The 6th Annual RxSM Self-Medicated Film Expo (RxSM), unfolds once again this year alongside South by Southwest, one of the most beloved cultural events in Austin, Texas. RxSM shines a bright spotlight on talented filmmakers in the thick of the busy festival circuit. Each March, thousands of cinephiles descend on Austin to get a glimpse of the incredibly inspired work being done in indie cinema, and RxSM is eager to provide it. From beginning to end, RxSM is dedicated to edgy, boundary-expanding storytelling that falls well outside of the mainstream. There’s no better place to honor such off-beat fare as Austin, Texas, an unforgettable melting pot of artistry, musicianship, rule-breakers, and warm hearts. Founded, organized, programmed and promoted by filmmakers who can’t help but think outside of the box, RxSM is forever in the service of like-minded free spirits—and fantastic parties that last well into the night. Each year, RxSM doles out awards to its best and brightest talents and offers many of the award-winning projects the opportunity to screen at The Victoria Texas Independent Film Festival the following weekend. In the wake of its success at RxSM, The Dynamiter soared to extraordinary heights, nabbing two nominations at The Independent Spirit Awards and winning Best Director. “In this increasingly crowded marketplace,” notes the film’s director Matthew Gordon, “the RxSM film expo represents a way for small films like ours to reach an audience that we would otherwise be unable to reach.” MISSION AND OBJECTIVE RxSM champions cutting edge and unique cinema and offers valuable programming opportunities to the first-time filmmaker. MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL RxSM not only offers films opportunities to screen at a very advantageous time in Austin, it also funnels great films to programmers at Film Exchange. An international network of film festivals with venues in New Orleans, Louisiana; Victoria, Texas; Corpus Christi, Texas; Marfa, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada and Berlin Germany. The top three films featured in the Exchange compete for a chance to win The Crossroads Award, an honor that recognizes unique cinematic style, exceptional craft, and powerful vision.
Film Exchange is a creative hub located in Texas that offers free production gear to projects all over the world. We produce the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival and are proud patterns of the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists.