Lena Dunham, Jason Blum, Casey Neistat To Keynote 2014 SXSW Film Conference

Filmmakers Lena Dunham, Jason Blum and Casey Neistat will deliver keynote sessions at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival running March 7-15 in Austin, Texas.

The festival announced its first batch of panels, workshops and Digital Domain sessions for 2014. The daily keynote session is a new addition. “Our first three keynotes epitomize the root of what SXSW Film stands for: Singular vision, DIY creation, and gleefully coloring outside the established lines,” head of SXSW Film Janet Pierson said in a statement.

Blum is the founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions that has produced the "Paranormal Activity" and "Insidious" franchises; Dunham is creator, executive producer, writer, director and stra of HBO's "Girls"; and Neistat is writer, director, editor and star of the HBO series "The Neistat Brothers."