Thunder Bay International Film Festival 2nd Annual Student Film Competition


The 2017 theme of the competition was #BiodiversityIs. The theme asked students to explain what Biodiversity means to them, how they perceive it, how it’s a part of their daily lives and so on.


All films were viewed by a panel of professionals including filmmakers, educators, Great Lakes conservationists, and maritime archaeologists.  Selected films were screened in the theater of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's visitor center (Alpena, MI) as part of the film festival. 

To learn more about the 2018 Student Film Competition, visit


Check out the winners from the 2nd Annual Student Film Competition:


First Place & People's Choice Award Winner:


Second Place:


Third Place:

Middle School Selection:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017