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.

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Violation
Violation
A troubled woman on the edge of divorce returns home to her younger sister after years apart. But when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust, she embarks on a vicious crusade of revenge.
How It Ends
How It Ends
A woman and the embodiment of her younger self try to find closure on the day before the Apocalypse.
In The Same Breath
In The Same Breath
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover-ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of first-hand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the US.
Alien On Stage
Alien On Stage
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
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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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