Traverse City Film Festival to Hold Second Annual Student Workshop for Filmmakers

Herrington-Fitch Foundation Sponsors Workshop Free to Students, Taught by Filmmakers Michael Moore and Larry Charles

Herrington-Fitch Foundation Sponsors Workshop Free to Students, Taught by Filmmakers Michael Moore and Larry Charles


Traverse City, Mich. (June 27, 2007) - The Traverse City Film Festival announced today it is accepting applications to its second annual student workshop for filmmakers. Sponsored by the Herrington-Fitch Foundation, the workshop will take place on Tuesday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Traverse City and will be free to participating students.

Thirty students will be chosen to attend the workshop led by Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and the director of last year's hit comedy "Borat," Larry Charles. The directors will share tips and tricks of the filmmaking craft and answer questions in a private, closed-door session. Students will have the rare opportunity to ask questions of the directors during the workshop.

Students interested in participating should e-mail by July 13 with the subject line "TCFF Student Workshop" and should include the following information:

-E-mail Address
-Phone Number
-Name of School
-Year of Study (ex: sophomore)
-1 page single-spaced essay addressing the following topics: why I would like to participate in the workshop, my interest in the film industry, and my experience in film

Students who attended the first annual TCFF student workshop are not eligible to apply. Participants will be notified of their entry into the workshop by Friday, July 20.

The third annual Traverse City Film Festival will be held from July 31 to August 5, 2007. For more information, please contact the Traverse City Film Festival office at 231-392-1134.


The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to showing "Just Great Movies" and helping to save one of America's few indigenous art forms - the cinema. Founded by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and local co-founders photographer John Robert Williams and New York Times best-selling author
Doug Stanton, with filmmakers Larry Charles and Terry George rounding out the Board of Directors, the festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan, creating a level of excitement one local paper said was "the best thing to happen here since the Ice Age left us Lake Michigan."

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