The SoDak Motion Festival is a true gem of the American midwest, because nowhere else in the heartland of America can you find the world's best independent animation. The festival has also hosted guest speakers including artists and filmmakers from NBC, Troika Design, Pixar, and an awesome slew of today’s top indie animators. It’s really cool to say that you've had work show in South Dakota, and for a film festival – and for an animated film festival! It's a small and sincere event, made for animators and by animators and lovers of animation.

The 2018 event will be held October 25th in Brookings, South Dakota at the South Dakota Art Museum and on October 27th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Washington Pavilion's Belbas Theatre.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25th, South Dakota Art Museum Auditorium
Brookings, SD, 7PM, FREE (90 min, PG-13 equivalency)

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27th, Belbas Theatre, Washington Pavilion,
Sioux Falls, SD, 7PM, $6 ($5 Pavilion members)
Ticket holders also gain access to the Visual Arts Center from 6-6:45
Details and Tickets for the Sioux Falls show here!

Visit the Facebook page for a look at past iterations.

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The SoDak Motion Festival and related events are organized and operated by faculty, staff, and students from The School of Design at South Dakota State University and by loyal animation-loving members of the Brookings and Sioux Falls, South Dakota communities.

Festival logo design by George Ruiz.