Ringleaders

Each year, a (mostly) new crop of Ringleaders assume the coveted role of magnanimous festival emcees. Seen on stage before and after all screenings, they facilitate snappy introductions and attentive Q&As with the special guests here to present their films to True/False audiences. The responsibility of being a Ringleader is offered to industry professionals and festival friends from across the world, who have demonstrated the chops necessary to be an agent of True/False, to lure them to the middle of Missouri. It is always a privilege and a delight to have each of them here working with us for this brief but bustling weekend.

2023 Ringleaders

Will be announced in February 2023!

2023 Staff

JONATHAN ALI Fest Program Advisor

BARBIE BANKS RFS Co-Custodian

ARIN LIBERMAN RFS Co-Custodian

KHAULA MALIK Fest Program Advisor

TED ROGERS Programmer, Ragtag Cinema

FARAMOLA SHONEKAN RFS Director of Community Partnerships & Education

KRISTAL SOTOMAYOR Film Programmer 

CHLOE TRAYNER RFS Artistic Director

& your friendly Programming Coordinator and Ringmaster: LINDSEY ARRINGTON