Soo Film Festival a positive growth step for area

A little bit of Hollywood is coming to the Upper Peninsula this summer by way of the Soo Film Festival.

Set for Aug. 1-2 in the famous Soo Theatre, the event will welcome Great Lakes films and filmmakers in a two-day event, bringing movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie, according to a written statement from event organizers.

The festival has issued an open call for entries. All genres and non-fiction are accepted in feature and shorts categories Organizers have set a June 5 deadline and no entry fee is required. The films chosen will be announced the first week of July.

Soo Film Festival will take place in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, in the historic Soo Theatre. Shuttered for several years, the theater is in a revival, hosting opera, plays, and concerts, as well as music and dance education.

Although it remains to be seen how the event itself will go, this is exactly the kind of development we love to see in Upper Peninsula communities.

We wish organizers the best of luck and look forward to the results.

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