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 Fall Film Premiere Event and the 2013 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, and blogging – we request 3 or more mentions on these sites per week. Other responsibilities may include explaining how to get involved with the Festival, 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 and Twitter, and/or blog!
Incentives: Ambassadors who regularly promote RiverRun using their social media outlets will receive RiverRun SWAG bags, gift certificates to local businesses, free film tickets, a credential to attend Festival screenings and parties, as well as the opportunity to network with corporate sponsors.
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.”
Erin Reeve is a senior at Wake Forest University:
“I am a Communication major with a concentration in Mass Media and a minor in Journalism. While at Wake Forest, I have completed internships in recreational promotions, campaigning, communications and sports broadcasting. I also took on jobs in coaching, student media, and dietetics.”
Courtie Jaffè is a senior at Wake Forest University:
“I am a Communication major and I've always been a media junkie. When I found out that Winston Salem had it's very own film festival I couldn't wait to get involved. I want all my friends and other Wake students to know about RiverRun and I love emailing, Facebooking and tweeting to get the word out!”
John Marsicano is a freshman at High Point University:
“I am a Strategic Communication major. I am one of five bloggers for the High Point University Freshman Class and have been promoting the festival for the past few weeks around campus. This is my first-year as an Ambassador for RiverRun, and I'm hopeful it's the first of many!”
Andrew Faust is a senior at High Point University:
“I am a writer and multimedia journalist studying biology and communication, with interests in health communication, foreign media systems and data visualization in multimedia storytelling. I am a film and social media enthusiast, and am excited to participate in the Fall Film Premier of the the RiverRun International Film Festival!”
Crystal Galloway is a junior at Wake Forest University:
“I'm currently a double major in Media Communications and Studio Art. I am the Public Relations and Fundraising Director for Wake Radio, our college radio station full of music enthusiasts similar to myself. I am so ecstatic to be involved with RiverRun as film is one of my passions. I particularly love French films and documentaries. A few of my interests include discovering new bands, museums, and good coffee.”
Stacy Jones is a senior at University of North Carolina at Greensboro:
“I am a fun-loving and outgoing woman who is passionate about connecting with others. I love both social networking and movies, so being an Ambassador for RiverRun has been a wonderful experience thus far.”