The 2019 Traverse City Film Festival will be held July 30 – August 4, 2019.
The Traverse City Film Festival was founded by Oscar winning filmmaker Michael Moore as a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to showing “Just Great Movies” and helping to save one of America’s few indigenous art forms — the cinema.
The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August, and also owns and operates a year-round, community-based, mission-driven art house movie theater, the State Theatre.
In 2017 we told you that our Founders Grand Prize winner "deserves to be watched by every person in America." And we still believe that all the more urgently today. Based on the writings and speeches of acclaimed black author and activist James Baldwin, it explores the dark history of racism in the United States. Please watch. #blacklivesmatter ... See MoreSee Less
The Traverse City Film Festival was founded to bring stories and voices from all walks of life to create a better understanding of the world, and to open communities to a broader view of the human experience.
Together we stand in solidarity with all who fight for a more just world in the fight against racism. Let’s come together to create a better tomorrow. #BlackLivesMatter... See MoreSee Less
*originally replied to State Theatre’s post*
Because of the Traverse City Film Festival, I think more globally. I’ve had face to face conversations with people from different countries than me. Different skin tones than me. Different beliefs than me. I’ve watched documentaries and independent films that gave me just a glimpse of what is important to others. Because of TCFF, I am more compassionate, more open minded, and more interested in what’s happening in the world.
It seems a lot of folks are just looking to argue on here. I came here to express gratitude for what TCFF means to me. I hope that our community can continue this important tradition. Thanks for reading. ❤️
TCFF has shown me so many movies to open my eyes to difficult life events
Black Lives Matter
I remember seeing Mike and Bill Maher at the State. During Q&A somebody mentioned Kalkaska and everyone laughed, Bill didn’t get the joke. So, Mike explained, “Weird stuff happens up there and we want it to stay up there.” More inclusive sentiment from the poser.
I couldn’t understand why people were calling me racist when I said all lives matter because my message was that I valued all races and all human life. Someone finally took the time to explain this to me. I needed to understand and see through someone else’s eyes. Instead of being mean and name calling, maybe take a minute to explain that black lives matter doesn’t exclude other races, instead it’s bringing to attention the unjust behavior and oppression against them and that’s where the attention needs to be focused. Spread love, not hate.❤️
LOVE this ❤️❤️❤️
No need to be so specific. All lives matter. Everyone should have the same rights and the same privileges. Really sad how one minute we are pulling together to fight corona and now ppl are destroying property and lives. We need to stay united so we can regain control of our country.
Thank you TCFF!! ✊🏾✊🏻✊🏿
Thank you, Traverse City Film Festival ✊🏿
As a white privileged person, I know my life matters to the police; if you’re a person of color in America it’s very difficult to have that same conviction-That’s the reason the Black Lives Matter movement exists.
If all life doesn't matter than no life matters.
If You’re missing the point, you’re part of the problem
All life matters
Wrong....ALL LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! is a clear and important response to a culture that seems to be saying that our brothers and sisters who are black do not matter and may be treated in inhumane ways by racists among us. Black lives are God's children and Black lives matter!!!!
But it looks like Black businesses don't ? - stop it - it isn't right to demolish anyone's business.
An award-winning favorite from the very first TCFF, Werner Herzog's masterpiece of documentary filmmaking enthrallingly explores the life and magnificent tragedy of amateur grizzly bear expert Timothy Treadwell. 🐻 #tcff#flickspicks#filmfestival... See MoreSee Less
We've added a selection of merch to our online curbside store! Pick up your popcorn packs and gear this Friday from 3 - 6 pm at the State Theatre OR have it shipped directly to your home! Your purchases support the theaters and festival in this time of closure. ... See MoreSee Less
Today our first group interns would've arrived, marking the traditional unofficiall kick off to TCFF season for us. And while we won't be orientating any newbies to the wonders of TC today, we want to thank all our interns, both past as well as those who were looking forward to joining us this summer, for sharing their incredible talents with us. #tcff#justgreatinterns#filmfestival#thankyou... See MoreSee Less
Sad to say, we lost our Stewy Parker on November 15, 2019. This past fall. He put the screen up for about 10 years. I am sure that many of you knew him.He loved the Film Festival. I am sure he will be missed. He would say “Keep it going folks”.
Will miss all of TCFF but trying to support the best movie theaters ever! Stay strong
The best fest in the game. Bar none. Can’t wait for next year.
Traverse City Film Festival – Photos From Instagram
Here are the latest photos of the Traverse City Film Festival via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to the Traverse City Film Festival, choose “Traverse City Film Festival” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.
This annual art fair takes place at the beautiful Suttons Bay Marina Park on the first weekend of August (August 3 & 4th, 2019, Sat. 10am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5pm). One hundred artists along with community groups, a community library book sale, food vendors and a children’s area make this the perfect place to spend an art-filled weekend at the beach. Join us on Sunday morning for a pancake breakfast in the park (free to exhibiting artists). This is the second year Blackbird Arts has hosted the breakfast.
A committee of volunteers oversees the selection of visiting artists and the distribution of funds generated by the event. Thousands of dollars have been contributed to local arts-related education projects. These include music and dance performances, artist in residence programs and scholarships for local art students.
Come to Suttons Bay in August, participate – as an artist, as a shopper or as a volunteer. Join in the fun!
Well as you might imagine the Suttons Bay Art Festival also had to cancel the Eliza Gilkyson concert at the Bay Theater on May 7th. We are disappointed that our first year concert series will not happen this year. Thank you all for your interest and stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less
The SBAF Committee is sad to announce we must cancel the first show in our concert series. Steve Poltz concert April 9th is OFFICIALLY CANCELED due to the COVID-19 virus. As of now we have not heard from Eliza Gillkyson's agents as of this post. ... See MoreSee Less