Mission and Values

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers.


  • Diversity: We celebrate the diversity of human experience and understanding with all of our programs and practices.
  • Integrity: We adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct, accountability and financial responsibility and encourage others to do the same.
  • Sustainability: We strive to minimize our impact on the environment and employ viable eco-friendly alternatives at every opportunity.
  • Excellence: We believe in the power and urgency of creative expression and are devoted to the presentation of great cinema.
  • Community: We are committed to being a good partner and improving the cultural and economic landscape of our community.


Uniting communities through film.