Conduit Digital Film and Gaming Festival
The screenings include three features and over 30 shorts, 14 of which will be world and U.S. premieres, including the recent Academy Award nominee "Bunny." Computer game cinematics and an exhibition of retro arcade games like Missile Command, Centipede, Pac Man, Defender, and ComputerSpace help set an odd tone for this year's festival. Digital TX night on Mon, Mar 15 will also spotlight Austin's own digital filmmakers, and there will be two late evening parties featuring a live performance by Seattle's Live Nude Girls and a screening of Res (Magazine) Fest's Cinema Electronica.
Sun, Mar 14:
3-5pm: Game Room: opening party and screening of computer game cinematics
5-7pm: The Gods of Times Square (doc)
7-9pm: Shorts 1.0
9-11pm: Shorts 2.0
11pm: Party @Twist, 505 Neches
Mon, Mar 15:
2-4pm: Digital TX
4-6pm: Shorts 1.0
6-8pm: Shorts 2.0
10-mid: The Item
12: Party @Twist, 505 Neches
All screenings will be held at Jazz, upstairs, 212 E. Sixth, and evening parties will be at Twist video bar, 505 Neches. Tickets: $12 per evening; $7 students; $20 all access (both days; all events) SXSW Film and Interactive badge holders admitted free. -- L.C.B.