Past Films

SXSWedu Film photo by Erik Thureson

Since 2013, SXSWedu has celebrated many films that tackle the most pressing topics and issues in education. Take a look at past films that have been screened at SXSWedu and check back early next year for the 2017 lineup.

2016 Lineup

A Brave Heart

Being You

BOUNCE: How the Ball Taught The World to Play

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

Defiant Requiem

He Named Me Malala

In the Game

NAS: Time is Illmatic


Salam Neighbor

Southeast 67


Texas High School Shorts

The Bad Kids

The Hunting Ground

2015 Lineup

Anatomy of a Snow Day

The Backward Class


Big Dream

The Empty Classroom

The Homestretch

Fed Up

Freedom Writers: Stories from an Undeclared War

The Hip Hop Fellow

I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story

If You Build It

My Voice, My Life

Most Likely To Succeed

The Road to TEACH

This Is My Land

TRUE BEEF: From Pasture to Plate

2014 Lineup

American Promise

Best Kept Secret

Crotty's Kids


Girl Rising

If You Build It

Ivory Tower



Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story

SXSW 2013 Texas High School Shorts



The Biggest Story Problem: Why America's Students are Failing at Math

We the Parents

Yuck! A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch

2013 Lineup

Brooklyn Castle

Building Hope


Great Expectations: Raising Educational Achievement

Look! I'm Learning

Startup Weekend Education

SXSW 2012 Texas High School Shorts

The New Public

The Revisionaries

SXSWedu Film photo by Erik Thureson.