SXSW 2022 Film Festival | Opening Titles

Coat of Arms

From the creator:

Our friends at SXSW invited us to create the opening title sequence for the 2022 Film Festival. It's our fourth year collaborating together. This time we wanted to build an anthology of different visual styles to speak to the diversity of genre and film that play at the festival. There are 14 easter eggs hidden throughout the titles. Can you spot them all?


SXSW VP, Director of Film: Janet Pierson
SXSW Project Lead: Gabe Van Amburgh
Creative Direction: Clara Lehmann & Jonathan Lacocque
Design Direction: Ryan Butterworth

Design & Animation by Section:
1. Opening
Design: Nuria Boj
Animation: Mantas Gr
2. Tunnel
Design & Animation: Nidia Dias
3. Scissor Carnival
Robert Kaniszewski
4. Spaceship
Design & Animation: Florian DKS
Additional Design & Animation: Anthony Palermo
5. Space Monster
Design & Animation: Ricardo Nilsson
6. Shhhh
Design & Animation: Terence Ginja-Martinho
7. The Rubble
Design & Animation: Ryan Butterworth
8. Horse Head
Design & Animation: Ryan Butterworth
9. Dance Party
Design & Animation: Klimpa // Max Moertl & Robert Loebel
10. Thank You
Design & Animation: Igor+Valentine // David Stanfield & Matt Smithson


Original Music: Matt Stanfield
Sound Design & Mix: Jenna Coyle