SXSW Film Festival Shorts To Stream On Mailchimp Presents

SXSW Film Festival Shorts To Stream On Mailchimp Presents

25 Mar 2020 (PT)
FILM FESTIVALFILM FESTSXSW

In the wake of the canceled 2020 SXSW Film Festival edition, Mailchimp has teamed with Oscilloscope and SXSW to launch Support the Shorts, a streaming event to view select short films from the fest for free on the Mailchimp Presents platform starting today.  This will include over 70 short films, including the four festival winners and seven special recognition films which were recently announced.

“The night that SXSW was cancelled, filmmakers were wondering what to do next, and prominent members of the tight-knit film community offered support and a signal-boost — we wondered if we could do the same at scale. With this project, we're trying to accomplish two things: to offer these artists a platform for exposure, and to provide access to some amazing work from artists I'm sure we'll be hearing about for a long time to come. And, we're excited that many people who weren't planning on attending the festival, as well as those who were, will get to enjoy them too,” said Sarita Alami, Director of Programming for Mailchimp Studios.

“We have been heartened by the outpouring of sympathy and support for our filmmakers from so many corners since the cancellation of SXSW,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film for SXSW. “Our inboxes blew up with some variation of “I'm so sorry, what can we do to help?” In the face of this unprecedented crisis, it was exciting for SXSW to be able to pass on this lucrative opportunity for all the official short film selections for SXSW 2020.”

Following its cancellation due to the current COVID-19 heh crisis, SXSW organizers have offered ernative outlets for filmmakers in order for their work to be seen, which included sending screening links to jurors and an option for filmmakers to showcase their work via the festival's secure online screening library Shift72 to make content available for press, buyers, and others.

Yesterday, SXSW unveiled the jury and special award-winning submissions. Winners in the animated, documentary and narrative short film categories are still eligible for the Oscars.

Below are a few titles from Support the Shorts:

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS

Special Jury Recognition for Acting: Dirty Director: Matthew Puccini Actors: Morgan Sullivan, Manny Dunn

Special Jury Recognition: Single Director: Ashley Eakin

MIDNIGHT SHORTS

Winner: Regret Director: Santiago Menghini

Special Jury Recognition: Laura Hasn't Slept Director: Parker Finn

ANIMATED SHORTS

Winner: Symbiosis Director: Director: Nadja Andrasev

TEXAS SHORTS

Winner: Just Hold On Director: Sam Davis, Rayka Zehtabchi

Special Jury Recognition: Coup d'etat Math Director: Sai Selvarajan

TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS

Winner: Wish Upon a Snowman Director: Miu Nakata

Special Jury Recognition: Narrative Winner: Ultimatum Director: Kai Hashimoto

Special Jury Recognition: Documentary Winner: Unveiled Director: Sofia Bajwa

Special Jury Recognition: Animation Winner: The Orchard Director: Zeke French

Source: deadline.com

FILM FESTIVALFILM FESTSXSW
Weekend of March 13 - 15, 2020 (IMDb)
Onward
1.
Onward
Net: $10.6M Grs: $60.4M
Weeks: 2
Bloodshot
2.
Bloodshot
Net: $9.2M Grs: $9.2M
Weeks: 1
I Still Believe
3.
I Still Believe
Net: $9.1M Grs: $9.1M
Weeks: 1
The Invisible Man
4.
The Invisible Man
Net: $5.9M Grs: $64.3M
Weeks: 3
The Hunt
5.
The Hunt
Net: $5.3M Grs: $5.3M
Weeks: 1
Sonic the Hedgehog
6.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Net: $2.5M Grs: $145.8M
Weeks: 5
The Way Back
7.
The Way Back
Net: $2.4M Grs: $13.4M
Weeks: 2
The Call of the Wild
8.
The Call of the Wild
Net: $2.2M Grs: $62.1M
Weeks: 4
Emma.
9.
Emma.
Net: $1.3M Grs: $9.9M
Weeks: 4
Bad Boys for Life
10.
Bad Boys for Life
Net: $1.1M Grs: $204.3M
Weeks: 9
SXSW Film Festival Shorts To Stream On Mailchimp Presents
Movie News | Entertainment News | TV shows | Trailers | Videos | Movier.net for movie lovers
Copyright - www.movier.net - Email: [email protected]
Movier.net just now