1,600 People Help Out With TC Film Festival

Hundreds of people dedicate their time to the Traverse City Film Festival every year and this time around is no different.

Festival organizers say the event would not be possible without the hard work of volunteers.

Julie Davis is one of the 1,600 volunteers at this year’s Film Festival.

“It’s really great to give back to the community,” said Davis. “I think it’s a really important event that happens here and it’s of fun to be a part of it.”

She takes the entire week off work to help out with the event.

“I tried to do it while I was working, but it was tiring and it kind of limited what I could do,” said Davis.

Volunteering is not all hard work.

On Friday, volunteers had the chance to play in a softball game with several film makers.

“It’s fun to play with the other volunteers and it’s a good time to have the film makers that are from out of town try to beat the volunteers,” said Matt Koeplin, Film Festival volunteer.

And festival leaders say every year more and more people dedicate their time to the festival.

“It’s incredible how so many people are excited for the 10th anniversary,” said Meg Weichman, Film Festival Production Director. “It’s really amazing to see everyone come out and support the community.”

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, click here.