Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

by Great Lakes Now Visitors to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center will be able to view new episodes of Great Lakes Now under a new partnership between the Detroit Public Television initiative and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Starting in February, the Sanctuary Visitor’s Center will begin free showings of each half-hour show. [...]

By |2020-02-11T11:27:19-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Film Festival|Comments Off on Screenings at the Sanctuary: Great Lakes Now program to have ongoing showings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition (TBIFF) challenged students in grades 8-12 to create a five-minute or less film on the theme: #GreatLakesAre. Out of 30+ entries, 13 films were selected to receive the festival’s Official Selection Laurels. They were screened together in a free public session at the festival on [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:53:50-05:00January 30th, 2020|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on 5th Annual Student Film Competition at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

ALPENA, MICH --The Thunder Bay International Film Festival kicks off the 20th anniversary year celebrating the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s (TBNMS) federal designation. TBNMS was officially designated in 2000 as the first freshwater marine sanctuary of the 14 nationally designated underwater parks. While more than 1,000 students from communities along the sanctuary’s shoreline are [...]

By |2020-02-17T09:54:14-05:00January 20th, 2020|Event|Comments Off on Thunder Bay International Film Festival Kicks off Sanctuary’s 20th Anniversary

Sanctuary Sneak Peek

Join us at Art in the Loft for an evening of FILM and FUN! There will be chances to win film festival tickets!!! Trailers from the Thunder Bay International Film Festival will be shown and festival tickets will be available for sale. Also, learn about the exciting line-up of the 2020 Sanctuary/Loft pARTnership events.... be [...]

By |2020-01-16T13:36:01-05:00January 16th, 2020||Comments Off on Sanctuary Sneak Peek

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 |2019-02-07T20:30:58-05:00January 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 |2019-01-29T14:39:55-05:00January 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 |2018-02-23T20:29:19-05:00February 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 |2018-02-23T20:06:24-05:00February 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 |2018-02-23T20:00:16-05:00February 18th, 2018|Event, Film Festival|Comments Off on Thank You for Making Sixth Annual Film Festival a Record Breaker!