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The Daily Buzz is a “festival only” radio show. We travel to film festivals year-round and interview some of the most important indie voices, partner with NPR affiliate and local community radio stations and aim to deliver these conversations to cinephiles, fans and moviegoers everywhere.The show is in its fifth year, and the Daily Buzz has interviewed some of the most important voices in the entertainment industry: more than 500 guests ranging from directors, actors, producers, festival directors and journalists in the independent film world.The Daily Buzz partnered with KUT this year to provide coverage of the 2015 SXSW Festival. This week, The Daily Buzz is broadcasting from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Toronto, Canada — and interviewing independent and international filmmakers. Daily Buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is made possible with support from Production Legal, Cloud Electronics, Soundcloud, ENKI NY and Angry Porcupine.

SXSW Film: Day One from The Daily Buzz

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Liam Aiken plays Ned Rifle in the film by the same name, directed by Hal Hartley. The film is showing at SXSW, and Daily Buzz has an interview with the director on its Day One roundup.

SXSW Film began today, and festival podcast the Daily Buzz is out gathering interviews, previews and reviews with some of the filmmakers, writers and actors appearing at this year's fest, which features more films this year than ever before.

The Daily Buzz at SXSW is hosted at the Historic Stateside Theatre in Austin and features interviews with festival filmmakers, interactive and music industry experts, film critics and journalists. 

Listen above to today's Day One episode, which features a Hot Topics segment hosted by Daily Buzz co-host Kim Voynar, publicists David Magdael and Henry Eschelman, and Daily Buzz producer Irene Cho, and conversations with:

  • A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Valesquez Story: Director Sara Hirsh Bordo and the subject of the film, Lizzie Valesquez
  • Bikes vs. Cars: Director Frederik Gertten
  • Ned Rifle: Director Hal Hartley
  • God Bless the Child: Directors Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, and actress Harper Graham.

Daily Buzz is sponsored by Production Legal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Cloud Electronics, and Soundcloud. With additional support from Kind Snacks, Texas Tea and Squeeze and Sabra Hummus.

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