Entries by TCFF

Meet the 2017 Interns!

Every year a phenomenal flock of college students takes over the Film Festival office for the months of June and July. From aspiring ornithologists to lobster bisque enthusiasts and film prep interns who really, really love Pulp Fiction, this year’s group is one for the books. Sydney Rosen “Yikes.” School: Michigan State University Internship position: […]

Our Favorite Lars Kelto Shorts and Bumpers

We’ve talked about the tragic and unexpected passing of our dear festival friend and colleague, Lars Kelto. Lars was an essential part of our festival, State, and Bijou community, someone whose joy, laughter, genius, and talent played an immeasurable role in making the festival what it is today. But even if you didn’t have the immense pleasure […]

2017 Volunteer Manager Open House

Want to be an essential part of one of the coolest film festivals in the country? Have a passion for working with people? Look good in a brightly-colored polo shirt? Join our elite crew of volunteer managers and get an inside look at the behind-the-scenes of the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival! If you want […]

TCFF is Back – and We Want Your Bumpers!

Summer’s here, which means we’re gearing up for another year of Just Great Movies at the 13th annual Traverse City Film Festival, taking place July 25-30th. And there’s no better way to kick-off the season and start your countdown to the TCFF than strutting your filmmaking stuff and entering our Bumper Contest. You can even […]

MSU at TCFF Recap

Check out all the cool ways our education partner Michigan State University is involving students, faculty, alumni, and the community in the Traverse City Film Festival. From special student screenings to the programming at The Woz, MSU helps bring a variety of innovative work and new experiences (and even a special appearance by Sparty!) to the TCFF.

And the Winners Are…

We’re pleased to announce the winners of our Friends of the Film Festival drawing! Because they renewed or joined as Friends of the Film Festival before or on Sunday, July 31 the lucky people below were entered to win some fabulous prizes…and they won! And get this, you can still become a winner yourself at the 2017 festival […]

Read This! Michael Moore’s 12-Year Project: How His Film Festival Changed a City

Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood) visited the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival and sat down with our Founder, President, and Programmer Michael Moore. Read the interview and about her experience at this year’s festival below (originally published on August 4, 2016).  Michael Moore’s 12-Year Project: How His Film Festival Changed a City We sit down […]

TCFF Photo Contest!

All of the amazing photos you see across the festival and online are taken by are taken by our incredibly talented, undeniably brilliant team of photographers. And get this…they’re all VOLUNTEERS! To tip our hat at this awesome group of people (and make things a little more interesting), this year we held our first ever TCFF […]

We Made History!

Friends, The 2016 Traverse City Film Festival is now one for the history books. We did something no mainstream festival has ever done in this country — have 100% of the films in the Official US Section of the festival (fiction and documentary) be from directors who happen to be women. This was not my […]

Historic 2016 Traverse City Film Festival Wraps

First Time Ever for a Mainstream Film Festival: All Films in the US Official Selections Directed by Women Orson Welles’ Daughter Speaks at 100th Birthday of Festival-Run Theater Restored by Michael Moore Grand Prize Goes to “The Last Reel” from Cambodia In a bold move never before attempted by a mainstream, nationally-recognized film festival, Michael […]