MARQUETTE Mich. (WZMQ) – Fresh Coast Film Fest went throughout the weekend, filling festival goers time with more than just film.
The fest was filled with attendees excited to see what the fest had in store for them, and with the ability to chat with some of the filmmakers and people who were part of the film, they were not disappointed.
“This weekends been so fantastic,” said Sandy Kivela, Fresh Coast Board Member and Venue Manager at the Masonic. “All of our events have been so well attended, we’ve had so many great movie makers hear in attendance with us, which also brings a lot of energy to our festival.”
Fresh Coast film coordinators made sure this years fest was going to be filled with fun. Many different activities were offered throughout the city, giving resident and people visiting the chance to participate in the fun, without watching the films.
The fest was started each day of the weekend with hikes, tours and other outdoorsy things being offered. Anything from yoga to rock climbing was on the fest schedule, all available to join for free.
The rest of all the days were filled with films being played in many different locations, scattered through Marquette. Showing were offered at places including the Ore Dock, Masonic, Peter White Public Library, and Blackrock Brewery.
About 6 films will be playing in different locations at the same time, the films all started at three different times in the day, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Most of the film sequences lasted about an hour, having multiple small films that related in some way.
Fresh Coast film Fest will be back in Marquette next year, excited to bring some new films for all to enjoy.
“Every year it’s attended more and more and more,” said Kivela. “The growth with this festival has just been so fantastic and energizing to us, it just makes us want to continue and grow and grow.”