Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Skipping Stones, Lake Superior Presque Isle Park, photo by John McCormick As I shared a couple of weeks ago, the first-ever Fresh Coast Film Festival takes place next week (October 13-16) in Marquette. It’s a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest. In my article about the festival on Absolute … Continue reading Don’t Skip the Fresh Coast Film Festival!

Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 13-16, 2016

Kayaking Lake Superior, photo by Aaron Peterson Travel Marquette shared Aaron’s photo as “A casual day of kayaking the great waters of Lake Superior.” While it’s not kayaking over the Tahquamenon Falls crazy, I confess that “casual” is not the first work that comes to mind!! In one of the cool twists that I’ve come to expect from Michigan in … Continue reading Marquette’s Fresh Coast Film Festival – October 13-16, 2016

Just Great Movies: the Traverse City Film Festival turns 10

2005 Traverse City Film Festival, photo by John Robert Williams There were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars of materials that were donated by the community. It was a miraculous, Herculean feat. So cool to be a part of that. We had three meals a day for 35 to 40 people, donated from area … Continue reading Just Great Movies: the Traverse City Film Festival turns 10

The PIX Theatre and the Made in Michigan Film Festival

The PIX!, photo by DarrylW4 The Made-in-Michigan Film Festival (MiMFF) takes place October 21-22 in Lapeer. The festival was created to showcase independent films exclusively from the state of Michigan, thereby enhancing the quality of economic and cultural life in the State of Michigan. They’ll have nearly 50 films this year – click the link … Continue reading The PIX Theatre and the Made in Michigan Film Festival

Traverse City Film Festival: Be Your Dreams

Traverse City Film Festival Opening Night 2011 – 6 by Mark O’Shaughnessy, photo by tcfilmfest. All week I’m working on the Traverse City Film Festival (TCFF) through Absolute Michigan. One of the neat features of the festival is nightly free movies on the BIG screen along Grand Traverse Bay. On Tuesday night and thanks to … Continue reading Traverse City Film Festival: Be Your Dreams

Oz to be Filmed in Michigan!

oz or bust, photo by Jeff Westover. My mother had every single Oz book in a shelf right outside my bedroom, and I spent a couple of years reading and re-reading my way through the adventures of Dorothy, the Wizard and company. The LA Times OnLocation blog says: Michigan isn’t exactly Kansas, but anything is … Continue reading Oz to be Filmed in Michigan!

49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival ~ March 22-27, 2011

Untitled, photo by Ann Arbor Film Festival. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) is the longest-running independent film festival in North America. The 6 day festival brings filmmakers and guests from all over the country and the world along with 188 films, videos and live performances in 40 programs, including more than 20 premieres of … Continue reading 49th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival ~ March 22-27, 2011

Project Monday: Detroit Urbex Film & 100 Largest American Cities

The Best I Ever Had, photo by Thomas Hawk. sl33stak aka Jamie MacDonald is one of the photographers of the Absolute Michigan pool on Flickr. About his Motor City Explorers. An Urbex Love Story at Kickstarter he writes: I am trying to get a project off the ground at Kickstarter and need YOUR help. How? … Continue reading Project Monday: Detroit Urbex Film & 100 Largest American Cities

2010 Traverse City Film Festival

2009-7-31 TCFF 0065 copy, photo by tcfilmfest. All week long I’m going to be on location with Absolute Michigan, working for the Traverse City Film Festival. Tune in to Absolute Michigan’s Traverse City Film Festival coverage where we’ll try and take you up close and personal with one of Michigan’s most dynamic festivals! Many more … Continue reading 2010 Traverse City Film Festival