Whack Yo Paddle Productions

Filmmakers Chance Cole, Jacob Hopkins, and Jared Myers – During their sophomore year in the film studies program at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Chance Cole, Jared Myers, and Jacob Hopkins  teamed up to create a short action film called “Run!” Since the production of Run, they have teamed up on numerous other projects which have […]

Ryan Wood – Filmmaker

From frat-boy channeling puppet monkey’s with homicidal tendencies to Dungeons and Dragons geeks with a lovingly strange relationship, Ryan writes and directs “what he knows”.  Ryan’s films have screened all over the world in such premier film festivals as Toronto, Bermuda, Minneapolis/St. Paul and, of course, South Dakota Film Festival.  His web series Fear of Girls […]

Patrick Wynne

Patrick Wynne is a North Dakota filmmaker with dozens of shorts under his belt. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. He then worked as a news photographer as he pursued a bachelors in degree in film from Minnesota State University Moorhead. After graduation in 2010, Patrick […]

Submissions Closed!

The submission period has officially ended. The 2012 South Dakota Film Festival will take place in Aberdeen, South Dakota between September 27 and September 30 of 2012. The call for submissions officially began on February 1, 2012 and ended on July 2, 2012. Stay tuned and near your phone as we begin the review process. […]

Special Screening Opportunity

The South Dakota Film Festival is proud to continue our mission of exhibiting great, interesting and important films to the South Dakota community with a special screening of American Teacher. Please join us November 2, to watch this film and particpate in a panel discussion following the screening. The Teacher Salary Project presents the screening […]

Thanks Everyone From the Producers of the SDFF!

Well…another year is in the can. Good golly did we have fun. Thanks so much to Adam and Varda Greenberg for coming. Irene Bedard, Adam Moore and Brían Wescott from SAG were incredible, Alex Massa’s music, Paul Guggenheimer, the food, the movies, all incredible!!! And thanks especially to the filmmakers for making the trip to […]

Mr. B. Entertains Adam Greenberg

  SDFF producer, Brent Brandt had the pleasure of escorting Adam and Varda Greenberg (our special guests) around Aberdeen. The Filmmakers Lounge, backstage at the Festival, was hopping on Thursday night. Our “soft” opening was attended by well over 100 film lovers. Many filmmakers were already on the ground networking and chatting with Adam. Our […]

Greenberg Arrives!

We met with Adam and Varda Greenberg this morning at the offices of Aberdeen’s Chamber of Commerce. He already started telling stories about Arnold, Richard Gere, Leonard Nemoy, Ingrid Bergman, James Cameron, etc. He’s loaded with stories. You’ve got to come meet him!

Festival BEGINS

Starting tonight, at 7 p.m. is Film Session 1. Our official kick off session starts tomorrow, Friday at 7 p.m. 7:00 – 9:45 p.m. • Long Live The Duke (9 minutes) • Love Notes (10 minutes) • Mothersbane (12 minutes) • Alex Chance & The Dagger of Kings (6 minutes) • Seven Souls (5 minutes) […]

SWAG Items

    Here are the SWAG items available for purchase at this years Festival. You can order yours today by calling the box office. After the Festival we’ll add what’s left to our shopping cart here online. Call Capitol Cinema Box Office and place a phone order with your credit card 605-725-2697. Commemorative poster featuring […]

Winners Announced!

After much deliberation, the judges have awarded accolades to the following films. Special “Jury Awards” were given to films that did not win in their categories, but were still very appealing to the judges. They are worthy of merit for a variety of reasons including technical, content, performance, or just plain funny. Thanks to all […]

Irene Bedard Attending Festival as Part of SAG Workshop

Irene Bedard will be attending the Festival as part of an acting workshop hosted by SAG’s President’s National Task Force for American Indians. The workshop will begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at the Capitol Theatre. Born and raised in Alaska, Irene Bedard is the daughter of an Inupiaq mother and a French Canadian/Cree father. […]

Adam Greenberg Booked!

After a career of over 50 films, cinematographer Adam Greenberg is enjoying retirement and soon a trip to South Dakota for the 5th Annual South Film Festival in Aberdeen. Mr. Greenberg will take to the stage Friday night, September 16, at 7 p.m. for a Q and A with South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Paul Guggenheimer. […]

2011 Slate Now Online

We are pleased to announce our final selection for this year’s Festival. Thanks so much to everyone who submitted. We regret we don’t have time for more films, but we are a growing Festival. We did add another day of exhibition to accommodate all 51 final selections. The Festival will now start Thursday evening at […]

Screen Actors Guild Hosts Workshop at Festival

Business of Acting in the Digital Age SAG President’s National Task Force for American Indians presents: The Business of Acting in the Digital Age. This workshop will provide information about how technologies are influencing acting in the traditional areas like Hollywood and New York as well as how to take advantage of the technological advances […]

Do You Appreciate Movies? Be a Sponsor of the 2011 SDFF!

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2011 South Dakota Film Festival are now being sought. One of the biggest changes we’re making this year is that instead of printing only 450 event programs we’re going to print 14,000. Holy cow that’s a lot. Here’s the difference: We will be printing a newspaper tabloid program this year and […]

The Best Green Room Around

When we asked filmmakers what they like most about the South Dakota Film Festival, most mention our Green Room. This VIP room is at the actual film-viewing venue and is continually stocked wiht food, beer, soda (pop), beer, munchies, beer and lots and lots of filmmakers. Filmmakers whose films are playing get free access to […]

2010 Pics Posted

South Dakota Film Festival designated photographer, Greg Gilbertson, shot hundreds of shots again this year. Check ’em out and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Check out the Gallery.