Soo Film Festival Announces 2018 Audience Awards

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The 2018 Soo Film Festival took place September 12-16 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, the winning films are:

Best Narrative Feature  Nosferatu Re-Animated, directed by Fran Blackwood

Best Narrative Short Room Tone, directed by Morgan Cooper

Best Documentary Feature:  Intelligent Trees, directed by Julia Dordel, Guido Tölke

Best Documentary Short:  Standing Rock Take Me from the River, directed by Denny Rauen

Best Animation:  The Old Woman and the Sea, directed by Wolfgang Purkhauser, Paul Vollet, and Franziska Trast

Best Music Video:  Le Corps du Délit – “Step by Step,” directed by Simon Lehembre

Best Student Narrative:  Party People, directed by Cristina García Zarzosa (University Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Spain)

Best Student Animation: Butterflies, directed by Abby Boyce (Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, US)

Best Student Music Video:  Oblivion – “See the Sun,” directed by Rachel Goodman (Troy Athens High School, Troy, MI, US)

Best Foreign Narrative Feature:   Octav, directed by Serge Ioan Celebidachi (Romania)

Best Foreign Documentary Feature: Intelligent Trees, directed by Julia Dordel, Guido Tölke (Germany)

Best Foreign Narrative Short: A Cup of Happiness, directed by Mehmet Basak (Turkey)

The next Soo Film Festival will take place September 2019.

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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Soo Film Festival
P.O. Box 1596, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 440-6086,

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