JULY 26-31: TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL WITH 14 FILMS FROM FRANCE
Held in downtown Traverse City, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay, the Traverse City Film Festival is becoming one of the most renowned independent film festivals in the country, earning a reputation for attracting the best in independent world cinema.The festival was founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore in 2005. A special emphasis is given to American independents, documentaries, films which have been overlooked and also to foreign films including France. This year from July 26th to 31st , the Festival presents 14 features films and documentaries from France. The festival also presents classic movies free of charge on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking Grand Traverse Bay in the Open Space Park at dusk. Free panel discussions with directors, writers, actors, and other members of the film industry are offered daily. And an affordable film school runs throughout the festival, offering twice daily classes for film students and film lovers.