ALPENA — If you’d like to sample the talent of our local youth, this film festival is for you. And if you care about preserving, enjoying and learning more about our waters, from oceans to rivers to the Great Lakes, you might want to stick around for the entire festival, which features more than 50 films.

Today is the deadline for students who plan to enter the student film competition at the annual Thunder Bay International Film Festival. The student film competition is open to filmmakers in grades 8 through 12, and there is no entry fee. The film should be about what the Great Lakes mean to you. Selected films will be shown at the festival on Saturday, Jan. 25.

“The student film competition is an offshoot of the film festival, that we have been really proud to partner with the Friends (of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and also the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, to put on,” said Stephanie Gandulla, maritime archaeologist and media coordinator for TBNMS. “We had almost 100 entries last year.”

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Created on Monday, January 27, 2020