Passes

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.

Prior to attending, please plan to review the festival health policy. Precautions are re-evaluated regularly to adapt to the local transmission rates of COVID-19, and the 2023 policy will be linked here as we get closer to the event. We follow Boone Co./Columbia Health Dept. & CDC Guidelines.

2023 FEST PASS LEVELS

SUPER CIRCLE ($995)

The Super Circle is the insider track for those who want to financially support the future of True/False with exclusive, year-round updates;  a one-on-one programmer consultation; and more!

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday;
  • Admission to T/F receptions and late night parties (ticket automatically included);
  • Admission with a reserved ticket to the @CTION party;
  • Admission with reserved ticket to music showcases;
  • 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;
  • One of our custom swag bags with goodies from local businesses and artisans;
  • Early announcements of festival happenings and film news throughout the year;
  • Invitation to the Super and Silver Circle Preview party in early 2023, 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 11, 2022);
  • 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;
  • Option for local pass delivery a few days before the Fest and access to a concierge phone number.

SILVER CIRCLE ($595)

Both the Super Circle and Silver Circle are for patrons who want a seamless festival experience with priority access to festival screenings and free admission to all T/F special events and parties, and a sneak-preview party invite.

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday;
  • Admission to T/F receptions and late night parties (ticket automatically included);
  • Admission with a reserved ticket to the @CTION party;
  • Admission with reserved ticket to music showcases;
  • 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);
  • Ability to reserve tickets online 24 hours before Center passholders;
  • One of our custom swag bags with goodies from local businesses and artisans;
  • Early announcements of festival happenings and film news throughout the year;
  • Invitation to the Super and Silver Circle Preview party in early 2023, 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 11, 2022).

CENTER ($345)

The Center pass is for the dedicated festival faithful, ready to jump into the Fest weekend with both feet. With easy access to festival screenings and free admission to 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;
  • Ability to reserve tickets online 48 hours before Spring passholders;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to the @CTION party;
  • Admission to pre-film receptions (ticket automatically included);
  • Admission to any film without a ticket (via the Q) on a space-available basis;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to music showcases.

SPRING ($195)

The Spring Pass offers a complete True/False experience. Perfect for those who’ve previously only dipped a toe and are wanting to amplify their Fest experience, or newbies who want to dive in headfirst, a Spring pass confers more and easier access to films.

ON SALE NOVEMBER 1

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday;
  • Ability to reserve tickets online 24 hours before Classic passholders;
  • Admission, with reserved ticket, to the @CTION party;
  • Admission to any film without a ticket (via the Q) on a space-available basis.

CLASSIC ($135)

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

ON SALE NOVEMBER 26

Pass includes:

  • Admission for one person to festival films from Thursday through Sunday;
  • Ability to reserve up to 10 tickets online before the box office opens to the public (note: ticket availability at the time of reservations may be limited to the larger festival venues);
  • Admission to any film, without a ticket, via the Q on a space-available basis;
  • 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 pass 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!

ON SALE NOVEMBER 26

Stay Up Late includes:

  • 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 for films.

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 multiple passes at once. If you want to make your own ticket reservations, solo, the single pass is for you!

If you and a partner or group plan to make your ticket reservations together, we strongly recommend the pair, trio, or quartet option – this is the only way to link your passes for ticket reservations. Passes cannot be linked or unlinked after time of purchase. You must have the names of the passholders using the passes at time of purchase.

A pair links 2 passes, a trio links 3 passes and a quartet links 4 passes. If you are buying linked passes, be sure to select the correct number from the dropdown menu. For example, 1 Pair is 2 linked passes; 2 Trio is 2 sets of 3 linked passes, that is, 6 passes total. Purchasing any number of single passes will not link them. Four passes is the most you can link at one time.

 

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 or 2022 you likely already have a login using your email address, which you can use to sign in and check out. When it’s time to make reservations, you’ll want to use your member number and last name – don’t worry, we’ll send you your member number before your reservation date!

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 2023 ticket reservation schedule is as follows, and all ticket reservations open at 6pm central time on the dates listed:

  • Wednesday, Feb 8: Film lineup announcement
  • Friday, Feb 10: Schedule announcement
  • Sunday, Feb 12: Super Circle reservations
  • Tuesday, Feb 14: Silver Circle reservations
  • Wednesday, Feb 15: Center & Stay Up Late (concerts/events only) reservations
  • Friday, Feb 17: Spring reservations
  • Saturday, Feb 18: Classic (film only) reservations

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 Monday, Feb 20 at 10am 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.