In 2005, a handful of local film fans came together and organized a film festival for the Sioux City, including parts of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Back then it seemed the only movies that played in Sioux City featured car chases and big, loud explosions. We knew there were better films and wanted to bring them to our town. In the beginning we received dozens of VHS tapes from local filmmakers and film schools. Now hundreds of short films from all over the world are submitted each year.


Entries to the Sioux City International Film Festival may be made through or


Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center

300 3rd St, Sioux City, IA 51101


Orpheum Theatre

528 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101