Following an impassioned and compelling video invitation for South by Southwest (SXSW) representative Phil Tripp to include Adelaide in his national series of Movie Meet 'n' Greets, a date, venue and speakers have been set for August 3 (Monday) at New Venture Institute in the state of the art Flinders building at Tonsley, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park starting at 6 pm with networking drinks for Interactive, Film and Music entrepreneurs and professionals.
Admission is free. Five panelists will address the audience followed by a great SXSW film.
A panel of speakers who are veterans and creative content pros will commence at 6:30 pm to share experiences at SXSW, their successes, tips, insider secrets and creating an even large SA presence at the world's largest and most prestigious creative Content Festivals and Conferences.
In 2015, 16 SA delegates attended among an Australian presence of 750 attendees and 47 top Australian bands.
This compares to only six SA registrants in 2014 and points to the massive growth of interactive companies and entrepreneurs as well as the historic music segment which carved out a niche in the early 2000s for this 30 year event.
"In 2002, only 20 Australians and five bands attended but with the assistance of AUSTRADE and former SA governments over they years, we created an Australian brand which New Venture Institute plans to replicate with a large SA presence in March 2016." Tripp explains.
"Wendy Perry and Matt Salier approached me in a highly technological way and with our existing relationship with peak body Music SA, I decided to fit in this event less than a month out. We'll also be arranging a daytime meeting with SA governmental, institutional and peak bodies to bring a strategy to this export drive for SA. Austin is sister city to Adelaide."
Wendy Perry--Workplace Blueprint, SA delegation Leader 2015 to SXSW
David Grice--MD Musitec Ltd, a music technology company at SXSW 2015
Sosefina Fuamoli--Live Music Editor for AU Review, two year SXSW vet
Kirsty Stark--Producer Epic Films' online series Wastelander Panda 2013
...plus a mystery music speaker who relates his tragic yet funny experience
Moderated by Phil Tripp 13-year SXSW Rep for Australia, New Zealand & Hawaii.
The film being shown at the conclusion of the panel with questions at 7:30 is "Outside Industry" on the evolution and excitement of SXSW (which is 90 minutes and was never released commercially due to music licensing problems). An alluring trailer for the film is at http://www.outsideindustrymovie.com/trailer
As Matt Salier of NVI adds, "Our aspiration is to build momentum toward a delegation of start-up founders to join with those in the music, film and creative space in Adelaide to take advantage of the largest festival of its kind in the world in 2016. Five founders last year becomes 20 in 2016 with your help. We'll also share the other highlights of US trip, from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia and New York, helping Adelaide start-ups launch global companies from this great place. With Austin as a sister city of Adelaide we've been talking with the City Council and Brand SA on how we might take the city of entrepreneurs global in a big way."
As Tripp concludes, "SA is also home to some compelling bands that we want to showcase and visionary film makers whose works we want to screen. This is the event to learn how to submit and succeed at SXSW. If you are not motivated enough to make it to Flinders for this one vital night, you likely won't make it to Austin!"
Submissions for showcasing bands, screening films and interactive awards are at our main site http://sxsw.com.au
The global statistics for all three SXSW events are attached. The Music Festival hosted 2266 artists from 60 countries in 107 venues, with 30,000 delegates and 3000 Music Media. 150 Feature Films and 106 curated Shorts screened with 20,252 delegates from 71 countries and 2250 Film Media. Interactive participants numbered 33,825 from 85 countries in over 1250 IA sessions with 3389 Media.
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