Films with class

Films With Class (FWC) is the education outreach program of RiverRun
International Film Festival that seeks to educate through film. The
program presents free screenings of carefully selected documentaries in
classrooms throughout area schools and at the annual Festival each 
spring.  Since 2005, FWC has reached over 37,000 students at 47 area schools

There are two components to Films With Class:

  • In-School Screenings: Working with educators, throughout the school
    year, RiverRun identifies appropriate documentary features and short
    films to bring into WSFCS K-12 classrooms and creates customized lesson
    plans that enhance established curriculum goals. The plan includes a
    cinematic study of the film, strategies to explore the content lesson,
    artistic merits and possible educational applications of that film. The
    guide provides outside resources, alignment to the North Carolina
    Standard Course of Study, and technical information about the film.
  • Festival Screenings: During each RiverRun International Film
    Festival, Films With Class presents 3 days of free screenings of feature
    documentaries for K-12 classes, hosted at RiverRun film venues. Each
    screening included a Q&A discussion with the director, moderated by
    RiverRun’s Community Director.


With our unique access to extraordinary film and filmmakers and
RiverRun’s reputation of presenting critically regarded films from
around the world that wouldn’t otherwise be shown in this area, we are
uniquely positioned to deliver an education-enhancing experience.

If you would like to become a corporate sponsor of RiverRun’s Films
with Class program, please email Executive Director, Rob Davis (