Friends Only Screening Party
It’s not too late to become a Friend of the Film Festival and attend this celebration
Saturday, July 27, 12 noon, 3 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Admission: Friend of the Film Festival enrollment
Our popular Friends of the Film Festival screenings are back again this year! We’ll have two screenings of each film, free concessions, and a special treat sure to start the week off on an auspicious note. The Friends Only movies are two of the year’s best, and they won’t be shown anywhere else at the fest. Find out more about these films on our web site. And remember, there is still time to sign up to be a 2013 Friend of the Film Festival and take part in this special day of movies. Free for Friends!
It’s not too late to sponsor a film and attend this celebration
Sunday, July 28, 1 pm screening, 3:30 pm Party, Rain or Shine
The State Theatre and Ciccone Vineyards & Winery
Admission: Festival Sponsorship
This annual extravaganza is exclusively for festival sponsors. It features a sneak preview of one of the festival’s best films, “Kon-Tiki.” Sponsors attend a screening at the State Theatre, followed by a party catered by Grandview Catering at Ciccone Vineyards & Winery. It’s a great time in one of the area’s most beautiful locations.
The Bijou Grand Debut
Monday, July 29, 2013, 8 pm screening, 9:30 pm after-party
The Bijou – Clinch Park
Be among the select few to first experience a film in Traverse City’s new “gem” of a theater, the Bijou by the Bay. The event begins with a sneak preview of an upcoming Hollywood hit (with special guests in attendance), followed by an after-party on the beach featuring music, drinks and gourmet edibles. Tickets for this fundraising event are partially tax deductible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your tickets.
Opening Night Party
Tuesday, July 30, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am, Rain or Shine
Front Street (200 Block) between Park and Cass Streets
Kick off the TCFF with a celebration of how “one great movie can change you” on Tuesday night. Front Street becomes a scene featuring local cuisine, libations and entertainment. Enjoy an evening of festivities under the sparkling lights of the State Theatre as we welcome visiting filmmakers from around the world to experience the magic of Traverse City.
Saturday, August 3, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am, Rain or Shine
Century 21 Northland Parking Lot, corner of State and Park streets
Celebrate with visiting filmmakers in the magically transformed parking lot on the corner of State and Park streets. Be one of the few to see the Founders present this year’s festival awards to a group of incredibly talented filmmakers. Featuring a smorgasbord of food, libations and entertainment, this star-studded party is sure to be a blast.
Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4, Late Night
Fire Fly Restaurant, 310 Cass Street
Admission: No Cover Charge
Keep the party going on Saturday and Sunday nights at Fire Fly, the festival’s official after-hours hot spot, located at 310 Cass Street.
TCFF Closing Night Bash
Sunday, August 4, 2012, 7 pm – 9:45 pm
Open Space Park
End the festival on a high note by joining us for our free community party in the Open Space and stay for a special Sunday night screening of everyone’s favorite fractured fairytale, “The Princess Bride.” There will be live music, games, prizes and a variety of delectable confections and sweets available for purchase. You might even catch a glimpse of yourself on the big screen.
Sign up NOW to volunteer at any one of our amazing venues, then attend this celebration on the Monday after the festival!
Monday, August 5, 6 pm-9 pm, Rain or Shine
Clinch Park on Grand Traverse Bay
Admission: FREE for all volunteers with credentials. Sign up to be one of the hard-working, amazing, generous and talented volunteers who help make the festival happen — THEN, celebrate with other awesome volunteers at this post-festival, bayside picnic. This party features some of the best food and beverages TC has to offer. Be sure to bring your SWAG coupons to trade for some awesome festival gear!