Line 5: Worst Case Scenario

An old, damaged energy pipeline threatens the future of the Great Lakes. The LINE 5 series follows the people fighting to prevent a catastrophic oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac. This third installment looks closely at the legal and political battle surrounding the issue. Spectacular cinematography and in-depth interviews paint an intimate portrait of this freshwater crisis. With Sen. [...]

By |2019-05-07T07:05:26-04:00May 16th, 2019|, |Comments Off on Line 5: Worst Case Scenario

Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

Film Festival Lead Sponsor and Chemical Bank branch manager Laura Werda and assistant manager Jodi Sucharski present the 1st Place Student Film Award to Akia Rutherford from Rogers City High School for her film: "Exploration is Essential" Students from Alpena, Hillman, Onaway, Rogers City, and Stockbridge High Schools receiving awards for their films [...]

By |2019-02-07T20:30:58-04:00January 31st, 2019|Film Festival|Comments Off on Winners Announced for the 4th Annual Student Film Competition at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival

The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

For the seventh year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 23 through 27, residents and travelers to northeast Michigan will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world. With support from local community partners led by the Friends [...]

By |2019-01-29T14:39:55-04:00January 14th, 2019|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on The Show Will Go On! Thunder Bay International Film Festival Tickets on Sale Now

View from the Bay

Dear Friends, Lights, Camera…Take Action! Last month we celebrated the 6th Annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF). Our team is grateful for all of our dedicated partners, generous sponsors, passionate volunteers, and enthusiastic fans that made the festival our most successful one to date. The festival has not only become one of the sanctuary’s signature outreach events, it has [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:29:19-04:00February 21st, 2018|Superintendent|Comments Off on View from the Bay

‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Encouraging students to explore and connect with the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the variety of ecosystems throughout northeast Michigan has resulted in a long-term partnership with the Thunder Bay International Film Festival and the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMI GLSI). For the past three years, the sanctuary and NEMI GLSI have [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:06:24-04:00February 20th, 2018|Event|Comments Off on ‘Sanctuaries Are’ Student Film Competition Winners

Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

Thanks to you -- our sponsors, ticket holders, aspiring student and professional filmmakers, and volunteers -- the Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) sold out for three consecutive nights! Collectively, from Rogers City to Harrisville for the first two nights, and in Alpena for two nights and two days of full programming, the festival had [...]

By |2018-02-23T20:00:16-04:00February 18th, 2018|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!

Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council Grant

Area Youth Enable Hundreds of Students to Participate in Film Festival An example of how youth in northeast Michigan team up to offer fellow students extraordinary opportunities to broaden their horizons and learn about the world around them took place this year at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF). Nearly a thousand students from [...]

By |2018-02-20T19:21:16-04:00February 14th, 2018|Awarded Grants|Comments Off on Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council Grant