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Film Festival 2018-02-22T20:08:55+00:00

THUNDER BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Great Lakes, Great Films

JANUARY 23 – 27, 2019

Every year, the Friends of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary bring the world of cinema to Alpena! For five days in January, northeast Michigan is treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers.

For more information, please call or email Film Festival Coordinator
Stephanie Gandulla at 989-884-6212

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BUY FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS!
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Buy individual tickets here. 16 different program times over 5 days.
$6, $10, or $30.

THUNDER PASS!
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The THUNDER PASS is your all-access pass to ALL events of the 2018 Thunder Bay International Film Festival! Simply show your badge at any reception, panel, or screening to enter.
$100

FESTIVAL ON THE ROAD
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January 24
Rogers City Theater, Rogers City
$6

FESTIVAL ON THE ROAD
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January 25
Alcona County Library, Harrisville
$6

SCHEDULE

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Wednesday, January 24 – $6
6:00pm-9:00pm
TBIFF on the Road
Rogers City Theatre, Rogers City

Thursday, January 25 – $6
6:00pm-9:00pm
TBIFF on the Road
Alcona County Library, Harrisville

Friday, January 26 – $30
6:00pm-9:00pm
Great Lakes Gala: Reception & Films
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

Saturday, January 27
$6 PER PROGRAM
10:00am-5:00pm
Films screened all day
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

Saturday, January 27 – FREE
3:00pm-5:00pm
Student Films & Filmmakers’ Panel
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

Saturday, January 27 – $10
7:00pm-9:00pm
Evening Films
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

Sunday, January 28
$6 PER PROGRAM
10:00am-5:00pm
Films screened all day
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, Alpena

FILM LIST

STUDENT FILM COMPETITION

Student Film Competition
#SanctuariesAre

The TBIFF wants to know what sanctuary means to you…share your vision with us on the big screen! Open to students in grades K-12th. Submit a short film, 5 minutes or less. No entry fee. Selected films will be shown at the festival on Saturday, January 27 at 3pm.

Submit your film here.

Enjoy NOAA Science On a Sphere® premiere programs for FREE!

Science On a Sphere® is an animated globe that can show dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans, and land of a planet. Only 100 of these exhibits exist around the world, and one is in Alpena!

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Film Festival Sponsors