Entries by TCFF

A Letter to Orson

Board Member and unrivaled cinephile Mark Cousins shares this personal letter to Orson Welles. Celebrate Orson Welles and the State Centennial with us at our screening of “Citizen Kane” featuring Orson Welles’ daughter Beatrice Welles on Wednesday, July 27 at 3 pm.  Dear Orson Welles, Can we go around the world together? You’re dead, of […]

Piper’s Picks!

Woof—Piper, K-9 Wildlife Control team member, is quite the movie lover and has some great insight into this year’s festival of Just Great Treats (or as we humans like to call them, Movies)! So if you’re not quite sure of what to see, or looking to add another film to your schedule, here are some Piper-inspired picks that guarantee […]

TCFF Welcomes Indiewire’s Anne Thompson!

Who better to lead a panel of strong, talented women than a strong, talented woman! Indiewire journalist Anne Thompson will be joining the TCFF team and moderating our Friday panel “Who Let the Women In?” where women filmmakers will discuss the struggles and triumphs of creating movies. Click here to read Anne’s article about TCFF […]

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

Calling all Pokemon trainers, the Traverse City Film Festival is the perfect chance for you to catch ‘em all. We have 14 poke stops and 11 gyms for you to become the very best. Here’s a list of all the venues and their closest poke stops and gyms! Catch a pokémon by one of the […]

The Sidebar: Food on Film is Back – with Great Guests!

Last year’s TCFF series The Sidebar: Food on Film was a resounding success, and we’re bringing back this tasty program for film fans and foodies to enjoy alike. Food on Film presents screenings of mouthwatering documentaries that encourage you to munch on more than the movie popcorn. Stay after the films to listen in on […]

The Perfect Week for YOU!

Whether you love to laugh, want to reminisce about days gone by, want to be inspired to change the world, looking for thrills, or are looking to celebrate the awesome women of the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival and beyond, we have the perfect program for you. The Perfect Four Days for the Adventure Seeker […]

Sold Out Films Added, and Public Ticketing Starts for the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival

Friends, Tomorrow (Saturday) is the big day for members of the public who are waiting to buy their tickets for this year’s film festival. At 10 am, tickets will be available at the box office and at 6 pm online for the 250 great films in this year’s selection. Party time! As is the case […]

Sold Out Screening? Here’s Your Second Chance

A few of our movies sold out quickly this past weekend during Friends Ticketing. But fear not! Most of those movies have a second screening with tickets still available. Plus, we just added extra screenings of the festival’s hottest sellers. Everyone can get their tickets to these, and all our other great films starting at […]

Who are the Directors?

Have you tried naming all the Best Picture directors on our poster yet? Check here for the answers to the men that are stumping you! Don’t worry, you’re not going crazy, many directors are on here more than once! Click the poster image to view a high-res version. D.W. Griffith (“The Birth of a Nation”) D.W. […]

Amy Smart Talks TCFF 2016’s “Sister Cities,” Film to Television and Back, and Loving Life in Northern Michigan

The Traverse City Film Festival is thrilled to be hosting the World Premiere of “Sister Cities,” a tale of four disparate siblings reunited by the surprising death of their eccentric mother, Mary. A gripping film with an all-star cast, the audience follows the sisters as they work together to discover Mary’s the meaning behind Mary’s […]