Students and Teachers
The Docs Go to School program at T/F connects junior high, high school and university students and teachers to the world of documentary filmmaking by bringing directors into the classroom and students into the cinema. Through classroom visits, school-wide events, and discounted tickets to the festival, students and teachers are able to delve deep into the work of creative, non-fiction filmmaking and are exposed to important social and cultural ideas that are shaping today's world. Students and teachers are a core audience at True/False, and we encourage you to get involved. Here’s how:
DISCOUNTED STUDENT TICKETS
We offer students $6 tickets at the Box Office for regular films at any venue, and $6 via the Q for films at Jesse Auditorium, the Missouri Theatre (not including closing night film or the Jubilee) and the Blue Note. Tickets are regular price ($10) at the Q for all other venues. (Must present a current student ID at time of purchase.) Go to the box office for more info.
(For information about special pricing for University of Missouri students for films at Jesse Hall, please contact the DSA - Department of Student Activities - at the University of Missouri).
TEACHERS: BRING YOUR STUDENTS
We're looking for teachers who want to incorporate documentaries into their classroom and bring their students into the cinema. We offer special pricing for bundles of 15 tickets or more for teachers who want to introduce their students to creative non-fiction films. Principals can also arrange for ticket bundles for their schools. Free tickets are also available for economically disadvantaged students and teachers working in lower-income schools.
Want to have a director visit your school? We might be able to arrange that too. T/F has also facilitated classroom screenings and school-wide assemblies, as well as helped support after-school film clubs and special events.
Contact our Education Coordinator, Polina Malikin, for details.
We welcome students to join our volunteer team. You can make a big impact and have a grand ol' time by volunteering at the Fest. Not only will you gain important professional development, but you will get to see the behind-the-scenes of the fest. Learn more and sign up here.
Please note that special volunteer opportunities may be available through your school’s T/F Film Club.
PROMOTE THE FEST AT YOUR SCHOOL
We have teachers at all public high schools and local universities who have agreed to help promote the Fest at their school. If you are a teacher who is interested in supporting T/F, please contact us to get things started. If you are a student, please contact the teachers listed below:
- Rock Bridge High School: Abigail Trescott, Jake Giessman, and Kaitlin Rulon
- Hickman High School: Phil Overeem, Nicole Overeem, and Brett Kirkpatrick
True/False is committed to supporting the emerging media makers in our midst. Our media literacy and film production programs help our community’s youth realize their dreams. Working with CAT TV (Columbia’s community access television), True/False runs a special film workshop for high school students and teachers. Every fall, we select a handful of exceptional students and train them to be the next generation of filmmakers, critics, and engaged citizens. During the festival itself, participants are given a “backstage pass” which gives access to screenings, special events, and mentorship from the festival guests. If you are interested, please contact your school’s rep (see above).
FILMS ALL YEAR LONG
Join True/False and Ragtag Cinema’s new student membership program. As a member, you not only support independent film and an important community theater, you also get discounted tickets to screenings (with many T/F films playing throughout the year) and invitations to special events. Find out more.