Sunday, the last day of True/False 2018. A bittersweet day in which we celebrate and say goodbye to another year of nonfiction nirvana. There are still plenty of parties, plenty of films, and plenty of beer & waffles to be consumed, so don’t fret! Here’s what’s on the slate for Sunday, March 4, 2018:   … Continued

TRUE/FALSE 2018 – Day 3

Saturday we hit our stride and get into the thick of the weekend. It’s a packed day and we challenge you to indulge as many events as possible while still making time for all those incredible films. Here’s what’s on the slate for Saturday, March 3, 2018:   TICKET SALES AT BOX OFFICE 9:00AM – … Continued

TRUE/FALSE 2018 – Day 2

Friday we dive into a full day of films, events, and the much anticipated parade down Ninth Street! Come on down, come on over, the party is just getting started. Here’s what’s on the slate for Friday, March 2, 2018:   TICKET SALES AT BOX OFFICE 9:00AM – 10:00PM Individual tickets go on sale at … Continued

The Great Wall 2018

The Great Wall is True/False’s outdoor video art installation, projected onto the north side of The Rise (located at the corner of 9th and Locust); featuring original work during all four nights of the festival from 8pm to 11pm.   Projection Artists Jordan Doig and Stephanie Gould’s disruptive shows the dissonance that is created when patterns are compromised. Visible … Continued

TRUE/FALSE 2018 – Day 1

Thursday, the first official day of the True/False. We spend the morning putting the finishing touches on theaters and venues, and then kick things off with our fancy Jubilee. While most will have a packed schedule of films, here are some other festivities to enjoy on Thursday, March 1, 2018:   TICKET SALES AT BOX … Continued


True/False was borne out of a community, a group of dedicated folks who came together to produce a celebration showcasing the newest, boundary-pushing nonfiction cinema, while also emphasizing the spirit and hospitality of a small city in the middle of Missouri. Now that True/False is in its fifteenth year, its seen some amazing folks leave … Continued


  Admittedly, we have a lot of events… so we call the Wednesday before the Fest Day 0 to give ourselves a little leeway before the Jubilee cocktails start flowing and the first night of films takes hold. Here’s what’s on the slate for February 28, 2018:   PASSHOLDER PICK-UP The Sager Braudis Box Office … Continued


The magic of True/False lies within the community, the interconnected web of creator and consumer that is drawn even tighter during the magic of the festival weekend. Dedicated Festgoers have probably noticed that we carefully craft daily film bumpers, short videos that play before every True/False film, based on the visual theme. This year, the … Continued


Hy-Vee and True/False have joined forces to grow the film festival’s sustainability program, now in its third year. Hy-Vee’s values align with those of Columbia’s home-grown festival. “We continue to find ways to shrink our carbon footprint and generate awareness for best practices like recycling, composting and shifting to alternative sources of energy,” said True/False … Continued

True/False partners with Brown Girls Doc Mafia

We’re proud to host more than 30 members of the Brown Girls Doc Mafia collective in a new partnership to bring an infusion of women filmmakers of color to the festival space. Formed in 2015 by Iyabo Boyd, the Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) is a collective of filmmakers and industry representatives who identify as … Continued