SXSW

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VIFF, SXSW pact on gaming panel collaboration

Assassin’s Creed writer Cory May of Ubisoft will discuss video game writing at the West Coast film festival’s upcoming industry conference.

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IndieCan Entertainment expands into U.S. distribution

Avi Federgreen’s boutique distributor has snagged the North American rights to Elijah Drenner’s feature doc That Guy Dick Miller.

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Berkshire Axis Media picks up SXSW title The Wait

The indie film stars Jena Malone and Chloe Sevigny (pictured) as sisters with different means of coping with their mother’s death.

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NFB’s Bla Bla wins SXSW Interactive Art Award

The viewer-driven project is directed by Quebec’s Vincent Morisset and produced by Hugues Sweeney.

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Austin Translation: Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies

The organization’s exec director talks about plans to launch a digital platform, and the changing landscape for female filmmakers.