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RiverRun 2013

The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional event based in Winston-Salem, NC and is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The 15th annual RiverRun will be held April 12–21, 2013. 

Founded in 1998, RiverRun was inspired by the French Broad River near Brevard, North Carolina, where the festival was originally held. Each year since its inception, RiverRun has grown substantially. The 2013 Festival will feature 143 films, including 66 features and 77 shorts from 35 different countries. 

RiverRun has gone Mobile!

The RiverRun International Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of our mobile app, RiverRun Film!  The app is available now for both iOS and Android devices.  Download RiverRun Film today!  Click here to download for iPhone.  Click here to download for Android.

Saturday Morning Cartoons with Big Bang Boom!

Big Bang Boom will be playing before our Saturday Morning Cartoons programs on April 5th and April 12th at 9:00 am in the Hanesbrands Theatre Lobby!  Come check out some fantastic kid-friendly music by Chuck Folds' band (younger brother of Ben Folds), and stay for the films!

A Conversation with Killer Films

Join us in welcoming 2013 Master of Cinema honorees Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, founders of the indie powerhouse Killer Films (Far From HeavenBoys Don’t Cry)!  They will be presented with the award and participate in a conversation at 4:30pm on Sunday, 4/21.  Admission is FREE.

Check out our teaser on Youtube!

For you visual learners out there, we now have a short RiverRun teaser of this year's festival on our Youtube channel for your viewing enjoyment here!  Get a sample of the sensational lineup we have in store for you this year.

Shining Bright!

RiverRun's 2013 Spark Award honorees are the phenomenal talents Sophie Desmarais, Tye Sheridan and Tyler James Williams.  Click here for full details!

RiverRun and ITVS team up again for Community Cinema!

The leaves are turning, the Dixie Classic Fair is in full swing, and school buses are once again filling the streets of Winston-Salem.  Sure signs of autumn all, but it also means that RiverRun is only half a year away!

2014 Awards Announcement

The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the Audience and Jury Awards for the 2014 Festival. The 16th annual Festival ran April 4-13 and presented 144 films, representing 33 countries.

“Films showcased at our Festival this year reflected diverse stories from around the world, immense talent from directors, many trained in Winston-Salem, and a host of passionate projects that are jewels of the independent filmmaking community,” said Andrew Rodgers, RiverRun Executive Director.

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