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Eight films directed by Canadians at SXSW, emerging talent in the spotlight

Montreal, February 15, 2015—Telefilm Canada is delighted with the strong Canadian presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2016, to be held in Austin, Texas from March 11 to 20. All of the selected Canadian filmmakers, including four with films in competition, are emerging talent, i.e., directorial experience with short films only or with two or less feature films. As well, three of the Canadians (Stella Meghie, Ben Petrie and Zachary Russell) have been selected for a first feature or a first short.

The South by Southwest Conferences & Festivals offer a unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.

NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
The Other Half (Canada) (World Premiere)
Director/Writer: Joey Klein

NARRATIVES SHORTS COMPETITION
Her Friend Adam(Canada) (Sundance 2016 award winner)
Director/writer: Ben Petrie

She Stoops To Conquer(Canada)
Director: Zachary Russell
Writers: Kayla Lorette, Zachary Russell

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION
Bacon & God’s Wrath (Canada) (Sundance 2016 award winner)
Director: Sol Friedman

NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Jean of the Joneses (Canada) (World Premiere)
Director/Writer: Stella Meghie

DOCUMENTARY SPOTLIGHT
The Slippers(Canada) (World Premiere)
Director: Morgan White
Writers: Derek Lajeunesse, Morgan White

24 BEATS PER SECOND
Born To Be Blue(Canada/UK) (U.S. Premiere)
Director/Writer: Robert Budreau

FESTIVAL FAVORITES
Operation Avalanche (USA/Canada) (Sundance 2016 selection)
Director: Matt Johnson
Writers: Josh Boles, Matt Johnson