The SXSW Movie & TV Competition made its preliminary 2023 lineup program announcement at the moment, together with 10 animated shorts in competitors and highlight displays of promising VFX showcases Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves (Opening Night time movie) and Evil Lifeless Rise. The movie, TV and XR occasion runs concurrently with the SXSW Convention, Music and Comedy Festivals in Austin, Texas from March 10-18.
“We’re thrilled to announce the primary wave of our unbelievable lineup for SXSW 2023,” mentioned Claudette Godfrey, SXSW VP Movie & TV. “It’s a tremendous assortment of movies, TV sequence and XR experiences that promise to encourage, entertain and problem our audiences. We’re additionally proud to open with Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, a raucous and fascinating fantasy journey, and stay up for welcoming everybody to Austin in March for what guarantees to be an unforgettable occasion.”
Animated Shorts Competitors
A Tiny Man (France) | Aude David, Mikaël Gaudin
With a carefully penciled animation model, A Tiny Man tells an ethical story of nefarious schemes gone awry. As a husband faces the results of his actions, he maybe begins to appreciate that possibly dimension does the truth is matter.
Ashkasha (Argentina, Spain) | Lara Maltz
Ashkasha is a dwelling being guided by curiosity. This causes her to lose her head and get trapped within the depths, the place she is submerged on a discovery journey. (U.S. Premiere)
Past The Fringe (Spain) | Han Tang, Costanza Baj
A narrative about somewhat paper determine’s journey of discovering the energy to depart its residence, the pocket book the place it was born, to discover the good world past. (World Premiere)
Christopher at Sea (France, U.Okay., U.S.) | Tom CJ Brown
Christopher units out on a transatlantic ocean voyage, and an opportunity moonlit encounter units him on a personal journey of solitude and obsession on this queer romantic thriller.
The Debutante (U.Okay.) | Elizabeth Hobbs
A spirited younger lady persuades a hyena from London Zoo to take her place at a dinner dance being held in her honor.
Ice Retailers (Portugal) | João Gonzalez
Day by day, a father and his son leap with a parachute from their vertiginous chilly home, hooked up to a cliff, to go to the village on the bottom far-off the place they promote the ice they produce day by day.
Take away Hind Legs Earlier than Consumption (Switzerland) | Lukas Wind, Finn Meisner, Leslie Herzig
In an insect meals farm, one fortunate cricket survives its sure demise. (Worldwide Premiere)
Sandwich Cat (Spain) | David Fidalgo
David lives alone along with his kitty, Sandwich Cat. It appeared like an atypical day, however an sudden go to will lead him to a vital reflection to humanity. (Worldwide Premiere)
Spring Roll Dream (U.Okay.) | Mai Vu
Linh is a Vietnamese single mom who’s efficiently cast a life for herself and her son in America. However she is confronted with the previous and tradition she left behind and the query of the place it belongs in her household’s new life.
Sprout (U.S.) | Zora Kovac
After an agoraphobic scientist by chance creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive lifestyle. (World Premiere)
Within the Midnight Shorts Competitors followers of outrageous style flicks can catch the World Premiere of Pussy Love, a Filmakademie Baden Wuerttemberg Animationinstitut graduate brief by German animator Linda Krauss that guarantees to make Fritz the Cat seem like Hey Kitty. Fashionable animation additionally pops up within the Music Video Competitors with Arlo McKinley – “Stealing Darkish from the Night time Sky” (directed by Matt Reynolds) and Mac Miller – “Colours and Shapes” (dir. Sam Mason).
The XR Expertise programming, comprising Competitors, Highlight and Particular Occasions screenings, options an array of progressive, immersive adventures, from a VR Okay-pop live performance to an exploration of transgender physique dysphoria an exploration of the life cycle of mushrooms. Some notable titles embrace Jiabao Li’s As soon as a Glacier, Martine Asselin & Annick Daigneault’s Lou, the “Bullet Hell” VR sport Yuki from Kako, German Heller’s cartoony Eggscape problem, illustrative Shib the Metaverse and the World Premiere of Jailbirds – The Eye of the Artist.
See the lineup introduced up to now at sxsw.com/festivals/film and test again for additional programming sections in early February.