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.
North Carolina filmmaker Taylor Sharp joins us for a screening of his documentary Hoops Africa, a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport’s impact on society and its development on the continent. From the dreams of a young Zimbabwean player to honoring the NBA legends who paved the way before him, this film journeys through the growth of the game in Africa.View More
The next installment in our Indie Lens Pop-up series of free community screenings is fast approaching! The film is The First Rainbow Coalition, and will be shown twice in the area. The first screening will be Thursday, November 14 at the Yadkinville Arts Council’s lovely Willingham Theater, with a 7:00 pm start time. A second screening will be presented in downtown Winston-Salem on Tuesday, December 3rd, at the newly renovated Forsyth County Central Public Library, beginning at 6:00 p.m.View More
On Tuesday, October 15, RiverRun kicks off its 2019-2020 Indie Lens Pop-up series of free community screenings with the film Decade of Fire. Co-presented by the Forsyth County Central Public Library, the film begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion with guests including Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem; James Perry, President and CEO of the Urban League of Winston-Salem; George Redd, Director of Program Services for Habitat for Humanity of Winston-Salem; and Dr. Keith Vareen, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Kernersville.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.