Over 120 films at this year’s SXSW Film used Adobe Creative Cloud video applications, including 60 edited on Premiere Pro.
What a difference a year makes.
Last year at the 2014 SXSW Film Conference & Festival, a respectable 23 films had been cut with Premiere Pro CC, including gems like Evaporating Borders, by Iva Radivojevic, and The Immortalists, by Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado.
This year the total has more than doubled with 60 films showing this year edited in Adobe’s professional NLE. Similar growth in Premiere Pro CC and Creative Cloud usage was seen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and 2014 ended with a bang with the release of David Fincher’s Gone Girl, edited entirely in Premiere Pro CC with over 80% of the film’s effects assembled in Adobe After Effects CC.
“We’re really excited to see our growth at SXSW, especially given how this event cuts across genres to showcase artistry in so many different disciplines,” said Al Mooney, product manager for Premiere Pro CC. “The application is increasingly becoming the go-to NLE, both for established and up-and-coming filmmakers,” he explained. “Editors tell us they feel right at home very quickly and Premiere Pro CC’s tight integration with other Creative Cloud applications, like After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC make this an incredible creative environment in which to work.”
Adobe Creative Camp at SXSW 2015
For filmmakers attending SXSW, Adobe will be hosting Creative Camp on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 with two sessions focused on video content creation and storytelling.
Below is a listing of films showing at the 2015 SXSW film Conference & Festival that incorporated Premiere Pro CC in their post-production workflow.
Narrative Feature Competition
- THE BOY: Craig Macneill, director; Craig Macneill and Clay McLeod Chapman, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- Creative Control: Benjamin Dickinson, director; Benjamin Dickinson and Micah Bloomberg, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- KRISHA: Trey Edward Shults, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
- Uncle John: Steven Piet, director; Erik Crary and Steven Piet, screeenwriters (World Premiere).
Documentary Feature Competition
- Peace Officer: Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, directors (World Premiere).
- Twinsters: Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto, directors (World Premiere).
- The Frontier: Oren Shai, director; Webb Wilcoxen and Oren Shai, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play: Jerome Thélia, director; John Fox and Jerome Thélia, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story: Sara Hirsh Bordo, director (World Premiere).
- For Grace: Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski, directors (World Premiere).
- GTFO: Get The F% Out: Shannon Sun-Higginson, director (World Premiere).
- Raiders!: Jeremy Coon and Tim Skousen, directors (World Premiere).
- Rolling Papers: Mitch Dickman, director (World Premiere).
- Ava’s Possessions: Jordan Galland, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
- The Nymphets: Gary Gardner, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
- Planetary (UKUK/USA): Guy Reid, director; Steve Watts Kennedy, screenwriter (World Premiere).
- A Wonderful Cloud: Eugene Kotlyarenko, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
- The Diabolical: Alistair Legrand, director; Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- Excess Flesh: Patrick Kennelly, director; Sigrid Gilmer and Patrick Kennelly, screenwriters (World Premiere).
- The Nightmare: Rodney Ascher, director.
- Pod: Mickey Keating, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
24 Beats Per Second
- Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents: Don Hardy, director/screenwriter (World Premiere).
- Free Entry (Hungary): Yvonne Kerékgyártó, director/screenwriter (North American Premiere).
- Being Evel: Daniel Junge, director; Daniel Junge and Davis Coombe, screenwriters.
- Jonathan Demme Presents Made In Texas: Louis Black and Mark Rance, directors (World Premiere).
- Baby: Samuel Aaron Bennett, director.
- Followers (Australia/UK): Tim Marshall, director.
- We’ll Find Something: Casey Gooden, director.
- Boxeadora ( USA/Cuba): Meg Smaker, director.
- Every Day: Gabe Spitzer, director.
- Growth: Mishka Kornai, director.
- THE LAST MILE: Ondi Timoner, director.
- Picturing Barbara Kruger: Pippa Bianco, director.
- Spearhunter: Adam Roffman and Luke Poling, directors.
- Terms of Intimacy: Melissa Langer, director.
- Butter Ya’Self : Julian Petschek, director.
- Half Wet (UK): Sophie Koko Gate, director.
- PALM ROT: Ryan Gillis, director.
- Pig: Steven Subotnick, director.
- teeth (UK/Hungary/USA): Daniel Gray and Tom Brown, directors.
- WELCOME to WILLITS: AFTER SUNDOWN: Trevor Ryan, director.
- Melville: James M. Johnston, director.
- The OceanMaker (USA/Belize): Lucas Martell, director.
- Star Cadets: Joe Nicolosi, director.
- Woman of the World: Allison Cook, director.
Texas High School Shorts
- as needed. Director: Jonah Goldberg, director
- Greg The Magnificent: Umar Qadeer and Nick Chaviers, directors.
- Home: Caitlin O’Brien, director.
- I am not a Hero: Murphy Studebaker, director.
- It’s A Thing: Meredith Morran and Sage McCommas, directors.
- Just Your Average Joe: Pearl Basinski and Jade Basinski, directors.
- KERS: Alexia Salingaros, director.
- Luminosity: Alexia Salingaros, director.
- Pokemon Rivals Trailer: Josh Ulmer and Branden Shoemaker, directors.
- Boy & Bear—”Bridges” (Australia): Summer DeRoche, director.
- Hudson and Troop—”Frameless” (Australia): Andrew Goldsmith and Darcy Prendergast, directors.
- Jack Kovacs (feat. Huxlee)—”The Empty House”: Anna Zlokovic, director.
- Nils Frahm—”Re” (Hungary): Balázs Simon, director.
- Saint Pepsi—”Fiona Coyne”: Matt Walker, director.
- Valentino Khan—”Make Some Noise”: Tim Hendrix, director.