By Ally Bolender
Assistant Web Content Manager
Amazon Prime Video is partnering with South by Southwest to launch a film festival collection on the streaming service. The collection will include the films that were originally scheduled to be shown at the SXSW film festival in Austin.
It has not yet been announced what films will be included in the collection. The launch date has yet to be announced, but SXSW and Prime Video are shooting for a date in late April. Viewers will be able to watch the films over a 10-day period with a free Amazon account.
The filmmakers were given the choice to opt in to the Prime Video collection. Filmmakers who choose to participate will receive a screening fee for streaming their film over the 10 days.
“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,” said Head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke in a press release.
Originally scheduled mid-March, the SXSW film festival was cancelled by Austin Mayor Steve Adler on March 6 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns. The partnership will allow filmmakers to showcase their films to a nationwide audience.
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