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January 31, 2020

Canon Confirms 8K EOS R Camera in Development

Canon has an 8K mirrorless in the works.

Rumors have been circulating all week that Canon will be announcing a 45MP full-frame mirrorless camera capable of recording 8K 30fps. Canon Rumors has been on top of the story since it broke, including a report from Canon laying out its future plans for EOS R. Canon Rumors also made light of an interview on Imaging Resource where Canon confirms that 8K is in the EOS R pipeline. We now have two different Canon sources saying that it will develop an 8K mirrorless camera, but will it come as early as next month as online sources suggest?

Here’s what we know so far.

On page 13 of a report Canon says, “Although we have launched two full-frame mirrorless cameras as well as ten dedicated lenses, our lineup is still insufficient. In order to recover from our late entry into the mirrorless camera market, we have plans to launch a model that incorporates a newly developed image sensor and image-processing engine that offer even more advanced features.”

So what does this mean?

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January 31, 2020

4 Things Your Movie Needs If You Want It at Sundance

Sundance is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. It’s a top target for filmmakers everywhere. How can you get your project in?

Here is the thing: we’ve done the research.

We’ve covered a lot of Sundance Festivals, but more importantly than just attending and seeing the films there, I’ve spoken in-depth and at length, on the record and off, with programmers, senior programmers, screeners, filmmakers, founders, and directors.

In the process, I’ve boiled it all down to four key things you need to get your project to Sundance.

I have done this to report on it and share it for you, but I’ve also taken the time to perform a little critical analysis for your benefit.

For everyone’s benefit.


Because I want everyone to know if they have a chance, how they can have a chance, and what not to waste the submission fees on.

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January 31, 2020

Sundance's Record-Breaking Deals Are a Cease-Fire in the Streaming Wars

An emerging hybrid deal structure means that filmmakers don’t have to choose between selling to a streaming platform and a theatrical distributor.

The biggest breakout success of last year’s Sundance was Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, which premiered to unanimous critical acclaim and quickly became the crown jewel of the festival’s hype cycle. Inevitably, the bidding wars ensued. Wang found herself with two enticing offers and a difficult choice to make: A24 wanted to buy her film for $6 million, and a streaming service was offering her more than double that amount to host the film on their platform.

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January 31, 2020

'Beast Beast' Filmmaker Danny Madden Brings Family-Style Filmmaking to Park City

Danny Madden’s debut feature Beast Beast weaves together three quintessentially American tales.

The inability to see right from wrong, healthy from unhealthy, cool from pathetic—dichotomies that are too-often blurred in American life are blurred further by the dangerous commingling of a love affair with firearms, the advent of self-editing, and a rapidly domineering obsession with the concept of the public self.

Director Danny Madden’s skillful juxtaposition of untouchable moments of youth and the cringing flounder of poor decisions come to a boil in an all-too-familiar stew of American incapacity. We caught up Danny Madden and one of the stars (his brother!) Will Madden in Park City to talk about their film Beast Beast, directorial processes, and how to keep a film feeling fresh.

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January 31, 2020

What Do the 2020 Oscar Contenders Look like Behind the Scenes?

Let’s take a look at the bold choices the best movies of the year made behind the scenes.

Time on set is special. It’s where you get to sense the internal vibe of the movie and the chemistry of the people involved. In 2019, the best movies had crazy stories on set, like scraping script pages, de-aging actors, and moving performers one millimeter at a time.

These bold choices allowed these movies to reach great heights and be nominated for Academy Awards in 2020.

Today, I want to celebrate some of the nominated movies this year and take a look behind the scenes of their productions in hopes that we can get a deeper appreciation for the art we see on the screen.

Check out this video from Insider and let’s look at some photos after the jump!

What Do the 2020 Oscar Contenders Look Like Behind the Scenes?

To be frank, I love the Academy Awards. They’re not perfect, but they exhibit the best things our industry has to offer. And they do it on a scale unlike anything else. For many readers of No Film School, we cannot imagine playing with the budgets these movies have.

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January 31, 2020

SXSW 2020 Presents College Music and Radio Day: Saturday, March 21

Black Pumas – Photo by Merrick Ales

SXSW is excited to present a full day of college music industry-focused programming for 2020 on Saturday, March 21.

Forward-focused discussions will include the state of college and community radio, and its critical place within current broadcasting and new music landscapes.

On the same day, the SXSW Music Festival will present a College Music Day Stage showcasing some of the most anticipated new music on college radio.

As part of this programming, we are awarding a limited number of complimentary SXSW 2020 Music Badges to college radio stations! Learn more about the application criteria and submit your application now through Sunday, February 2, 2020.

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We also encourage students involved in college media to apply for a press credential. Student publications approved for press credentials will receive SXSW Music Badges and camera tags for the event through Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Enrolled non-media students are eligible to purchase a SXSW Music Badge at a discounted student rate.

College Music Day

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience this programming at SXSW 2020, where College Media and the Music Industry come together. For any questions about this College Music Day programming, please reach out to collegemusic@sxsw.com.

Black Pumas – Photo by Merrick Ales

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January 31, 2020

Streaming and Beyond at SXSW Music Track Sessions

Featured Session Heavenly Pop Hit - Photo by AmandaStronza

The streaming wars are in full effect but do we know who is winning? And for those who aren’t is there a place of refuge?

Artists, producers and streaming services alike need tools to navigate the new era of music and we are here to help. This year’s two music tracks – Creating & Monetizing Music and The Future of Music – include sessions that will analyze the current industry’s landscape and provide practical steps for success.

Are Streaming Giants Playing Favorites?

As a matter of fact, streaming services are playing favorites, surprisingly to the benefit of local artists. In our session How Streaming Can Save Indies from the Pop-EDM Onslaught panelists will discuss streaming’s ability to influence people’s diversity of listening and how this has impacted the rise of the local and indie artist in this new streaming era.

While local and indie artists are nurtured by algorithms driven by streaming subscriptions, do listeners also benefit? User Centric: Streaming Gentrification or Fairness introduces the current “streaming gentrification” model in which fans pay for music they don’t listen to. The panel will question the “user centric” or “ethical pool” alternative to the status quo and invite audience participation to find a better solution, if there is one.

Beyond Streaming

Artists are not bound to monetization through streaming alone, and are branching out in creative new ways. In our Featured Session: The Music World Beyond Streaming President & CMO of WeTransfer, Damian Bradfield and Troy Carter, founder of Q&A, the Atom Factory and formerly Head of Creative Services at Spotify, will discuss modern brand and artist partnerships and other non traditional paths for musicians. With experience from working with artists such as Lady Gaga, John Legend, Lykke Li, and FKA twigs, the two will speak on the importance of artists’ individual stories and give brands guidance on how they can tell these.

One way artists and brands are partnering is via live events. New technology is bringing live event discovery to the forefront of music. Learn more during the session Supporting Artists Beyond the Stream featuring YouTube’s Sanjay Amin, Dan Armstrong from Ticketmaster, and Lindsey Colli from Facebook.

Explore The Music Tracks

Surf the SXSW Schedule for all sessions across our 22 tracks of Conference programming teed up for this March. And make sure to take note of badge access when registering to attend to make the most of your SX experience.

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See You This Spring

Register to attend today and book your hotel through SXSW Housing & Travel.

Stay up-to-date on all announcements, programing, and highlights, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, explore our YouTube Channel, and SXSW News.

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Featured Session Heavenly Pop Hit – Photo by Amanda Stronza

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January 30, 2020

2020 Innovation Awards Finalists Announced and Hall of Fame Inductee Nonny de la Peña

21st Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards - Photo by Samantha Burkardt

Announcing 65 finalists for the 23rd annual Innovation Awards presented by Sprinklr at SXSW 2020.

Open to all SXSW Platinum, Interactive, Film, and Music badgeholders, the Innovation Awards will display the most impressive projects in the fields of AI & Machine Learning, Music & Audio Innovation, Speculative Design, and more across the 13 categories for the 2020 event.

“The forward-thinking breakthrough projects in this year’s Innovation Awards lineup will spark a new level of wonder and inspiration within the SXSW creative community and further illustrate how technology can shape our future,” said Hugh Forrest, SXSW Chief Programming Officer. “We’re thrilled to welcome these creators to SXSW and give them a platform to showcase their inventions with hands-on experiences for all SXSW attendees.”

Finalists in each category will demonstrate their projects for SXSW attendees and the Innovation Awards Finalist Judges at the SXSW Innovation Awards Finalist Showcase on Saturday, March 14. Then join us on the evening of Monday, March 16 to celebrate the winners during the SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony along with the Best in Show Award. At the ceremony, we will also take a moment to honor the winners of other SXSW competitions including the David Carr Prize and the 2020 SXSW Hall of Fame honoree, Nonny de la Peña.

2020 Finalists By Category

AI & Machine Learning

Honoring digital systems which have the ability to adapt to changing data, stimuli, and circumstances; replicating learning, problem-solving, and cognition.

Autonomous Robots Collecting Impossible Data

Exyn Technologies

Philadelphia, PA

Cortex Certifai by CognitiveScale
Austin, TX

Rebuilt From Memories
Jung Von Matt
Hamburg, Germany

VUniverse: Streaming Services Simplified
Brooklyn, NY

Yonder Narrative Intelligence
Austin, TX

Climate, Culture & Social Impact

Honoring the best new projects and technologies that focus on social, cultural and environmental impact and encourage communities and individuals to participate in and contribute to the betterment of society.

Eos Bioreactor
Hypergiant Industries
Austin, TX

Food Recycling with Black Soldier Fly
Tokyo, Japan

Future Farm: Sustainable AgTech
Bifarm Tech
Weston, FL

Pioneering a new category: Air-Based Protein
Air Protein™
Hayward, CA

Sunthetics: Manufacturing For A Cleaner Future
Brooklyn, NY

Health, Med & BioTech

Honoring the best new technology to improve the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in health and medicine.

A Vital Need to Transform Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Beddr Precision Sleep Health
Beddr Sleep
Mountain View, CA

EQ Brain Performance
Highmark Interactive
Toronto, ON

FastTrack AI – CAR-T Serial Killing Tracking
MetaVi Labs
Austin, TX

Personalized Medication Management
knowRX, Inc.
Austin, TX

Innovation in Connecting People

Honoring the most forward-thinking ways to connect and communicate with others.

JFK Moonshot
Boston, MA

Lynk everyone. Everywhere. All the time.
Lynk Global, Inc.
Falls Church, VA

Memory Lane
Accenture Interactive
Stockholm, Sweden

PlayTable: digital boardgame console
Blok Party
South San Francisco, CA

Project #ShowUs
New York, NY

Music & Audio Innovation

Honoring the most innovative devices or services that change and improve the way we listen to, compose and enjoy music.

Audio Design Desk
Audio Design Desk, LLC
West Hollywood, CA

Big in Japan
Zulu Alpha Kilo
Toronto, ON

Radio Tinnitus
Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive
Dublin, Ireland

Sound Sculpture
MASARY Studios
Boston, MA

The Dubler Studio Kit
Vochlea Music
London, UK

New Economy

Honoring those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems, and beyond.

Boston, MA

Financial Freedom for Freelancers
Austin, TX

KFC Pocket Franchise
Ho Communications, Part of Accenture Interactive
Shanghai, China

Chicago, IL

Trade Logistics Information Pipeline
Fjord & Trademark East Africa
Copenhagen, Denmark & Nairobi, Kenya

Robotics & Hardware

Honoring the hottest new advances in the field of robotics and hardware.

Meeting Owl Pro
Owl Labs
Somerville, MA

Misty II
Misty Robotics, Inc.
Boulder, CO

Octobo: An Educational, Interactive Smart Plush
Pasadena, CA

Olis Master Controller
Olis Robotics
Seattle, WA

Roybi Robot
Mountain View, CA

Smart Cities, Transportation & Logistics

Honoring innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, delivery and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, and more efficient Internet of Everything.

Atom Power Digital Circuit Breaker
Atom Power
Charlotte, NC

First Autonomous Shuttle in Central FL
Orlando, FL

SmartphoneHub and COBI.Bike app
Bosch eBike Systems
Foothill Ranch, CA

The HY Project
The Electric Factory Group
Montevideo, Uruguay

Zero-Emission Aviation Technology
Hollister, CA

Speculative Design

Honoring the best new work that uses design to re-think products, systems and worlds and address the challenges, opportunities and possibilities of the future.

AEX – Augmented Editorial Experience
Publicis Sapient
Paris, France

Hot Wheels id
Mattel, Inc.
El Segundo, CA

Jung Von Matt/AG
Hamburg, Germany

The Sending Machine
Publicis Sapient
London, UK

Frog Design
Brooklyn, NY

Student Innovation

Honoring exceptional student projects and startups that focus on interactive technology for the future.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Safe ID
Miami Ad School Europe
Hamburg, Germany

The MakerBrace: 3D Printed Orthotics
MakerSpace at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, NY

True Type Freedom (.TTF) by Monotype
Miami Ad School Europe
Hamburg, Germany

Visual Media Experience

Honoring content creation and delivery that moves beyond passive viewership by providing a more immersive and engaging entertainment experience.

Moment Factory & Cipriani
New York, NY

Magic Leap
Plantation, FL

Walk the Moon with Apollo’s Moon Shot AR
Smithsonian Channel
Washington, D.C.

Hall of Heroes
BBDO New York
New York, NY

Women in Motion AR Art Exhibit
Studio Moshon
Los Angeles, CA

Wearable Tech

Honoring the new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally “on you.”

Apollo Neuroscience Inc
Pittsburgh, PA

Soft Machines Lab & Morphing Matter Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

Gatorade Gx Sweat Patch & App
Gatorade, Smart Design, Epicore Biosystems
New York, NY

PEEX – Augmented Audio Reality for Live Music
London, UK

SpotOn: The World is Your Backyard
OnPoint Systems, LLC
Bedford, NH


Honoring breakthroughs in augmented, virtual and mixed reality technology including the application of new hardware or software which truly make the “virtual” a reality.

BeeHive: Virtual Production Management
Glassbox Technologies
Los Angeles, CA

Encoded Forms
Dell Technologies
Round Rock, TX

Lets Plott- Extended Reality Platform
Dover, NJ

The Under Presents
Tender Claws
Los Angeles, CA

WebAR Cloud Editor + Hosting
8th Wall
Palo Alto, CA

2020 Finalists

2020 Hall of Fame Inductee

We are honored to present the 2020 SXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame award to Nonny de la Peña.

Nonny de la Peña is CEO & Founder of award-winning innovation company Emblematic Group. Often acknowledged as “The Godmother of Virtual Reality,” she is a pioneer of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality who is widely credited with inventing the genre of immersive journalism.

In 2012, her piece “Hunger in Los Angeles” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, marking its place in history as the first VR experience to be shown at the festival, and since then her work has continued to elicit global recognition at institutions and events such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, World Economic Forum and Venice International Film Festival. In 2017, Nonny was named one of CNET’s 20 Most Influential Latinos in Tech and most recently she received the 2018 WSJ Magazine Technology Innovator of the Year award. Under her leadership, Emblematic has built a critically acclaimed body of work that includes tracking the chaos of the Syrian civil war to working with AT&T on projects that leverage the future of 5G technologies and machine learning. Her newest breakthrough is Emblematic’s WebVR platform REACH which creates scalable distribution in the medium, democratizes content authorship and empowers new voices to share their stories. Nonny was previously a Convergence Keynote at the 2018 SXSW Conference.

Hall of Fame

Celebrate the Most Exciting Tech Developments & More

Join us this March and watch finalists across 13 categories exhibit their projects; vote to determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, and celebrate the 2020 winners and special honors awarded.

Stay up-to-date on everything SXSW by following us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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SXSW Innovation Awards – Photo by Samantha Burkardt

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January 30, 2020

SXSW Music Weekly Roundup: Black Angels, Yemi Alade, Har Mar Superstar, and More

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January 29, 2020

Discover Showcasing Artists, Music Mentors, Sessions & More with a 2020 SXSW Music Badge

Moonshine - Photo by CalebPickens

Each year, SXSW brings together leaders from across the world to Austin, Texas for 10 days of networking, learning, and discovery to explore what’s next in the worlds of film, culture, music, and technology. From March 13-22, 2020 experience a range of music-related Conference programming, live music showcases, and build new and lasting connections.

While the Platinum Badge grants primary access to all of SXSW, the Music Badge also unlocks the opportunity to experience performances from over 2,000 showcasing artists, attend cross-industry Conference sessions, collaborate with Music Mentors, and more.

What to Expect at the SXSW Music Festival

The Music Festival kicks off on March 16 and brings fans and music professionals together with film and tech industry creatives for a unique celebration, discussion, and exploration of music.

“The entire city of Austin is filled with music all day long to the middle of the night. Famous artists mix with unknown artists, all just pure music lovers, there is something for everyone.” – Accorinrin, Otoboke Beaver

Live music is at the heart of the SXSW Music Festival. With a Music Badge, you gain access to performances all week long across the city of Austin. Artist showcases are hosted in historic bars, clubs, parks, churches, and hotels. Showcases are curated by SXSW in collaboration with record labels, booking agencies, management and PR firms, export offices, publishers, media outlets, lifestyle brands, festivals, and more.

We already have a stellar lineup of showcasing artists for the 2020 festival. Included are artists such as Soccer Mommy Wire, Yumi Zouma, Kokoroko, Beabadoobee, SUMIN, HTRK, Pom Poko, Martha Wash, and more. Check out the full schedule of 2020 Showcasing Artists.

Conference Keynotes and Music Sessions

Along with primary entry to Music Festival and Comedy Festival Showcases, the Music Badge also grants primary access to Music & Convergence Track sessions at the SXSW Conference running from March 13-21.

So far, we have announced Keynotes Diplo, Kim Gordon, and Roger Waters to name a few along with cross-industry featured speakers including Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Benny Blanco, T Bone Burnett, Ben Lovett, and more.

The 2020 Music Tracks are Creating & Monetizing Music and Future of Music. Additionally, your Music Badge allows secondary access to most Interactive and Film programming. Explore all 22 Conference Tracks for a full list of sessions and speakers for 2020.

For those looking to gain more personalized counsel, the Conference will offer Music Mentor Sessions. Mentor sessions center around one-on-one meetings with music industry professionals ranging from experts in artist management, music production and brand partnerships to synch licensing, touring and booking, and more. Attendees can gain valuable industry insights, career advice or feedback on specific projects from these high-level mentors.

Register Today to Join Us in March 2020

Make your plans now to join us in March 2020. Register and book your hotel early through SXSW Housing & Travel for the best rates and locations.

SXSW values fostering creative and professional growth for students, artists, and industry professionals alike. Currently enrolled students may apply to purchase a SXSW Interactive, SXSW Film, or SXSW Music Badge at a special discounted price. And if you need help convincing your boss to send you to SXSW, we’ve got you covered.

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Stay Connected with SXSW Music

Discover SXSW Music Festival Showcasing Artists — stream our Apple Music and Spotify Playlists, surf our YouTube Music Video playlist, and listen to SXSWfm mixes on Mixcloud.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. and SXSW News for the latest SXSW coverage and announcements.

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SXSW 2019 Showcasing Artist Moonshine – Photo by CalebPickens

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