SXSW 2020 Canceled due to CoronaVirus
Netflix was one of the largest’s companies to step down from 2020 SXSW (South by Southwest Film Festival). A source explained that the company has canceled the screening of five films and an upcoming series ‘BlackExcellence’.
A number of Films have been dropped from Broadcasting. Such as ‘Uncorked’ (feature film) and four documentaries: ‘L.A.Originals’, ‘A Secret Love’, ‘Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics’ and’ Mucho Mucho Amor’.
A lot of other companies stepped down from SXSW. On Wednesday afternoon, Apple declared ‘Spike Jonze’s’ Documentary cancellation along with ‘Central Park’ animated musical series, ‘Home’ by docuseries and ‘Beastie Boys story’.
South by Southwest Film festival was to happen this March
The SXSW’s annual music, film and media festival was supposed to happen this March. It would start on 13th March and end on 22nd March. A rough estimate of people who attend this tech event every year in Austin is 150,000.
A few days back Twitter, Amazon, and Facebook also pulled out from the SXSW event.
Austin’s Public Health Office released a statement on SXSW’s website that no health department has requested the show’s cancellation, as the risk of CoronaVirus’s escalation from one person to another is super low.
But SXSW just updated a tweet regarding the cancellation of their cultural, music, film and tech event.
— SXSW (@sxsw) March 6, 2020
History of SXSW (South By Southwest Film Festival)
The event first started in 1987 and has continued to grow throughout the years. And for the very first time in history, SXSW event organizers are shattered to announce the cancellation of their 34th event.
Austin Public Health stated on Wednesday, there is no proof that the event’s cancellation is going to make the populace safer. But we have to play our part and respect the decision of the City of Austin.
SXSW also stated that they are thinking about rescheduling the event. The FAQ will share further details regarding the participants of SXSW 2020.
The organizers further mentioned that they understand the intensity of the situation. They know how difficult it’s going to be for all the creative heads who use the platform of SXSW to promote their business globally.
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed and pray for the rescheduling.