The RiverRun International Film Festival is currently celebrating its 21st anniversary year. Stay tuned for updates, 2020 film submission deadlines, and news on upcoming special screenings/events throughout year, all leading up to our next Festival, March 26 – April 5, 2020.
Screen legend Carroll Baker (Giant, How the West Was Won, The Big Country) joins us for a Retro screening of her classic film Baby Doll (1956), directed by Elia Kazan and co-starring Karl Malden and Eli Wallach. Ms. Baker and film historian and RiverRun Advisory Board member Foster Hirsch will have an on-stage conversation about the film and its production.View More
Our first RiverRun Arts screening will take place on June 26 at 7:30 PM at the UNCSA Main Theatre. The film is IF THE DANCER DANCES, a new documentary which takes viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today’s leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham, who created his renowned dance company while teaching at Black Mountain, North Carolina.View More
RiverRun’s 2018-2019 Indie Lens Pop-Up season concludes next Tuesday with a screening of the documentary Charm City at the Forsyth County Central Library. A discussion will follow the screening including special guest Peter Gilbert, Wake Forest School of Documentary Film Production faculty member and co-executive producer of the film.View More
April 16, 2019
RiverRun is a juried film festival, and our juries in five competition categories convened on Sunday morning for their deliberations and awards were announced on Sunday afternoon. RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in the categories of Documentary Short Film and Animated Short Film. In addition, RiverRun audiences again voted for their favorite films during the 11-day Festival. See below for a complete list of all of the award-winning films from this year’s festival!View More
April 11, 2019
Check this page for updates on films that are selling fast–and don’t forget that you can try the wait list when advance tickets are gone!View More
March 29, 2019
We’ve added a trio of great films to our schedule since launch and our first publications, so take a look at these new additions–The Tomorrow Man, C’est la Vie, and Olympic Dreams!View More
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, RiverRun relies enormously on the generosity of the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad communities to present one of the premier international film festivals in the southeastern United States.