September 26 – 29, 2024

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Let’s Keep Each Other Safe

Let’s Keep Each Other Safe

The Hell’s Half Mile team asks that we all help keep each other safe during in-person events at our 15th festival. HHM is about sharing stories and artistic expression. Let’s make our communal story a safe and enjoyable one.

We have conferred with the Bay County Health Department and we highly recommend that those in attendance be vaccinated. If you’re not vaccinated, please make every effort to mask up and be mindful of social distancing. Regardless of your vaccination status, if you feel sick (running a temperature, coughing, etc) please do not attend in-person events.


Our volunteers have all be asked to wear masks when assisting guests and we welcome guests to wear masks if they choose to.


If you attend screenings at the Delta College Planetarium, please be advised that you will be required by Delta College to wear a mask at all times inside the building. You’ll also be required to fill out a very short health form to be sure you are not currently experiencing covid-like symptoms.

In addition, they have limited the seating capacity in the Planetarium to just 35 people so be sure to show up early to get a seat if you wish to see a film at this venue. The capacity limit will be enforced without exception.

The State Theatre of Bay City is a 550 seat theater. There is plenty of space to social distance in this venue (including the awesome balcony).

We are making every effort to space the seat rows further apart than usual and limiting the overall capacity to 75 or less.


This year, we have added our Virtual Experience. This means you can access some of the films, guest interviews and some music performances from the comfort and safety of your home. See the film selections here. You can access the Virtual Experience content by purchasing an All Access Pass or a Film Pass (in-person and virtual access) or a Virtual Pass (virtual only). Purchase your pass here.

However you choose to experience Hell’s Half Mile this year, we thank you for joining us and making this a fun, exciting, and safe event for everyone. Enjoy!