Gimme Truth

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 announcing the celebrity panel soon! All films need to be 2 minutes and made by people who live Missouri. And of course, prizes will be awarded to the top three films!

The application form will open here in on Monday, January 13, with a final deadline of February 27. Go work on some great ideas and check back then to apply!

WATCH PREVIOUS EDITIONS OF GIMME TRUTH!

The 2019 Edition

Host: Brian Babylon
Judges – Lindsay Utz (editor. American Factory), Anand Patwardhan (dir. Reason), Miko Revereza (dir. No data plan)

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).