TCFF Facebook Live Filmmaker Interviews

Here are our 2017 Live Filmmaker interviews, presented with the support of the Michigan Film & Digital Media Office and broadcast from the MyNorth Tickets Studio. We would also like to extend our special thanks to Jordan Anderson and Interlochen Arts Academy instructors Lesley Tye and Michael Mittelstaedt for serving as interviewers.

Cause of Death: Unknown Director Anniken Hoel and producer Andrew Grant
2017 Audience Award: Best Foreign Documentary

Interview with acclaimed film critic Leonard Maltin! We love hearing from Leonard just as much as we love movies (which is a lot), so make sure to listen in.

Into the Who Knows! Director Micah Barber

INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] Director Adam Khalil

Flames Director Zefery Throwell

Enjoy our live sit-down with comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried! We talked about the new film, Gilbert, and also took questions from our Facebook audience.

Quest Director Jonathan Olshefski and film subject Quest (Christopher) Rainey

Drone with Director Jason Bourque

TCFF XIII by the Numbers

TCFF XIII Instagram Roundup 7/30

And that’s a wrap! Another festival has come and gone, and it couldn’t be more bittersweet. Here are some of our favorite pics from a successful closing night. See you all for the 14th festival come July 31 – August 5, 2018!

🎥our first movie on the bay✨ #tcff #afterbedtimeadventures

A post shared by Courtney Gorman (@courtneyogorman) on

Just a FaceTime conversation with MM. @mmflint #tcff

A post shared by Allison Shaver (@alshaver) on

2017 Bumper Contest Winners

Every year TCFF and 13-year sponsor FIM Group holds a contest for bumper videos made by some talented movie lovers that play before festival films. Here are all of this year’s wonderful winners!

First Place $1,000

“Big on Film” by Anders Kelto, Megan Kelto, and Caroline Kim

“Travel” by John Plough

Runner Up $500

“Secret Life of Volunteers” by Tami Evans and Brenda Smith


“Are You Ready?” by Michael Afendakis


Honorable Mentions

“Fantasy” by Brody Steele


“Genre Leaping to TCFF” by Robert Langworthy


“Movie Date” by Don Blubaugh


“Popcorn Training” by Brian Steinberg


“The Power of Movies: A Documen-Tree” by Kathleen Jacobsen


 “The Syndrome” by Don Kuelhorn


“A TCFF Mini Doc” by Molly Jeszke




2017 TCFF Montage

MSU Filmmaking Camp Short Film

TCFF XIII Instagram roundup 7/29

Saturday at the Festival was so much fun — from the great movies to the Filmmaker Party to “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Force Awakens” playing on the Open Space. With only ONE day left in the festival, we are getting sentimental and excited to see your Instagram posts. Don’t forget to tag us or use #tcff!

Lakeside light saber battle #howispentmysummervacation #tcff #starwars #jedisintraining

A post shared by Sarah (@sarahelizabethshiner) on

#clinchpark and#tcff kids festival

A post shared by Andy Schuck (@mrandytc) on

On line at #TCFF this evening.

A post shared by Linda Gottschalk (@thisthingwecallretirement) on

TCFF XIII Award Winners

Festival Fun: The I.M. Pei of Program Guides

TCFF XIII Instagram Roundup 7/28

The fourth day of festival has come and gone. A major highlight was Mariska Hargitay and the subjects of “I Am Evidence” hosting an inspirational and powerful Q&A. Additionally, Doug Benson preformed his legendary movie interruption during “Starship Troopers.” Keep posting pictures to Instagram with #tcff!

First movie of our festival visit! #tcff2017

A post shared by Tripp Burton (@trippyae) on

Just another great movie! #tcff #tcff2017 #traversecity #downtowntc 🎥

A post shared by Emily Taphouse (@etaphouse) on

"Up on the railing, Step in time" #tcff #centerpiece #step @stepthemovie

A post shared by Kendall Kotcher (@kendallkotcher) on

What About Bob in the open space @tcfilmfest and an amazing sunset…

A post shared by Danette Terzano (@daterzano) on

#brotherscrunch #tcff #filmfestival #traversecity

A post shared by Torran Lohman (@torran) on

Pew pew pew pew! #TCFF

A post shared by Ann Hosler (@cyliena) on