Samantha Highfill
October 15, 2013 AT 04:00 PM EDT

In addition to panels, workshops, and more, SXSW is adding a new feature to this year’s festival: daily keynote sessions. And today, the festival announced that the first speakers will include Girls creator Lena Dunham, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum, and writer, director, and editor Casey Neistat.

“Though our conference has long featured dynamic speakers, we’re kicking it to a new level this year. By adding a daily Keynote, we aspire to further highlight and draw all eyes to creators who impact our culture in diverse and fascinating ways,” Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, said in a press release. “Our first three keynotes epitomize the root of what SXSW Film stands for: singular vision, DIY creation, and gleefully coloring outside the established lines.”

For a full list of the festival’s first round of panels, visit The complete conference lineup will be announced in early 2014.

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