The Traverse City Film Festival was co-founded in 2005 by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore with the lofty goal of helping “save one of America's few indigenous art forms—the cinema.” The festival, held in Traverse City, Michigan, screens independent, documentary, and foreign films that are capable of enlightening and entertaining at the same time, benefiting the art of movie making instead of focusing on the bottom line.
One of the popular attractions of the festival is the showing of free classic movies on an enormous outdoor inflatable screen, and the festival’s panel discussions with the movie makers – actors, directors, writers and others – are always well-attended. During the festival, daily classes on filmmaking are offered for film students and film enthusiasts.
Traverse City, July 26 - 31, 2016
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