An online film festival is coming by Amazon Prime Video and SXSW

An online film festival is coming by Amazon Prime Video and SXSW

SXSW festival is teaming up with Amazon Prime Video to launch an online film festival.

They are working together after SXSW has cancelled the festival for this year because of ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The event offers filmmakers who were part of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival line-up an invitation to take part, with the online festival set to appear on Prime Video in the US for 10 days.

As NME reports, the event will take place in front of the paywall and will be free to all audiences. Details about when the online event will take place will emerge soon, but it is expected to be “a late April date” according to a press release. All filmmakers who choose to take part will receive a streaming fee.