Film Festival Articles - International, Independent, Cult

SXSW 2016 Wrap: All Our Coverage

Another South By Southwest (SXSW) film festival has come and gone, and along with it another memorable adventure in Austin, Texas. Our team of three did our best to see as many films as possible, talk to as many filmmakers... More »
By Peter Martin   

Critical Distance: Things I Learned At SXSW 2016

A funny thing happened on the way to the Paramount Theatre. The theatre, built in 1915, seats some 1,300 people. It is elegant, it is classic, and it is a miserable place to watch a movie. Naturally, it serves as... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2016 Preview: Our 10 Most Anticipated Indies

Beyond the red-carpet gala screenings of highly anticipated movies that will soon open across the country -- think Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some, Jeff Nichols' Midnight Special, Ti West's In a Valley of Violence, Fede Alvarez's untitled thriller -- and... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2015: All Our Coverage + Top Picks

The 2015 edition of South By Southwest has concluded, and though we may have a few last gasps that will appear in the next day or two, we are happy to celebrate by recounting the reviews and interviews we've published,... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2015: George Miller Introduces THE ROAD WARRIOR And Previews MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Seeing George Miller walk out on stage to introduce The Road Warrior made all my pains go away. A medical doctor turned filmmaker, Miller may not have magical healing powers, but his movies have the capacity to make audiences forget... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 12 Must-See Picks

Austin, Texas will become the center of the U.S. independent film world tomorrow, as the 2015 edition of South By Southwest will kick off with multiple screenings at a variety of venues in the hilly college town. This year, our TwitchFilm... More »
By Peter Martin   

SXSW 2014 Leftovers: Top 5 Anecdotes & Asides From Linklater, Rodriguez, And More

Like an avalanche of awesomeness, the 2014 edition of SXSW has washed over its attendees, leaving cinephiles to sift through the rubble and pick up the pieces of our lives. One of the inherent detriments of a film festival as... More »
By Zach Gayne   

12 Takeaways From SXSW 2014 - Plus All Twitch's Reviews & Features

Another SXSW has come and gone and the Twitch crew is just starting to recover from the exhaustion. We've got links to all our review, interviews, and features, plus some personal takeaways below. All the fun and great films seem... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2014 Preview: Twitch Picks 22 Can't Miss Films

SXSW 2014 starts Friday and the Twitch team will be there in force. We've picked 22 (well, 23) titles to whet your appetite. Let us know what you're excited to hear about and don't forget to follow the team on... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013 Wrap: Twitch Puts A Bow On Austin's Big Fest

The SXSW mayhem has come to an end and most of Austin has about shaken off the hangover. There was a ton of fun and plenty of great films on display at SXSW 2013. We had it all covered... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013: Twitch Raises the Curtain with Our Top 20 Picks

Today is the big day and Austin is already teeming with rabid film fans, ready to devour another year's worth of wonderful SXSW film programming. In case you missed it, our preview series has already taken a look at... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013 Preview: Midnight, 24BPS, SXGlobal, and Festival Faves

We're back with part three of our SXSW Preview Series. We took a look at the Headliners and Competition slates on Tuesday and yesterday we previewed the Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, and Visions programs. Today we finish off the... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013 Preview: Spotlight and Visions Programs

Austin's biggest fest, SXSW rolls into town this Friday! We kicked off the preview series yesterday with a look at Headliners and Competition slates. Today we turn our attention to the meat of the lineup, the Narrative Spotlight, Documentary... More »
By Ryland Aldrich   

SXSW 2013 Preview: Headliners and Competition Slates

It's SXSW time once again and Austin is about to fill up with that wonderfully weird combination of film geeks, music geeks, and just plain traditional geeks. Never fear, Twitch will be by your side throughout! We start our... More »
By Ryland Aldrich