Welcome!

We want to make your festival experience the best it can be. When you arrive in Traverse City, stop by our newbie desk at the Main Box Office and get a welcome goodie bag including maps, festival and area information, a button, and more!  Ask our experienced volunteers anything under the sun and we’ll provide all the information we can!

Join Our Live Story!

Each festival is different, and things move very quickly. The best way to keep up with all the news, events, announcements, and additions is to subscribe to our enewsletter.

We also highly recommend reading our blog, liking us on Facebook, following us on Instagram or Twitter  to not only get the latest news but special insider tips and behind-the-scenes looks at the festival. And we want you to be part of the conversation, too! #tcff

First Time Visitor?

Wondering where to stay?

We suggest staying with one of our partner properties, or contacting Traverse City Tourism if you have any specialty needs.

Want to know more about Traverse City and how to get here?

Visit our About TC page for some great info and great resources about what makes this the most glorious place to enjoy movies.

Confused on how to get tickets?

See our ticketing dates and information. Our Friends of the Film Festival get first crack at tickets before the general public, and their donation supports the festival in a big way! Learn more about out Friends and join today. The Traverse City Film Festival sells individual show and event tickets, and is not a pass-based festival. You can get individual tickets when they go on sale in July.

On a budget?

Check out these free festival events.

Wondering when the schedule is released?

The festival schedule is set to release in late June, approximately 1-2 weeks before tickets go on sale. Check the festival timeline for more info.

Looking to get festival news?

Sign up for our enewsletter and get the most up to date festival news including schedule release, ticketing information, and daily digests during the festival.

Need information on festival accessibility?

All of our venues are accessible and happy to accommodate any special needs you or your group may have. Read the specifics and learn about how each venue may differ.

Interested in being a sponsor?

Read all of our opportunities, learn about how we thank our generous donors, and see if its something that fits your interests. Our sponsors make it possible for us to keep the festival grassroots, focused on the art and love of movies. We’re dedicated to finding the donation option that works best for you.

Wondering how to volunteer?

Our volunteers are the backbone of the festival – we are entirely volunteer run and are looking for someone like you! We hope you’ll join our team of hard-working, fun-loving, problem-solving movie lovers committed to creating an extraordinary event for our community and helping festival patrons and guests have the best filmgoing experience possible.

Looking to learn more about the festival in general? This website is full of tips and info about the festival, so take some time and click around. Browse photos from past festivals to see what it’s really like. Watch videos of interviews and festival recaps. Read our Mission and FAQs. And then join us, and see what the festival is all about.

Insider Guide


Get your copies of the Filmgoer with the Pocket Guide inside at TCFF venues or stop by the MyNorth offices at 125 Park Street, under the yellow awning. Or check out the Filmgoer online.