Soo Film Festival 2023

2023 Soo Film Festival Announces Line-Up

Soo Film Festival announces its selection of films for 2023, a mix of features, shorts, and animation. The festival focuses on Great Lakes films and filmmakers, but entry was open worldwide. Soo Film Festival takes place September 13-17 in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan at the historic Soo Theatre and at Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library. Featured selections will screen at the library September 13 and 14 for free, all programs at Soo Theatre are ticketed. Dates and venues are subject to change.

Festival president Jason Markstrom: "We are grateful to be still be here to celebrate ten years of Great Lakes, Great Movies. Our selection of films and filmmakers for 2023 is terrific and we can't wait to share them."

A full list of the films and their descriptions, as well as the schedule and ticket information, is available on the festival website,

Festival passes and individual tickets are available now. 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). Films screened at Bayliss Library are free of charge.

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Soo Film Festival Receives MACC Grant

Soo Film Festival Receives MACC Grant

Soo Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC). The grant will support the festival's 2023 programming.

“We are thrilled to receive this support from MACC,” said Jason Markstrom, president of Soo Film Festival. “This grant will allow us to continue to provide our community with high-quality film programming from around the Great Lakes.”

The grant is administered locally by the Eastern U.P. Regional Planning and Development Commission.

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