South DakoTa Film Festival

Backlot 605 presents the first ever SiouxperCon Film Festival. In keeping with the theme of Heroes Homecoming, the festival is composed of film’s either shot entirely in South Dakota or made by filmmakers from South Dakota. This year’s festival includes short and feature films, live podcasts, filmmaker panels, and an After Dark B-Movie Bash! Events run all day Saturday and Sunday!

Saturday Film Festival Schedule

11:00 am – 1:00 pm | Feature Documentary w/ Q&A (Host Casey Kelderman)

I Really Get Into It  (1:19:07) – directed by Brian Bieber 

A feature length documentary about the underage architects of Sioux Falls punk. Following the film will be a post-screening Q&A with director Brian Bieber and Back Lot 605 co-host Casey Kelderman.

2:00 – 3:30 pm | LIVE Fat Dude Digs Flicks Taco ‘Bout – Andy Heller

“Let’s Taco ‘Bout” is a local podcast hosted by Andy Heller of Fat Dude Digs Flicks celebrating our collective love of movies. Each episode, Andy is joined by a guest where they discuss that guest’s life and a movie that had some kind of an impact on it. Special guest Nur-D! 

4:00 – 6:00 pm | Local Feature Film w/ Q&A (Host Andy Heller)

Tales of an American Hoodrat – directed by Brandon Lunzman “A coming of age story that follows a group of millennial teenagers, as they live their days of adolescence by their own set of rules.” Following the film will be a post-screening Q&A with director Brandon Lunzman and Fat Dude Digs Flicks host Andy Heller.

6:00 – 8:00 pm | Secret Feature Film w/ Q&A (Host  Casey Kelderman and Sam Lenz)

Don’t tell anyone but we have a super secret film we are screening at this year’s SiouxperCon. We will announce the title for the film the week of the event!

9:00 – 11:00 pm | After Dark B-Movie Bash 

Manos The Hands of Fate (Bingo and Prizes)

Often considered to be one of the worst movies ever made, Manos The Hands of Fate has gained cult status amongst fans of bad films. Back Lot 605 presents the film in all of it’s B-Movie glory by tearing the film to shreds, all while playing Bad Movie Bingo!

Sunday Film Festival Schedule

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | Shorts

The Magic Shop (Short) – directed by Nick Simon

Ink and the Willow (18:31) – directed by John Barnes

Moon Friend (2:12) – directed by Anna Robins

Black Eyed Girl (9:00) – directed by Dominic Weineke

Duende (9:08) – directed by Dewey Noordmans

Kitman (3:00) – directed by Max Hofer

Pale Luna (23:00) – directed by Doug Gerash

1:00 – 2:00 pm| Filmmaker Panel

South Dakota filmmakers Nick Simon, Dominic Weineke, Doug Gerash, Dewey Noordmans, Max Hofer, Anna Robins, John Barnes and Brian Beiber join Back Lot 605 for a roundtable discussion on filmmaking, shooting in South Dakota, and answering audience questions. 

3:00 – 5:00 pm | LIVE Back Lot 605 Podcast

Dracula (1931) with guest

Coming to SiouxperCon is a LIVE recording of the Back Lot 605 Podcast as we begin our October Dracula Month by discussing the 1931 horror classic starring Bela Lugosi! 

Backlot 605 Film Festival Poster