South Dakota Film Festival begins tomorrow

Published: Sep. 19, 2018 at 7:17 PM CDT
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For 12 years, film fans have been flocking to the Hub-City.

"The South Dakota Film Festival is an event of the Capitol Cinema here in Aberdeen," said Diane Sundstrom, Program Director of the Film Festival.

The festival features more than 74 films of all genres. One getting a lot of attention is this year's winner of the Best Feature Documentary Film Award.

"What people will find with the documentary itself is that it is a roller coaster of emotion," Michael Beran, from the Wildlife Command Center, who was featured in the documentary.

This film will reel people into the lives of those living in Louisiana.

"Rodents of Unusual Size is a spectacular documentary about the people of South Louisiana and the perils that they face. The tremendous damage that this particular rodent has created on the wetlands of South Louisiana," said Beran.

Putting together this festival is no simple task.

"We really probably start kicking it in around January which is when we open up for submissions," Sundstrum said.

The year-round work is necessary due to how popular the event has become.

"Our festival has grown significantly since the very beginning as you could imagine. We started out just a couple of nights and we've grown to multiple days," said Tom Black, Executive Producer of the Film Festival.

Making this a destination for people who love the big screen.