Every year Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary brings 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. Filmmakers and media contact Festival Coordinator at 989-884-6212 or steph.gandulla@noaa.gov


Student Film Competition

2021 Theme #FreshWaterIs
The 2021 Student Film competition theme was #FreshWaterIs. The theme asked students to explain what the Fresh Water mean to them. All films will be viewed by a panel of professionals from the multimedia and filmmaking industry. Selected films will be made part of the Thunder Bay International Film Festival.
Click on the film to your right to see last year’s winner!