The 10th annual South Dakota Film Festival has officially started in Aberdeen. The event recognizes films either made by filmmakers from the Great Plains region or shot in the area.

More than 300 films were submitted to the event and 65 of those were chosen to be screened at the festival. It includes films of all genres and lengths, including both short and feature-length films.

The festival brings in some exciting guests each year and this year will not disappoint.  Actor/Producer/Director Anthony Michael Hall will there both Friday and Saturday nights. Hall was a popular actor in the 80's, starring in films like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science.

Thursday and Friday nights include Actor/Writer/Author/Musician Stephen Tobolowsky, who was in Groundhog Day and shows Deadwood and Glee. Former Academy of Motion Picture president Hawk Koch will also be in attendance.

The event goes through Sunday and is being held at the Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen. For tickets call (605) 725-2697 or head to

Source: South Dakota Film Festival

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