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Thunder Bay International Film Festival

January 22 - January 26

For the eighth year, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is bringing the world of cinema to northeast Michigan! From January 22nd through 26th, residents and travelers to Alpena will be treated to some of the most impressive ocean and Great Lakes films from around the world.

The festival screens more than fifty films, ranging in length from one minute to feature-length. Most of the films and events are scheduled at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in downtown Alpena, with satellite events in Harrisville and Rogers City. Film screenings are complemented by social events, educational activities, and opportunities to meet filmmakers.

Topics of the film festival include Great Lakes issues, shark conservation, deep sea exploration, lighthouse history, surfing, sailing, and much more. Schedule and Tickets available at or call 989-884-6200.

Event website:
Contact: Stephanie Gandulla, Media Coordinator, NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-464-1297


January 22
January 26
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Alpena, MI


NOAA Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary