Columbia’s True/False Film Fest

Have you ever been to Columbia’s annual True/False Film Fest? This year it will take place on the weekend of March 5-8. The films are screened at various locations in downtown Columbia.

Each year T/F adopts a theme and the 2015 theme is: The Long Now. This will be an artistic exploration into the concept of time.

Passes can be purchased now, and the rush for online ticket reservations begin in mid-February. There is a difference between a pass and a ticket, and you can read on those differences here. Although buying a pass is the best way to experience all that the fest has to offer, you can also just buy individual tickets. All passes and tickets must be picked up at the box office at 1020 E Broadway, in the Imago Gallery and Cultural Center.

Check out the film line-up and schedule!

On top of seeing tons of fantastic documentaries, there are other aspects of the fest, including screenings, receptions, music and the True Life Run.

Proceeds from the True Life Run are donated to T/F’s philanthropic effort, the True Life Fund.

The True Life Fund spotlights one film each year and raises funds to support and honor those who appear in the film. This year’s True Life Fund film is Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence, which explores the Indonesian Genocide that took place during 1965 and 1966. The perpetrators of Indonesia’s anti-communist mass killings are still part of the power structure in Indonesia, and their crimes are currently excused or even celebrated.

Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence. Source:

Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence. Source:

Funds will support The Look of Silence‘s subject Adi Rukun and his family relocate in order to avoid the repercussions for speaking out against these atrocities.

Can’t afford the price of a pass? Sign up to volunteer, and you will receive volunteer pass and an official volunteer t-shirt. Your pass grants you admission to films via the Q at all festival venues. You’ll also be admitted to the volunteers-only party during the fest.

All information can be found at the T/F website!