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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the lineup for this year's film festival, scheduled for March 12-20 in Austin, Texas.

The festival, which began as an adjunct to the SXSW Music Festival in 1994 and has grown to become an important event for the independent film world, will screen 119 features, with 55 having their world premieres. The films were selected from a record 1,572 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,206 U.S. and 366 international submissions. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has announced the lineup for this year's film festival, scheduled for March 12-20 in Austin, Texas.

The festival, which began as an adjunct to the SXSW Music Festival in 1994 and has grown to become an important event for the independent film world, will screen 119 features, with 55 having their world premieres. The films were selected from a record 1,572 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,206 U.S. and 366 international submissions.

Among the major films in the lineup: 'Rogue's MacGruber,' from director Jorma Taccone, 'Jay & Mark Duplass' 'Cyrus,' Bernard Rose's 'Mr. Nice,' Tim Blake Nelson's 'Leaves of Grass,' Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Micmacs,' Michel Gondry's 'The Thorn in the Heart,' Alexandre O. Philippe's 'The People vs. George Lucas,' Shane Meadows' 'Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee,' Steven Soderbergh's 'And Everything Is Going Fine,' Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas' 'American: The Bill Hicks Story,' Mike Woolf's 'Man on a Mission,' Jacob Hatley's 'Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm,' Mark Landsman's 'Thunder Soul,' Daniel Stamm's 'Cotton,' Chris D'Arienzo's 'BARRY MUNDAY,' and Floria Sigismondi's 'The Runaways.'

These features join the previously announced opening night film 'Kick-Ass' as well as narrative features 'Cold Weather' and 'Elektra Luxx,' and documentaries 'Hubble 3D' and 'The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights.'

"It was an incredibly competitive year with record submission numbers, and although we had to make really tough decisions, we are extremely excited about this lineup," film conference and festival producer Janet Pierson said in making the announcement. "We feel we've achieved a great balance that continues our tradition of screening films across all budget lines and styles."

The complete lineup can be found at the SXSW website.