2013 SXSW Film Fest World Preem Line-up Includes M. Blash, AJ Schnack, Sayles, Jacob Vaughan, Swanberg & Poyser

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Some of the best films of the 2012/2013 calender year from Richard Linklater, Harmony Korine, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Bujalski, Jeff Nichols, David Gordon Green, Shane Carruth and Joshua Oppenheimer are among the headliner names for the 2013 edition of the South by Southwest Film Festival. With a little over 100 plus film line-up (a whopping 2000+ titles were submitted), almost 70 are world premieres: there is the highly anticipated sophomore film (that has been on our radar since it first went into production) with M. Blash’s (The Wait), Joe Swanberg who makes SXSW his second home will premiere Drinking Buddies, veteran indie filmmaker John Sayles saddles in with Go For Sisters, and rounding out the Narrative Spotlight section we’ve got The Bounceback from Bryan Poyser, Loves Her Gun from Geoff Marslett along with titles we thought might break into Park City, but found an Austin home instead with Jacob Vaughan’s Milo and Daisy Von Scherler Mayer’s (Some) Girls. Also making its world premiere, and pictured above is Jake Hoffman and Thomas Dekker from Youssef Delara and Victor Teran’s Snap.

A strong presence from last year’s TIFF can be found, such titles as Much Ado About Nothing, The Act of Killing, The Fifth Season, Artifact, Reincarnated, Spring Breakers and Yellow will be shown and the only Cannes title present is the not to be missed docu Sofia’s Last Ambulance which is one of the dozen or so titles in my favorite section, SX GLOBAL. Here’s the full list sans the Midnight or Shorts sections which will be announced shortly:

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
“Awful Nice”: Director/Screenwriter: Todd Sklar, Screenwriter: Alex Rennie
“Burma”: Director/Screenwriter: Carlos Puga
“Improvement Club”: Director/Screenwriter: Dayna Hanson
“LICKS”: Director/Screenwriter: Jonathan Singer-Vine, Screenwriter: Justin “Hongry” Robinson
“The Retrieval”: Director/Screenwriter: Chris Eska
“Short Term 12″: Director/Screenwriter: Destin Daniel Cretton
“Swim Little Fish Swim” (USA, France): Director/Screenwriter: Ruben Amar, Lola Bessis
“This Is Where We Live”: Directors: Josh Barrett, Marc Menchaca, Screenwriter: Marc Menchaca

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
“12 O’Clock Boys”: Director: Lotfy Nathan
“Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton”: Directors: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
“Hey Bartender”: Director: Douglas Tirola
“Los Wild Ones”: Director: Elise Salomon
“The Short Game”: Director: Josh Greenbaum
“Touba”: Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
“We Always Lie To Strangers”: Directors: AJ Schnack, David Wilson
“William and the Windmill”: Director: Ben Nabors

HEADLINERS
“Evil Dead”: Director/Screenwriter: Fede Alvarez, Screenwriter: Rodo Sayagues
“Hawking (UK)”: Director: Stephen Finnigan
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Director: Don Scardino, Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
“Spring Breakers”: Director/Screenwriter: Harmony Korine
“When Angels Sing”: Director: Tim Mccanlies, Screenwriter: Lou Berney

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
“The Bounceback”: Director: Bryan Poyser, Screenwriters: David Degrow Shotwell, Steven Walters, Bryan Poyser
“Coldwater”: Director/Screenwriter: Vincent Grashaw, Screenwriter: Mark Penney
“Drinking Buddies”: Director/Screenwriter: Joe Swanberg
“Go For Sisters”: Director/Screenwriter: John Sayles
“Good Night”: Director/Screenwriter: Sean H. A. Gallagher
“Grow Up, Tony Phillips”: Director/Screenwriter: Emily Hagins
“Gus”: Director/Screenwriter: Jessie McCormack
“Holy Ghost People”: Director: Mitchell Altieri, Screenwriters: Kevin Artigue & Joe Egender, Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores
“Hours”: Director/Screenwriter: Eric Heisserer
“I Give It A Year (UK)”: Director/Screenwriter: Dan Mazer
“Kilimanjaro”: Director/Screenwriter: Walter Strafford
“Loves Her Gun”: Director/Screenwriter: Geoff Marslett, Screenwriter: Lauren Modery
“Milo”: Director/Screenwriter: Jacob Vaughan, Screenwriter: Benjamin Hayes
“Much Ado About Nothing”: Director: Joss Whedon
“Reality Show”: Director/Screenwriter: Adam Rifkin
“Scenic Route”: Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz, Screenwriter: Kyle Killen
“Some Girl(s)”: Director: Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Screenwriter: Neil LaBute
“Zero Charisma”: Directors: Katie Graham, Andrew Matthews, Screenwriter: Andrew Matthews

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
“An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story”: Director: Al Reinert
“Before You Know It”: Director: PJ Raval
“Continental” (USA, Canada): Director: Malcolm Ingram
“Downloaded”: Director: Alex Winter
“Getting Back to Abnormal”: Director: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler
“Good Ol’ Freda”: Director: Ryan White
“I Am Divine”: Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
“Medora”: Directors: Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart
“MILIUS”: Directors: Zak Knutson, Joey Figueroa
“Mr. Angel”: Director: Dan Hunt
“The Network” (Australia, UK): Director: Eva Orner
“The Other Shore”: Director: Timothy Wheeler
“Rewind This!”: Director: Josh Johnson
“Spark: A Burning Man Story”: Directors: Steve Brown, Jessie Deeter
“TINY: A Story About Living Small”: Directors: Christopher Smith, Merete Mueller
“Unhung Hero” (Germany): Director: Brian Spitz
“We Cause Scenes”: Director: Matt Adams

VISIONS
“ELENA” (Brazil): Director: Petra Costa
“euphonia”: Director/Screenwriter: Danny Madden
“Everyone’s Going to Die” (UK): Director/Screenwriter: Jones
“Fuck for Forest” (Poland): Director: Michał Marczak, Screenwriter: Michał Marczak, Łukasz Grudziński
“Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction” (Switzerland): Director: Sophie Huber
“Kelly + Victor” (UK): Director/Screenwriter: Kieran Evans, Screenwriter: Adapted For Screen By Niall Griffiths
“Lunarcy!” (Canada): Director: Simon Ennis
“Maidentrip”: Director: Jillian Schlesinger
“Maladies”: Director/Screenwriter: Carter
“Our Nixon”: Director: Penny Lane
“Sake-Bomb” (USA, Japan): Director: Junya Sakino, Screenwriter: Jeff Mizushima
“Snap”: Directors: Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, Screenwriter: Victor Teran
“These Birds Walk”: Directors: Omar Mullick, Bassam Tariq
“The Wait”: Director/Screenwriter: M. Blash
“White Reindeer”: Director/Screenwriter: Zach Clark
“Yellow”: Director/Screenwriter: Nick Cassavetes, Screenwriter: Heather Wahlquist

24 BEATS PER SECOND
“All the Labor”: Director: Doug Hawes-Davis
“Artifact”: Director: Bartholomew Cubbins (Jared Leto)
“A Band Called Death”: Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
“Born in Chicago”: Director: John Anderson
“Broadway Idiot”: Director: Doug Hamilton
“Brothers Hypnotic”: Director: Reuben Atlas
“¡Cuatro!”: Director: Tim Wheeler
“Finding the Funk”: Director/Screenwriter: Nelson George, left
“Good Vibrations” (UK, Ireland): Directors: Lisa Barros D’sa, Glenn Leyburn, Screenwriters: Colin Carberry, Glenn Patterson
“The Punk Singer”: Director: Sini Anderson
“Reincarnated”: Director: Andy Capper
“Twenty Feet from Stardom”: Director: Morgan Neville

SX GLOBAL
“And Who Taught You To Drive?” (Germany): Director: Andrea Thiele
“Diario a Tres Voces / Three Voices” (Mexico): Director: Otilia Portillo Padua
“Dog Flesh / Carne de Perro” (Chile): Director/Screenwriter: Fernando Guzzoni
“The Fifth Season” (Belgium, Netherlands, France): Directors/Screenwriters: Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
“Museum Hours” (Austria, USA): Director/Screenwriter: Jem Cohen
“The Punk Syndrome” (Finland): Directors: Jukka Kärkkäinen, J-P Passi
“Sofia’s Last Ambulance” (Bulgaria): Director: Ilian Metev
“Zayiat” (Turkey): Director/Screenwriter: Halil Deniz Tortum, Screenwriter: Steeve Roso

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
“The Act of Killing” (Denmark): Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
“A Teacher”: Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Fidell
“Before Midnight”: Director/Screenwriter: Richard Linklater, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
“Computer Chess”: Director/Screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski
“Don Jon’s Addiction”: Director/Screenwriter: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“First Cousin Once Removed”: Director: Alan Berliner “Imagine” (Poland, Portugal, France): Director/Screenwriter: Andrzej Jakimowski
“Mud”: Director/Screenwriter: Jeff Nichols
“Pit Stop”: Director/Screenwriter: Yen Tan, Screenwriter: David Lowery
“Prince Avalanche”: Director/Screenwriter: David Gordon Green
“Upstream Color”: Director/Screenwriter: Shane Carruth

SPECIAL EVENTS: (Live Soundtracks, cult re-issues and much more)
“Bates Motel: Story to Screen with Carlton Cuse”
“Burning Love”: Director: Ken Marino, Screenwriter: Erica Oyama
“No More Road Trips?”: Director: Rick Prelinger
“Sound City”: Director: Dave Grohl
“This Ain’t No Mouse Music!”: Directors: Chris Simon, Maureen Gosling
“TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard” (Sweden, Denmark, Norway): Director: Simon Klose

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)