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

is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States.  The 2016 festival dates will be April 7-17, 2016.


RiverRun Star Walk of Fame Gallery

RiverRun STARS!
Members who contributed $1,500 or more were recognized with a named star on our 2015 RiverRun Walk of Fame sidewalk display. Check out our gallery including some of this year’s Walk of Fame RiverRun Stars!

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RiverRun Receives National & Local Grants

RiverRun is pleased to announce it has recently received $148,400 in operating and project grants. These funds were contributed by six different foundations, both national and regional, and include the National Endowment for the Arts, The Millennium Fund, the James G. Hanes Foundation City of Winston-Salem, The Winston-Salem Foundation and the Forsyth County Tourism Development Authority.

“We are really honored to receive grants from these groups,” said RiverRun Executive Director Andrew Rodgers. “The future and sustainability of our organization relies entirely on the continued generosity of business, individuals and institutions.

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RiverRun Adds Karin Chien to Creative Advisory Board

RiverRun announced a new Creative Advisory Board member, Karin Chien, who served as 2015 juror for RiverRun’s narrative feature films in competition.

“I am excited to welcome Karin to our Creative Advisory Board,” said Andrew Rodgers, RiverRun’s Executive Director. “She will bring new insight, experience and talent to our organization and we are honored that she is so willing to donate her energy and ideas to help enrich the Festival.”

Karin Chien is an independent film producer and distributor committed to uncompromising visions that challenge . . . .

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On winning RiverRun’s Best Narrative Short jury prize for The Kármán Line: “This is delightful – it’s been a joy to learn people all over America have been responding to this strange, personal tale from the Britain, and prizes like this really drive that home and spur us on to the next thing.” – Oscar Sharp

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The 2015 RiverRun Jury & Audience Awards

RIVERRUN ANNOUNCES 2015 AWARDS ‘Memories on Stone’ & ‘The Chinese Mayor’ Win Top Jury Awards Shorts ‘Cailleach’ & ‘Bear Story’ Become Academy Eligible WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina – The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Audience and... read more

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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James Duff Quote

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