Traverse City Film Festival Won’t Be Held in Summer 2021

The organizers of the Traverse City Film Festival announced on Friday that the 2021 edition of the long-running festival will not take place this summer.

The founder and president of the film festival, Michael Moore, does not rule out the possibility of a festival in late autumn this year or in early winter 2022.

In a statement, Moore said:

“The festival believes it would be” irresponsible “to invite thousands to the small Lake Michigan community in Traverse City, whose only hospital recently had to cut back on attendance due to the recent surge in cases.”

The new “Virtual State” of the Traverse City Film Festival will continue in the summer and at least until the end of the year. The “Virtual State” is a popular daily online streaming theater with new and invisible films from around the world.

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