Entries by TCFF

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 […]

Bike, Stroll, and Caffeinate

This year we have partnered with Norte & Higher Grounds to bring the bike valet to the festival! Beat all of the traffic, bike and stroll to nearby venues, and even receive a coupon to Higher Grounds. Watch the video to learn a little more about Norte & Higher Grounds and how they’re contributing to […]

Mike’s Secret Gems

As this year’s Traverse City Film Festival draws closer with each passing day, it is my wish to highlight some of the most exquisite, artistic, hidden gems that will grace our venues’ screens. Just Great Movies come in all shapes and sizes and some of the best ones get overlooked sometimes. Each year, I send […]

TCFF 2016 Centerpiece Screening Announced

Friends,   THIS JUST IN — big news for the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival’s first day of ticketing:   Our Centerpiece Film this year on Friday night of the fest is the amazing new documentary by Oscar nominee Joe Berlinger (“Paradise Lost” Trilogy) entitled “Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru.” Joe will be […]

Friends Ticketing Day is Underway!

The line for TCFF Friends ticketing this morning stretched down the block, around the corner, over the Cass Street bridge, and into the Chamber of Commerce parking lot! The excitement is real! Note: It’s not too late to become a Friend if you want to nab your tickets early to the must-see films at this […]

Meet the Interns!

Help us welcome our tenth full-time intern class! Festival’s only a few short weeks away and our interns are hard at work helping to prep for TCFF XII. They perform a variety of tasks critical to running the festival, gain valuable career experience, and spend their summer in one of the most beautiful places on […]

The Buzz – New and Improved Location

The Buzz has a new location this year! We are leaving the InsideOut Gallery and buzzing on over to Central Grade School, located at 301 Seventh Street, just steps away from Lars Hockstad Auditorium. Why the move? Our great partner, InsideOut, gets to concentrate on their ongoing bar, art gallery, and special events. And we […]