Keep Austin Indie

Coming from Austin, I have been exposed to many different types of independent texts which peaked my interest in independent media. Austin is a city full of rising independent music artists, filmmakers, and video game designers. It is a wonderful place for independent artists to showcase their work.

One of the things that make Austin unique is South by Southwest, a set of film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring. It started in the late ’80s as a local music festival, and has grown into a premiere launching point for up-and-coming music acts, under-the-radar movies, and promising tech start ups. Because of its reputation, the biggest names in entertainment and tech now flock to Austin each year as well. The film festival, for one, “boasts the most varied and never-ending line-up of the year,” says Movieline, with low-budget documentaries and big studio releases. On the music front, indie bands hoping for the big breaks intermingle with big-name acts.

SXSW has featured some notable films this past year including: V/H/S/2, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Spectacular Now


2 thoughts on “Keep Austin Indie

  1. I have always thought of South by Southwest as a music festival. I never knew it involved other forms of independent media. It must be amazing to go to these festivals and see the kind of films that are shown. I want to work on movies after graduating and this is another great option for me. Thanks 🙂

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