News in Brief: Three Australian films for SXSW, ACMI opens, and conferences get set to go

Leah Purcell's The Drover's Wife will world premiere at SXSW, along with Gracie Otto's music doc Under the Volcano. There are festivals, conferences, tributes and more in our snappy fortnightly wrap.

Rochelle Siemienowicz is the ArtsHub Group's Education and Career Editor. She was previously a journalist for Screenhub and is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She was the co-host of Australia's longest-running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates' and has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. Her second book, Double Happiness, a novel, will be published by Midnight Sun in 2024. Instagram: @Rochelle_Rochelle Twitter: @Milan2Pinsk