Amazon Picks Up 40 SXSW Films

By Creative Media Times

It seems that online retail giant Amazon went to SXSW and did a shopping spree of it’s own. As reported by Variety today, the e-commerce site acquired streaming rights to 40 feature films that played at SXSW Film Festival.

It is a massive haul considering that $1.9 million will be paid upfront for each film, which includes the 2017 Grand Jury Award winner “Most Beautiful Island”.

The titles were acquired through Film Festival Stars initiative, the same program under which Amazon acquired 15 films from Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, both of which designed to bolster Amazon Video Direct.

Here’s the 40 titles picked up by Amazon:

“Inheritance,” “Assholes,” “Win By Fall,” “Signature Move,” “Like Me,” “Sylvio,” “Satan Said Dance,” “Paa Joe & The Lion,” “A Bad Idea Gone Wrong,” “Maineland,” “The Cloud Forest,” “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” “Bad Lucky Goat,” “Bill Frisell, A Portrait,” “Divine Divas,” “Pornocracy,” “Tormentero,” “Inflame,” “The Secret Life of Lance Letscher,” “I Am Another You,” “Most Beautiful Island,” “A Critically Endangered Species,” “Dara Ju,” “Spettacolo,” “Ramblin’ Freak,” “DRIB,” “Two Pigeons,” “Going to Brazil,” “Daphne,” “Meatball Machine Kodoku,” “The Honor Farm,” “The Light of the Moon,” “Flesh and Blood,” “Fits and Starts,” “La Barracuda,” “MFA,” “California Dreams,” “Easy Living,” “Let There Be Light,” and “Infinity Baby.”