Directors Ian Schwartz and Cooper Roberts’ music video for “Good Mistake” by Mr Little Jeans is nominated for SXSW’s Music Video Competition. Mr Little Jeans, the stage name of dance-pop singer-songwriter Monica Birkenes, released her debut album, Pocketknife, in 2014.
South By Southwest’s film festival isn’t just packed with people — the schedule is stuffed with a ton of movies. Nineteen categories of film will be screened from Friday through March 22 and will only play on certain days.
Although adult filmmakers produce the majority of the movies showing at South By Southwest, some teenagers are also getting in on the fun. The 12th annual Texas High School Film Competition is their chance to show off.
When UT alumnus and documentarian John Fitch saw his first amateur film on the TV, he fell in love with filmmaking. Recently, Fitch’s films have taken a backseat, as he shifted his focus toward helping other documentarians foster their love of filmmaking as well.
Student filmmaker Andrew Garbus has high hopes for his 12-minute musical drama, “A Song for Danny.” The film centers around an artist who must take risks and make difficult choices to further his career — and this is a mind-set Garbus, near the end of his time as a student, understands.