of the best new industry offerings without having to put themselves at risk. Where last year's format change was rushed, this year everything about the festival has been carefully planned, which should result in a more rewarding experience for all concerned. We're still adding titles here at present so please bear with us.
The festival runs from 16 to 20 March.
View Films by Strand:
- Documentary Feature Competition
- Documentary Spotlight
- Festival Favourites
- Narrative Feature Competition
- Narrative Spotlight
View previous years coverage of the South by Southwest festival:
SXSW Latest Reviews
A documentary about women who left their countries to join ISIS and their fight for repatriation.
A surprise reunion in southern France reignites passions and jealousies between two women who were formerly polyamorous lovers.
A documentary about music, 9/11 and Covid-19.
After a savage breakup, two exes must continue living together when California issues its stay-at-home order for Covid-19. Now they’ll try to move on without moving out.
Ray and Angela have just broken up. They've just got one last thing to do: reunite one divvy up their prized record collection.
A re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet, taking place through their cell phones, in a mash-up of Shakespearean dialogue with current social media communication.
A viral video shows a white policeman throwing a Black teenager from her school desk. One woman helps the girl, faces the officer, and dismantles the system.
A western thriller asking the question: how far would you go to protect your loved ones?
High schooler Vada navigates the emotional fallout she experiences in the wake of a school tragedy. Relationships with her family, friends and view of the world are forever altered.
A hardworking and exhausted nurse battles coworkers, clients and one impatient bus driver to learn her self worth as she chases the American Dream in Miami's Little Haiti neighbourhood.
South by Southwest Features
South by Southwest News
Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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Cannes Film Festival
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Tribeca Film Festival
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The UK's leading documentary festival