SoDak Animation Festival
The SDAF showcases unique independent animation from all over the world as well as commercial content from the region. The SoDak Fest also hosts special guest artists to share ideas and inspiration with the public audience. Animation workshops are also held for festival attendees and members of the community. For a visiting animator, the hospitality can't be beat. Student work is especially emphasized to support animation education. Prizes are awarded in the form of the coveted "Golden Cowbell Award"!
J.J. Sedelmaier is already on-board as a 2012 special guest! Past special guest artists include animators David Chai, Bill Plympton, Patrick Smith, filmmaker and animator PES, indie filmmaker Todd Rohal and Reid Thompson, creative director from Troika Design Group!
The SDAF is operated by faculty, staff and student volunteers of South Dakota State University, The Animation Club of South Dakota State University and the surrounding community. SUbmission fees go toward the animator travel assistance fund. The 2012 festival is sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts at South Dakota State University, Daktronics Inc., and The National Endowment for the Arts.