One of the most beloved film festivals in the world, South By Southwest (also known as SXSW), was canceled this year due to the pandemic. But its lineup still found a way to reach the audience.
All the movies that were initially set to premiere at the Austin-based fest are now available on Amazon Prime. The streaming service gives free limited access to 39 SXSW-selected movies, from April 27th to May 6th. The offer is available in the U.S.-only.
Movie lovers can now enjoy narrative features, shorts, and documentaries from both seasoned professionals and promising newcomers of the independent movie world.
The list of movies includes ‘My Darling Vivian”, a documentary about Vivian Liberto, the first wife of Johnny Cash, an international social dramedy ‘Cat in The Wall’, and ‘Tales From the Loop”, a surrealist story that is based on Simon Stålenhag’s art and stars Rebecca Hall.
The filmmakers who agreed to submit their movies for the Amazon streaming will receive a screening fee.