Dolphin Congratulates 42West on Wins at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 20, 2023 / Dolphin Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLPN), a leading entertainment marketing and premium content production company, congratulated its subsidiary, the entertainment PR powerhouse 42West, on its success at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival, which just concluded yesterday in Austin, Texas.

Five projects 42West helped launch received awards at this year's festival: ANOTHER BODY (Documentary Feature Competition Special Jury Award for Innovation in Storytelling), FANCY DANCE (ZEISS Cinematography Award), THE HERRICANES (Louis Black "Lone Star" Special Jury Award), STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE (The Hope Award), and STORY AVE (Narrative Feature Competition Special Jury Award for Cinematography).

42West's other projects at the festival include AMERICANA, BLOODY HELL, CORA BORA, LATE NIGHT WITH THE DEVIL, PAY OR DIE, PEAK SEASON, and TETRIS. In total, 42West had 12 films featured at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival.

"There is simply no group better at promoting movies at film festivals than the industry-leading team at 42West, who once again delivered outstanding results at SXSW this year thanks to their passion for shining a bright light on new voices and independent films within the motion picture industry," said Bill O'Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment.


AMERICANA - Narrative Spotlight
Directed by Tony Tost
Starring Sydney Sweeney, Paul Walter Hauser, Halsey, Eric Dane, Zahn McClarnon, Gavin Maddox Bergman, Simon Rex, Derek Hinkey, Toby Huss, Harriet Sansom Harris

ANOTHER BODY -Documentary Feature Competition
Directed by Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn

BLOODY HELL -Narrative Spotlight
Directed by Molly McGlynn
Starring Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire, Djouliet Amara, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Ki Griffin

CORA BORA - Narrative Spotlight
Directed by Hannah Pearl Utt
Starring Megan Stalter, Jojo T. Gibbs, Manny Jacinto, Ayden Mayeri, Thomas Mann, Chrissie Fit,
Andre Hyland, Chelsea Peretti, Margaret Cho, Darrell Hammond

FANCY DANCE -Festival Favorites
Directed by Erica Tremblay
Starring Lily Gladstone, Isabel Deroy-Olson, Ryan Begay, Shea Whigham, Audrey Wasilewski

THE HERRICANES -Documentary Spotlight
Directed by Olivia Kuan
Starring Linda Carpenter, Dan Pastorini, Jen Welter, Anise Parker, Vivian Acosta, Colette Smith & Phoebe Schecter

Directed by Colin Cairnes & Cameron Cairnes
Starring David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Fayssal Bazzi, Ian Bliss, Ingrid Torelli, Rhys Auteri,
Josh Quong Tart, Georgina Haig

THE LONG GAME - Narrative Spotlight
Directed by Julio Quintana
Starring Jay Hernandez, Dennis Quaid, Cheech Marin, Julian Works, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Brett Cullen,
Oscar Nuñez, Richard Robichaux, Paulina Chávez

PAY OR DIE - Documentary Feature Competition
Directed by Rachael Dyer & Scott Alexander Ruderman

PEAK SEASON - Narrative Spotlight
Directed by Henry Loevner & Steven Kanter
Starring Claudia Restrepo, Derrick DeBlasis, Ben Coleman, Fred Melamed, Stephanie Courtney, Will Neff, Caroline Kwan, Ron Hanks, Gadiel Del Orbe, Natasha Dewhurst

STORY AVE - Narrative Feature
Directed by Aristotle Torres
Starring Asante Blackk, Luis Guzmán, Alex Hibbert, Melvin Gregg, Coral Peña, Cassandra Freeman, Hassan Johnson

STILL: A MICHAEL J. FOX MOVIE -Documentary Feature
Directed by Davis Guggenheim
Starring Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan Fox

TETRIS - - Narrative Feature
Directed by Jon S. Baird
Starring Taron Egerton, Nikita Efremov, Sofia Lebedeva, Anthony Boyle, Ben Miles, Ken Yamamura, Igor Grabuzov, Oleg Shtefanko, Ayane Nagabuchi, Rick Yune

About Dolphin Entertainment, Inc.

Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media and B/HI (a division of 42West), we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming and hospitality industries. All three PR firms have been ranked among the most recent Observer's "Power 50" PR Firms in the United States. Viewpoint Creative, Be Social and Socialyte complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin's legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O'Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series, and has recently entered into a multi-year agreement with IMAX to co-produce feature documentaries. To learn more, visit:

About 42West With unparalleled experience, contacts, and expertise, 42West is one of the leading full-service public-relations firms in the entertainment industry. The firm's PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies, television shows, and digital productions as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, recording artists, and authors. In addition, 42West has also provided strategic communications counsel to a wide variety of high-profile individuals and corporate clients - ranging from movie and pop stars to major studios and media conglomerates.

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