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Traverse City Film Festival

Ferris State University is a major sponsor of the 14th annual Traverse City Film Festival

Ferris Sponsors the 2018 Traverse City Film Festival

We are extremely proud to announce that Ferris Statewide and Online will be a major sponsor of the 14th Annual Traverse City Film Festival. Along with the popcorn, candy and great films, your 2018 TCFF experience will also include a little Bulldog pride as well!

If you stop by the festival this year, you will see Ferris on-screen at the beginning of every film. You'll also have special opportunities to connect with Bulldogs, including a panel discussion on creating an award-winning game from a group of Ferris game design students who were finalists in this year's E3 College Game Competition and a presentation from Professor David Baker on the future of animation. 

Bringing tens of thousands of people to Traverse City for a week packed with events and screenings, the Festival is a unparalleled opportunity for the filmmakers who take part, as well as for the Northern Michigan region. 

It is also a great chance for Ferris to show off the academic programming we offer in Traverse City. 

Volunteer at State Theater with bulldog
Bulldog in front of State Theater
Bulldog with ice cream in Traverse City

"I was sitting at one of the films last year with my son, and I just saw this incredible opportunity to support TCFF and the Traverse City community," explained Dr. Steven Reifert, Dean of Extended and International Operations at Ferris State University. "It's a great way to let people know that, hey, Ferris is right here in Traverse City. You can finish your degree right here."

Ferris State University has been partnering with Northwestern Michigan College to offer local degree programs since 1976. 

"Students can get their associate degree at NMC and then transfer seamlessly to Ferris," explained Debbra Curtiss, Ferris' Norther Region Director. "They intern with local businesses and go on to build careers with organizations they're familiar with in the Traverse City area. The opportunity is great because many of our students want to stay in this area and help support the community here." 

The Film Festival kicks off Tuesday, July 31. Tickets are available now

If you're interested in learning more about our Traverse City degree programs, check out our location page


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