Soo Film Festival 2023

Green Light Means Go! Submit Your Film!

Green Means Go! Submit Your Film! to the Soo Film Festival

Regular submission continues until May 14. Head over to FilmFreeway to show us your movie! We're celebrating 10 years of Great Lakes, Great Movies and we want you at the party.

Here's our latest press release. Download it here.


March 31, 2023—Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Soo Film Festival returns to downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, September 13-17, 2023. Films will once again screen at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library. Dates and venues are subject to change. Soo Film Festival 2023 is supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, administered by Eastern Upper Peninsula Planning Commission.

Festival President Jason Markstrom: "We have seen a lot of films and met a lot of people in 10 years and we're looking forward to even more in the years to come. To still be putting on this program is a great feeling."

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 April 2. The regular deadline is May 14 and requires a $20 entry fee. Late entries must be submitted by June 5 with an entry fee of $25. The selected films will be announced the week of July 21. Filmmakers will find complete details at

Soo Film Festival 2023 is open to filmmakers worldwide but will continue to emphasize and showcase work from the Great Lakes region.

The 2023 Soo Film Festival organizing committee is Jason Markstrom, Allison Youngs, Pat Egan, Carrie DeWeese, 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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