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  • ARTANGO International Queer Festival
  • Atlanta Black Gay Pride Film Festival
  • California Independent Film Festival
  • Champs d'Amours, 100 ans de cinéma arc-en-ciel
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • International Women's Film Festival in Seoul
  • Painting the Spectrum LGBTQ+ Film Festival
  • Portobello Film Festival
  • Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
True/False Film Festival

True/False Film Festival

Thursday, 05 March 2020 until Sunday, 08 March 2020

True/False offers a heightened four-day weekend of creative placemaking in which filmmakers, artists, musicians and others remake the mid-sized college town of Columbia, Missouri (our hometown) into a one-of-a-kind utopia. The transformative, rambunctious, ecstatic experience of T/F creates a cathartic journey that forces participants to do nothing less than to re-imagine reality.

Creative placemaking means the festival develops the talents and focuses the energy of the region. We seek out the most creative, energetic people and then give them the tools to transform the downtown core of Columbia, both indoors and out. When the festival remakes ordinary spaces into magical, temporary spots, it inspires attendees and townies. T/F showcases downtown Columbia and its potential.

This is an extraordinarily vital time for nonfiction filmmaking as an artistic form. Our mission is to forge a supportive, celebratory refuge for filmmakers and amplify the possibilities of creative nonfiction. True/False exists in a permeable, in-between land - bounded by fiction and nonfiction, but also bridging cultures and disciplines. Within that space, we encourage an atmosphere of innovation and excitement, free of the heat and stress of the market. Herein are the ingredients for a revolutionary new alloy, the future of an urgent art.