An offshoot of our popular Mentors Program and new for 2013, Meet the Insiders is an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments within the world of Film. Each hour-long session will feature two industry insiders: Moderators will start with a 10-minute Q&A, followed by 20 minutes of open discussion and questions with each. Connect with the film community, and gain insight and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

Saturday, March 9
Meet the Insiders: Film Festivals
Meet the Insiders: Film Distribution
Meet the Insiders: Producers
Meet the Insiders: Filmmaker Resources

Monday, March 11
Meet the Insiders: Storytelling + Interactive
Meet the Insiders: Collaborative Platforms
Meet the Insiders: Casting for Film
Meet the Insiders: Screenwriting

Tuesday, March 12
Meet the Insiders: Filmmakers: Narrative
Meet the Insiders: Filmmakers: Documentary
Meet the Insiders: Film Marketing
Meet the Insiders: Film Financing

STARTUP ALLEY - Sunday March 10: 11:00AM – 6:00PM in the Austin Convention Center
Meet the entrepreneurs and investors shaping the future of the entertainment industry at SXSW Film’s Startup Alley. This new programming track features a day of engaging Sessions, intimate Meet the Insiders discussions, demos with trailblazing entertainment startups in the Launchpad, a Fastball Speed Pitch event and a networking Reception with complimentary refreshments to round out the day.

Starting Up: From Founding to Funding
Gain insights into founding and funding an entertainment startup from the CEO and cofounder of the indie film distributor and digital pioneer SnagFilms and its investors from NEA and Comcast Ventures.

Funding Your Entertainment Startup: Secrets of Top Investors
Learn tips to getting investment from top VCs and angels with a record of funding entertainment companies like Flingo, Movieclips, Fanhattan, Tivli and Maker Studios.

Next Gen Entertainment Entrepreneurs
Learn from the founders of VHX, Slated, Tugg and The Black List how their startups are disrupting traditional means of funding, creating, distributing, viewing and sharing content in the entertainment world.

Inside Track with Roku's Anthony Wood
Seven-time entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Roku, Anthony Wood, will share his experiences launching and helming a startup that has revolutionized the content viewing experience for millions of Americans.

Meet the Insiders:
Meet the Insiders: Startup Alley Edition, Venture Capitalists
Meet the Insiders: Startup Alley Edition, Filmmaker Entrepreneurs
Meet the Insiders: Startup Alley Edition, Entertainment Tech Marketing

Startup Alley: Fastball Speed Pitches
Hosted by Huffington Post Live’s Jacob Soboroff, entertainment startups will have one-minute with the microphone to give their best elevator pitch to the tastemakers and investors at SXSW at this fast paced speed pitch event.
Sign up day-of from 12:30-3:00PM, in Startup Alley's Launchpad (13AB).

Startup Launchpad
Featuring exhibitor tables and demos from the most innovative startups in the business, the Launchpad is the place to discover the companies that will change the face of entertainment.
Room 13AB 12:30PM - 6:00PM.

The culmination of Film Startup Alley, top entertainment entrepreneurs and techies will mix and mingle with investors over drinks at this casual, uniquely SXSW un-networking event.
Room 13AB 4:00PM - 6:00PM.
The Come & Capture Film Factory allows participants to explore and interact with the newest tools for capturing and creating content. Located at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, Saturday, March 10 - Tuesday, March 12, each day will feature panel discussions and workshops and round out with the opportunity for registrants to tinker with a pavilion of products.

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Point, Shoot and Share
With the increase in smartphone movie making and sharing content, this panel will discuss the best ways to use your smartphone and share your content as an amateur or professional filmmaker.

The Social Video Race
Social video will pave the way for how a new generation of smart, phone toting-youth will view and share the world. Which service in the space has the best formula for success? Find out at SXSW Film’s Panel “Who Will Win the Social Video Race?”

Changing Lives Through Collaborative Video Storytelling
Video is a powerful way to tell and share stories. Organizations around the globe are finding innovative ways to use collaborative video storytelling to make a difference in the world. In this session you’ll learn about specific tools and techniques for doing this on a small budget, with limited infrastructure.

Innovation & Filmmaking: Capture & Shape Content
Join filmmakers, developers and equipment representatives as they discuss the future and changing landscape of filmmaking tools.

Sony in 4K: Right Camera for the Right Project
With so many format and quality options, how do you know what the best path will be for your project? Is it 4K or HD? Learn about Sony's highly-flexible camera lineup and how you won't always have to choose because you can have BOTH.

Finding Your Audience with Open Web Technologies
A discussion about the ways Open Web technologies and DIY marketing can help indie filmmakers retain more rights to their work while still reaching a mass audience, the tools for controlling the distribution and monetization of their projects, all the while simultaneously creating and enabling new forms of creativity. (LUNCH PROVIDED)

DSLR's & Beyond: Professional Filmmaking on the Go
Join the Bui Brothers as they dissect the pros and cons of DSLR's and show the best ways to shoot on the go.

Collaborative Filmmaking using Mobile Technology
Over 1 billion HD video phones connected through social networks could make for an explosion of collaborative filmmaking. Experience the technology making it all possible. (LUNCH PROVIDED!)

Demo Pavilion each day from 2:00 - 6:00 PM featuring: Action Life Media, Blackmagic Design, Clinch, Digital Bolex, Equilibrium, Jumpercut, Mozilla Firefox, Olloclip, Takes, WeVideo

The Digital Domain was introduced in 2012 to address the exciting and unpredictable new directions taken by storytellers in a constantly mutating web environment. With an eye on the future, the section will explore web series, interactive documentaries, apps, rich media projects, data visualization and infographics, web generated content and many more possibilities.

Saturday March 9
The MIT Open Documentary Lab (Sarah Wolozin, the MIT Open Documentary Lab)
Armed Response: Producing Action for the Web (Thomas Bannister, SXM)
Exploring Place with Cross-Platform Storytelling (Liz Nord, N/A)
Impossible Things on a Shoestring (Josh Ruben, Click 3x/J+V Films)

Sunday March 10
The Future of Video; The Post Youtube Apocalypse (Maker Studios)
BBC Presents: Science of Storytelling (Matthew Danzico, BBC)
Creating Films for Computers (Vincent Morisset, AATOAA)
IDFA DocLab: Interactive Documentary Showcase (Caspar Sonnen, IDFA DocLab)

Monday March 11
Wastelander Panda: Story Worlds & Online Strategy (Kirsty Stark, Epic Films)
Journey from Feature Film to Internet Fiction (Riina Zachariassen, Investigate North & Windelov/Lassen)
Shooting for Impact: Online Doc Shorts Now (Beth Levinson, Etsy)
The 94 Elements Project (Mike Paterson, PFILM)

Tuesday March 12
Storytelling Devices in Interactive Documentary (Karen Kocher, UT Austin)
Visual Bites: Culinary & the Web (Christian Remde, Rightfrog Films)
How to build an Interactive Documentary (Ann Shin, Fathom Film Group)
The Playful Viewer: Gamification of a Documentary (Suvi Helmninen, Knapnok Games)