Reasons to Become a TCFF Friend As Told By the Cast of Friends!

Membership rates for our fantastic Friends of the Film Festival increase on September 1! So we’ve brought together some Friends to share just a few of the reason you shouldn’t delay in signing up or renewing!

Be Smart!

Being a friend is the savvy way to experience the festival. It gives you the inside track on festival happenings and you’ll get to purchase your tickets before the general public!

No Need to Fight

By getting your tickets a week ahead of the public, you won’t have to fight your way to get tickets to the movies and events you want to see.

YOU Make Great Things Happen for the Festival and Community

From supporting our wonderful free community offerings like the Open Space to the TCFF Student U program and beyond, the Friends of the Film Festival make this event so much more than Just Great Movies!

No, Seriously!

We couldn’t bring the over 150 filmmakers and industry guests who attend the festival without the foundational support of our Friends of the Festival!

Great Benefits!

Besides that good feeling of making great things happen for the festival, your neighbors, and the art of film, there are other perks too!

Exclusive Screenings

You will receive two tickets to each of our annual FRIENDS ONLY SCREENING PARTIES — two of the festival’s best films you won’t see anywhere else!


At this exclusive day of movies we treat you to drinks, popcorn, and even…CAKE!!!!

Party Time, Excellent

Friends also receive a ticket to either the Opening Night or Closing Night Party for HALF OFF! Cheers!


It’s a Breeze to Sign Up or Renew

We’ve made it easy to sign up or renew online. Just click here.


For supporting filmmakers and film lovers from the world over who come to Traverse City to enjoy our celebration of cinema.