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SXSW Teaming Up with Amazon Prime To Stream Content From Cancelled Festival!

SXSW Teaming Up with Amazon Prime To Stream Content From Cancelled Festival!

Amazon Prime Video is joining forces with the SXSW Festival!

The Amazon streaming service is teaming up with the festival to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” after all events were canceled amid the ongoing world health crisis.

The tech company is inviting filmmakers to take part in this online film festival, which will play exclusively on Prime Video in the U.S. The event will be available in front of the Prime Video paywall and free to all audiences around the country, according to Variety, with or without an Amazon Prime membership.

SXSW was originally slated to take place in March, but the city government in Austin cancelled the event due to public health concerns. SXSW laid off a third of its staff following the cancellation.

“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,” said Jennifer Salke, bead of Amazon Studios, in a statement. “It’s been a privilege collaborating with Janet Pierson and the SXSW team to bring these diverse and inspiring films to viewers around the country. We are supporters of SXSW and other independent film festivals, and hope this online film festival can help give back some of that experience, and showcase artists and films that audiences might otherwise not have had the chance to see.”

Many festivals, tours and events are being postponed or outright canceled due to coronavirus. Find out what else…

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