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RiverRun 2011

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 13th annual RiverRun will be held April 8–17, 2011. 

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 2011 Festival will feature 118 films, including 57 features and 61 shorts from 32 different countries. 

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Watch our teaser on Youtube!

For you visual learners out there, we now have a 5 minute RiverRun teaser of this year's festival on Youtube for your viewing enjoyment here!  Get a sample of the sensational lineup we have in store for you this year.

Oscar-nominee Michael Shannon comes to RiverRun!

The dynamic, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) will be a special guest of RiverRun this year, and will be honored with the festival's Emerging Master Award.  We'll be hosting A Conversation with Michael Shannon on Monday, 4/11 at 6:30 in UNCSA's Babcock Theatre.  Tickets are free, and the event is open to the public!

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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