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Friends Only Screening Party
It’s not too late to become a Friend of the Film Festival and attend this celebration
Saturday, July 25, 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm, and 9 pm
Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Our popular Friends of the Film Festival screenings are back again this year! We’ll have two screenings of each film, free concessions, and a special treat sure to start the week off on an auspicious note. The Friends Only movies are two of the festival’s best, and they won’t be shown anywhere else. And remember, there is still time to sign up to be a 2015 Friend of the Film Festival and take part in this special day of movies. FREE for Friends!
It’s not too late to sponsor a film and attend this celebration
Sunday, July 26 – Time TBA
At our Founders Party exclusively for festival sponsors, sponsors are treated to a swanky soiree with a bounty of food, drink, and treats followed by a sneak preview of one of the festival’s best films at the State Theatre. FREE for Festival Sponsors!
Kick off the festival with a celebration of “just great movies” on Tuesday night. Front Street will be dripping with old Hollywood glamor—an entrancing scene featuring local cuisine, libations, and entertainment. Enjoy an evening of festivities under the sparkling lights of the State Theatre as we welcome visiting filmmakers from around the world to experience the magic of Traverse City.
Saturday, August 1, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am
Century 21 Northland Parking Lot, corner of State and Park streets
Celebrate with visiting filmmakers in the miraculously transformed parking lot on the corner of State and Park streets. Featuring a smorgasbord of food, libations and entertainment, this star-studded party is sure to be a blast.
TCFF Closing Night Bash
Sunday, August 2, 7 pm – midnight
Open Space Park
End the festival on a high note by joining us for our free community party in the Open Space and stay tuned for a special Sunday night screening! There will be live music, games, prizes and a variety of sweets available for purchase. You might even catch a glimpse of yourself on the big screen. FREE for Everyone!
Sign up to volunteer at any one of our amazing venues, then attend this celebration on the Monday after the festival!
Monday, August 3, 6 pm – 9 pm
We celebrate our dedicated, amazing, generous, and talented volunteers at this fun post-festival fête where we let out heartfelt thanks show and the libations flow. Share stories with friends about your favorite festival moments and celebrate the week’s success. Featuring some of the top food and beverages from our area, this party is the best way to end a magical week. FREE for all volunteers with credentials!