In the 24,000+ hours you so generously donated to the film festival this year, you welcomed over 131,000 admissions across 12 venues at 250 screenings. You served over 10,000 popcorns, 15,000 drinks, 4,500 boxes of candy, and 1,800 sandwiches; shared the charm and beauty of Traverse City with over 110 filmmakers and guests from around the world; and opened two new venues — one of which wasn’t even on land!
We never tire of hearing the glowing reports from filmmakers, patrons, and guests about the amazing volunteers they encounter during festival, people who go above and beyond to make the TCFF experience everything it is. Answering the call when extra help was needed, offering a friendly high-five to visiting newbies, sharing your local know-how, and making our venues truly shine — you are the heart and soul of this festival, and everything that makes it so special that it’s become world renowned.
We also never tire of expressing our profound gratitude — there are just not enough ways for us to say that TCFF Volunteers are simply the best!
I hope you had a great time at the volunteer party and that you’ve been able to kick back and enjoy a well-deserved celebration. If you find yourself missing the festival, check out some of the things you may have missed while busy volunteering in the festival montage put together by our videography team, and the stellar photographs taken by Michael Poehlman, Gary Howe, and the rest of our world-class volunteer photographers.
As part of our ongoing effort to improve your volunteer experience, we’d love it if you would take a few minutes to complete this survey, or just hit reply and share your thoughts with us. We truly value your input as we prepare to take this festival into its second decade, and we want to hear from you.
Thank you again for — I know I’ve said it before, but it’s true — the best festival yet! We are beyond grateful for your smiles, unfailing commitment, amazing talents, laughter, and eagerness to pitch in and create something wonderful for our community. May the force be with you!