March 26 – April 5, 2020


RiverRun’s 2019 call for entries is closed as of December 1, 2018.  Please check back this summer for details on how to submit for the 2020 Festival!

If you are interested in submitting a film to RRIFF, there are several ways to submit. Online submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway, as well as Withoutabox, where members can receive a $5.00 discount on their entry fees. North Carolina students must submit using the online submission form linked below.  Our deadlines for the 2019 Festival are below so you can plan ahead.

North Carolina students: there is no submission fee for NC students who can provide a valid student ID, but you must submit using the online form below rather than through Film Freeway/Withoutabox.

RiverRun is also a partner of the Alliance of Women Directors (AWD), an organization dedicated to the support, enrichment, and advocacy of women directors. AWD Members are eligible for a discounted submission fee. Visit the AWD website for details on how to become a member.

Deadlines for Submissions:

For a discounted student submission fee, please submit through Film Freeway and provide a valid student ID upon entering. Fees are waived for all North Carolina students with a photocopy/scan of a valid student ID.

OR, submit as a North Carolina student using the online submission form