Entries by TCFF

The Festival Poster is Here!

What motivates 500 people to spend their Friday night sitting around in the State Theatre, getting their picture taken, and learning how to dab? Probably only their deep love and burgeoning excitement for the 13th Traverse City Film Festival (although we’re sure the free popcorn didn’t hurt!). We are thrilled to announce the release of […]

FREE Buzz Movies & Events!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s The Buzz! And it’s everywhere. Even though The Buzz–our all free, all day venue–won’t be buzzing this summer, its spirit lives on in specially designated FREE experiences offered in every time slot and across venues. Each event and movie is completely free and gives everyone the opportunity to experience all […]

Get to Know Our New Venues

New this year: exciting additions to the festival’s lineup of venues that provide incredible acoustic and visual experiences as well as insights into Traverse City’s modern day and historically significant landmarks. With Lars Hockstad Auditorium and The Buzz off the table this summer due to the temporary closure of Central Grade School, we’re temporarily expanding […]

WATCH! Why Our Volunteer Managers Do What They Do

With less than a month until the 13th Traverse City Film Festival, our office is buzzing with activity as our volunteer managers and interns prep for this year’s exciting festivities. Ever thought about joining our crew? Want to be a part of one of the coolest festivals in the country? Join our coveted crew of […]

TCFF 2017 Trailer

Thirteen may be an unlucky number, but the 2017 Traverse City Film Festival will be the exception to the rule. TCFF’s thirteenth year will bring you countless stories of movements, magic, and mystery with a lineup unlike anything else. One great movie can change you, and one great movie can change the world. Check out […]

Will Be Missed by All

After an incredible 13-year run, Deb Lake is stepping down as executive director of the Traverse City Film Festival. “With sadness in our hearts and joy for her anticipated future success, Deb is moving on to other opportunities,” said film festival founder and President Michael Moore. Lake has helped build with Moore what is considered […]

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 […]