Passes

Please review the festival health policy. Precautions are re-evaluated regularly to adapt to the local transmission rates of COVID-19.

Note: All True/False passes are non-transferable. Any times listed are US Central time.

Refund Policy: Buying a True/False pass is, in part, a commitment to supporting the long-term survival of RFS! Prior to ticket reservations opening in February, we can refund 50% of a pass purchase. No refunds will be issued after reservations have begun for your pass type. If the Fest is canceled due to factors outside of our reasonable control, 50% of the pass price is non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for ticket purchases online, at the Box Office, or via the Q.

2022 FEST PASS LEVELS

SUPER CIRCLE ($995)

The Super Circle is the perfect True/False pass for patrons who want a seamless festival experience and who want to financially support the future of True/False. In addition to priority access to festival screenings and free admission to all T/F special events and parties, the Super Circle is the insider track with exclusive, year-round updates; a sneak-preview party invite; a one-on-one programmer consultation; and more!

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thurs—Sun;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to all T/F events and parties;
  • Ticketless walk-up privileges (up to 15 min before the film) at the Showtime Theater at The Blue Note and Missouri Theatre;
  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability);
  • First crack at pre-Fest online ticket reservations, including a 48-hour window of exclusive access before all other passholders;
  • Free admission with reserved ticket to music showcases;
  • One of our coveted True/False swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses and artisans;
  • Early announcements of festival happenings and film selection news throughout the year;
  • Invitation to the Super and Silver Circle Preview party, where we’ll unveil a few movies & musicians to be part of the fest line-up;
  • Invitation to a special off-season Missouri Theatre screening and reception (September 22, 2021);
  • 30 minutes of one-on-one consultation with one of the festival programmers to help plan your film selections and schedule for the weekend;
  • $400 of the purchase price may be tax deductible as a charitable donation to the festival.

SILVER CIRCLE ($595)

The Silver Circle is a dedicated group of the festival faithful, ready to jump into the Fest weekend with both feet. With 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 Thurs—Sun;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to all T/F events and parties;
  • Ticketless walk-up privileges (up to 15 min before the film) at the Showtime Theater at the Blue Note & Missouri Theatre;
  • Ticketless admission via the “Silver Circle Q” at all other theaters (based on seat availability);
  • Ability to reserve tickets online 48 hours before Lux passholders and 96 hours before Simple passholders;
  • Free admission with reserved ticket to music showcases;
  • One of our coveted True/False festival swag bags, full of goodies from local Columbia businesses and artisans;
  • Early announcements of festival happenings and film selection news throughout the year;
  • Invitation to the Super and Silver Circle Preview party, where we’ll unveil a few movies & musicians to be part of the fest line-up;
  • Invitation to a special off-season Missouri Theatre screening and reception (September 22, 2021).

LUX ($235)

The Lux Pass offers a complete True/False experience, adding events and parties to a four-day lineup of films. Perfect for veteran Simple passholders wanting to amplify their Fest experience or newbies who want to dive in headfirst, a Lux pass confers more and easier access to films and events.

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday;
  • Ability to reserve tickets online 48 hours before Simple passholders;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to the @CTION party;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to pre-film receptions;
  • Admission to any film without a ticket (via the Q) on a space-available basis;
  • Free or discounted admission, with reserved ticket, to music showcases.

SIMPLE ($105)

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

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Friday through Sunday; the Simple pass does not include ticket reservations for Thursday screenings;
  • Ability to reserve up to 10 tickets online before the box office opens to the public (note: ticket availability at the time of Simple reservations may be limited to the larger festival venues);
  • Admission to any film, without a ticket, via the Q on a space-available basis, including Thursday screenings;
  • The Simple Pass does not include admission to any festival events that are not open to the public.

STAY UP LATE ($50)

Stay Up Late with True/False! This wristband gets you a taste of the fun after dark. Want to sample films, concerts, AND parties without paying top dollar? Here’s the option for you!

Stay Up Late includes:

  • One, non-transferrable wristband;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to music showcases;
  • Admission (free, via the Q) to any films that start at 9pm or later;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to @CTION, our late-night dance party;
  • Admission to Buskers Last Stand at Missouri Theatre on Sunday night;
  • Stay Up Late does not grant access to Gimme Truth!, Campfire Stories, or other special events. It also does not allow free ticket pick-up at the Box Office, or online reservations.

TIPS FOR PURCHASING PASSES

We recently adopted a new ticketing system to improve some things, including offering digital ticketing options, so if you haven’t attended recently, you might see some different words like “membership” instead of “passholder” or “member number” instead of “purchase code”. But in practice, the functionality is very similar and we’ll continue to give passholders step by step details for making ticket reservations.

First, review the pass types above. When you know which pass is for you, click the “Buy [Pass Type] Now” button.

Next, you’ll see the option to buy a single pass OR two passes at once via the “dual” option. If you want to make your own ticket reservations, solo, the single pass is for you!

If you and a partner plan to make your ticket reservations together, we strongly recommend the “dual” option – this is the only way to link your passes for ticket reservations.

Select the quantity that you wish to purchase in the drop down box to the left of the pass name and hit “add” to add to your cart.

If you want to buy more than one type of pass, head up to “PASSES” in the navigation menu (in red in the image above). As pass types become available for purchase, they’ll show up in that drop down, and you can add additional pass types to your cart that way.

If you purchased passes in 2021, you likely already have a login, which you can use to sign in and check out!

When prompted, “You are required to select 1 member for this membership,” type the name of the person who will be using that pass.

Heads up: the pass purchase confirmation page will show you some options regarding tickets that do not yet apply – you can ignore these buttons for now! Once you have made ticket reservations for your pass, these will become useful. While tickets will be e-delivered, your pass will still be a lovely, tangible badge you pick up pre-Fest. 

All passholders will be sent detailed information about how to reserve tickets with their passes. The 2022 ticket reservation schedule is as follows, and all ticket reservations open at 6pm central time on the dates listed:

Super Circle: Friday, Feb 11
Silver Circle: Sunday, Feb 13
Lux: Tuesday, Feb 15
Simple (films only) & Stay Up Late (concerts/events only): Thursday, Feb 17

We highly recommend reading our handy RESERVATIONS guide and build your calendar before your reservation date! Once made, reservations can be edited online at any time before the Fest, but bear in mind that selections may go NRT, and it behooves all passholders to reserve tickets as early as possible. Individual tickets go on sale to the general public online as of Saturday, Feb 19 at 6pm central.

Reminder: Buying a pass is, in part, a commitment to supporting the long-term survival of RFS! Prior to ticket reservations opening in February, we can refund 50% of your pass purchase. No refunds will be issued after reservations have begun for your pass type. If the Fest is canceled due to factors outside of our reasonable control, 50% of the pass price is non-refundable. Refunds will not be given for ticket purchases online, at the Box Office, or via the Q.