SXSW Film Festival Announce 2021 Lineup Led By Demi Lovato And Tom Petty | Film News


The 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival is approaching at great speed. This year, like many other events, the festival will be held online as part of SXSW Online from March 16-20, where hundreds of fans, journalists, reporters will be able to watch curated new films but also music showcases, attend meet-ups, and other special events.


This edition of the festival includes 75 features including 57 world premieres, three international premieres, four North American Premieres, one US premieres, eight Texas premieres, and 53 films from first-time filmmakers plus 84 short films including music videos, five episodic premieres, six episodic pilots, 20 virtual cinema projects, 14 title design entries, and 30 special events.


Speaking about the festival, director of film Janet Pierson says, “It’s been a year unlike any we’ve experienced, first marked by the cancellation of SXSW 2020. We feel privileged to have been able to pivot to SXSW Online and present a fantastic treasure trove of programming, including a pared-down and wonderful selection of films that we know will delight, entertain, and move our attendees”.


This year’s headliners are three documentaries including Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil, which will be the opening night’s film, Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free as the festival centerpiece, and finally Alone Together, about the singer Charli XCX, which will close out the festival.


From Island to Recovery, see the entire movie list here.



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