South by Southwest (or SXSW) is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences held in Austin, Texas since 1987.
SXSW 2014 included premieres of the films Neighbors, Veronica Mars and Chef. A television programming section was introduced at SXSW 2014. Series that previewed include Silicon Valley and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, and Jimmy Kimmel Live! was taped for a week at the festival.
SWSX 2014 showcased talks from Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. The headline musical act was Lady Gaga.