Soo Film Festival Coming September 12-17; Adds Venue

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We’ve added a new venue and more days to the Festival!

The fourth Soo Film Festival takes place September 12-17, 2017 in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, at the Soo Theatre and, for the first time, Bayliss Public Library. Six days of features and shorts from the Great Lakes and the rest of the globe make up this year’s festival schedule.

Narrative features come from as near as Iron Mountain, Michigan, and as far as Australia. Robert Vornkahl returned to where he grew up to make Nowhere, Michigan, a tale of a man on the run for his life. A thriller in the grindhouse tradition, Shotgun comes from Down Under to headline the Friday Night Fright section.

Documentary subjects cover varied aspects of Michigan. There is poetry and performance in Stone Circle; outdoor adventure in The Michigan Ice Film; and a controversial police unit in Detroit Under STRESS. Human trafficking is brought to light in Stuck in Traffic, Modern-Day Slavery In Michigan. A discussion panel will follow that screening.

Sunday features a segment of Native American films, some featuring members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and a Q&A panel afterward. Short film segments span a wide variety of genres. Animation, music video, narrative, and documentary are all on display. Featured segments include student work on Saturday, as well as a showcase of short films from around the world on Sunday.

All films in every category are eligible for an Audience Award. Judging takes place during the festival.

A full list of the movies and the schedule are available on the festival website, soofilmfestival.org. Other events, guests, and discussion panels will be announced soon.

Tickets will be on sale September 1 online at soofilmfestival.org. Ticket prices are $7 General Admission (per block), $5 Seniors and Students (per block); $20 Daily Pass (admission to all blocks on a single day); $50 Festival Pass (admission to all films and shorts programs, all days). Bayliss Public Library screenings are free. Beginning September 15 tickets will only be available at the door.

The most up-to-date festival news is online. Find the festival on Facebook at facebook.com/SooFilmFestival and Twitter at twitter.com/SooFilmFest.

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Soo Film Festival – September 12-17, 2017
The Historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
P.O. Box 1596, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 – (906) 248-5947 or (906) 632-1930
SooFilmFest@gmail.com – SooFilmFestival.org – facebook.com/SooFilmFestival


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Soo Film Festival Announces 2017 Line-Up, Expands

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We’ve added a new venue and more days to the Festival!

The 2017 Soo Film Festival announces its line-up of narrative and documentary features and shorts, music videos, and animation. The festival places an emphasis on Great Lakes films and filmmakers, but entry was open worldwide. Festival programming will feature international submissions from more than 15 countries. Soo Film Festival is September 15-17 in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at the historic Soo Theatre and, for the first time, Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library. Featured selections will screen at the library September 12-14 as part of the festival.

Festival president Taylor Brugman: “We are very excited to expand to another downtown venue this year. This gives the festival an opportunity to show more films and reach more people.”

A full list of the movies and a tentative schedule are available on the festival website, soofilmfestival.org. Other events and guests will be announced soon.

Tickets will be on sale Friday, September 1, online at soofilmfestival.org. Ticket prices are $7 General Admission (per block), $5 Seniors and Students (per block); $20 Daily Pass (admission to all blocks on a single day); $50 Festival Pass (admission to all films and shorts programs, all days).

The most up-to-date festival news is online. Find the festival on Facebook at facebook.com/SooFilmFestival and on Twitter at twitter.com/SooFilmFest.


Soo Film Festival – September 12-17, 2017
The Historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library
Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
P.O. Box 1596, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 – (906) 248-5947 or (906) 632-1930
SooFilmFest@gmail.com – SooFilmFestival.org – facebook.com/SooFilmFestival


Canada Well Represented at 2015 Soo Film Festival

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Scene from The Road to Tophet

August 27, 2015

Two features and several shorts from Canada are among the films selected for the 2015 Soo Film Festival and all have Ontario connections.

All Hallows Eve: October 30th is a horror film set in the woods. Director Ryan Byrne and most of the cast are from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. It will screen Sunday, September 13, at 10:00pm.

The award-winning The Road to Tophet is a twisty crime drama concerning cross-border drug trade. The film was set and shot in Northern Ontario with Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario actor Matt Connors. It will screen Sunday, September 13, at 7:30pm. Director Steve Schmidt is expected to attend.

The shorts “A Place Like Home,” “My Annoying Friend,” “Driving to Nowhere,” and “here we go,” were all made in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. “Two Wolves” director Jonathan Elliot was raised on the Six Nations reserve in Southern Ontario. “Son in the Barbershop” director Nathan Douglas grew up near Lake Ontario.

“The mission of the festival is to showcase Great Lakes film and to have so much of it come from right here is very exciting,” said festival vice president Jason Markstrom.

The 2015 Soo Film Festival is September 11-13 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The schedule and festival guide are available at soofilmfestival.org.

Tickets are on sale August 31 and available online at soofilmfestival.org, at the Soo Theatre office at 534 Ashmun Street, or by phone at 906-632-1930.

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 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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