SXSW Film Festival Announces 2011 Features Lineup

The South by Southwest Film Festival has announced their features lineup for the 2011’s Festival, which will take place March 11th to the 19th in Austin Texas. Read the full press release after the jump.

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This weekend at Austin Comic-Con, teenage filmmaker Emily Hagins‘ premiered the trailer for her new movie, My Sucky Teen Romance. Some of you might remember Emily from the popular filmmaking documentary Zombie Girl: The Movie, which chronicled Hagins attempt to film a feature length zombie movie at the age of only twelve. Now eighteen years old, Emily has just completed her third feature — a teen vampire comedy.

As I’ve said before, I think the concept of the film is kind of clever. Where can real vampires prey in a world obsessed with fictional Vampires? How about a sci-fi convention filled with Twilight fans. The vampires don’t even need to disguise themselves, as they blend in with the vampire cosplayers walking the floor. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer for the independently produced film. At very least, the trailer looks to be a better send-up of the teen vampire film genre than the Friedberg/Seltzer 2010 spoof “comedy” Vampire’s Suck, and made for a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the budget.
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I have just been sent the first production photo from Emily Hagins‘ new movie, My Sucky Teen Romance, which is currently in production in Austin, Texas (wrap is scheduled for the beginning of September). Some of you might remember Emily from the popular filmmaking documentary Zombie Girl: The Movie, which Hagins attempt to film a feature length zombie movie at the  age of only twelve years old. Emily is now 17 years old and for her third feature, she has chosen to script a teen comedy, but with vampires. Her latest effort has her biggest budget yet, and a number of local Austin professionals have stepped forward to help her achieve her vision on film.

“I’m really excited about this project,” said Hagins. “It’s the most professional crew I’ve ever worked with, which is enabling me to focus on getting great performances from the teen cast.”

I think the concept of the film is kind of clever. Where can real vampires prey in a world obsessed with fictional Vampires? How about a sci-fi convention filled with Twilight fans. The vampires don’t even need to disguise themselves, as they blend in with the vampire cosplayers walking the floor. Hit the jump to see the first production photo released from this independent production.

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