In 2021, the 18th annual True/False Film Fest will be a microcosm of its own artistic theme: The Nature of Uncertainty. Acknowledging and responding to a collective pandemic consciousness, the 2021 theme is a reminder that tumultuous times invite creative reimaginings. In that spirit, True/False 2021 will be an outdoor, communal celebration of resilience and the arts. Running from May 5th to 9th (two months later than the Fest’s usual dates), True/False will inhabit the 116-acre Stephens Lake Park for an in-person experience that maintains awareness of current circumstances, meets a need for shared joy, and delivers the world-class cutting edge nonfiction film that is the hallmark of the festival.
Over its five evenings, True/False will present a carefully selected group of brand-new films. During daylight hours, audiences will be invited to take in performances from an equally curated roster of musicians, site-sympathetic visual art across the park, and other essential festival events like Gimme Truth! and Campfire Stories. Outside of the screening venues, the park will be an open space, allowing everyone to access the festival atmosphere with both free and ticketed offerings. There will be an additional drive-in screen, and exclusive, private screenings at Ragtag Cinema throughout the five days.