• Michael Moore

    Michael Moore

    Michael Moore talks to fellow cinephiles in front of the State Theatre at the Traverse City Film Festival.

  • The Traverse City Film Festival is committed to showing ‘Just Great Movies’ and helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms- the cinema. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this year’s festival, July 29-August 3, 2014, offers a schedule of 230 screenings at eight venues. In 2013, the festival drew more than 119,000 admissions with 188 screenings, of which 123 were sold out.

    The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan. Free panel discussions with directors, writers, actors and other members of the film industry are offered daily. And an affordable film school tickets are just $5 per class runs throughout the festival, offering twice-daily sessions featuring visiting filmmakers and professionals sharing their insights and experiences with an audience of students and film lovers of all ages.

    Most events are held near downtown -- at the vintage State Theatre, Bijou by the Bay, the City Opera House and the Old Town Playhouse -– but there are also free family movies shown each night at an outdoor screen at Open Space Park. New this year, experience movies sitting right in the middle of Grand Traverse Bay. Set sail into the sunset to enjoy a great film with a projector, screen and popcorn in tow. 

    Beginning July 19, the general public can purchase tickets online, by phone (231.242.FILM) or at the festival box office.

    Come for the movies, stay for the adventure. Traverse City is True North. Voted one of the 10 Best Small Towns in America by Fodor's, Traverse City is a welcoming four-season destination that combines breathtaking natural attractions with a rich blend of adventure and relaxation. According to Bon Appetit, Traverse City is one of America's 5 Top Foodie Towns, offering the region’s best restaurants. Draft Magazine raves that Traverse City is one of the Top 3 Emerging Beer Towns in the USA with its microbreweries, distilleries and wineries. After indulging your culinary pleasures, climb to the top of Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted The Most Beautiful Place in America according to Good Morning America viewers. The glistening waters of Lake Michigan make a stunning backdrop as one of USA Today's 10 Best Great Coastal Drives. So relax and follow your compass to True North -- Traverse City.

    For more information on the Traverse City Film Festival, click here.