100 world premieres fill out SXSW 2015 film schedule

February 4, 2015 12:00 AM

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The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, which has become a leading launching pad for new talent, released its 2015 programming announcement on Tuesday. Running from March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, the festival will show 145 features, with 100 world premieres, 13 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres, chosen from a record 7,335 submissions.

"We were really trying to show fewer films this year. We know it's hard for journalists to cover, and we want to give them all their space," said Janet Pierson, head of SXSW Film. "But as we were watching, we just kept finding films that were really compelling. It's sort of like sculpting. You start...

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