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:
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
Charro & Steed (A Story of Mexican Rodeo), directed by Matthew Wagner
Student Documentary Short
Erik Rides the Bus, directed by Garrett Merbach & Matthew Gawthrop
Miss Hunt, directed by Mya Fullmer
Student Music Video
Lo-Fi Children, directed by Logan Mitchell
Embrace, directed by Latesha Merkel
Step Into The River, directed by Weijia Ma
Big Box, directed by Nuria Torreño
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. www.michigan.gov/arts
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!
The most up-to-date festival news is online. Find the festival on Facebook at facebook.com/SooFilmFestival and on Twitter at twitter.com/SooFilmFest.
A pdf version of this press release is available here.