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Social network platform Stage 32’s solution to SXSW cancellation

A possible virtual option for SXSW.

The spread of COVID-19 has led to a slew of conventions and festivals being cancelled. SXSW announced it was cancelling this year’s event for the first time in the history of the incredibly popular music, film, and technology conference.

Stage 32 is a social networking site that connects television, film, and entertainment professionals. The site announced that all filmmakers and content creators accepted to SXSW 2020 can submit their films to Stage 32 for screening in April. The creators will have a chance to show their works privately or publicly.

“As filmmakers, producers, screenwriters and actors ourselves, all of us at Stage 32 are devastated for everyone impacted by the cancellation of SXSW. Given the sad reality that the coronavirus will likely cause more festival cancellations, we want to assure that these filmmakers and their connections get the exposure their work and efforts so richly deserve,” said Stage 32 CEO Richard “RB” Botto

Interested filmmakers can visit Stage 32’s screening registration portal at Filmmakers and/or producers can submit their request to screen their project up until March 23, 2020. Stage 32 will begin screening the films for their exclusive audience in early April.



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