The SDFF has been selected as a Top Review Film Festival. We are very proud of this recognition. It is our pleasure to thank all of our filmmaker alumni and our dedicated volunteers.
We’re very excited to announce that submissions will open for the 2018 South Dakota Film Festival on January 1! Submit <HERE> on FilmFreeway. We can’t wait to see your fine films!
2017 SDFF AWARD WINNERS Best Feature Documentary Film MON KEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGES CREATORS Best Short Documentary Film ON THE WALL. OFF THE CHAIN Best Feature Narrative Film TATER TOT & PATTON Best Short Narrative Film RATED Best Short Comedy Film RAG DOLLS Best Short Experimental Film GRATUS Best Student Film HOW […]
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Congratulations to these selected films. We are working quickly to populate information about each film and we will have our running slate posted soon. Alleva, Beneath Fiery Skies, Better Ride on Tour, Born Again, Carpool, Catching the L Train, CORKY, David Stoll is a Comedian, Deepest Cover, Doctor B, Etymology, FLiCKER, Floating Horses: […]
Thank you to all filmmakers who submitted films. The jury is working on the final slate now. Stay tuned for updates.
Deadline for submissions has been extended to June 30th 2017. We look forward to taking a look at your film.
Another festival is in the books. Stay tuned for details about the 2017 SDFF.
Tickets for Individual Sessions are available at the door based on available seating. $50 for Friday and Saturday Evening Sessions, includes complementary food and beverage. $12 for all other sessions. All seats are general admission.
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 […]
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.
VIP Ticket Sales begin Sept 9th @ 10 am. $125 per / limit 6 per transaction 5 day, 65 films, Amazing Guests Afterparties Complementary Food and Beverage
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 […]
Vip tickets will go on sale Sept 9th at 10 am. They will sell fast.
Submissions are closed. The jury is hard at work. Our slate should be out soon.
Visit FilmFreeway to submit your film to the 2016 SDFF.
Inconceivable! The Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes and screening of The Princess Bride sold out in roughly 20 minutes! Thank you to everyone. We are sad the theater isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone wanting a seat.
The South Dakota Film Festival presents “ The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes” featuring a screening of the classic film on the big screen followed by a live interview with Westley / The Dread Pirate himself, Cary Elwes. The evening is January 30th, 2016 at the historic Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen, SD […]
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 […]
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.