SXSWedu has had the fortune to screen inspiring films from around the world that highlight issues in education as an entertaining and compelling addition to the program. You can see a comprehensive list of films from the past three years on the Past Screenings page.
eduFILM is a unique event during SXSWedu that gives badge holders the opportunity to explore education through film in contrast to live speakers. From kindergarten classroom strategies to higher education funding, these narrative films and documentaries cover a variety of topics centered on promoting education. This year’s eduFILM program will also host a workshop in addition to a lineup of screenings. Filmmakers, producers and community members have submitted several great films for SXSWedu 2015. The submission window has closed and you can preview the films that will be shown during the conference on the eduFILM screening page.
SXSWedu is excited to share an exciting lineup of news and announcements for the 2015 event, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. This lineup includes the reveal of summits (a brand new facet of programming coming to SXSWedu), the second keynote announcement, eduFILM screenings, the 2015 sponsors and so much more!
SXSWedu is beyond thrilled to release the first big programming announcement for the 2015 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 9-12 in Austin, Texas. This news includes more than 150 sessions, the 2015 opening keynote, a diverse lineup of featured sessions, the first of many compelling eduFILM screenings, Playground Talks and Hands On presentations. Check out all of the goodness now and register to attend the event before the upcoming discount deadline.
Join SXSWedu in celebrating the entertainment industry’s tackling of issues in education with the return of eduFILM at SXSWedu 2014. This next highlight screens Tuesday March 4, at 10:30am at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, just a short walk from the Hilton and ACC. Watch the film trailer and learn more now!
The eduFILM program aims to highlight compelling and innovative films in the education space. SXSWedu is proud to feature Andrew Cohn’s documentary film, Medora, as part of eduFILM this year.
Medora is the story of the Hornets, a high school basketball team in rural Medora, Indiana, who holds last place in the state’s basketball rankings. This film captures the Hornet’s 2011 season following the lives of the players both on and off the court and their struggle to compete. The team’s fight for survival mirrors the town’s survival, whose dwindling population of 500 faces the struggles of a failing economy and frequent drug use.
The eduFILM program showcases films that aim to tackle the pressing topics and issues in education today. One of these films is the independent documentary film by Scott Laidlaw and Jennifer Lightwood, The Biggest Story Problem. Laidlaw and Lightwood’s film explores the phenomenon of why students in the United States perform well in Math in their elementary years and decline in performance in their later years.