RiverRun 2021 Pitch Fest results

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.