Announcing the 2017 Official Selections!

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August 11, 2017—We are pleased to announce our official selections for the 2017 Soo Film Festival. With more than 400 films submitted in 6 categories, including more than 100 films with a connection to the Great Lakes, once again we had some very tough choices to make.

Filmmakers, be sure to check your inbox.  If your film has been selected, you have a list of things to do…and of course make your plans to come to the festival!  Independent film lovers, these are films you won’t want to miss!  The screenings will take place September 15-17, 2017 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  It’s going to be a great event!  More details will follow, so be sure to Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Below is the list of films for each category. We’ll be putting info about the films on the web as fast as we possibly can. The final schedule will be available on August 18. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 1.  At that time, tickets can be purchased online at soofilmfestival.org. For more information, call the Festival office at (906) 248-5947.

We’d like to thank all of the filmmakers who took the time to share their films with us. We are blown away by your amazing vision and talent and we wish you the best of luck as you continue your passion for filmmaking.

Filmmakers and media folk: downloadable logos and laurels and a printable PDF of this announcement are available online.


2017 Soo Film Festival Official Selections

Narrative Features

  • As You Like It
  • Nowhere, Michigan
  • Shotgun

Documentary Features

  • Detroit Under S.T.R.E.S.S.
  • INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]
  • Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes
  • The Michigan Ice Film
  • The Stone Circle
  • Stuck in Traffic, Modern-Day Slavery in Michigan

Narrative Shorts

  • 40th Anniversary
  • Anna
  • BUZz
  • Disarming
  • Eat Me
  • La Folía
  • Fomo Sapiens
  • Franksgiving
  • Georgia & the Time Machine
  • The Good Drive
  • Hatcat
  • IN/FINITE
  • I’ve Just Had a Dream
  • Jaded
  • The Maltese Guinea Pig
  • Marc Chung Protects His Address
  • My Little Brother
  • Once Upon a Dream
  • Pampa
  • Prep Talk
  • Red Light
  • Return Address
  • Safety Net
  • Super Dad!
  • This Is Who I Am
  • Twofold
  • The Waiting Room
  • Wingman
  • Ya No Te Quiero (I Donʼt Love You Any More)

Documentary Shorts

  • Hearts of Steel
  • Hi8
  • Planet Campus
  • Qaleraliq
  • Renardo
  • Sisterly
  • The Stories We Share
  • ʼTil The Last Dog Dies

Animations

  • A Bolt from the Blue
  • Donʼt Look Under Your Bed
  • Hands to the Sky
  • Horse Dad
  • How to Find Love Online with Fridge and Bear
  • Journey
  • Missing
  • The Myth of a Standing Ovation
  • Pandas in the Mist
  • Panic Attack!
  • Radiophone
  • Returning
  • Starry Skies
  • The Teacup
  • The Velvet Abstract
  • Why We Want a Dog

Music Videos

  • Blood and Wine – Monster’s Ball
  • Jon Kenzie – Can You Decide
  • Sarah Lenore – If We Try
  • Protomartyr – A Private Understanding

Soo Film Festival – September 15-17, 2017
The Historic Soo Theatre – 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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Announcing Our Official Selections!

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August 22, 2016
Updated: September 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce our official selections for the 2016 Soo Film Festival.  With almost 400 films submitted in 6 categories, including more than 100 films with a connection to the Great Lakes, we had some very tough choices to make.

Filmmakers, be sure to check your inbox.  If your film has been selected, you have a list of things to do…and of course make your plans to come to the festival!  Independent film lovers, these are films you won’t want to miss!  The screenings will take place September 16-18, 2016 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.  It’s going to be a great event!  More details will follow, so be sure to Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Below is the list of films for each category. We’ll be putting info about the films on the web as fast as we possibly can. The final schedule will be available on August 29. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, September 1.  At that time, tickets can be purchased online at soofilmfestival.org, or in person at the Soo Theatre office located on 534 Ashmun Street. For more information, call the Soo Theatre office at (906) 632-1930.

We’d like to thank all of the filmmakers who took the time to share their films with us. We are blown away by your amazing vision and talent and we wish you the best of luck as you continue your passion for filmmaking.

Filmmakers and media folk: downloadable logos and laurels and a printable PDF of this announcement are available online.

Update, September 1, 2016: At the request of the filmmakers, we are rescheduling the screening of INAATE/SE/ to a time when they can be here. Stay tuned for further announcements about this film. We also announce the addition of Sleeping Giant and Waiting for Wiig.


2016 Soo Film Festival Official Selections

Narrative Features

  • Bear with Us
  • Robot Heart
  • Scratch
  • Sleeping Giant
  • The Pineville Heist

Documentary Features**

  • Graveyard of the Great Lakes: A Shipwreck Hunter’s Quest to Discover the Past
  • UP a River

Narrative Shorts

  • #HELP
  • Bad Dog
  • Balloon
  • Breaking Circles
  • Call
  • Candy Skin
  • CI: A TEDD Talkumentary
  • Cryptid
  • Default
  • Dystopia
  • His & Hers
  • In Search Of
  • My Friend
  • Nestor Talbot
  • Normie
  • Nowhere Man
  • Onslaught of the Plant People
  • Other
  • Pow
  • Rent a Car
  • Self-Interest
  • Stop
  • The Handbag
  • The Unconventional Gourmet
  • Tylwyth Teg & the Vial
  • Waiting for Wiig
  • Whale Valley
  • Zero

 Documentary Shorts

  • A Passion of Gold and Fire
  • An Interview with Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds
  • Boat Builder
  • Captain Jackson
  • Predator / Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves
  • Striking a Chord: Instruments of Healing
  • The 1%: Crisis in the Great Lakes
  • The Reinvention of Normal
  • Together Is Home

Animations

  • A Single Life
  • A Space in Time
  • Café Sultan Muhammad
  • Cuerdas
  • Hollow
  • Light Sight
  • Lila
  • Mr Violet
  • My Mother Only Had One Eye
  • One Day in July
  • Shades of Gray
  • The D in David
  • Touché

Music Videos

  • I Will Steal Your Heart (Lila Cheney)
  • Little Party Queen (Next is Best)
  • Sight of the Sound
  • Singing through the Storm
  • The Band Breakfast (El Desayuno de los Gauchos)
  • The Life We Had

**Documentary feature INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./] was withdrawn by the filmmakers, to be screened at a later date.


Soo Film Festival – September 16-18, 2016
The Historic Soo Theatre – Downtown Sault Ste. Marie, MI
P.O. Box 1596, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783 – (906) 248-5947 or (906) 632-1930
SooFilmFest@gmail.com – SooFilmFestival.org – facebook.com/SooFilmFestival


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Audience Choice Awards for the 2015 Soo Film Festival

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They came, they saw, they voted!

We are pleased to announce the Audience Choice Awards for the 2015 Soo Film Festival. In the Narrative Feature category, four films were very close, so we are naming three runners-up.

By audience acclaim, the winning films are:

Best Narrative Feature

America Is Still the Place, directed by Patrick Gilles

Runners-up: The Road to Tophet, directed by Steve Schmidt;
Other Madnesses, directed by Jeremy Carr; and Superior, directed by Edd Benda.

Best Narrative Short (under 15 minutes)

The Red Thunder, directed by Alvaro Ron

Runner-up: Counsellor, directed by Venetia Taylor

Best Narrative Short (15 minutes and over)

Dead Metaphors, directed by Patrick Ford

Runner-up: Love and Badminton, directed by Kenneth Maharaj

Best Documentary Feature

PROJECT: ICE, directed by Bill Kleinert

Best Documentary Short

A Place Like Home, directed by Adam Gualtieri

Runner-up: The Deer Hunter, directed by David Tietmeyer

Best Animated Feature

Battledream Chronicle, directed by Alain Bidard

Best Animation

EmBarked, directed by Adele Hawkins, Mikel Mujika, and Soo Kyung Kang

Runner-up: Modern Man (An Animated Tribute to George Carlin), directed by Robert Lyons

Best Music Video

Girls Don’t Cry Wolf, directed by John Chigas and Anna Eva Kotyza

Runner-Up: Bless(e) You, directed by Joris Favraud

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Announcing Our Official Selections!

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We are pleased to announce our official selections for the 2015 Soo Film Festival. With over 2000 films submitted in 7 categories, including more than 250 films with a connection to the Great Lakes, we had some very tough choices to make.

Filmmakers, be sure to check your inbox. If your film has been selected, you have a list of things to do…and of course make your plans to come to the festival!

Independent film lovers, these are films you won’t want to miss! The screenings will take place September 11-13, 2015 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It’s going to be a great event! More details will follow, so be sure to like us on Facebook to stay in the loop.

Below is the list of films for each category. We’ll be putting info about the films on the web as fast as we possibly can. The final schedule will be available on August 24. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, August 31. At that time, tickets can be purchased online at soofilmfestival.org, or in person at the Soo Theatre office located on 534 Ashmun Street. For more information, call the Soo Theatre office at (906) 632-1930.

We’d like to thank all of the filmmakers who took the time to share their films with us. We are blown away by your amazing vision and talent and we wish you the best of luck as you continue your passion for filmmaking.

Filmmakers and media folk: downloadable logos and laurels and a printable PDF of this announcement are available online.


2015 Soo Film Festival Official Selections

Narrative Features

All Hallows Eve: October 30th
America Is Still the Place
Buffalo
Deadrise
Lovestruck! The Musical
Other Madnesses
Superior
The Road to Tophet

Documentary Features

PROJECT: ICE

Feature Animation

Battledream Chronicle

Narrative Shorts

Condemned to Failure
Counsellor
Dead Metaphors
Driving to Nowhere
Ghost Detectives 2
here we go
Love and Badminton
MEAT
My Annoying Friend
Snow Train
Son in the Barbershop
The Cat’s Cradle
The Cold One
The Elevator
The Red Thunder
To Invoke Requiem
Two Wolves
Wallets

Documentary Shorts

A Place Like Home
The Deer Hunter

Animations

Alien Antics!
Believe the Lie
Chick+Chick
Embarked
Guitar Man
Hutong Meow
L’ENVOL
Modern Man (An Animated Tribute to George Carlin)
R.P.M. 2
Rosso Papavero
September Sketch Book
Sirens Call
Switch Man
The Boxers
The First Monday of Summer
The K.D. Documentary
Touché Toupee
Vitamin C
Volcano!
Who’d Cut the Lights
Wild Encounter

Music Videos

Black Flowers
Bless(e) You
Fight Club
Girls Don’t Cry Wolf
Hooks
One Thing
Only Wanna Party
The Great Escape