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2016 Festival Awards

Congratulation to all 2016 film makers.  Here are the jury awards. Best Feature Documentary Film THE PRIMARY INSTINCT Best Short Documentary Film A PERFECT RECORD Best Feature Narrative Film WEST VIRGINIA STORIES Best Short Narrative Film PONY Best Romantic Comedy Film THE WEDDING INVITATION Best Feature Comedy Film DEPENDENT’S DAY Best Short Comedy Film A […]

More Ticket Options

Can’t make it to every session.  Life gets in the way sometimes. You can still enjoy the SDFF with some new ticketing options for Friday night, Saturday night and a value pack for the rest of the festival.  Click on the tickets tab at the top of the page to buy yours today.


Special Guests Announced

Special Guests include actors Anthony Michael Hall and Stephen Tobolowsky.  Joining them is Hawk Koch renowned producer and former President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  William Klayer director and cinematographer and actress Lisa Ann Walter will also be attending the festival. The producers of the South Dakota Film Festival are proud […]

2015 FB Award Pic

2015 Awards Rundown

2015 SDFF AWARDS Best Of Fest WILDLIKE Best Dakota Narrative Feature Film SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME Best Narrative Feature Film THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET Best Dakota Documentary Feature Film RISING VOICES / Hótȟaŋiŋpi Best Documentary Feature Film WELCOME TO LEITH Best Family Feature Film BIG VOICE Best Narrative Short Film CAREER GIRL Best […]

Thank you!

We appreciate everyone who attended, volunteered and sponsored the SDFF this year.  We also thank all of the filmmakers who submitted their art to your festival.  Check back for official photos from the fest.


Pine Ridge Youth Documentary Contest

SDFF is proud to partner with Chloe Zhao director of  Songs My Brothers Taught Me and Pharrel Williams’s i am OTHER to present the: Pine Ridge Youth Documentary Competition. Winning films will screen at the SDFF 2015. Songs My Brother Taught Me is set on the Great Plains and the Badlands of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, […]