New highlights include entrepreneur and investor focus Startup Alley and content creation Come & Capture Film Factory. The full conference line-up will appear in early 2013.

Startup Alley will comprise of sessions geared towards film and TV as well as networking events.

Come & Capture Film Factory will explore the newest tools for capturing and creating content and parade a number of case studies covering various media.

“As the lines between film and technology continue to blur, SXSW Film remains ahead of the curve as we host digital creatives from across all fields. Startup Alley and the Come & Capture Film Factory are just two of the exciting new initiatives for 2013 that will capitalise on our unique environment,” said SXSW film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson.

“Hands on-and immersive, these new programs are designed to facilitate creative combustion affecting every facet of making, distributing, and enjoying great filmmaking.”