Discover the Traverse City Film Festival

By Andy Whisenant on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 07:47

The Traverse City Film Festival has quickly grown to become one of the largest film festivals in the Midwest. Every summer, filmmakers and movie-goers gather to kick back, relax, and celebrate the wonders of the big screen. This annual event is held at six different venues across downtown Traverse City. Film Fest visitors can listen in on panel discussions with directors, writers and actors each day of the event. Film school classes taught by industry experts are offered at nearby Northwestern Michigan College at only $5 per class. Free screenings of classic movies are available every night at the waterfront area of the city’s Open Space Park.

The first Film Festival was held in 2005 and was created by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore, who today serves as president of the Board of Directors. It recieves more than 96,000 admissions and offers more than 100 screenings.

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Andy Whisenant, organizational communications major and Spanish minor, is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University and from Nashville, Tennessee. He is trained in proofreading and writing news co...

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