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Soo Film Festival announces 2017 audience awards

Festival attendees are asked to vote for their favourites
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SAULT STE MARIE, MICH - The Soo Film Festival took place Sept. 12-17 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Festival attendees are asked to choose their favourites by ballot. By audience acclaim, the winning films are:

Best Narrative Feature

As You Like It, directed by Carlyle Stewart

Best Narrative Short (tie)

Anna, directed by Natalie Dale

Safety Net, directed by Andrew E. Rudd

Best Documentary Feature

INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./], directed by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil

Best Documentary Short

The Stories We Share, directed by Kaitlin Lenhard (Michigan State University)

Best Animation

Horse Dad, directed by Anna Hudzik (Ringling College of Art and Design)

Best Music Video

Sarah Lenore - If We Try directed by Patrick Moug

Best Student Narrative

Eat Me, directed by Thomas Butcher (Oakland University)

Best Student Documentary

Planet Campus, directed by Trevor Tarantowski (Spring Arbor University)

Best Student Animation

Horse Dad, directed by Anna Hudzik (Ringling College of Art and Design)

Best Student Music Video

Blood and Wine - Monster's Ball, directed by Claire Davis and Eleri Watkins (Troy Athens High School)

Best Foreign Narrative (tie)

40th Anniversary, directed by J. Enrique Sánchez (Spain)

Georgia and the Time Machine, directed by Daniel Utrilla Cerezo (Spain)

Best Foreign Music Video

Jon Kenzie - Can You Decide, directed by Lu Pulici (Italy)

The next Soo Film Festival will take place September 2018, celebrating its fifth year.

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, Mich.  

Soo Film Festival, Inc. seeks to showcase the work of independent and emerging filmmakers from the Great Lakes of North America while bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie and the historic Soo Theatre. Our Mission: Great Lakes, Great Movies!

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