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RiverRun 2012

RiverRun Getaway Package

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!

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.

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 Star on Saturday, 4/21 at 5:30pm.

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.

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.

Saturday Morning Cartoons with Big Bang Boom!

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!

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.

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.

Shining Bright!

RiverRun's 2013 Spark Award honorees are the phenomenal talents Sophie Desmarais, Tye Sheridan and Tyler James Williams.  Click here for full details!

Perhaps you should watch our Festival teaser on Youtube, Dave...

Check out our 5-minute trailer on Youtube for a sample of the sensational lineup we have in store for 2012!  Still not interested?  Then this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

RiverRun and ITVS team up again for Community Cinema!

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!

2014 Awards Announcement

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.

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