Iliana Ramirez Photographer
Every year, the city of Austin gets turned into a huge festival known at SXSW. Over the course of ten days, creatives from all over the world to celebrate the convergence of music, film and interactive industries. Below are some highlights I got to capture during the festival!
The filmmakers and subjects from the documentary feature . Pahokee discuss the film after the opening night screening Ivette Lucas, Pahokee director and editor at the screening of her film. The cast and crew of Go Back to China gather on stage for a Q&A after the screening of their film. The director and cast members of Her Smell discussing their film after the screening. SXSW moderator and Knock Down the House producer Rachel Lears discuss the film inside the Paramount Theater. Filmmakers and documentary subjects, Cori Bush and Amy Vilela, during a Q&A of their film. Cast and crew of the film . Olympic Dreams discuss their film during a Q&A The women of Booksmart during a keynote session for the film. Cast members of Booksmart, Billie Lourd, Kaitlyn Dever, and Beanie Feldstein, discuss their new film. Rollerskaters enjoying the Viceland popup. Priests perform during the Stereogum day showcase at Cheer Up Charlies. Bass player of Priests during the Stereogum day showcase. Priests frontwoman, Katie Alice Greer. Priests drummer, Danielle Danielle. Nothing lead singer, Domenic Palermo, performs at the Stereogum day showcase. Nothing bass player, Aaron Heard. A street performer sings for festival goers on 6th Street. Music fans fill the Cedar Street Courtyard during Flood magazine’s day party, Flood Fest. David Byrne and cast members of his 1986 film, True Stories, during a re-screening of the film. David Byrne attends the screening of his film, True Stories. Musician, Amander Palmer performs during Margin Walker’s Lost Weekend event. Tokyo band, Yahyel, perform during Margin Walker’s Lost Weekend event. Gabriella Cohen and her band members huddle before their performance at South by San Jose. Singer-songwriter, Gabriella Cohen. Bass player for Gabriella Cohen. Children of SXSW. Y la Bamba lead singer, Luz Elena Mendoza, performs during TOMS’ Stand for Tomorrow event. Y la Bamba perform during TOMS’ Stand for Tomorrow event. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and various musicians during a screening of the YouTube original special, Band Together with Logic. Actor and creator of HitREcord, Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaking at the screening of Band Together with Logic An audience member participating in a Q&A for Band Together with Logic. Norway-based band, Orions Belte, perform during an official music showcase. An audience member joins in on London-based band Puppy’s set. Drummer of Puppy. Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts performs during the AdHoc day showcase at Cheer Up Charlies. Boy Scouts keyboardist. Radio and interview personality, Nardwuar, during his Video Vault session. Filmmakers of the documentary-feature winner, Running with Beto, speak during the last screening of their film. Gamers fill the Austin Convention Center during the gaming portion of the festival. Gaming attendee participates in costume for the last day of the festival. Young attendee testing out a VR headset. Kids enjoying the gaming expo. Gaming attendees participate in a tournament. Guitarist of The Medium during the Aviator Nation music showcase. Lead singer of The Medium.
All images by Iliana Ramirez.