All the way from Austin, Texas with a touch of Australiana, SXSW Sydney is in its first year - but you wouldn't know it from the look of it! Packed with over 1,000 experiences for attendees, it's a jam-packed week of activities for those obsessed with screen, music, tech and games.
The SWITCH team has been keeping itself busy with the film events at the festival, and picking the best of the best to attend. Below is our review of those that made the cut - and be sure to check back as we add more throughout the event!
While it was a strange event that captured meme culture and was wildly talked about doesn't mean it was the perfect true story to adapt. 'Dumb Money' is still a fun little throwback to a time not so long ago that captures how powerful the internet can be.
It’s a pleasure to spend time in this world of witches and fairies and motorbike rebels. It’s real and alive and vibrant; so present in the here and now and yet also so reminiscent of familiar memories. Join the quest and try to unlock the riddle for yourself.
While structurally it may not be the perfect documentary, this will inform you and make you want to have an onus over the future of our planet.
It's a near-perfect film. If you need something to make your heart swell, then this is the film for you. If you're looking for a slice of history, then this is the film for you. If you love a good coming-of-age story, then this is the film for you.
With a small budget, the Australian team behind 'Monolith' have achieved a monumental feat. Delivering an undercurrent of discomfort throughout through a story with an unexpectedly fresh sci-fi twist, it's a slow-burn thriller that's well worth the journey.
Kitty Green has arrived in Australia with her sophomore fiction film 'The Royal Hotel'. Before she presented it at a few film festivals, Connor spoke with the director about exploring toxic masculinity in a uniquely Australian form.
With originality, soul, whimsy and eccentricity, it's an enjoyable adventure through Manny's world, particularly if your world has a focus on film.
'The Wiggles' are Australia's greatest performers and, at the end of the day, that is what the documentary captures: a beautiful snapshot of four guys in coloured skivvies.
'Faraway Downs' removes the background noise and reinvents the film 'Australia' for the better. It's a stronger package and I can't wait to experience the rest of it through this new lens.