Next year will be the first that the Austin, Texas, film festival is programming keynote addresses, modeled on those at its sister festival, SXSW Interactive.
Each of the keynote speakers fits into one of the distinctive niches at SXSW, which is known for its horror films, comedies and low-budget offerings.
Dunham, who created and stars in the HBO series "Girls," premiered her feature film
In addition to the keynote addresses, SXSW also announced its first batch of panels for the 2014 festival, which will include talks on such topics as "Building a Social Media Duck Dynasty" presented by Elizabeth Lloyd of A&E Networks and "U.S. Immigration Options for Film Professionals," organized by Sharon Brenner of Surowitz immigration P.C.
The SXSW Film Conference and Festival will take place March 7-5 in Austin, Texas.