For years, True/False has welcomed groups of young people – independent filmmakers, artists, college students, un-classfiables, and more. As these contingents have grown, the Fest has sprouted programming opportunities to connect, learn from one another and the larger T/F ecosystem, and the energy, promise, and dedication they bring. This program makes the Fest more accessible and aims to build community among otherwise disparate groups who flock to T/F. We believe it is vital to foster the nonfiction landscape of tomorrow – whether you’re a maker, appreciator, teacher, writer, journalist, programmer, all of the above, or a don’t-know-what-yet. Creative nonfiction must be more diverse and inclusive, and this is one way we are seeking to lower barriers and build community.
The Saturday Symposium is for Jumpstarters to engage with festival guests (filmmakers, editors, animators, and more) as well as each other. Symposium begins with a student gathering, offering a chance for students to network, share sources of inspiration and resources, and talk about their Fest experiences with each other. Afterwards, students participate in small-group breakout sessions with T/F filmmakers.
This year, we’re again excited to offer a special window of time, exclusively for educational tickets, for groups of five or more students or educators to reserve a set of group tickets. This is especially great for teachers who would like to attend a particular film with a class or clubs and organizations who want to see a film as a group. Interested groups can access our educational ticket request form on noon, February 16 to 5:00 pm, February 19.
T/F is happy to come to you or join the class via video chat! If you want someone to come in and talk to your class or club about the Fest, how to get tickets, or this year’s films, we’ve got a whole team of volunteers ready to visit!