As festivals go, they don’t get much bigger than South by Southwest. A ten-day marathon of music, movies and tech held in one of the most lauded cities in the world, no half-decent bucket list could be considered complete without a trip to this geek/music mecca at least once. But as awesome as it would be going as a punter, imagine what it would be like going as a guest.
Well, if you’ve ever thought about submitting your film, demo tape or app idea (or are just interested in learning what the festival is about), you can pick up valuable insider info at the free Melbourne meet ‘n’ greet.
Kicking off at 5pm on Monday, July 13 at Bar Open in Fitzroy, casual networking drinks will lead into a 6.30pm panel with a number of previous attendees and industry experts, moderated by SXSW Australasia and Hawaii representative Phil Tripp. The panel will then be followed by a screening of Outside Industry, a 90-minute documentary about the history of the festival thus far.