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.