SXSW Film Announces First Wave of Panels

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SXSW Film Announces First Wave of Panels

SXSW 2011 won't touch down until next March, but for now, something to whet the appetite.

SXSW Film has announced 20 confirmed panels for next year's conference, including local hero Henri Mazza on interactive screenings and Razorfish's Rachel Lovinger on the rise of geek documentaries.

See full list below. The announcement also promises more news in December, with the film fest lineup to be announced in February.

SXSW Film Panels 2011

Beyond 3D: How Interactive Screenings Will Save Cinema (Henri Mazza, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)

The Blogger Centipede: How Content is Eroding Credibility (William Goss, Cinematical)

Can P2P Save Filmmaking? (Jamie King, VODO and BitTorrent Inc.)

"Did You Kill Anyone?" Reality in War Movies (Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth (Eddie Schmidt, IDA)

The Female Funny: Is It Different For Girls? (Rachel Sklar,

Funny Fits: Alt Comedy on Alt Platforms (Jennifer Caserta, IFC)

Heard But Not Seen: Capturing Music History Cinematically (Warren Cohen, VH1)

Hollywood Lessons: What Film School Didn't Teach Me (John Lang, Rough & Tumble Films)

I Thought We Were Friends! Business In Film (Alicia Van Couvering, Freelance Producer)

Indie Success: What is it? Who's Got It? (Mike Ryan, Greyshack Films)

Makers of Geek Documentaries: A Nerd’s life (Rachel Lovinger, Razorfish)

Marketing Your Movie: Making a Great Trailer (Monica Brady, Trailer Central/The Golden Trailer Awards)

New Tools for Filmmakers: Virtually Augmented 3.0 Reality (Wendy Levy, BAVC)

Pen to Paper - Creating Conceptual Marketing Campaigns (David Frost, All City Media)

Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen (Corey Mitchell, In Cold Blog)

Selecting Films for Festivals: Science or Serendipity? (Nick Roddick, Split Screen/London Film School)

Sex it Up! (Lisa Vandever / CineKink)

You Are Not a Publicist: Criticism vs. Advertising (Daniel Carlson /

Your Baby Is Ugly: Evaluating Your Film Honestly (Nic Baisley / FilmSnobbery)

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