Steve Ramos is a national, award-winning journalist whose advocacy of independent and art cinema has made him one of America's leading critical voices. His work has appeared in numerous publications including Boxoffice, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Movie Jungle.com, New York Magazine.com, Screen Daily and indieWire among others. In 2001, Ramos broke the story of a Cincinnati art-house theater snipping a sex scene from director Wayne Wang's "The Center of the World," which led the theater owner to ban him indefinitely from the theater. Ramos has programmed for film non-profits like 92Y Tribeca in order to bring independent film to larger audiences. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Xavier University and makes his home in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife and son.
Filmmaker Emma Seligman continues to receive festival praise from Outfest to SXSW for her “coming-of-age classic” comedy “Shiva Baby,” about a soon-to-be college graduate running into an ex-girlfriend and her secret sugar daddy at a family shiva.
SXSW designers recreate blocks of downtown Austin, Texas, for online attendees to experience virtually. It’s a powerful preview of the increasing role XR tech will play at future festivals and industry summits.