That’s a wrap: SXSW 2024 film and innovation awards

SXSW 2024 is coming to a close, so we wanted to share a few of the most special moments, innovations, and films that came to town this year.

A side-view of the Antone's sign against the skyline, reading "SXSW 2024"

It’s been a real slice, SXSW.

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It’s been a busy week, filled with hundreds of panels, pop-ups, performances, premieres, and parties at SXSW 2024. To quote SXSW Co-President Hugh Forrest, we’ve got JOMO — aka, “joy of missing out” — because there’s just no way to experience it all.

During the festival, City Editors London and Figi...

  • Walked ~70,000 steps each
  • Took the Red Line to the Austin Convention Center every day
  • Enjoyed panels from high-profile celebrities including Michael Dell, Dwyane Wade, and Lilly Singh

City Editor Figi here. For me, the best part was sitting in on ICON’s new product announcements and seeing the Phoenix printer up close and personal. Meanwhile, City Editor London said she really enjoyed the Sharpie x Paper Mate Studio’s panel with Mindy Kaling.

A 3D-printed structure with grooves and curves in front of the phoenix printer, which is on a huge arm, in front of the skyline.

ICON is accustomed to making big announcements at SXSW, and this year, the company announced a new 3D-printing system that is capable of two-story construction.

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That’s enough about us — let’s get into the awards.

2024 Film & TV Festival Jury and Special Awards

The 31st Film & TV Fest brought 125 feature films, 60 short films, 19 music videos, and a total of 172 premieres to town. Here are a few winners to watch:

Check out the full list here.

The Paramount Theatre with barricades in front, bikers riding by, and people walking past.

Major movie stars like Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, and Jake Gyllenhaal came to Austin to promote their films.

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Innovation Awards

The 2024 Innovation Awards — hosted by rapper SaulPaul— awarded movers and shakers from all over the world, but we want to tell you about the Austin-based winner and finalists.

Until 2025, it’s bye-bye South By.

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