Soo Film Festival announces 2019 Audience Awards

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The 2019 Soo Film Festival took place September 12-15 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public 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
Empty Metal, directed by Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer
Synpsis: Trailer for Empty Metal directed by Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer. For more information, visit

Foreign Narrative Feature
The Very Last Day, directed by Cedric Jouarie


Documentary Feature
An Armenian Trilogy, directed by Dan Yessian

Foreign Documentary Feature
From Seed To Seed, directed by Katharina Stieffenhofer


Documentary Short
An Edited Life, directed by Mathieu Faure



Music Video
Potion: Dark Matter, directed by Annie Maley

Foreign Music video
FEAR, directed by Lu Pulici

Student Music Video
Too Hard to Love, directed by Casey Zenner



Framed, directed by Marco Jemolo

Other Awards Without Videos
Student Animation

Undone, directed by Sara Laubscher
Narrative Short
Private Barry, directed by Tyler Szuch
Foreign Narrative Short
Reminiscing, directed by Luke Grandmont and Dallas Varcoe
Student Narrative Short
Things We Carry, directed by Paul Morisette


The next Soo Film Festival will take place in September 2020.

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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