Call for Student Ambassadors

RiverRun is looking for social 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 2017 Festival (March 30 – April 9, 2017). 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.

RiverRun Retro: Barbara Stanwyck Film & Book Signing 2/2/17


7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017
Hanesbrands Theatre
209 N. Spruce St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

RiverRun International Film Festival’s RiverRun Retro presents a film screening of Stella Dallas, starring Barbara Stanwyck, and a discussion with Stanwyck’s biographer, Victoria Wilson, followed by a book signing of her biography, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck Steel – True: 1907 – 1940. The event will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Hanesbrands Theatre, located at 209 W. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem.

Employment Opportunities

Development Assistant
Type: Seasonal Internship (paid)
This position’s primary responsibility is to support the Development Manager and Development Coordinator in the run up to and throughout the 2017 Festival. The position will require excellent organizational and articulate verbal skills.

Employment Opportunities

Development Assistant Type: Seasonal Internship (paid) Festival Overview: The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 19th annual RiverRun will be held March 30 – April 9, 2017. During the run of the 11-day Festival, RiverRun creates an inspired environment in downtown Winston-Salem featuring a dynamic combination of talent, film-loving audiences and industry heavyweights. A hotbed of discovery and interactivity, this cultural event offers screenings of yet-to-be released films, opportunities to interact with artists and immersion into the art and business of the independent film world.   Summary Description: This position’s primary responsibility is to support the Development Manager and Development Coordinator in the run up to and throughout the 2017 Festival. The position will require excellent organizational and articulate verbal skills.   General Job Responsibilities: Assist in researching potential funding sources, including foundations, individuals and corporations Tracking deadlines. Update, organize and enter all sponsor benefit fulfillment details as contracts are finalized Connect with sponsors and donors by making event reminder outreach and donor solicitation calls as needed Assist with facilitating the mail-outs throughout the Festival cycle (e.g. Thank you letter to donors) Fulfilling pre-Festival and Festival sponsor and Private Donor benefits such as collateral representations, tickets and ticket envelopes, publications, website, e-blast, slides, ad rotation, ads, press releases, program sponsorship, signage, marquees, hospitality, and private and public events Maintain database to keep donor information up to date and to track donations received Support the planning and production of on-site hospitality events and spaces by working with our printers and creative...

RiverRun Launches RiverRun Retro November 4th!

RiverRun Retro will be a year-round initiative of RiverRun International Film Festival spotlighting individuals and films that have contributed to the cultural and commercial fabric of motion pictures. By bringing in special guests to discuss their careers, RiverRun Retro will pay tribute to those who have influenced the medium, and audiences will be exposed to fascinating history and backstory of the art form, as a supplement to our annual springtime Festival. The inaugural event, RiverRun Retro: An Evening with Millie Perkins, will take place Friday, November 4, 2016, at Hanesbrands Theatre, featuring special guest Millie Perkins in an on-stage interview by Foster Hirsch. The program will also feature clips from Perkins’ extensive acting career, including her debut role as Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 8:00 p.m., with a reception to follow, featuring beverages from Hoots Beer Co. and McRitchie Winery, along with light hors d’oeuvres from Mooney’s Mediterranean Café. Complimentary tickets are available for students grades K-12 by emailing Tickets for adults are available online at: Millie Perkins is a film and television actress best known for her film debut as Anne Frank in George Stevens’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank (20th Century Fox, 1959). Subsequently, Perkins was placed under contract to Fox, but it was a tumultuous relationship with Perkins being suspended for refusing to appear in Tess of the Storm Country. After appearing as Elvis Presley’s girlfriend in Wild in the Country, Perkins left Fox to appear in Ensign Pulver and Jack Nicholson’s existential Westerns The Shooting and Ride the Whirlwind. More...

MEET THE PATELS – FREE Screening 12/6

Directed by Geeta Patel & Ravi Patel

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Huber Theatre
Salem College
601 S. Church St.
Winston-Salem, NC
FREE and open to the public
Panel discussion to follow

Ravi Patel is almost 30, an actor, and, worst of all to his traditional Hindu parents, still single. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, Ravi submits to his parents’ wishes and allows them to play matchmaker, helping him navigate through a system that has brought marriage to many others in his family. The true-life romantic comedy Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one’s life — love.