TCFF Volunteers or TCFF Filmmakers? Our 2018 Inter-Venue Video Competition

In the spirit of last year’s TCFF Program Guide Competition, this year we challenged our incredible volunteer venue teams to work together to create fun videos with SWAG bucks on the line as prizes.

The only guidelines were that the video should include the following:

1. Someone using a radio
2. Patron / Sponsor cameo
3. Some use of the program guide
4. As many different TCFF shirts as possible
5. Properly produced TCFF signage and illegal TCFF signage

Here are the results.


State Theatre – Best Theme Award

City Opera House – Best Editing Award


Milliken Auditorium

Old Town Playhouse

Open Space

2018 After the Credits Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker interviews from our 2018 After the Credits Interview Studio, presented by the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office and Mane Content with a special thanks to Keen Technical Solutions for providing the room for our set. Our interview studio producer & director of photography was Jasmine Abbasov and our technical director was Santino Mattioli.

RBG with director Betsy West

Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes with subject Dick Cavett and director Robert S. Bader

The Eyes of Orson Welles with director Mark Cousins

The Silence of Others with director Robert Bahar

Minding The Gap with director Bing Liu and producer Diane Quon

The Russian Five with director Joshua Riehl and producer Jenny Feterovich

Bathtubs Over Broadway with director Dava Whisenant and subject Steve Young

Crime + Punishment with director Stephen Maing and subjects Edwin Raymond and Manuel Gomez P.I.

Youth Unstoppable with director Slater Jewell-Kemker, producer Wendy Jewell, and executive producer Amy Smart

Skid Row Marathon with director Mark Hayes and producer Gabi Hayes

White Tide: The Legend of Culebra with producer Brian Storkel & director of photography Britton Foster

Luba with Nicole Maroon & Vladimir Jon Cubrt, actors & producers

Hillbilly with director Sally Rubin

The Cold Blue with director Erik Nelson and Catherine Wyler

Anna and the Apocalypse with director John McPhail

Time for Ilhan with director Norah Shapiro

Chamber Connect with Selam Ghirmai (Michigan Film & Digital Media Office) & Kent Wood (Traverse City Chamber)

TCFF 2018 Instagram: Day 5

Instagram highlights from Day 5 of the 2018 Traverse City Film Festival. Tune in for more, tag YOUR photos with #TCFF, and follow the Festival on Instagram @tcfilmfest. Check out Day 4 for more!

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One great movie can change you. #tcff

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Coco! #tcff

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TCFF 2018 Video Montage

We Love Our TCFF Line Wranglers!

2018 Bumper Contest Winners

TCFF 2018 Instagram: Day 4

2018 TCFF Award Winners

Open Space Ferris Bueller Float

2018 Window Display Winners