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Austin, Texas

March 13 - 22, 2015


The SXSW (South By Southwest) Film Festival Program is designed to give students direct access to filmmakers from around the globe through their exposure to film screenings, Q&A sessions, interactive panels, trade shows and equipment demonstrations, and one-on-one mentor sessions with professionals working within the industry. Students will attend festival events for 9 days during the week-long film festival. After registration, students will get a subscription to SXSW World Magazine and access to an email listserve, which will start to announce screenings and industry panelists.


  • Students will enroll in FLM 491: Independent Study (3 credits) or COM 410: Advanced Topics in Communication Studies
  • Pre- and post-trip course work required

Housing and Dining:

While in Austin students will stay in double occupancy hotel accommodations. Students will be responsible for payment of their own meals.

Read about the student experience @ SXSW 2014: Available Here!


Program Fee: $2,650.00TBA

Festival Registration Accommodations Local Transportation


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines
Application Deadline: November 21, 2014 Final Payment Due: February 1, 2015


For information, please contact:

Program Director URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Keith Brown International Center
Department of Film/Media 37 Lower College Road
401-580-6498 401-874-5546

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URI Summer Faculty-Led Programs

Brochure 2015