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We Want to Know Your Favorite T/F Films

Posted September 14, 2012

In the lead up to the 10th True/False Film Fest, we’ve been digging through the archive a bit, looking over the collection of films we’ve shown. These films graced our screens for only a matter of hours, but we still feel connected with them, and privileged that we got to share them with you. It got us wondering; what are your favorites?

We thought it’d be fun to make a collection top five lists. Share your five favorite T/F films with us and we’ll publish them here on truefalse.org. Just contact us at daniel.r.steffen@gmail.com and let us know:

Your name

A sentence about yourself (what you do for work, what you’re interested in, ect.)

Your five favorite T/F Films, either features or shorts, numbered 1. through 5. in the order of your preference

Your one favorite memory of the Fest

To help jog your memory, below is a complete list of films we’ve shown, both features and shorts, grouped by year. You can also browse the archive here and explore the unique web design for each year’s fest.

Just a reminder, our secret screenings are secret forever. Sadly, they are not eligible.

2012

features

  • 1/2 Revolution
  • Abendland
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  • Building Babel
  • Bully 
  • Canicula
  • Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
  • Detropia
  • Going Up the Stairs 
  • Gypsy Davy
  • Herman’s House
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • Low & Clear
  • Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
  • Me at the Zoo
  • Only the Young 
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Summer of Giacomo
  • The Ambassador
  • The Belovs
  • The Connection
  • The Imposter
  • The Island President
  • The Queen of Versailles
  • The Vanishing Spring Light
  • The Waiting Room
  • These Birds Walk
  • Undefeated
  • V/H/S
  • ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!

shorts

  • 1989 (When I Was Five Years Old)
  • Aaron Burr, Pt. 2
  • Back to Land
  • Claes
  • Family Nightmare
  • Four Cubic Feet of Space
  • Full-Time Ministry
  • Goodbye, Mandima
  • Grandpa Looked Like William Powell
  • Heart Stop Beating
  • In the Middle of Nowhere
  • Meaning of Robots
  • Old Man and the Lady
  • Paraíso
  • Pluto Declaration
  • Sunshine
  • The Lion Wearers
  • The Love Competition
  • Where is My Mind

2011

features

  • An African Election
  • Armadillo
  • At the Edge of Russia
  • Benda Bilili!
  • Blood in the Mobile
  • Bobby Fischer Against the World
  • Buck
  • El Bulli: Cooking in Progress
  • Fake It So Real
  • Family Instinct
  • Foreign Parts
  • Gravity was Everywhere Back Then
  • Habana Muda
  • Hula & Natan
  • KNUCKLE
  • La Bocca del Lupo
  • Life in a Day
  • Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story
  • North From Calabria
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Project Nim
  • Resurrect Dead
  • Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  • Subway Preacher
  • The Arbor
  • The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975
  • The Burger and the King
  • The Interrupters
  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
  • The Redemption of General Butt Naked
  • The Woman With Five Elephants
  • To Be Heard
  • Troll Hunter
  • Wisconsin Death Trip
  • You Are All Captains
  • Zielinski

shorts

  • Buriganga
  • Cannonball
  • Destination Finale
  • Flawed
  • Goodbye Chicken, Farewell Goat
  • Guanape Sur
  • How to Pick Berries
  • Il Capo
  • Lifelike
  • Minka
  • Miss Devine
  • Mrs. Birk’s Sunday Roast
  • Out of Love
  • Pig Country
  • Robin Hoods Gardens
  • Ruuhka
  • The Barber of Birmingham
  • The Donut Shot
  • The High Level Bridge
  • Tussilago
  • Very Nice, Very Nice

2010

features

  • And Everything is Going Fine
  • Antoine
  • As Lilith
  • Circo
  • Colony
  • Cowboys in India
  • Disorder
  • Enemies of the People
  • Familia
  • GasLand
  • Greetings from the Woods
  • HolyWars
  • How to Fold a Flag
  • It Felt Like a Kiss
  • Kati With an I
  • Kick in Iran
  • Last Train Home
  • My Country My Country
  • On the Other Side of Life
  • Rachel Is
  • Racing Dreams
  • Restrepo
  • Smash His Camera
  • The British in Bed
  • The Invention of Dr. NakaMats
  • The Mirror
  • The Oath
  • The Red Chapel
  • The Tightrope
  • Those Who Remain
  • Waking Sleeping Beauty
  • Waste Land
  • When We Were Boys

shorts

  • 18 ans
  • Arsy Versy
  • Big Birding Day
  • Born Sweet
  • Darkness of Day
  • Doc Ellis and the LSD No No
  • Goldthwait Home Movies
  • Herd
  • Listen to the Silences
  • Loop Loop
  • Monkey Business
  • Mr. Hypnotism
  • My Name is Sydney
  • Notes on the Other
  • One Day After the 10th Day
  • Photograph of Jesus
  • Pockets
  • Prayers for Peace
  • Quadrangle
  • The Dwelling 
  • The Kinda Sutra
  • The Quarry
  • The Space You Leave
  • Trash Out
  • Wagah

2009

features

  • Afghan Star
  • At the Edge of the World
  • Big River Man
  • Blood Trail
  • Bronx Princess
  • Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country
  • Carmen Meets Borat
  • Crude
  • Earth Days
  • Food, Inc.
  • Forgetting Dad
  • Gaea Girls
  • glastonburykids
  • I Will Survive
  • Loot
  • Love on Delivery
  • Necrobusiness
  • No Impact Man
  • O’er the Land
  • October Country
  • Over the Hills And Far Away
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Prodigal Sons
  • Reporter
  • Rise Up
  • Rough Aunties
  • Sergio
  • Sounds Like Teen Spirit
  • The Mosque in Morgantown
  • The Posters Came From the Walls
  • Waltz With Bashir
  • War Against the Weak
  • We Live in Public

shorts

  • A Different Color Blue
  • Accidentally Sprayed
  • Bitch Academy
  • China’s Wild West
  • Close Your Eyes and Look at Me
  • Dreznika
  • Forty Men for the Yukon
  • Germans in the Woods
  • Ghost in the Material
  • Glass Trap
  • La Caminata
  • Lies
  • Ma Bar
  • Orange Bombs
  • Roz and Joshua
  • Skin
  • Slaves
  • Smile Pinki
  • Steel Homes
  • The Conscience of Nhem Em
  • The Final Inch
  • The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico
  • The Witness: From the Balcony of Room 306
  • The World’s Largest Shopping Mall
  • Tommy
  • Tongzhi in Love

2008

features

  • American Teen
  • An Alternative to Slitting Your Wrist
  • Audience of One
  • Bigger, Stronger, Faster
  • Carny
  • Cat Dancers
  • Echoes of Home
  • Forbidden Lies
  • Girls Rock!
  • Gonzo
  • Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
  • How I Am
  • I Think We’re Alone Now
  • Joy Division
  • Knee Deep
  • Life. Support. Music.
  • Lucio
  • Man on Wire
  • My Mother’s Garden
  • Paradise: 3 Journeys in this World
  • Please Vote For Me
  • Shake the Devil Off
  • Song Sung Blue
  • Sons of a Gun
  • Stranded
  • Summer Sun Winter Moon
  • Taxi to the Dark Side
  • The Greening of Southie
  • The Man Who Ate Badgers (and other tales from the British Isles)
  • The Mosquito Problem (and other stories)
  • The Mother
  • The Order of Myths
  • To Have and To Hold
  • Very Young Girls

shorts

  • 200,000 Phantoms
  • 35x25x36
  • Breadmakers
  • Bullet Proof Vest
  • City of Cranes
  • Flora and Thieves
  • Freeheld
  • I Met the Walrus
  • Kredens
  • La Corona
  • Loss
  • My Olympic Summer
  • One Day
  • Peter & Ben
  • Salim Baba
  • Sari’s Mother
  • Shika Shika
  • The Days and Hours
  • The First Day 
  • The Tailor
  • The Truth about Tooth
  • Through Fire and Water
  • Time Piece
  • Under Construction
  • Wood

2007

features

  • Air Guitar Nation
  • American Shopper
  • Banished
  • Buddha’s Lost Children
  • Enemies of Happiness
  • Freeheld
  • Ghosts of Cite Soleil
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Kamp Katrina
  • King Corn
  • Kurt Cobain About A Son
  • Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
  • Manufactured Landscapes
  • Meeting Resistance
  • Miss Navajo
  • Nimrod Nation
  • Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa
  • Operation Homecoming
  • Radiant City
  • Raiders: Adaptation
  • Row Hard No Excuses
  • Running Stumbled
  • Souvenirs
  • Super Amigos
  • The Armstrongs
  • The Devil Came on Horseback
  • The Falling Man
  • The King of Kong
  • The Monastery
  • The Third Monday in October
  • War Dance
  • Welcome Europa
  • Zoo

shorts

  • 7 Minutes
  • A Shift in Perception
  • A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie
  • A Son’s Sacrifice
  • America
  • Attention Getting Style
  • Blue Karma Tiger
  • Buscando Victoria
  • Cross Your Eyes, Keep Them Wide
  • El Cerco
  • Family Vilakati
  • Fighting Cholitas
  • Fruitloop and Arwegian Rick
  • Joe No Love
  • May I Please Speak to Vartan
  • Mon Beau Sourire (My Beautiful Smile)
  • Motodrom
  • Night Mail
  • Portrait #2: Trojan
  • Recycled Life
  • Rehearsing a Dream
  • Sari’s Mother
  • Shit and Chicks
  • Stopping My Stutter
  • The Blood of Yingzhou District
  • The First Day of Spring
  • Two Hands
  • Until When You Die
  • Vángelo Manzón

2006

features

  • a/k/a Tommy Chong
  • American Blackout
  • Amongst White Clouds
  • Awesome: I F*ckin’ Shot That!
  • Been Rich All My Life
  • Black Gold
  • Chain Camera
  • Chalk
  • F*ck
  • Favela Rising
  • Following Sean
  • Guerrilla Girl
  • Holy Modal Rounders… Bound to Lose
  • Homemade Hillbilly Jam
  • Just to Get a Rep
  • Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
  • Philip & His Seven Wives
  • Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
  • Sisters in Law
  • Smiling in a Warzone: And the Art of Flying to Kabul
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Street Fight
  • The Big Question
  • The Chances of the World Changing
  • The Devil & Daniel Johnston
  • The Grace Lee Project
  • The Heart of the Game
  • The Last Supper
  • The Real Dirt on Farmer John
  • The Trials of Darryl Hunt
  • Why We Fight

shorts

  • 10 Years From Now
  • A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
  • Afloat
  • Casual Orchestration
  • Crazy 
  • Darknight
  • Diet Vanilla Coke is really good, but one time I spilled it on the evolution chart
  • Don’t Worry
  • Flight Patterns
  • Full Metal Slacks
  • Grand Luncheonette
  • How to Draw an Alligator in 60 Seconds
  • How to Feed the Soul
  • Hunting
  • Look
  • Lot 63 Grave C
  • Mushrooms and Snowmen
  • My Brother Anton
  • No Place Like Home
  • Old Negro Space Program
  • Rendevous
  • So Be a Good Boy
  • Speaking Consequences
  • The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club
  • The Holocaust Tourist
  • The Inevitable Conflict
  • The Macrocosmic Microcosm
  • The Mushroom Club
  • The Orders of Love
  • The Sides of Music
  • This Spartan Life
  • Wet Dreams & False Images
  • While Darwin Sleeps
  • Yoga Deathmatch

2005

features

  • Arakimentari
  • BattleGround: 21 Days on Empire’s Edge
  • Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
  • Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story
  • Chain
  • Czech Dream
  • Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst
  • House of the Tiger King
  • I Like Killing Flies
  • Lipstick & Dynamite: Piss & Vinegar: The First Ladies of Wrestling
  • Mardi Gras: Made in China
  • Murderball
  • Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea
  • Popaganda: The Art & Crimes of Ron English
  • Reel Paradise
  • Rhythm Is It!
  • Rock School
  • Shakespeare Behind Bars
  • The Beauty Academy of Kabul
  • The Education of Shelby Knox
  • The Liberace of Baghdad
  • The Power of Nightmares
  • The Take
  • This Revolution
  • Three of Hearts: a Postmodern Family
  • Up for Grabs
  • Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

shorts

  • American Nutria
  • Autism is a World
  • Backseat Bingo
  • Bicycle Diaries
  • Birdlings Two
  • Death Mask
  • Devil’s Teeth
  • Exclusion
  • God and Country
  • God Sleeps in Rwanada
  • Hablas Espanglish
  • Hardwood
  • In and Out
  • Lawn Warriors 
  • Leona Alone
  • Little Peace of Mine
  • LSD A Go Go
  • Mighty Times: The Children’s March
  • Misery
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Obsessively Compulsive
  • Old People are a Menace
  • Pilot
  • Play
  • Ryan
  • Sister Rose’s Passion
  • Small Town Secrets
  • Spotters
  • Stealing Altitude
  • The Brokaw Hoax
  • The Children of Leningradsky
  • The Mythologist
  • The Sidewalk and the Street
  • Waiting for Adnan
  • What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate
  • Who Should Be President

2004

features

  • Before They Fall Off the Cliff: The Ripple Effect of Schizophrenia
  • Brother’s Keeper
  • CSA: Confederate States of America
  • Homeland Insecurity
  • Imelda
  • Jandek on Corwood
  • La Tropical
  • Let the Church Say Amen
  • Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
  • OT: our town
  • Rock That Uke
  • Screaming Men
  • Speedo: A Demolition Derby Love Story
  • Surplus
  • The Control Room
  • The Corporation
  • The Fog of War
  • The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt
  • The Lost Boys of Sudan
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • The Yes Men
  • Touching the Void
  • Two Towns of Jasper
  • Zero Day

shorts

  • 9 is a Secret
  • A is for Autism
  • A Love Supreme
  • A Room Nearby
  • Abductees
  • Ame Noire/Black Soul
  • Bike Ride
  • Branson: Musicland USA
  • Creature Comforts
  • Dad’s Dead
  • Grasshopper
  • Hidden
  • Home Road Movies 
  • It’s Like That
  • La Tombala
  • Light of Other Days
  • Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor
  • Milton Rogovin: The Forgotten Ones
  • My Dad, The Inspector
  • Repetition Compulsion
  • The King and Dick
  • The Ocularist
  • The Tower
  • Waking Life, A Conversation with Haris
 
 
 
 
   
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