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.
RiverRun Retro welcomes actress Veronica Cartwright for two screenings of a true January chiller, the 1978 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, dubbed by Pauline Kael in The New Yorker as a picture that “may be the best film of its kind ever made.” Cartwright joins us to discuss her career and the film at screenings on January 10 at 7:00 PM at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem and January 11 at 5:00 PM at RED Cinemas in Greensboro.View More
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
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.