Happy New Year!

The countdown to Emberlight 2024 begins. Submissions for the INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and entries for ART IN THE PARK are now open! Our full 2024 season will be announced in April.

Emberlight returns June 29 - August 24, 2024

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Submissions for the 2024 Emberlight International Film Festival are now open!

Each year we receive films from around the world to be considered for EIFF.  With a 6% acceptance rate, we offer over $3,000 in cash prizes to our Official Selections.  EIFF returns to Theatre North from August 16 – 23, 2024.

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The ESSENCE OF THE ARTIST season was our largest to date!  From the hilarious one-man play Buyer & Cellar, to Ann Toomey & Madeline Slettedahl in concert, to 46 extraordinary independent films, to Lauren Duffy’s Portraits of a Place, to Miles Mykkanen & Adam Rothenberg in Characters, to five enlightening Performance Infusions, to Art in the Park, and all culminating with Showstoppers starring Arica Jackson and Chelsea Starbuck Smith — our 2023 season was one for the books!


Spots are filling quickly — Apply today!

ART IN THE PARK is the centerpiece to Emberlight’s annual season.  Artists create one-of-a-kind installations that become extensions of the gorgeous Miners Memorial Heritage Park.  $3,000 in prizes are awarded, as determined by professional judges and audience voting.

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“The people of the western Upper Peninsula have been with me since day one — from my very first performances at Theatre North and the Historic Ironwood Theatre, to Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. I carry them in my heart every time I step on stage. The Emberlight Festival is my love letter to the people who call this region home, and to the art lovers who’ve always wanted to visit.”  — Miles Mykkanen, Emberlight Artistic Director

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