South By Southwest Film Festival 2014 Line Up To Include Films And TV Series

Courtesy of Universal

Courtesy of Universal

Jenny Geng
Staff Writer

For film buffs, the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival is the place to be. 115 films will screen during the film festival, taking place in March at Austin, Texas.

According to Huffington Post Entertainment, the SXSW festival will show “68 films from first-time filmmakers, 76 World Premieres, 10 North American Premieres and seven U.S. Premieres”.  Films premiering include Neighbors, starring Zac Efron (pictured), Boyhood, Joe, Veronica Mars and Chef.

Aside from films, new television series will be featured at the festival’s new “Episodic” section, such as Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley (HBO) and Robert Rodriguez’s “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (El Rey Network).

Another highlight of the festival will be a Q&A session with director Wes Anderson, known for his work on The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox.  His upcoming film The Grand Budapest Hotel is scheduled for release on March 7.

“I’m very, very pleased with the lineup. There are so many films here that I just can’t wait for audiences to be able to see,” head of SXSW Film Janet Pierson said to Huffington Post Entertainment.

“I just know how strong we think the films are.”

The line-up for this year’s SXSW Festival can be found here.

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