Following the announcement that the 2020 SXSW Film Festival is getting canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Amazon Prime Video and South by Southwest have teamed up to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” an online film festival.
This one-time event will be available to all audiences across the country for free, and all you’ll need is an Amazon account — no Amazon Prime membership required.
Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “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. 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. We were delighted when Amazon Prime Video offered to host an online film festival, and jumped at the opportunity to connect their audiences to our filmmakers.
The date is expected to be in late April, although the complete list of titles and launch date have yet to be announced.