COLUMBIA — Fans of documentary film got a chance to pick the brains of filmmakers and chat them up personally at the True/False Film Fest Filmmaker Fete on Saturday evening at the PS Gallery.
The fete was a chance for the festival to honor the filmmakers, but those being honored often turned praise back on the community.
Mark Levinson, director of "Particle Fever," said the festival did a great job of bringing together communities and the filmmaking industry. It never feels as if the community is cut off from the festival or that it's too exclusive, he said.
True/False, however, is different from some other film festivals because the enthusiastic audiences feel like a seamless part of the festival, filmmaker David Redmon said. Redmon is writing a book with a chapter about Columbia's place in the documentary film circuit.
"If you have to choose two festivals each year to attend, one of them should be True/False," he said.