Festival-related News

Festival Program & Ticket Sales Coming Soon!

August 4, 2017


Our first year of submissions has been greatly successful! We're super excited for you all to see all the great independent films that we've selected for this year's Sunrise 45 Film Festival.


We plan on having the program schedule up online by Wednesday, August 9th. You'll also be seeing some printed programs floating around soon, and we'll have them available for download.

Tickets will go on sale that same day, Wednesday, August 9th. We'll make a new post once they're up.


We look forward to seeing you all at our Inaugural Sunrise 45 Film Festival!

Poster Design by Anneliese Mathia

Sunrise 45 Open for Entries!

June 1, 2017


We're super excited to announce that Alpena's Sunrise 45 Independent Film Festival is now open for entries! 2017 is our first year, but we anticipate a great turnout! If you're a filmmaker, or know someone who is, you can submit your film via our filmfreeway page. Find out more info on our "Submit Your Film" page. If you're a filmmaker and you're thinking about visiting Alpena during the festival, shoot us an email and we'll give you more information about the area, local hotels and accomidations, etc. We'd love to have you! 

Summer Movies by the Bay Begins June 23rd

May 25, 2017


The Thunder Bay Film Society is prepping for this years' Summer Movies by the Bay Series. Bring your friends, family, blankets, and lawn chairs as we kick off the season with a little "Grease Lightnin'". Our Summer Movies by the Bay series is completely free and open to the public. This year we have six movies in store for you. Check out our facebook page to keep up to date on what movies will be showing when, and just in case of inclement weather. We hope to see you there! 

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