- Closing Night ReceptionSunday, Mar 5 / 6:15PM / Missouri Theatre
A common meal for all who attend I Am Not Your Negro at Missouri Theatre. Catered for the fourteenth year in a row by the stalwarts at Addison's restaurant. The drinks flow courtesy of our friends at St. James Winery and Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries. Ticket required; the film ticket includes the reception. Presented by Addison's American Grill
- @CTION @Tonic!Thursday, Mar 2 / 10:00PM / Tonic
Now on a new night, this legendary party is held at one of our favorite downtown nightclubs. Artists transform the space into a whiskey-laced wonderland where you can dance the night away to the bass-heavy beats of 18aC, U.S. Girls, and DJ Agile One. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
- Filmmaker FêteSaturday, Mar 4 / 4:00PM / Orr Street Studios
The Fête is our banquet to honor visiting filmmakers. Hosted by our friends at Orr Street Studios and featuring artful culinary creations from Sycamore chef Mike Odette, a James Beard Award finalist. Enjoy delicious treats, hard cider, wine, and bubbly courtesy of St. James Winery; beer from Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries; and hand-brewed coffee from Kaldi’s all while gazing upon work by the artists of Orr Street Studios. Ticket required; open to Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders. Presented By HBO Documentary Films
- Post-Chautauqua ElevensesSunday, Mar 5 / 10:45AM / Rhynsburger Theatre
This post-Chautauqua event gives attendees the opportunity to meet and greet with the provocateurs in the art gallery, featuring the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. The spread is provided by Kaldi's. What could be more provocative than tea and scones? Open to Chautauqua ticket-holders and Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders.
- Reality BitesFriday, Mar 3 / 5:30PM / Missouri TheatreFriday, Mar 3 / 5:30PM / The Picturehouse
A tradition as old as the Fest itself, Reality Bites took its name from the 1994 Gen X standby, but this touchstone event burns brighter. Directly following the March March, step inside Missouri Theatre, Columbia Art League, and the Picturehouse to sample tastes from a wide array of Columbia's best restaurants. Enjoy wines compliments of St. James Winery and beer from Logboat, Public House, and Rock Bridge breweries — all finely crafted in Missouri. Happy buskers will fill the room with merriment. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
- The JubileeThursday, Mar 2 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre
For our opening night, we kick it up a notch with a masquerade gala at Missouri Theatre right before the exhilarating new film Step. Don your black tie, little black dress, or whatever makes you feel fashion forward, and of course don’t forget your mask. This year, the festivities spill out onto Ninth street, under the Fest’s palatial party pavilion. Sample culinary creations from bleu Events and Fresh Ideas in the tent. In the Theatre lobby, enjoy scrumptious bites prepared by Brook Harlan’s students at the Columbia Area Career Center. Our friends at Columbia Art League open their gallery space, where you can see their latest exhibit: Quintessence, which explores the elemental substance of all things. Stop by the cocktail stations scattered throughout, each featuring a handcrafted libation created by one of Columbia's finest bartenders. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
- ToastedMonday, Mar 6 / 12:30AM / Cafe Berlin
Come talk (free!) and eat waffles (not free!) at venerable breakfast joint Cafe Berlin, which for one night only will swing open its doors at 12:30am and stay cooking ’til the hungry hordes leave. Hosted by film scribbler Nicolas Rapold, Toasted is a free-wheeling talk show, starting at 1:30am, where we review the weekend's festivities. Free and open to the public.