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Here Are the Biggest Breakouts of the 2014 SXSW Film Festival

18 March 2014 12:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every year, the SXSW Film Festival serves as a calling card for folks hoping to break out in the film world. Last year's Grand Jury Prize winner "Short Term 12" made a sensation out of Brie Larson, and just a few years prior, Lena Dunham came to the festival as a complete unknown with her directorial debut, and we all know how that turned out. Read More: How This Year's SXSW Film Festival Illustrated the Best and Worst of American Independent Film With this year's edition now over, Indiewire has weeded through all the talent with films at the event and selected those who stand the best chance at going the distance based on their performance in Austin. Below are the 10 we picked (in no specific order). Natalia Dyer - "I Believe in Unicorns" You may recognize the elfin-looking Natalia Dyer from her appearances in "Hannah Montana: The Movie," "Blue Like Jazz, »

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The SXSW Springboard: 10 Actors to Watch Out For at the 2014 Festival

7 March 2014 6:24 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lena Dunham, Tom Cullen, Dree Hemingway and Brie Larson all came to Austin as relative unknowns and emerged as sought-after talents. With the 2014 edition of the SXSW Film Festival launching today, the springboard is loaded. Here's Indiewire's picks for the 10 actors to watch this year: Natalia Dyer, "I Believe in Unicorns" Why You May Know Her: Dyer got her start early on the stage and first popped up on screen in bit parts fit for a pretty face. She made her debut in "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and showed up in "Blue Like Jazz" and briefly in "The Between" alongside "Hunger Games"' Isabelle Fuhrman. What SXSW Could Mean for Her: A breakthrough. "I Believe in Unicorns" puts her in the spotlight and gives her a huge chance to showcase her acting chops. In this sober and ethereal project, a runaway romance between a young girl and an older bad-boy slowly turns tragically dark. »

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