Film, Adventure, and Inspiration
4 days • 6 film venues • 13 outdoor tours • 85 films • Endless inspiration
The Fresh Coast Film Festival is hosted by several venues around Marquette. We couldn’t bring this festival to life without the generous support of these venues-please buy their beer, eat their food and thank them profusely like we do. The festival headquarters will be located at Campfire Coworks. Most venues are within a half-mile walk. Some venues may have limited seating.
Browse by Day
Browse by Venue
- Blackrocks Brewery
- Box Office @ Campfire Coworks
- Fresh Coast Basecamp at Lower Harbor Park
- Masonic Building – Ballroom
- Masonic Building – Blue Room
- Masonic Building – Red Room
- Ore Dock Brewing Co.
- PWPL – Community Room
- Filmmakers in attendance
- Subjects in attendance
- Contains adult language
Join us for Fresh Coast Free, the annual kickoff event for the Fresh Coast Film Festival.
Our free festival kickoff begins at 5 pm with Marquette’s amazing food truck community gathered around a bluegrass concert at the Fresh Coast Basecamp tent at Lower Harbor Park. Fresh Coast Free’s Thursday evening is free to the public and family focused, so bring a blanket to spread out and enjoy the start of something beautiful.
Film screenings and the announcement of this year’s award winners and Making Waves recipients will begin at 7 p.m.
Join Fresh Coast for a special screening of the feature documentary “Islanders,” in which electro-pop duo FINKEL departs LA for Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Jane and Brian, partners in music and life, brave winter’s challenges on this car-free island. Revisiting Jane’s roots sparks their creative journey as they compose an album inspired by the island’s unique charm, diving into its sonic tapestry for fresh inspiration.
Director Joe Zook and the members of FINKEL will be on hand for a Q&A after the film—followed by a special FINKEL performance beginning at 9 pm at Ore Dock Brewing Company.
Join us Friday evening at 9PM for a Fresh Coast after party. This is a chance to visit with filmmakers, fellow attendees, organizers, and enjoy a brew from one of our favorite local breweries. Ore Dock Brewing Co. has been a proud Fresh Coast supporter since year one.
Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett grew up in Wisconsin as childhood friends and now have the dubious distinction of having amassed the world’s largest collection of VCR tapes.
They’ve scoured the nation’s thrift stores and rummage sales for VHS gold in order to find the long-lost cringe from workout videos, home videos, self-help miscellany, animals, and literally anything you can imagine and beyond. The antics and absurdities from the VHS era are easy to forget in today’s world, but when curated by two hard-working comedic geniuses, it makes for pure, timeless laughs.
These former writers for The Onion and The Tonight Show are cassette tape archaeologists whose life’s work is finding gloriously terrible footage in the most unlikely places, editing it together, and creating a live show they bring all over America.
They call it The Found Footage Festival–we call it genius, and welcome it home to the Fresh Coast.
Join us Saturday evening at 9PM for a Fresh Coast after party. This is a chance to visit with filmmakers, fellow attendees, organizers, and enjoy a brew from one of our favorite local breweries. Blackrocks Brewery has been a proud Fresh Coast supporter since year one.