SXSW Film Festival

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Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place
Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place, the opening night film of the 2018 SXSW Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

The 25th annual South by Southwest Film Festival will include 132 feature films over nine days. The full lineup will include 44 films from first-time filmmakers, 86 world premieres, 11 North American premieres, and five U.S. premieres.

The opening night film will be A Quiet Place, co-written and directed by John Krasinski, and starring Krasinski, Emily Blunt, and Millicent Simmonds.

Feature films in the SXSW lineup screen in 12 sections: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Headliners, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, 24 Beats Per Second, Global, Festival Favorites, and Special Events.

The Narrative Feature Competition includes: Family directed by Laura Steinel; First Match directed by Olivia Newman; Jinn directed by Nijla Mu'min; The New Romantic directed by Carly Stone; SADIE directed by Megan Griffiths; Shotgun directed by Hannah Marks and Joey Power; Summer '03 directed by Becca Gleason; Thunder Road directed by Jim Cummings; The Unicorn directed by Robert Schwartzman; Write When You Get Work directed by Stacy Cochran.

The Documentary Feature Competition includes: Chi-Town directed by Nick Budabin; Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable directed by Sasha Waters; The Gospel of Eureka directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher; ¡Las Sandinistas! directed by Jenny Murray; People's Republic of Desire directed by Hao Wu; Social Animals directed by Jonathan Green; This One's For The Ladies directed by Gene Graham; TransMilitary directed by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson; Weed The People directed by Abby Epstein; and The World Before Your Feet directed by Jeremy Workman.

A selection of other highlights include: The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From A Mythical Man directed by Tommy Avallone; Blockers directed by Kay Cannon; Boundaries directed by Shana Feste; The Dawn Wall directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer; Fast Color directed by Julia Hart; A Little Wisdom directed by Yuqi Kang; Nossa Chape directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist; Paradox directed by Daryl Hannah; Profile directed by Timur Bekmambetov; A Vigilante directed by Sarah Daggar Nickson; Wild Nights With Emily directed by Madeleine Olnek; In Episodics: Barry directed by Bill Hader; The Last O.G. directed by Jordan Peele; Warriors of Liberty City directed by Evan Rosenfeld and Andrew Cohn; and Vida directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios and So Yong Kim.

Event Details


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Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701


Ticket Info

$1225 for festival badge.