Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival

Established in 2005 the Traverse City Film Festival has already, become one of the biggest film festivals in the Midwest. In addition to the 50,000 admissions, the festival pumps millions of dollars into the local economy. Founded by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and co-founders, photographer John Robert Williams and New York Times bestselling author Doug Stanton, the festival brought films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan, creating a level of excitement one local paper said was "the best thing to happen here since the Ice Age left us Lake Michigan."