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SXSW Festival Kicks off With SXSW Film and Interactive
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By: Spacelab Research Staff
March 11, 2011
The 2011 SXSW Festival starts this week, with SXSW Interactive and the SXSW Film Festival. This provides a good first look at films that will hit the film festival circuit this year.

SXSW featured films include Paul, in which Seth Rogen is an alien who meets two guys visiting a UFO mecca, and they all end up taking a crazy road trip full of adventures. The film also includes Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner and Sigourney Weaver. Other SXSW films include a documentary of Conan O'Brien's tour titled Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, the Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver, which stars she and Mel Gibson and Source Code, an action thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. SXSW interactive is an interactive component to cover the Web.

View some of the SXSW films here:
The Beaver
Source Code

The 2011 South by Southwest Music Festival will take place in Austin, Texas on March 16-20. After crowdsourcing ideas from their audience, the 2011 SXSW music gathering has panels and speakers with titles like "Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online?" and "Super Fans as a Marketing Force Amplifier," it sounds like a good start to SXSW. Check out the full lineup.

Once the domain of up and coming bands, the South by Southwest Music Festival is becoming a place where semi-established bands also play to get exposure in a more crowded, more conservative music industry. Of course, there will also be the bands we've never heard of, some of which will break out at SXSW in 2011.

Check out video coverage from the2011 SXSW Festival on the Spacelab Media Player.

Visit the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on SXSW 2011, as well as video coverage from many festivals.

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