Due to the cancellation of the South by Southwest film festival (SXSW) earlier this yr, Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are teaming up to launch a digital movie competition later this month.
This new, digital event is “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Movie Pageant assortment” and provides filmmakers a chance to submit their movie for screening. The event is unique to Prime Video, however is free for all viewers — no Amazon Prime membership wanted. The duo is trying to set the 10-day, one-time event for late April, though there isn’t a concrete date but.
Collaborating filmmakers will earn a screening price for Amazon’s proper to show their film to the world. SXSW has already shared particulars with filmmakers, who are actually in a position to decide into the online event. Amazon and SXSW didn’t present a list of agreed filmmakers.
Head of Amazon Studio, Jennifer Salke, had this to say concerning the partnership:
We’re honored to have the ability to present a space for the SXSW filmmakers to share their onerous work and keenness with audiences for the first time. It’s been a privilege collaborating with Janet Pierson and the SXSW team to convey these numerous and provoking movies to viewers across the nation. We’re supporters of SXSW and different impartial movie festivals, and hope this online movie competition will help give again a few of that experience, and showcase artists and movies that audiences would possibly in any other case not have had the chance to see.
SXSW usually premieres quite a lot of movies early in the yr, displaying off each upcoming characteristic movies and documentaries. The SXSW 2020 lineup included screenings of David Lowery’s The Inexperienced Knight with Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, and Joel Edgerton, in addition to Judd Apatow’s newest movie starring Pete Davidson: The King of Staten Island. A few of SXSW 2019’s headliners included Booksmart, The Seaside Bum, and Pet Sematary.
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