May 6 – 16, 2021


RiverRun’s call for entries for the upcoming 2021 Festival is now open!  Send us your new work to consider for our 23rd Festival, which runs May 6-16, 2021 (dates tentative subject to COVID-19 developments)!

Online submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway only. See below for deadlines.

North Carolina students: North Carolina students may submit for free through Film Freeway, and must provide an image of a valid student ID in their submission materials.

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.