Student Ambassador Program

RiverRun is looking for media-savvy students to be our Festival Ambassadors. This select group of students will promote the different aspects of the festival in the weeks leading up to RiverRun’s 2014 Festival. Our goal is to increase awareness and involvement in this entertaining and enlightening cultural event to a younger generation of film-lovers in the local community.

Ambassadors will promote festival events to their friends and followers through the use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and blogging – we request at least 3 or more mentions on these sites per week. Other responsibilities may include sharing about the Festival with your campus and social organizations, giving feedback about events and poster distribution.

Who we're looking for: 12 – 20 socially-connected collegiate film enthusiasts from all over the Triad.  Must have Facebook page and Twitter account, and/or blog!

Incentives: Ambassadors who regularly promote RiverRun using their social media outlets will receive RiverRun SWAG bags, gift certificates to local businesses, film tickets, a credential to attend Festival screenings and parties, as well as the opportunity to network with corporate sponsors, based on the frequency of their social broadcast.

How to apply: Please email and request an application.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet some of our intrepid Student Ambassadors!


Kris Bell is a communication instructor at High Point University:

“My professional interests are in narrative film, documentary film, and media studies. I received my BFA in Film Editing and Sound from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, my MA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and am working towards a Ph.D in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University. I am passionate about RiverRun; I've been attending the film festival for years.”

Ben Farmer is a junior at High Point University:

"I'm a Communications major with a concentration in electronic media. I've been fascinated with film ever since I saw my first film 'Jurassic Park'. RiverRun was suggested to me by a professor of mine, I decided to join and I loved every minute of it! I made great connections and friends at this festival and watched so many great films. I can't wait to be a part of it again this year!"

Caroline Burden is a sophomore Wake Forest University:

“I am a Communication major with a concentration in Media and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise.  I have always loved the magic of movies, and I am so excited to be involved with the RiverRun Film Festival for the second time.  I can't wait to help spread the word to the Winston Salem community about such a diverse and amazing event!"

Yaritza Espinoza is a junior at Salem College:

"I am a film enthusiast and this is my second year promoting RiverRun! I absolutely loved the experience last year. RiverRun truly works hard to foster an appreciation of cinema. They have such a range of genres, from comedies and social issue documentaries to independent works and critically-acclaimed international films. There is something for everyone to enjoy. I am very excited to be a part of this amazing film festival again!"