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Amazon Prime Video Presents The SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection

Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” following the unprecedented cancellation of the SXSW Conference and Festivals by the City of Austin due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.

“Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection” offers filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW Film Festival lineup an invitation to opt in to take part in this online film festival, which will play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. for 10-days. The one-time event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall and free to all audiences around the country, with or without an Amazon Prime membership, all that is needed is a free Amazon account.

Filmmakers who choose to participate will receive a screening fee for streaming their film over the 10-day period. The launch date is yet to be announced, but SXSW and Prime Video are targeting a late April date. SXSW has shared details on the opportunity with 2020 filmmakers, who can opt in starting today.

Films originally announced to screen at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival included Pete Davidson’s Judd Apatow-directed dramedy King of Staten Island, the Issa Rae-Kumail Nanjiani rom-com The Lovebirds; writer Kelly Oxford’s directorial debut, Pink Skies Ahead, a coming-of-age tale inspired by one of her personal essays; and Bad Trip, a hidden-camera comedy starring Eric André, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish in a tale of two best friends embarking on a cross-country road trip filled with pranks.

Stay tuned to SXSW for more information coming soon. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook for the latest SX news.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey To Premiere at SXSW

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Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, a feature-length documentary will have its World Premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. The documentary, a bonus feature on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

The documentary will be shown at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin on Monday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BAFTA Award–winning and Academy Award®–nominated visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, Academy Award®–nominated supervising sound editor Matthew Wood and co-producer Michelle Rejwan will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide.

The epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and is available on iTunes and other digital providers for pre-order now. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

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Oh My Disney & MONDO Present “Nothing’s Impossible” Gallery Event Celebrating Classic & Contemporary Disney Films At SXSW

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MONDO, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is partnering with Disney’s “Oh My Disney” blog to unveil “Nothing’s Impossible,” a gallery event at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, from March 7 – March 11, 2014.  

The gallery will open to the public on March 7 from 3:00-10:00 p.m. with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The MONDO Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.

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After partnering last year to debut limited edition artwork inspired by DuckTales and The Little Mermaid, Oh My Disney and Mondo invite fans to explore decades of beloved Disney films and characters like never before through original and fresh artwork from some of Mondo’s most renowned artists like Martin Ansin, Jeff Soto, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell, Ken Taylor and Rich Kelly.

Oh My Disney, a new pop culture blog on Disney.com, brings classic and current Disney characters to life for digital audiences through humorous and heartfelt original artwork, stories, articles and videos.

“Disney has a special way of bringing out the magic in all of us and we’re very excited to bring that feeling to Austin at this year’s gallery event,” said MONDO CEO Justin Ishmael. “Having worked with Oh My Disney over the last year, we know the site celebrates reinventing timeless stories and we hope our work sparks the imagination of both Disney and Mondo fans.”

Oh My Disney and MONDO will release posters digitally every week leading up to the gallery’s opening on March 7th.

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Disney’s Alice In Wonderland by Ken Taylor

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The Incredibles by Tom Whalen

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The Lion King by Tom Whalen

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Finding Nemo by Tom Whalen

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Aladdin by Tom Whalen

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The Jungle Book by Olly Moss

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The Nightmare Before Christmas by Graham Erwin

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The Nightmare Before Christmas Variant by Graham Erwin

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Mr. Incredible by Mike Mitchell

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Carl Fredricksen by Mike Mitchell

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Beauty and The Beast by Martin Ansin

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Variant Beauty and The Beast by Martin Ansin

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Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs by Anne Benjamin

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The Sword In The Stone by Rich Kelly

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Peter Pan by JC Richard

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101 Dalmatians by Tiny Kitten Teeth

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Fantasia by Jeff Soto

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Sleeping Beauty by Billy Baumann

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The Black Hole by Killian Eng

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The Cat From Outer Space by Jay Shaw

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The Rescuers by David Petersen

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Up By Kevin Tong

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WALL-E By Kevin Tong

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Winnie the Pooh by Dave Perillo

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The Jungle Book by Brandon Holt

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The Skeleton Dance by Phantom City Creative

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Ratatouille by Aaron Horkey

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Ratatouille Variant by Aaron Horkey

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The Black Cauldron by Francesco Francavilla

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Ursula by Jason Edmiston

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Maleficent by Jason Edmiston

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Evil Queen by Jason Edmiston

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Apple Announces iTunes Festival Coming To SXSW

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Apple today announced the first iTunes Festival to be held in the US, featuring an amazing lineup of global superstars, running from March 11-15. Taking place at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, home of Austin City Limits, the iTunes Festival at SXSW will feature iTunes chart toppers including Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and more to come. 

All five nights of the iTunes Festival will be available to enjoy for free as a live and on-demand stream via the iTunes Store on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. Performances can also be seen in the iTunes Festival app on your iOS device or with Apple TV in stunning HD.

Performances will be available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store. For additional details on the lineup for the iTunes Festival check out www.itunes.com/festival.

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Marvel Returns To SXSW

If you are at SXSW, then don’t miss the Marvel: House of Ideas panel.

The event will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 1pm (CST) on the Geek stage at the Palmer Events Center. Axel Alonso (Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment) and Peter Phillips (SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media Group) will unveil five innovative announcements.

The event is free and open to the public.

After the panel concludes, fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Age of Ultron #1 SXSW Variant Cover (while supplies last) and a chance to have it signed by Alonso in a special Marvel signing session.

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Game of Thrones’ MONDO Posters Unveiled At SXSW

HBO is re-teaming with Austin’s Mondo art gallery to create collectable posters capturing the world of Game of Thrones.

Below are the first two posters in a series of eight creative images that will be unveiled starting today at the gallery’s new Thrones event. MONDO, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is launching the poster series on the first day of the South by Southwest music/film/interactive conference, which is seeing an increased TV industry presence this year.

Mondo and Thrones previous teamed for a poster series at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. “Game of Thrones is a favorite of ours at Mondo,” says Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael. “The gallery event is intended to honor the show’s attention to visual detail and the beautiful world that George R.R. Martin has imagined … we hope the fans feel our work has done justice to the show.”

The gallery event will also debut the official Game of Thrones beer — Iron Throne, “a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops, a nod to having a Lannister currently on the Throne.”

Two posters will be unveiled each week until Thrones season three premieres on March 31. Here’s the first two:

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