The RiverRun International Film Festival, based in Winston-Salem, NC,

is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States.


RiverRun 2015 Emerging Master Awards

Academy Award® nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, founders of NYC-based production house Loki Films, attended RiverRun on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to accept the RiverRun Emerging Masters Award. Ewing and Grady are known for such notable works as Jesus... read more

“Goals vs. Expectations:  Goals are things that you can control. You can write five pages of your screenplay today, or write a grant proposal to try to raise money by the end of the week.  Expectations are things that you cannot control. Will the agent like my script? Will my film get into a prestigious film festival? Will people like my movie? As long as you stick to your goals, you can be much more creatively productive… If you’re doing it because you want to achieve your expectations, you’re probably in the wrong business.” – James Duff (Director of RiverRun 2015 Audience Award-winning Altered States film, “Hank and Asha.”)

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“Festivals like RiverRun are what filmmakers dream of. The program is consistently comprised of the most interesting truly-independent films of that year. Downtown Winston-Salem becomes a lively, yet intimate place for filmmakers, industry, and audiences to absorb and discuss films without any of the built in stresses of larger festivals.”

–Daniel Carbone, Director (Hide Your Smiling Faces)

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