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.
The VIP ticket is the sure fire bet for the SDFF. The VIP room is stocked with plenty of food and beverage for the entire week. You will also have a comfy spot to rub elbows with the filmmakers.
Check out this schedule and start picking the films you will not miss.
Ticket sales begin on September 1st. Purchase early.
The selection is complete, notifications are going out. The full film list and schedule is coming out very soon.
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, […]
Submission are now open for the 2015 South Dakota Film Festival. Submission are accepted through July 1st. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SouthDakotaFilmFestival
The Evening with Molly Ringwald was a great success. The theater was sold out, the room was electric and Molly Ringwald was a great guest. It was a dream come true for many fans. Getting to watch The Breakfast Club on the big screen and an opportunity to hear from an iconic actress. Molly entertained […]
The awards have been announced. Click on the laurels to see the full list.
Wednesday evening session will feature some amazing hunting and outdoor sports films as well as some westerns and comedies. There is even a comedy western. This is a good night to kick of the festival. Individual session passes will be available at the door.
Bring the entire family to the Sunday programming and all students get in for $3 per session. That is a bargain. You will get to see some family friendly short films and a special guest appearance by Stephanie Arne the host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. Stephanie will take the stage at 2:30.
One month away and the city crews are helping to prep Aberdeen for the SDFF!
Due to the volume of high quality films submitted, we have added an additional day to the festival. Now the festival will begin on Wednesday September 24th at 7:00 pm.
Do not dawdle, tickets are now on sale. VIP’s and full festival passes will be limited! They are on a first come first serve basis. Last year, all VIP and Full Festival passes sold out. Do not delay your purchase. Individual session passes are available at the door prior to each session.
We apologize for the delay in posting the slate of films. We have struggled with one of the submission services in trying to get proper and professional notifications to all submitting filmmakers. The issue is still not resolved. To avoid further delay we are posting the list of accepted films. Full information about each film […]
The jury is burning the midnight oil. The final selection for the 2014 SDFF will be announced soon. (early August)
We are giving Film Freeway a whirl for a few day. You have until July 11 to get your film submitted through the freeway. https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SouthDakotaFilmFestival
The submission period for the 2014 festival is closed. We look forward to reviewing every film submitted. The slate will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone who submitted a film. We appreciate your hard work and artistry. Everyone should be proud of their film. Thank you again.