1 › First your creation will be screened by the SXSW selection committee. They will narrow the entries down to three finalists in each category.

2 › From there, the finalist films will go to the SXSWclick jurors, who will pick a winner in each category and a Grand Jury winner from all 15 finalists.


3 › The Popularity Contest Winner will be chosen from the 15 finalists from each of the five categories by you, the online public.


SXSWclick jurors are a veritable "who's who" of independent film, from award-winning filmmakers, actors and animators to editors and producers.

Bob Odenkirk Bob Odenkirk spent several years in Chicago as a stand-up comic before becoming a writer for "Saturday Night Live" in 1987. The multi-Emmy award winner's writing and performance credits include "The Ben Stiller Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and "Mr. Show" with stand-up comedian David Cross.

Doug Pray Doug Pray has directed a number of feature length documentaries about American subcultures: "BIG RIG" which premiered at SXSW 2007 is about the lives of long-haul truck drivers; "INFAMY" (SXSW 2006) about illegal graffiti writers; "SCRATCH" (SXSW 2001) about hip-hop DJs; and his first film, "HYPE!" which was about the explosion of the Seattle music scene of the early '90s (SXSW 1996!). A graduate of UCLA School of Film and Television, he has also directed and edited numerous short films, music videos, commercials and other documentary-related programs over the years and is now a member of the DGA. He was born in Denver, grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and lives in LA.

Kal Penn Kal Penn is the acclaimed co-star of such films as The Namesake and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. A native of New Jersey, he attended UCLA before embarking on a career acting in TV series such as Angel and ER. That led to more exposure in films including Van Wilder, Superman Returns, and Where's the Party Yaar? He will be seen in the upcoming sequel to Harold & Kumar as well as Two Sisters.

Toby Amies Toby Amies is a filmmaker, photographer, broadcaster and gentleman adventurer, he has worked with BBC, HBO, Lonely Planet TV, Channel Four, Discovery Asia, MTV, VH1, Film Four and 93.7 KRQ, Tucson's Only Hit Music Station. During his three years at MTV Europe he was the only VJ on MTV to have total creative control over the videos during his show "Alternative Nation." He is the curator of the Museum of Unfinished Projects and winner of the Dali Award at the 1999 International Surrealist Film Festival. Currently Toby is fronting a twelve part documentary series on American Art for Gallery HD USA.

Violet Blue Violet Blue is bestselling author, pro blogger and vlogger for Metblogs SF, GETV, Gawker's Fleshbot, and Tiny Nibbles, Blue is the creative force behind the Open Source Sex podcast. She is also a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, a Forbes Web Celeb, two-time Dorkbot SF presenter, and an eleven-year core member of Survival Research Laboratories. Additionally, Blue lectures cyberlaw classes at UC Berkeley.

Art Bell Art Bell is an independent filmmaker with Dreamlike Pictures He has done award winning festival shorts including ICE and RIDE; commercial work for gubernatorial and presidential campaigns; television shows for PBS, camerawork for FINE LIVING, CBS, PBS and BBC. Currently in production with THE GREEN MOVIE, a comedy about the environment. Prior to having fun he was co- founder and CTO of the Oxygen Television Network with Oprah Winfrey, and earlier, co founder of Alias Research, the developer of MAYA special effects software for feature films.

Eddie Codel Eddie Codel is a video producer, blogger and media activist from San Francisco, California. Codel is the producer and co-founder of Geek Entertainment TV (GETV), a popular videoblog that focuses on short snarky interviews of interesting and notable people in the technology sector. Prior to co-founding GETV in November 2005, Codel co-founded and co-organized the Webzine conference series.

Cherien Dabis Cherien Dabis' most recent short, Make A Wish screened at SXSW, Sundance, the Berlinale and Clermont-Ferrand, where it picked up the Press Prize and Jury's Honorable Mention. The film also won major awards in Dubai, Cairo and Aspen. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, Film Independent Director's Lab and Tribeca All Access, Dabis is also the recipient of several distinguished grants including the Jerome Foundation's New York City Media Arts Grant and the National Geographic's All Roads Film Project Seed Grant.

Emily Doe Emily Doe is the Assistant Editor/Producer of Wholphin, a quarterly DVD magazine of rare and unseen short films. After squid birth, trap-jaw ants and an illegal game of border volleyball, she is now working on a telerobotic teeth cleaning video at 2000 meters under the sea. She is a graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio.

Lance Myers Lance Myers has been a professional animator for over ten years. His work can be seen in such feature films as Space Jam, Anastasia, Quest For Camelot, Prince of Egypt, and the critically acclaimed Richard Linklater film, A Scanner Darkly. His original animated shorts have shown on MTV, PBS, HBO, and most recently on the online comedy channel SuperDeluxe.com.

Bre Pettis Bre Pettis produces the show "Weekend Projects," which is released weekly as a video podcast for Make: Magazine. For this show, he produces something new every week, and then makes a video teaching viewers how to make it too. In his recent past, he's been a schoolteacher, a multi-artist, and a puppeteer. Pettis is passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY. Read more about his endeavors at brepettis.com

AJ Schnack AJ Schnack is a filmmaker and writer based in Los Angeles. He has directed two nonfiction feature films - Kurt Cobain About A Son, which premiered at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival, for which he was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award, and Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns), which debuted at the 2002 SXSW Film Festival and was acquired and distributed by Cowboy Pictures and Plexifilm. He has written and directed two narrative short films - Might as Well Be Swing and The Heir Apparent - as well as two stage plays - Pomp and Circumstance and The Nuclear Age.

Michael Tully Michael Tully is a filmmaker, musician, and writer (http://blogs.indiewire.com/tully), who hails from Maryland but resides in Brooklyn. He is director of the 2006 narrative film, Cocaine Angel, and the documentary Silver Jew, which just had its World premiere at the 2007 SXSW Film Festival. He was recently named as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film 2006."

Agnes Varnum Agnes Varnum (agnesvarnum.com) is a film programmer and writer based in the New York City area. Her writing appears at indieWIRE and Renew Media’s Re:Sources, as well as her eclectic but mostly documentary blog, Doc It Out. Recent programming gigs include the Newport International Film Festival, AOL True Stories and the IFP Market. In addition to watching movies and writing about the independent media biz, she spends her days in marketing and publicity at First Run/Icarus Films in Brooklyn, an independent documentary distribution company.