Gimme Truth

GIMME TRUTH GOES WEST: We're taking our (game) show on the road and presenting a special edition Gimme Truth! at IDA's Getting Real Conference. Gimme Truth! is our very own documentary game show, hosted by Brian Babylon and featuring an array of doc-world celebrity judges! Local filmmakers attempt to stump the judges/contestants with their short doc style videos that are entirely TRUE or entirely FALSE. Stay tuned, we'll be annoucing the celebrity panel soon!

All films need to be 2 minutes and made by people who live Southern California (Los Angeles and Orange County, please!) or will be attending the IDA's Getting Real conference. Submissions will be accepted through 5PM CST, September 5, 2018. See below for submission form.

Ten short films will be selected to show at Getting Real on September 26, 2018 at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Each video must be accompanied by a filmmaker to represent them, and each filmmaker will be given 4 tickets to the show. Participants will be notified of selection by September 12. 


True/False 2019 Gimme Truth! will be accepting submissions in January 2019.  

Gimme Truth! from True/False Film Fest on Vimeo.


Watch Previous Editions of Gimme Truth

The 2018 Edition

Host: Brian Babylon
Judges - Chase Whiteside (dir. América), Sierra Pettengill (dir. "Graven Image"), Sandi Tan (dir. Shirkers)

The 2017 Edition

Host - Brian Babylon
Judges - Khalik Allah (dir. Field Niggas), Steve James (dir. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail), Amanda Lipitz (dir. Step)

The 2016 Edition

Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Morgan Neville (dir. The Music of Strangers), Kirsten Johnson (dir. Cameraperson), Roger Ross Williams (dir. Life, Animated

The 2015 Edition

Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Ioanis Nugent (dir. Spartacus & Cassandra), Lyric R. Cabral (dir. (T)ERROR), & Nick Broomfield (dir. Tales of the Grim Sleeper)

The 2014 Edition

Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Brandy Burre (star, Actress), Inna Shevchenko (star, Ukraine is Not a Brothel) & David Kaplan (star, Particle Fever)

The 2013 Edition
Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Reigning champion Heidi Ewing (Detropia, Jesus Camp), Bill Ross (Tchoupitoulas, 45365) & Sergio Oksman (A Story for the Modlins)

The 2012 Edition
Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Heidi Ewing (Detropia, Jesus Camp), Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man) & Derek Waters (Drunk History, Hall Pass)

The 2011 Edition
Host - Johnny St. John
Judges - Al Morrow (Secret Screening), Ameena Matthews (star, The Interrupters), Dennis Ho (Subway Preacher).