South By Southwest gets plenty of coverage as a music festival ― but of course, it’s also increasingly a showcase for the hottest technology, social media, TV, and movies too. Everything from the mumblecore films of the Duplass brothers to higher-profile projects like The Cabin in the Woods and 21 Jump Street has premiered there ― including Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture, her precursor to Girls.
This year, anticipated films like Spring Breakers, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Evil Dead are unleashed upon Austin. But those films don’t really need exposure at SXSW to generate buzz. There are a handful of more under-the-radar films at the fest looking to break out in a major way, and possibly launch the career of the next Lena Dunham.
Here are a handful of SXSW 2013’s indie darlings!