By Aaron Bogert | Indiewire February 10, 2012 at 12:49PM
The True/False Film Festival has announced it's 2012 lineup consisting of 39 feature films and 19 short films from all over the globe.
Leading the festival lineup is Victor Kossakovsky's "Vivan las Antipodas!," Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady's "Detropia," Bart Layton's "The Imposter," and Elizabeth Mims & Jason Tippet's "Only the Young."
A large number of of the films this year will be from a group of new American directors with fresh takes on the documentary format, such as Peter Nicks's "Waiting Room," Chris Moukarbel & Valerie Veatch's "Me at the Zoo," and Daniel Lindsay & T.J. Martin's "Undefeated."
The festival also prides itself on screening international documentaries that may have slipped under American audiences radar such as Rokhsareh Ghaem's "Going Up the Stairs," Jose Alvarez's "Canicula," and Xun Yu's "The Vanishing Spring."
Audiences looking for lighter and more fun documentaries will be able to catch screenings of Morgan Spurlock's "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope," and Lauren Greenfield's "The Queen of Versailles."
The festival also announced that it would make the subjects of "Bully" (formerly "The Bully Project") the recipients of the 2012 True Life Fund. Money for the fund, which is sponsored by local church The Crossing, is collected at the fest and organizers hope raise close to $15,000, supplemented by a matching grant from the Bertha Foundation. The award, given annually, goes to subjects of a documentary that are seeking to make change in their communities. The subjects of "Bully" are kids and families who have had to deal with serious, even life-threatening, bullying and are bravely sharing their stories through the film.
As always, the festival will also be showing a selection of seven Secret Screenings. These films will be screening in advance of their world premieres and will be off limits to the press.
Click here for a full schedule of film screening times.
A complete list of 2012 True/False films and their directors
"Bully" : Lee Hirsch
"¡Vivan Las Antipodas!" : Victor Kossakovsky
"1/2 Revolution" : Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim
"Abendland" : Nikolaus Geyrhalter
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" : Alison Klayman
"The Ambassador" : Mads Brügger
"Argentinian Lesson" : Wojciech Staron
"The Belovs" : Victor Kossakovsky
"Building Babel" : David Osit
"Canícula" : Jose Ãlvarez
"Comic‐Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope" : Morgan Spurlock
"The Connection" : Shirley Clarke
"Detropia" : Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
"Going Up the Stairs" : Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
"Gypsy Davy" : Rachel Leah Jones
"Herman’s House" : Angad Bhalla
"How to Survive a Plague" : David France
"The Imposter" : Bart Layton
"The Island President" : Jon Shenk
"Low & Clear" : Kahlil Hudson and Tyler Hughen
"Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present" : Matthew Akers
"Me @ The Zoo" : Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch
"Only the Young" : Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet
"The Queen of Versailles" : Lauren Greenfield
"Searching for Sugar Man" : Malik Bendjelloul
"Summer of Giacomo" : Alessandro Comodin
"WIP" : Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq
"Undefeated" : Dan Lindsay & T.J. Martin
"V/H/S" : Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, and Ti West
"The Vanishing Spring Light": Xun Yu
"The Waiting Room" : Peter Nicks
"Grandpa Looked Like William Powell" : David B. Levy
"Old Man and the Lady" : Markku Heikkinen
"1989 (When I was 5 Years Old)" : Thor Ochner
"Aaron Burr, Pt. 2 or Aaron Burr, Part 2" : Dana O’Keefe
"Goodbye, Mandima" : Robert-Jan Lacombe
"Claes" : Martina Carlstedt
"Where is My Mind?" : Martin Ginestie
"Heart" : Jeremy Zagar
"Four Cubic Feet of Space" : Tony Gault
"Back to Land" : Tijana Petrovic
"The Lion Wearers" : Narges Abyar
"Full‐Time Ministry" : Helen Scheer
"Sunshine" : Doug Nichol
"Family Nightmare" : Dustin Guy Defa
"Into the Middle of Nowhere" : Anna Frances Ewert
"Paraíso" : Nadav Kurtz
"Meaning of Robots" : Matt Lenski
"Love Competition" : Brent Hoff
"Pluto Declaration" : Travis Wilkerson