Soo Film Festival Issues Challenge For 2016 (Update)

March 23, 2016     Updated: April 14, 2016


Soo Film Festival continues to grow in its third year and adds a short film challenge to its programming. The Soo Film Festival Summer Challenge 2016 takes place the weekend of July 22-24. Participants will have those 48 hours to write, shoot, edit, and upload a finished short film utilizing supplied elements, such as a character, a line of dialog, and a prop. Qualifying submissions will be screened at the festival and eligible for prizes.

Similar filmmaking challenges have proven popular and take place around the world. Soo Film Festival vice-president Jason Markstrom: “Having competed in several challenges I am very excited to bring it here. This is some of the most exhausting fun a filmmaker can have in 48 hours. It’s called a challenge for a reason and I am looking forward to seeing what the tremendous talent here in Sault Ste. Marie and beyond can accomplish in two days.”

Complete details of the Soo Film Festival Summer Challenge 2016 are available now at The competition begins 7pm EDT Friday, July 22 and ends 7pm EDT Sunday, July 24. The Soo Film Festival takes place September 16-18, 2016 in Sault Ste. Marie at the historic Soo Theatre.