SXSW wrapped: film and innovation awards

Goodbye, South By, we’ll see you in 2024.

A shot of the SXSW stage from the crowd.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard held a keynote speech to talk about sustainable diaper manufacturing through Hello Bello.

Photo by ATXtoday

Phew. After hundreds of panels, pop-ups, performances, premieres, and parties, SXSW 2023 has come to a close.

According to our poll, around 60% of readers don’t attend SXSW, so we wanted to fill you in on the experience, give you the highlights, and a little data. During the festival, your City Editors...

  • Walked 76,500+ steps each
  • Attended over two dozen events and panels
  • Took 700+ photos
A woman gazing off-camera in the film "Raging Grace."

The thriller “Raging Grace” follows the story of a Filipina immigrant who accepts a job taking care of a wealthy, terminal old man.

Photo via “Raging Grace”

2023 Film & TV Festival Jury and Special Awards

This year’s Film & TV Fest showcased 110 feature films — including 75 world premieres — 63 short films, 20 music videos, 12 TV premieres, and 35 XR experience projects.

As if you needed a reason to check out these new premieres, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” won seven Oscar Awards last week after premiering at SXSW in 2022. Give these winners a watch:

Innovation Awards

This year’s Innovation Awards — hosted by comedian Carlton Wilcoxson, entrepreneur Janice Omadeke, and author Tiffany Dufu — covered 14 categories and inducted Texas journalist Dan Rather into the SXSW Hall of Fame.

Here are a few of the winners:

That’s a wrap — catch you in 2024, SXSW.