Years running: 6 (since 2016)
International Animation Film Festival
The SoDak Motion Festival (much like its predecessor the SoDak Animation Festival), seeks to show some of the best new independent animation from around the world.
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 coveted Golden Cowbells are awarded for Juried categories
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Cable Hardin (DIRECTOR)
Made specifically for non-commercial purposes, non-student work, less than 20 minutes
Animation created independently from professional/commercial work and does not adhere to mainstream or conventional narrative forms or structures.
Animated content created as significant part of a commercial project and/or while affiliated with a professional company.
Animated work made while enrolled at least half-time as a student as an undergraduate or graduate. Indicate your school and program please. No longer than 20 min.