March 9-12, 2015 • Austin, Texas
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.
The eduFILM program celebrates innovative and poignant films in the education space for the SXSWedu audience March 3-6 in Austin, Texas. The initial announcement of eduFILM programming unveiled three films, including Once In A Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story. The highly engaging and tear-jerking documentary explores 21st Century notions of music in education, best practices and more.
The deadline to submit your film for consideration in the eduFILM program at SXSWedu is Friday, December 6. That's tomorrow! Hurry and use the online submission form to send us your film and tell us why it should be included in the eduFILM lineup for 2014. Please note that eduFILM is a programming component of SXSWedu. It is distinct from and should not be confused with the SXSW Film Festival.
In the past couple of weeks, SXSWedu has released a wave of exciting news and programming announcements for the SXSWedu Conference & Festival, March 3-6, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Here's a quick recap of all the goodness that has unfolded thus far: