The 24th RiverRun International Film Festival will take place from April 21 – 30, 2022 in Winston-Salem, NC. Check back regularly for news and information about our many year-round film screenings and events, as well as for details about the upcoming Festival.
Join us on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:00pm for another free Indie Lens Pop-Up event: a virtual screening of the short documentary I Am Not Going to Change 400 Years in Four, followed by a moderated panel conversation with Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry! PBS North Carolina, together with RiverRun and the State Library North Carolina, proudly present this exclusive screening opportunity. You must register in advance for this event.View More
Join us on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00pm for another free Indie Lens Pop-Up event: a virtual screening of Philly D.A., followed by a moderated panel discussion! In this upcoming special eight-part docuseries from the acclaimed PBS documentary anthology series, Independent Lens, filmmakers Ted Passon and Yoni Brook bring you an incredible inside look at the criminal justice system and one man’s journey to transform it. You must register in advance for access to this screening.View More
In anticipation of National Autism Awareness Day, we present this exclusive opportunity to see the film Drought, a homegrown, NC-based film originally selected to screen as part of RiverRun 2020! Tickets are available for pre-sale now, and the film screens one day only on March 26th. Join us and get a sneak-peek under the hood of the virtual screening system that will be part of our upcoming 2021 festival experience!View More
June 7, 2021
In partnership with Parkway Lincoln, RiverRun is hosting our 2nd Smartphone Short Film Contest! The film content/story must be centered around the July 4th holiday and a Lincoln vehicle(s). Participants may interpret this however they choose. Think the comedy of National Lampoon’s Vacation or the feel-good nostalgia of The Sandlot. The possibilities are endless! Each film will be judged on creativity and originality. The films will be screened for free to the community in our Virtual Theater July 3 – 17!View More
May 19, 2021
The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Jury Awards for the 2021 Festival. This year’s festival ran May 6-16 and was a hybrid festival of virtual screenings and safe, outdoor and drive-in screenings. The festival this year presented 134 films representing 24 countries.View More
May 14, 2021
In an effort to further promote the development of new filmmaking talent, RiverRun again joined forces with universities in the region to present Pitch Fest. This year, student filmmakers from six universities in North Carolina and Virginia pitched their documentary ideas in the virtual realm for our panel of filmmaking professionals in the hopes of being awarded a cash prize and recognition within the industry. The judges deliberated remotely, and recognized the following pitches. First place was awarded for America vs. Herself, directed by Kiersten Houser from UNC Wilmington. Second place was awarded to The Subway, directed by Gannon La Croix of James Madison University.View More
The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem, NC and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 24th annual RiverRun will be held April 21 – 30, 2022.
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.