The purpose of this non-profit organization is to conduct an annual film festival in the Black Hills that features South Dakota-produced films and films shot on location in South Dakota, among other national and international entries.
The mission of the Black Hills Film Festival is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; provide educational opportunities for students and South Dakota filmmakers; and create opportunities for South Dakota communities to experience high-quality films.
The Black Hills Film Festival is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating in Hill City, South Dakota. Located just minutes from Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, Hill City is a small mountain town known for it’s arts focus and easy access to area attractions, trails, restaurants, shopping and scenic byways.
The South Dakota Film Office, a component of the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development, is an annual sponsor of the event and is in full support of the festival and it’s activities.