President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is credited with bringing democracy to his country. His next challenge is combating a threat that is much harder to control, the possibility of the entire country slowly disappearing under the sea.
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.
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!
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!
2014 Master of Cinema: Kartemquin Films
Following the 4/9 screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali on the WFU campus, Kartemquin Films' Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn, Steve James and Peter Gilbert will be on hand to converse and accept the award. This FREE event is open to the public. More here.
2014 Emerging Master Award Honorees!
Join us in welcoming 2014 Emerging Master Award honorees Debra Granik (pictured R) and Melanie Lynskey (pictured L) to Winston-Salem! They will be presented with their awards and participate in moderated conversations during the festival. See our events page for details.
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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.
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!
The leaves are turning, the Dixie Classic Fair is in full swing, and school buses are once again filling the streets of Winston-Salem. Sure signs of autumn all, but it also means that RiverRun is only half a year away!
The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Audience and Jury Awards for the 2014 Festival. The 16th annual Festival ran April 4-13 and presented 144 films, representing 33 countries.
“Films showcased at our Festival this year reflected diverse stories from around the world, immense talent from directors, many trained in Winston-Salem, and a host of passionate projects that are jewels of the independent filmmaking community,” said Andrew Rodgers, RiverRun Executive Director.