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SXSW's film arm returned in 2021 with a strong line-up of films screening online so that distributors could explore some of the best new industry offerings without having to put themselves at risk. Where the previous year's format change was rushed, this time around everything about the festival was able to be carefully planned, resulting in a more rewarding experience for all concerned.
The festival ran from 16 to 20 March.
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- Documentary Feature Competition
- Documentary Spotlight
- Festival Favourites
- Narrative Feature Competition
- Narrative Spotlight
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An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman’s hair for her funeral.
After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
In this ultra-violent fantasy epic, ancient dark magic falls into sinister hands and unleashes ages of suffering onto mankind. A group of heroes from different eras and cultures must band together in order to defeat it at all costs
An intimate, inspiring look at activist and loving father Ady Barkan, diagnosed with ALS at age 32 and who, in spite of declining physical abilities, embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform.
Over an evening a wealthy family gathers for a sumptuous dinner with guests in their ostentatious house in the Welsh mountains. Served by a mysteriously disturbing young woman, the assembled party do not realise they are about to eat their last supper.
The disappearance of a young woman threatens to change the beige and banal lives of Anne Fedder and her pastor husband Jakob Fedder forever.
In the late Nineties, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them.
A young girl recovers her hearing and gains synesthetic abilities during the brutal murder of her family. Finding solace in the sounds of bodily harm, as an adult, she pursues a career in music composing her masterpiece through gruesome murders.
A true story about a gay boy growing up in the collapsing USSR, his courageous mail-order bride mother, and their adventurous escape to Seattle in the Nineties.
A documentary about the history of folk horror cinema from the 1960s to today.
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