Recent and Featured Traverse City Film Festival Articles

  • Two Filmmakers Bring Michigan Movie Industry to Manistee

    Filmmakers Matt Tailford and Harold Cronk made a name for themselves in the movie industry, then started 10 West Studios to bring Michigan movie making to Manistee.

  • Work on a Grand Rapids Indie Film Set Means On-the-Job Training for Northern Michigan Creatives

    Michigan’s growing film industry is pulling talent from Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula

  • Traverse City Film Festival Wraps Its Most Successful Festival Ever

    Watch highlights from the Traverse City Film Festival’s closing night party as founder Michael Moore shares his gratitude, his vision for the future, and announces the awards for this year’s festival.

  • Traverse City Film Festival Movie Goers Offer Reviews caught up with attendees of the Traverse City Film Festival after the first day of films and asked what they saw and what they liked, including Crude, Water Life and Lemon Tree.

  • Rich Brauer Named Michigan Filmmaker of the Year

    Traverse City’s own got the nod from Michael Moore and the Traverse City Film Festival, winning the honor of Michigan Filmmaker of the Year.

  • Tips from the Traverse City Film Festival's Deb Lake

    Tips from the Traverse City Film Festival’s Executive Director, Deb Lake, on ticket availability, new additions this year and her favorite part of the festival.

  • Traverse City Film Festival: All-Star Comedy Panel

    A very entertaining panel covering the role of comedy as cemmentary and much more.  The panel includes Larry Charles (“Religulous”), Sabina Guzzanti (“Sympathy for the Lobster”), John […]

  • The Phil Donahue Show, Live in Traverse City!

    A video of the live broadcast of the Phil Donahue show during the Traverse City Film Festival, featuring Stanley Donen, Elaine May and Michael Moore discussing the importance of documentary films.

  • Traverse City Film Festival Panel Discussion

    A video of Traverse City Film Festival’s Front and Vine panel discussion titled, “Showing Movies at the State, Making Movies in Michigan.”

  • Larry Charles Talks About Religulous

    Larry Charles, director of Borat and Curb Your Enthusiasm, discusses the screening of his new film Religulous at the Traverse City Film Festival and what motivated him to make the movie.

  • Interview with Phil Donahue

    Phil Donahue takes some time to sit down with MyNorth reporter Pete Nichols and discuss not only his film, but some of the issues surrounding it.