Black Hills Film Festival
May 14-16, 2010
Hill City, South Dakota
Hill City, South Dakota sets the scene for the first annual Black Hills Film Festival.
Located just minutes from Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial, Hill City is a small mountain town known for its arts focus. The Black Hills and the granite mountain monuments attract millions of travelers each year. The festival occurs prior to the rush of tourists so that filmmakers and filmgoers can enjoy the Black Hills Film Festival and all the region offers. Filmmakers from around the world feature their films, screening in Hill City, Crazy Horse a Memorial and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Audiences to the three-day event view documentary and feature films of all lengths and types.
The festival also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Alfred Hitchcock film, North by Northwest. Scenes from the Hitchcock thriller were shot at Mount Rushmore National Memorial where the film will be shown. Crazy Horse Memorial showcases Native American Filmmakers and Films. In addition to awards celebrations and parties hosted by Hill City pubs and galleries, the Festival offers educational workshops for filmmakers and actors. VIP and celebrity guests from the world of film are expected to attend.