Ferris State Film Students Prepare for Big Role at Traverse City Film Festival

Ferris State is a major sponsor in this year’s Traverse City Film Festival and film students will have a chance to display their work to famous film directors, producers and actors from all around the world.

Steven E. Reifert, Ph.D., Dean of Extended and International Operations for Ferris State University stopped by 9&10 to tell us about the showcasing of the students work.

It will begin with a pre-showcasing from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Ferris & Friends will be at Bijou By the Bay telling their stories.

The short films that will be featured all have important life messages and it’s all in an effort to let the Northern Michigan community know that FSU is a resource for extended and creative learning.

“This is just our way of trying to give back, being more involved with the community, the sponsors and showcase our work. We’re also doing a couple of workshops later in the film festival,” said Reifert.

Attendees of the festival will also have the opportunity to check out a virtual reality experience created by students at the School of Television and Digital Media Production and also an award-winning video game created by the Digital Animation and Game Design students.

The festival begins July 31 and runs until August 5.

The FSU exhibit will be on full display Saturday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Bijou By the Bay.

For TCFF tickets and more information, visit here.

For more info. on Ferris State TV & Digital Media Production, visit here.