The Austin-based festival was canceled during the earlier stages of the coronavirus outbreak in U.S.
Now’s the time, more than ever, to catch up on the latest series and films of the year! Film fans around the world had a change of plans when the South by Southwest Film Festival announced that its cancelation amid COVID-19 concerns, but Amazon Prime is stepping up to the plate by providing a solution during these unprecedented times.
All of the feature films that were to premiere at the festival in mid-March, will now be available for streaming via Amazon Prime! The best part? It’s free!
According to the press release, actor and independent filmmaker, Jay Duplass said he’s “thrilled that these two great champions of indie film (SXSW and Amazon Prime Video) are teaming up to resurrect this year’s canceled film festival.”
Okay, exciting news y'all! We’re partnering with @SXSW on a 10-day streaming event to bring you a collection of movies from this year’s line-up. It'll be free to everyone in the U.S. (yeah, we said everyone) because these films deserve an audience. Stay tuned for more details!
— PrimeVideo (@PrimeVideo) April 2, 2020Advertisement
As for the official release date, we’ll have to keep a close eye out for an additional announcement. But in the meantime, HBO has also offered its streaming platform to quarantined film junkies; over 500 hours of free TV shows and movies are available on the platform now!
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