Note: all passes are non-transferable. Any times listed are CDT. 

As of 6pm on Feb 28, ticket reservations are now closed. Passes remain for sale online through March 3 at 6pm, with all other benefits except the ability to reserve tickets pre-Fest. 

Super Circle

Closed • $975

The Super Circle is the perfect pass for patrons who want a seamless festival experience and who want to financially support the future of True/False. Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday; tickets can be picked up at the Box Office starting March 5 at 9am
  • Admission to all T/F events and parties
  • Ticketless walk-up privileges (up to 15 min before the film) at Jesse, Showtime Theater at The Blue Note, and Missouri Theatre.
  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability)
  • Free admission to busker musical showcases
  • One of our coveted True/False fest swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses and artisans
  • Free admission to the "Based on a True Story: The Intersection of Documentary Film and Journalism" conference at the MU Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • $410 of the purchase price may be tax deductible as a charitable donation to the festival
  • Note: all T/F passes are non-transferable

Silver Circle

Closed • $565

The Silver Circle is our exclusive group of festival faithful, ready to jump into the Fest weekend with both feet. With both easy access to festival screenings and free admission to all special events and parties, you'll be center stage for the very best of nonfiction filmmaking from around the world. Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday; tickets can be picked up at the Box Office starting March 5 at 9am
  • Admission to all T/F events and parties 
  • Ticketless walk-up privileges (up to 15 min before the film) at Jesse, Showtime Theater at the Blue Note, & Missouri Theatre
  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability)
  • Free admission to busker musical showcases
  • One of our coveted True/False festival swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses
  • Free admission to the "Based on a True Story: The Intersection of Documentary Film and Journalism" conference at the MU Reynolds Journalism Institute
  • Note: all T/F passes are non-transferable

Lux

Closed • $225

The Lux Pass offers a complete True/False experience, adding events and parties to a four-day lineup of films. Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday; tickets can be picked up at the Box Office starting March 5 at 9am
  • Admission to the Jubilee (our Thursday night masquerade ball), and Reality Bites (our Friday evening reception).
  • Admission, without ticket, to the @CTION party
  • Admission to any film without a ticket (via the Q) on a space-available basis
  • Free or discounted admission to busker musical showcases
  • Note: all T/F passes are non-transferable

Simple

Closed • $100

An affordable yet adventurous way to experience True/False, the Simple Pass is a FILMS ONLY pass that allows you to see a slew of creative non-fiction films. Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films Thursday through Sunday; tickets can be picked up at the Box Office starting March 5 at 9am
  • Admission to any film, without a ticket, via the Q on a space-available basis
  • The Simple Pass does not include admission to any festival events that are not open to the public
  • Note: all T/F passes are non-transferable

Stay Up Late

Closed • $45

Stay Up Late with True/False! This new level of access is a wristband that gets you a taste of the fun after dark. Want to sample films, concerts, AND parties without paying top dollar? Here's a solution for you. Stay Up Late offers:

  • One, non-transferrable wristband
  • Admission (space available) to all festival concerts
  • Admission (free, via the Q) to any films that start at 9pm or later
  • Admission to @CTION, our late-night dance party
  • Admission to Buskers Last Stand at Missouri Theatre on Sunday night
  • It does not grant access to Gimme Truth!, Campfire Stories, or the Short Circuit party. It also does not allow free ticket pick-up at the Box Office, or online reservations
  • Note: all T/F passes & wristbands are non-transferrable

Sunday Spree

Closed • $45

Not ready or able to commit to the whole weekend, but keen to see 3-5 films in one day? Sunday Spree is for YOU. Just when other festival passholders are starting to lose steam, you'll be there to jump in for a full festival day of screenings. Sunday Spree is a wristband which affords you:

  • One, non-transferrable wristband that grants you free Q admission for any screening on Sunday of the Fest
  • Ability to pick up (free) tickets at Box Office for any available Sunday screenings, starting Saturday morning of the fest when the Box Office opens at 9am
  • Purchasers can pick up their Spree wristband starting on Wednesday before the Fest along with passholder and Gateway packet pick-up 
  • Note: all T/F passes are non-transferable

Gateway Packet

Closed • $45

The Gateway packet gives you the unique ability to reserve any combination of three tickets (multiple tickets for one film, or single tickets for different films) online before the festival begins.

  • Select from a list compiled by our programmers especially for the Gateway (note, selections will primarily be large venue screenings)
  • Not only do you get to reserve tickets before the box office opens to the general public, you'll also have the option to pick up your tickets during a "Gateway and Passholder Only" pickup period on Wednesday, March 4
  • Gateway selections will be announced on Monday, February 24
  • Does not include the ability to obtain additional tickets at the box office or free admission via the Q
  • Gateway tickets cannot be exchanged at the box office

Gateway sales will begin at 10am on Feb. 25 and end at 6pm on Feb. 28. You will select your films at the time of purchase. The following screenings are available with the 2020 Gateway Packet:

31a - Some Kind of Heaven, Thursday Mar 5 at 4:30pm, Jesse Auditorium
10a - Crip Camp, Thursday Mar 5 at 7:15pm, Jesse Auditorium
02a - Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets, Thursday Mar 5 at 10pm, Missouri Theatre
19a - Lovemobil, Thursday Mar 5 at 10:30pm, Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note
23b - The Metamorphosis of Birds, Friday Mar 6 at 11am, Missouri Theatre
01a - Welcome to Chechnya, Friday Mar 6 at 2:30pm, Jesse Auditorium
42a - Shorts: Bock, Friday Mar 6 at 7pm, Gannett Hall
10b - Crip Camp, Friday Mar 6 at 10pm Jesse Auditorium
16c - Feels Good Man, Saturday Mar 7 at 12:30pm, Jesse Auditorium
38d - Time, Saturday Mar 7 at 4pm, Jesse Auditorium
25b - Mucho Mucho Amor, Saturday Mar 7 at 9:45pm, Jesse Auditorium
20c - A Machine to Live In, Saturday Mar 7 at 10pm, Missouri Theatre
32c - Sunless Shadows, Sunday Mar 8 at 9:30am, Jesse Auditorium
01c - Welcome to Chechnya, Sunday Mar 8 at 12:45 pm Jesse Auditorium
13c - Down a Dark Stairwell, Sunday Mar 8 at 4:00 pm Jesse Auditorium
43b - Shorts: Rouge, Sunday Mar 8 at 7:15 pm The Picturehouse
05c - Boys State, Sunday Mar 8 at 7:30pm Jesse Auditorium
16d - Feels Good Man, Sunday Mar 8 at 7:30pm Showtime Theater @ The Blue Note