Stay tuned for 2016 party announcements and details.
New for 2015! Join us nightly for the festival’s Official Filmmaker Bar Nights — Movies on Tap. Find the complete schedule and more info here.
Friends Only Screening Party
It’s not too late to become a Friend of the Film Festival and attend this celebration
Saturday, July 25, 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Our popular Friends of the Film Festival screenings are back again this year! We’ll have two screenings each of two of the festival’s best films, hand picked by Michael Moore, plus free concessions and everyone’s favorite treat–cake! It’s all sure to start the week off on an auspicious note. The Friends Only movie– “99 Homes” and “Being Canadian“– are especially for Friends, and won’t be shown anywhere else in the festival. There is still time to sign up to be a 2015 Friend of the Film Festival and take part in this exclusive day of movies. FREE for Friends!
We’re excited to be back on the bayfront this summer for our annual celebration of sponsors! Join us on The Patio at Clinch Park for a gourmet brunch followed by a sneak preview of one of the festival’s best films, “Learning to Drive.” It’s not too late to become a sponsor and enjoy this party, along with a host of other benefits. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. FREE for Sponsors!
Opening Night Party
Tuesday, July 28, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Front Street (200 Block) between Park and Cass Streets | Rain or Shine
Kickoff the festival with a sparkling celebration of Just Great Movies on Tuesday night. We’ll shut down Front Street and fill it with excitement, music, dancing, stars, the most delectable food Traverse City has to offer, and the very best beer, wine, and mixed drinks your all access ticket can buy—all under the stars glittering in the sky. Enjoy a red carpet evening bathed in the luminous glow of the State Theatre’s beautiful marquee as we welcome movie lovers to experience the magic of Traverse City. Tickets: $50
The Woz Party
Wednesday, July 29, 6pm
The Woz at InsideOut Gallery
Help us christen The Woz on Wednesday at 6pm. Come for our FREE soiree with apps, zerts, and beverages, and check out all we’ve got to offer. The only rule? Tell your friends to come visit us later in the week! Share your experiences using #tcffwoz. FREE!
Celebrate with visiting filmmakers in the miraculously transformed parking lot on the corner of State and Park streets. At 9:30 pm, be one of the few to see the Founders present this year’s festival awards to a group of amazingly talented filmmakers. Featuring a smorgasbord of food, drinks, and entertainment, this star-studded party is destined to be a blast. Tickets: $50
TCFF Closing Night Bash
Sunday, August 2, 7 pm – 9:45 pm
Open Space Park
Join us in the Open Space on Sunday night for our free community party and stay for a screening of the new family classic, “The LEGO Movie.” With live music, games, prizes, a Master Builder interactive photo booth, treats, and more, it will be a night so action-packed, you’ll feel like you’ve been identified as The Special. We’ve even heard that there may be a double-decker couch. It’ll be the greatest, most interesting, most important party of all time!
FREE for Everyone!
Sign up to volunteer at any one of our amazing venues, then attend this celebration on the Monday after the festival!
Monday, August 3, 6 pm – 9 pm | Rain or Shine
The Front Lawn at the Village of Grand Traverse Commons
We celebrate our dedicated, amazing, generous, and talented volunteers at this fun post-festival fête where we let our heartfelt thanks show and the libations flow. Share stories with friends about your favorite festival moments and celebrate the week’s success. Featuring some of the top food and beverages from our area donated by our generous sponsors, this party is the best way to end a magical week. FREE for all volunteers with credentials!
Official Afterparty for The Birdcage
Thursday, July 30, 11:59 pm
Join us at Sidtraxx Video Dance Bar after our screening of “The Birdcage” at the Open Space for the official after party. This evening will feature an eclectic celebration of dance (Fosse! Martha Graham! Twyla! Michael Kid! Madonna!), themed drinks, no cover, and an atmosphere unlike any other.