SXSW Film Conference & Festival Unveils 2015 Short Film Lineup
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has unveiled its Short Film and Midnighters lineup for the 2015 edition of the event. Now in its 22nd year, SXSW runs March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.
For the shorts program, 106 films were selected – 11 of them animated – from a record 4,935 submissions, including Sundance winner World of Tomorrow, directed by Don Hertzfeldt, and the new Pixar short, Lava, directed by James Ford Murphy.
This year’s Midnighters lineup of 11 genre films includes nine world-premiering thrillers, sci-fi, dark comedies and horror movies.
The full 2015 SXSW Film Conference and Festival screening lineup can be viewed on their website.
An assortment of stories told using a mix of traditional animation, computer-generated effects, stop motion and everything in between. The winner of the Grand Jury Award in this category is eligible for a 2015 Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short.
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Director: Danny Madden
Anything you wanna watch in the palm of your hands! Crazy convenient. Crazy…(World Premiere)
Director: Matt Reynolds
A hand drawn animation documenting a parasitic reproductive cycle. (World Premiere)
Director: Julian Petschek
A banana and a hot dog bun are famous.
Half Wet (UK)
Director: Sophie Koko Gate
We are all born as wet as a banana, 75% water.
Director: James Ford Murphy
Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
Director: Ryan Gillis
An old crop-duster discovers a mysterious crate floating in the Florida Everglades. Bringing the crate onto his airboat is just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret.
Director: Steven Subotnick
The pig is everything. (North American Premiere)
Director: Xaver Xylophon
Julius can’t sleep. To get his head empty he decides to go on a roadtrip, but somehow he can’t manage to leave. A hand drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin and waterproof socks.
Directors: Daniel Gray, Tom Brown
The point of no return cannot be crossed twice.
Director: William Reynish
whole is a film about heartache. (U.S. Premiere)
World of Tomorrow
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.