What are the best things to do during South by Southwest Film?

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Caroline Patek

The film festival, which celebrated its 20th year at SXSW in 2013, is filled with premieres and screenings, drawing all types of people in the entertainment business, from Hollywood actors and directors to film critics. Premieres at the historic Paramount Theatre and big celebrity panels are always popular; in 2013, actor Matthew McConaughey and director Danny Boyle were on the schedule for discussions. One new element to the film portion is the Come & Capture Film Factory, which allows attendees to try out new filmmaking products. And the opening night film for the festival is always a big event; 2013 brought the world premiere of The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi.

Don’t miss: Digital Domain. You’ll find hour-long panels on topics such as interactive documentaries, Web series and digital storytelling at this relatively new feature.

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