- Closing Night ReceptionSunday, Mar 8 / 6:00PM / Missouri Theatre
A common meal for all who attend How to Change the World at the Missouri Theatre. Catered for the twelfth year in a row by the stalwarts at Addison's restaurant—the beer flows courtesy of our old friends at Schlafly, and wine courtesy of Missouri Wines. Ticket required; the film ticket includes the reception. PRESENTED BY ADDISON'S AMERICAN GRILL.
- @ction! PartyFriday, Mar 6 / 10:00PM / Tonic
This legendary Friday night party is held at one of our favorite downtown nightclubs. Featuring Gold E Mouf and Cousin Cole. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders. Presented by SCHLAFLY BEER.
- Filmmaker FeteSaturday, Mar 7 / 4:00PM / PS: Gallery
The Fête is our banquet to honor visiting filmmakers. Hosted annually by our friends at PS:Gallery and featuring artful culinary creations from Sycamore chef Mike Odette, a James Beard Award finalist. Enjoy delicious treats from Sycamore, wine and sparkling wine courtesy of Missouri Wines, and beer compliments of Schlafly, all while gazing upon art brought to you by PS:Gallery and SilverBox photography. Ticket required, open to Super Circle and Silver Circle passholders. PRESENTED BY HBO FILMS.
- Reality BitesFriday, Mar 6 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre
A tradition as old as the fest itself, Reality Bites took its name from the 1994 Gen X touchstone, but this reality is far brighter. Directly following the March March, step inside the Missouri Theatre and Columbia Art League to sample tastes from a wide array of Columbia's finest restaurants. Enjoy wines made across our great state, compliments of Missouri Wines, and beer brewed in St. Louis from our friends at Schlafly. Happy buskers will fill the room with merriment. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
- The JubileeThursday, Mar 5 / 5:30PM / Missouri Theatre
For our opening night, we kick it up a notch with a masquerade gala at the Missouri Theatre right before Best of Enemies. Don your black tie, little black dress, or whatever makes you feel fashion forward, and of course don’t forget your mask. Stop by each of the cocktail stations scattered throughout the theater, each featuring a handcrafted libation created by one of Columbia's finest bartenders. The Jubilee has become one of T/F’s most beloved celebrations, and to help accommodate the masses, our friends at Columbia Art League open their doors to let the party spill over into their gallery space, giving patrons a chance to view their latest exhibit, Everything Is a Remix. You’ll also enjoy delightful bites from celebrated chef Brook Harlan and his students from the Columbia Area Career Center's culinary school. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
- ToastedMonday, Mar 9 / 1:00AM / Cafe Berlin
The multi-hyphenate Davy Rothbart, creator of Found Magazine, contributor to This American Life, author of “My Heart Is an Idiot,” and director/ producer of doc Medora), invites you to 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 1am and stay cooking ’til the hungry hordes leave. Toasted is a free-wheeling talk show where we review the weekend's festivities with filmmakers, musicians, artists, and other attendees. Catch Davy before he has his own late-night talk show on network television. Free and open to the public.