Local filmmakers take home hardware from 2019 Soo Film Festival

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Two Sault Ste. Marie natives, Luke Grandmont and Dallas Varcoe, won an audience choice award in the Foreign Narrative Short category for ‘Reminiscing’ at the recent 2019 Soo Film Festival. The short was also written by and stars long-time Sault resident Norris Pyette.

A news release outlining all category winners issued by the Soo Film Festival follows:

The 2019 Soo Film Festival took place Sept. 12-15 at the historic Soo Theatre and Bayliss Public Library in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Festival attendees are asked to choose their favourites by ballot. By audience acclaim, those films are:

Narrative Feature
Empty Metal, directed by Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer

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

Student Documentary Short
The Dawes Act, directed by Frederick Dakota

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

Foreign Animation
Little Cosmic Shore, directed by Pavel Kungurov

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, Mich. 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!

The most up-to-date festival news is online. Find the festival on Facebook and on Twitter.


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