This is a call for visual artists to apply for a five week virtual artist residency, resulting in solo installations which will transform unconventional film venues throughout the town of Columbia, MO, USA in a celebration of artists, films, music for the True/False Film Fest 2025.

We are looking for emerging and mid-career artists and encourage applications from artists who may identify as underrepresented in the traditional art world (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and parents/caregivers).

The virtual residency will provide our visual artists a platform for cultural exchange, networking, and creative exploration, allowing artists to connect and collaborate regardless of geographical constraints, culminating in an in-person exhibition of their art installations during the 2025 T/F Film Fest. 


Apply to join True/False 2025 Screening Committee! We call this committee our canaries because they are often the first people to critically consider a new film. As a festival, we value authored work and clear filmmaking vision, work that shows and doesn’t tell, work that leaves room for interpretation, work that takes the viewer on a sensorial journey.

All True/False Film Fest screeners are required to watch and write reviews for a total of 50 films over the course of 5 months between September and January, keeping up with a pace of about 3-4 films (a mix of features and shorts) per week. Your role and reviews are absolutely critical to our programming process as we seek thoughtful screeners who can recognize filmmaking talent and potential, pointing us towards exciting new work.


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True/False Film Fest is supported, in part, by:

 Columbia’s Year-Round Arthouse Cinema. A project of Ragtag Film Society