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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 16-18, 2016

Announcing Our Official Selections!

Official Selection Laurels for 2016 Soo Film Festival


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.


Soo Film Festival Is Coming Soon!

Soo Film Festival Is Coming Soon!

Soo Film Festival 2016 is almost a month away. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the best festival yet! The submission deadlines have passed and the judges are making their final selections. Watch the media, Facebook, and soofilmfestival.org for announcements.

The Soo Film Festival returns to the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. Tickets will be available from the Soo Theatre after Labor Day.

The Festival welcomes moviegoers and filmmakers to downtown Sault Ste. Marie for its third year. Festival President Taylor Brugman states, “We are excited to once again showcase filmmaking from the Great Lakes region, along with quality filmmaking from around the world.”                        

The themes this year will likely fall into the following categories: Documentary, Native American, Narrative, Animation, Music Videos, Foreign, and Locally Produced. There will be something for all interests, with the films ranging from shorts of one-minute-long to full-length features.

The Festival will begin on Friday evening and continue through Sunday evening. There will be snacks and drinks available for purchase, along with Festival t-shirts.

Support movies in your downtown by attending the Soo Film Festival and helping revitalize the Soo Theatre. Please help spread the word!

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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