The newly announced additions to the 'Spotlight Premieres' section of the festival, include:
- Judd Apatow's Knocked Up
- Katy Chevigny's Election Day
- Jonathan Levine's All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
- Mike Mills' Does Your Soul Have A Cold'
- Michele Ohayon's Steal a Pencil For Me
- Doug Pray's Big Rig
- David Wain's The Ten
In both the Narrative and Documentary Feature Competitions, SXSW announced eight films each, including new work from acclaimed filmmakers. They include, in the Narrative Feature Competition:
- Jamie Babbitt's Itty Bitty Titty Committee
- Ryan Eslinger's When A Man Falls In The Forest
- Michael Lehmann's Flakes
- Adam Rapp's Blackbird
In the Documentary Feature Competition, audiences will see new work by acclaimed nonfiction filmmakers including:
Macky Alston's Hard Road Home
Andrew Berends' When Adnan Comes Home
Marlo Poras' Run Granny Run
The festival is scheduled to screen 110 feature films, in varioussections and sidebars, over those nine days. Of those 110 features,there are 61 World Premieres, nine North American Premieres, and sevenU.S. Premieres.
The festival will open with the previously announcedWorld Premiere of Scott Frank's The Lookout, on March 9.
'This year, we received a record number of submissions and thankfullythat also means the quality was higher than ever,' says SXSW FilmFestival Producer Matt Dentler about the approximately 3100submissions.
'People will probably look for themes in the program, butno theme rings more true than just a great batch of films we're eagerto screen for our audiences. It's going to be a fun ride.'
SXSW is scheduled to announce its complete list of short films, retrospective screenings, and panels/seminars, on February 13.