Soo Film Festival 2022

Soo Film Festival Announces 2022 Audience Awards

Soo Film Festival Announces 2022 Awards

The 2022 Soo Film Festival took place September 14-18 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library, a Superior District Library, in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Festival attendees are asked to choose their favorites by ballot. By audience acclaim, those films are:

Narrative Feature

The Dinner Parting, directed by J.A. Andrew

Foreign Narrative Feature

Hideout, directed by Yen Kuang Chen

Documentary Feature (tie)

Imagining the Indian, directed by Aviva Kempner & Ben West

Iron Family, directed by Patrick Longstreth

Documentary Short

Charro & Steed (A Story of Mexican Rodeo), directed by Matthew Wagner

Student Documentary Short

Erik Rides the Bus, directed by Garrett Merbach & Matthew Gawthrop

Music Video

Miss Hunt, directed by Mya Fullmer

Student Music Video

Lo-Fi Children, directed by Logan Mitchell


Embrace, directed by Latesha Merkel

Foreign Animation

Step Into The River, directed by Weijia Ma

Student Animation

Big Box, directed by Nuria TorreƱo

Narrative Short

1992, directed by Kuan Cao

Foreign Narrative Short

You're Dead Helen, directed by Michiel Blanchart

Student Narrative Short

Sinners and Saint, directed by Jerod Willis

The 10th Anniversary Soo Film Festival is September 13-17, 2023.

The 2022 Soo Film Festival was supported by the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, administered by Eastern Upper Peninsula Planning Commission.

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. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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