Soo Film Festival 2023

Soo Film Festival Announces 2023 Audience Awards

Soo Film Festival Announces 2023 Awards

The 2023 Soo Film Festival took place September 13-17 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

Quicksand, directed by JohnPaul Morris

Documentary Feature

Acting Like Nothing Is Wrong, directed by Jane Rosemont

Documentary Short

Friday Night Blind, directed by Scott Krahn & Robb Fischer

Student Documentary Short

Waves Apart, directed by Josh Greene


PIG, directed by Jorn Leeuwrink

Narrative Short

Paper Planes, directed by Michael Glover Smith & Alyssa Thordarson

Foreign Narrative Short

Collecting, directed by Marcos Gualda

Student Narrative Short

The More We Get Together, directed by Daniel Roberts


The next Soo Film Festival is September 11-15, 2024.

The 2023 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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