Who better to tell the life story of Ethel Kennedy (widow of the late Bobby Kennedy) than her youngest daughter, Rory. Incorporating stories told by all eleven of the Kennedy children, this film is a truly intimate, personal and deeply moving portrait of one of the greatest American...
Big Bang Boom will be playing before our Saturday Morning Cartoons programs on April 5th and April 12th at 9:00 am in the Hanesbrands Theatre Lobby! Come check out some fantastic kid-friendly music by Chuck Folds' band (younger brother of Ben Folds), and stay for the films!
RiverRun has gone Mobile!
The RiverRun International Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of our mobile app, RiverRun Film! The app is available now for both iOS and Android devices. Download RiverRun Film today! Click here to download for iPhone. Click here to download for Android.
The first ever recipients of RIverRun's new award for 2012, the Spark Award, are the phenomenal talents Brady Corbet, David Oyelowo and Amy Seimetz. Click here for full details!
RiverRun's 2013 Spark Award honorees are the phenomenal talents Madeleine Martin, Terence Nance and Anna Margaret Hollyman. Click here for full details!
Perhaps you should watch our Festival teaser on Youtube, Dave...
Get away to Winston-Salem for the 16th RiverRun Film Festival April 4-13th! Discover why they call it the "City of Arts & Innovation" while exploring new groundbreaking films and Winston-Salem’s historic side and downtown culinary destinations. Click here for more details!
Actor Paul Schneider comes to RiverRun!
The always impressive Paul Schneider (Bright Star, Lars and the Real Girl, NBC's Parks and Recreation) will be back in Winston-Salem as a special guest of RiverRun this year, and will be honored with the festival's Emerging Master Award in tandem with a screening of his film Bright Staron Saturday, 4/21 at 5:30pm.
Panels, Panels, Panels
No, not those kind of panels! Check out our slate of fantastic panels and other social gatherings, many of which are free and open to the public, on the Events page.
Intergalactic Space Party
Featuring DJ SK playing all the music you’d ever want to hear on your road trip to the Moon, this year’s Intergalactic Space Party will help you leave all your earthly cares behind… for at least a couple hours. There will also be a free sci-fi-inspired photobooth by Mobile Photo and a medley of libations available at our cash bar. Tickets are $10.
RiverRun International Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Documentary Short Subject award category. The news was received late last week from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
We have some sad news to report. Lucy Cabarga, a legendary booster of Mexican cinema and a long-time friend of RiverRun, passed away yesterday near her home in Cuernavaca. Lucy assisted RiverRun tremendously over the years, attending our fest many times (most recently in 2009), recommending films, providing advice... and helping us develop deep and lasting relationships with some of her country's greatest filmmaking talents.