RiverRun International Film Festival is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a qualifying festival for the Oscars® in the Documentary Short Subject award category. The news was received late last week from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
We have some sad news to report. Lucy Cabarga, a legendary booster of Mexican cinema and a long-time friend of RiverRun, passed away yesterday near her home in Cuernavaca. Lucy assisted RiverRun tremendously over the years, attending our fest many times (most recently in 2009), recommending films, providing advice... and helping us develop deep and lasting relationships with some of her country's greatest filmmaking talents.
It's rare that you get a chance to reshoot that awkward family photograph, but RiverRun is giving you all a well deserved do-over on Monday, July 8th. That date heralds the triumphant return of the edgy, irreverent coming of age comedy Picture Day, which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at this year's festival!
The RiverRun International Film Festival this evening announced the jury and audience awards of the 2013 Festival at the film awards ceremony in Winston-Salem, NC.
Andrew Rodgers, Executive Director of the RiverRun International Film Festival, said, “This year, the films showcased at our Festival reflected diverse stories from around the world, immense talent from directors, many trained in Winston-Salem, and a host of passionate projects that are the jewels of the independent filmmaking community.”
Due to circumstances beyond our control, director Jeff Nichols will unfortunately not be able to attend for either the Mudscreening this evening (4/19) or the Emerging Master Award presentation tomorrow (4/20). The Mudscreening will still be held as scheduled but the Q&A event with Jeff has been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and thank you for your understanding.