2018 Soo Film Festival Calls for Entries

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Soo Film Festival marks year five in 2018. The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with films screening September 12-16 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library.

The festival has issued an open call for entries beginning April 3. Documentary and all genres of fiction, feature and shorts, will be accepted online exclusively through FilmFreeway. The festival committee has set a no-fee early bird deadline of May 11. The regular deadline is June 22 and requires a $10 entry fee. Late entries must be submitted by July 9 with an entry fee of $15. The selected films will be announced the first week of August. Filmmakers will find complete details on the Submit a Film section of the festival’s website, soofilmfestival.org.

Festival President Jason Markstrom: “This is our fifth year and it feels like we’re just getting started. We are looking forward to seeing more of the fantastic talent from the Great Lakes and around the world and will enjoy in showing it off in September.”

Soo Film Festival 2018 is open to filmmakers worldwide but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The 2018 Soo Film Festival organizing committee is Jason Markstrom, Allison Youngs, Mark Dobias, Pat Egan, and Susan James.

Soo Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and host film and allied arts festivals in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers, especially from the Great Lakes of North America. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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Soo Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

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2017 Soo Film Festival Deadlines Near

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There is still time to submit a film to the 2017 Soo Film Festival. The regular deadline is June 23 and requires a $10 entry fee. Late entries must be submitted by July 7 with an entry fee of $15. The selected films will be announced the first week of August.

The festival has issued a call for all genres and nonfiction in feature and shorts categories. Entry is online exclusively through FilmFreeway. Filmmakers will find complete details on the Submit a Film section of the festival’s website at soofilmfestival.org.

Festival Vice-President Jason Markstrom: “We’ve seen some great stuff so far and want filmmakers to know there is still an opportunity to be seen.”

Soo Film Festival 2017 is open to filmmakers worldwide but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The fourth installment of the Soo Film Festival is set for September 15-17, 2017. The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at the historic Soo Theatre.

Soo Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and host film and allied arts festivals in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers, especially from the Great Lakes of North America, while bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie and the historic Soo Theatre. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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Soo Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more

2017 Soo Film Festival Calls for Entries

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The fourth installment of the Soo Film Festival is set for September 15-17, 2017. The festival is once again headquartered in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at the historic Soo Theatre.

The festival has issued an open call for entries. Beginning April 4 all genres and nonfiction in feature and shorts categories will be accepted online exclusively through Film Freeway. The festival committee has set a fee-free early bird deadline of May 12. The regular deadline is June 23 and requires a $10 entry fee. Late entries must be submitted by July 7 with an entry fee of $15. The selected films will be announced the first week of August. Filmmakers will find complete details April 4 on the Submit a Film section of the festival’s website, soofilmfestival.org.

Festival President Taylor Brugman: “Four years later and we’re just as excited as the first. We anticipate this may be the biggest one yet. The opportunity to show off more incredible talent is one we intend to take every advantage of.”

Soo Film Festival 2017 is open to filmmakers worldwide but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The 2017 Soo Film Festival organizing committee is Taylor and Liz Brugman, Allison Youngs, Mark Dobias, Pat Egan, Susan James, and Jason Markstrom.

Soo Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and host film and allied arts festivals in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers, especially from the Great Lakes of North America, while bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie and the historic Soo Theatre. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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Soo Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.

2016 Soo Film Festival Calls For Entries, Issues Challenge

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April 18, 2016—Soo Film Festival welcomes films and filmmakers to downtown Sault Ste. Marie for its third year. The festival returns to the historic Soo Theatre and is set for September 16-18.

Festival President Taylor Brugman: “We are excited to once again showcase filmmaking from the Great Lakes and beyond, and to raise the bar for ourselves with the Summer Challenge. We can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for us.”

The festival has issued an open call for entries. All genres and nonfiction are accepted in feature and shorts categories. Filmmakers will find details on the Submit a Film page of the festival website, soofilmfestival.org. The festival committee has set an early bird deadline of May 19 that requires no entry fee. The regular deadline is July 1 with an entry fee of $10. The late entry deadline is July 15 and requires an entry fee of $15. The selected films will be announced the third week of August.

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New to Soo Film Festival this year is Summer Challenge 2016, a 48 hour short film competition. Teams will be given a list of elements and will have two days to write, shoot, and edit a 4 – 6 minute film. Competitors can be anywhere because they will upload their results. Participation will be a maximum of 20 teams and is open to anyone in the US. The competition will take place July 22-24. A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is required. Entry deadline is July 20. Qualifying films will be eligible for prizes and screened at the festival in September. Complete details for Summer Challenge 2016 are available at soofilmfestival.org/sff_challenge.

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Soo Film Festival 2016 is open to anyone but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The festival is the result of work done by the organizing committee of Taylor and Liz Brugman, Allison Youngs, Mark Dobias, Pat Egan, Susan James, and Jason Markstrom, as well as the festival’s advisory board.

The advisory board is charged with helping the festival grow. The Soo Film Festival Advisory Board includes Helen Cho Anthos, Nick Childs, Steve Hamilton, Jason Markstrom, John Regan, Rich Brauer, and Steven Wiig. The board was brought together for their connections to film, story, music, and The Great Lakes. More information about the board members is located on the festival website.

Soo Film Festival, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and host film and allied arts festivals in the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers, especially from the Great Lakes of North America, while bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie and the historic Soo Theatre. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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Soo Film Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more.