South by Southwest 2020 films are now streaming and for free!

The Coronavirus caused the cancellation of the 2020 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, including the films. For those hoping to see the films, SXSW teamed up with Amazon to show the films on Amazon Prime Video.

You can view the films from April 27 through May 6. See this one-time event in front of the Prime Video paywall; meaning you can watch the festival without paying for Prime Video! All you need is a free Amazon account.

The filmmakers in the 2020 SXSW lineup have the choice to participate. Those who allow their films into this screening receives a fee for streaming their film.

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From the press release…

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said, “We’re honored to be able to provide a space for the SXSW filmmakers to share their hard work and passion with audiences for the first time.”

The Director of Film at SXSW, Janet Pierson also commented, “We were delighted when Amazon Prime Video offered to host an online film festival, and jumped at the opportunity to connect their audiences to our filmmakers. We’re inspired by the adaptability and resilience of the film community as it searches for creative solutions in this unprecedented crisis.”

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