True/False is an annual celebration of non-fiction cinema. Its programming department values sensitive, imaginative approaches to nonfiction filmmaking and evaluate documentaries as art.

Typically, each year the Fest has openings on its screening committee for mid-Missouri-based documentary reviewers.

Starting late in the summer and continuing through the end of the year, hundreds of nonfiction films of all kinds (from works of conventional reportage to the avant-garde) will pour in from all around the world, and all of them will be viewed at least once, some several times, by members of our committee. The primary job of a screener is to thoughtfully view and correctly identify films of interest to the True/False programming team.

Screeners are responsible for watching a minimum of 50 films (short films as well as feature-length) over four months. An essential part of screener duties is posting capsule-length analyses of each film according to our deadlines. In addition, screeners are asked to attend and participate in 2 or more weekly group screenings a month, which occur on Tuesday evenings and include the programming team. While this is a volunteer position, benefits include a Lux pass, bonus gear, and the chance to see & discuss obscure, noteworthy films with other avid documentary enthusiasts.


The application for the 2019-2020 Screening Committee is now closed. If you have any questions about applications or the screening process, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]