Soo​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ award winners named

SAULT STE. MARIE — The​ ​Soo​ ​Film​ ​Festival​ ​took​ ​place​ ​Sept. ​12-17​ ​at​ ​the historic​ ​Soo​ ​Theatre​ ​and​ ​Bayliss​ ​Public​ ​Library​ ​in​ ​downtown​ ​Sault​ ​Ste.​ ​Marie.

Festival​ ​attendees​ ​are​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​their​ ​favorites​ ​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​ Sanchez​ ​(Spain) Georgia​ ​&​ ​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

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.

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.