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URI FLP - South By Southwest (SXSW)
Austin, United States (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Break
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Fields of Studies: Film Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate, 6. Non Traditional
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Check out the SXSW experience with videos from previous URI programs - 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014


Students will enroll in FLM 491: Independent Study (3 credits) or COM 410: Advanced Topics in Communication Studies. In addition to pre- and post-program coursework, students will attend various festival events for 9 days during the week-long film festival. After registration, students will get a subscription to SXSW World Magazine and access to an email listserve, which will start to announce screenings and industry panelists.

Important Note - the dates of the 2020 SXSW Conference do not align with URI's Spring Break. The SXSW Conference is March 13 - 22, 2020 and URI's Spring Break is March 9 - 13, 2020. 


While in Austin, students will stay in double-occupancy hotel accommodations. Breakfast will be provided. Students will be responsible lunch and dinner.


Program Fee: $2400
Program fee includes:
  • Housing
  • Breakfast
  • Local transportation
  • SXSW Film Festival Registration
NOTE: All fees subject to change



Keith Brown, M.F.A.
(401) 580-6498  -
Keith Brown is a lecturer for Film/Media Studies in the Harrington School of Communication and Media. As a nationally recognized filmmaker and producer, Keith’s work has been exhibited at the Boston Cinema Census, the Antelope Valley International Film Festival, the Georgetown Indy Film Fest, Columbus Film & Video Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival, Film Stock, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival. He is also one of the founders of Boston Open Screen, an open-mike night for filmmakers, which is now held at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts. Keith collaborated with former students Rachel Mossberg (URI) and Aviv Rubenstien (BU) as a producer of Survive DC, a documentary feature that is in post-production. He is also in post-production on a narrative short film, 80s Birthday Party. He was also the program director of the KidsEye Filmmaking Camp for 12 years where he taught young students the basics of narrative film production.

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