Considered one of the most respected festivals in the world, and combining Music, Film and Technology, the 26th edition of South by Southwest, happening in Austin, Texas, between 9th and 18th of March takes to the US a considerable number of Brazilian attendants.
As part of BMA’s plan of promoting Brazilian music abroad, a specific showcase organized by BME’s team will take place on the 14th of March. Entitled “Palco COPA” (World Cup Stage) will count on presentations of a select group of representatives of the so called New Brazilian Music. The international crowd will be able to see live performances of:
Film and Technology
SXSW is also considered an extremely important event related to film and technology, and, just as in the music conference, in 2012, there will be artists representing Brazil in both of these sections of the event too.
There will be more than 100 Brazilian attendants at the Interactive conference, as they call it. Professionals of media and new technologies will gather together to present new ideas and concepts, solutions to modern problems.
For the Film Festival, the country will be represented by the short film “A Fábrica”(The Factory), included on the official line-up of the event. Directed by Aly Muritiba, it tells the story of an inmate that convinces his mother to take a risk smuggling a cell phone for him into the penitentiary.