SHORT OF THE WEEK: A SHORTS-CENTRIC PREVIEW OF SXSW 2023
March 10, 2023
"he state capital of Texas is once again bustling, as SXSW has returned to its streets! The newly renamed SXSW Film & TV festival starts today with a lineup full of big titles, new gems and many (film related) conferences, talks and one on one opportunities. A festival with a strong connection to Short of the Week – our cofounders Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi have given a talk there – my ongoing involvement with the festival as a programmer means that I am on the ground once again, ready to soak in the SX energy and eat some barbecue.
2023 is once again a year where the community of S/W alums is well represented, so if you’re finding the festival’s program a little overwhelming, we’ve got you covered.
It’s always exciting to see S/W filmmakers make the jump from short film to feature and this year’s SXSW programme features 11 titles from our alums.
Bloody Hell by Molly McGlynn
McGlynn’s (3 Way (Not Calling)) second feature is, as she calls it, a coming-of-age “traumedy”, featuring Maddie Ziegler and Emily Hampshire. Catchy yet emotionally compelling and deep, the film is a welcome breath of fresh air within the teen movie genre."