SXSW Filmmakers, Start Your Engines!

South by Southwest Film Festival

I’m returning to Austin this March for my 11th consecutive South by Southwest and, borrowing an idea from myself, I’ve decided to solicit filmmakers ahead of time. Since I live in Canada, and the postal service can take up to two weeks to deliver a package from the US, I wanted to put out the call as early as possible, even though the official lineup won’t be announced for a few more days. Here’s my standard pitch:

Each of the past three years, I’ve soli­cited film­makers whose work has been accepted to screen at the South by Southwest film fest­ival to send me their films ahead of time, thus improving the chances of me seeing and reviewing them. This year, I’m doing it all over again! So here’s the deal: if you are a film­maker with a film screening at SXSW 2011, and you’d like to gen­erate a bit of cov­erage, get in touch. The reg­ular dis­claimer applies: I have a paying job that often gets in the way of me writing about films, and so I cannot guar­antee that I’ll review your work in a timely fashion. In fact, I can’t guar­antee I’ll review it period. But I’ll do my best, depending on response, etc. Email me at [email protected] this domain and I’ll let you know my coordin­ates. Oh, and by the way, con­grat­u­la­tions! SXSW is an important fest­ival, Austin is a great town, and you are going to have a blast if you can make it there in person.

Some examples of my pre­vious SXSW film coverage.

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