The South Dakota Film Festival is held at the historic Capitol Theatre in Downtown Aberdeen, South Dakota. Free on-street parking is available all around the Theatre (two hour limit Thursday and Friday only).


415 S. Main Street  •  Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401  •  605-725-2697

Advance Ticket Prices

Full Festival Pass (all films, parties, workshops) $36

VIP Pass (all films, parties, workshops, filmmaker lounge) $120

Individual Sessions are $12 at the door.

Students receive a 50% discount with current student ID.


While looking for a place to stay in Aberdeen on the weekend of the South Dakota Film Festival, please use the following links. It’s best to call the hotel direct. Make sure you inquire about special Festival rates at the various hotels:

Super 8 Motel – Download flyer with special rate for festival.

Comfort Inn – Click for online reservations.


Aberdeen is located at the intersections of U.S Highways 12 and 281. We’re just a short drive off of Interstate 29, by way of the Highway 12 Expressway, or fly in to the regional airport (ABR).
Delta Airlines

Other things to do while in town

While here, check out the other things going on in town, and to learn more about Aberdeen.