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RiverRun International Film Festival - April 4 - 14, 2019


One-On-One in Winston-Salem presents: RiverRun International Film Festival 20th Anniversary (2018 Festival)


After showcasing some of the best in independent film for the last 20 years, it comes to no surprise that USA Today 10Best selected the 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival as one of "10 Amazing Film Festivals Worth Traveling For."

Celebrate and explore the wonderful works of film presented during RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. Celebrating 21 years in 2019, RiverRun is one of the fastest-growing regional film festivals in the U.S., and a premier film festival in the Southeast. This Academy Award-qualifying film festival showcases a variety of narrative, documentary, student, animated and short films from all genres. The 11-day festival is April 4 - 14, 2019 at a variety of unique venues throughout Winston-Salem, including outdoor screenings.

This year RiverRun screens 172 films, including 71 features and 101 shorts from 47 countries. “Our 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival features a diverse collection of over 170 films from nearly four dozen countries across the globe,” said RiverRun Executive Director Rob Davis. “Each of these films is reflective of our mission to engage our audiences in an exploration of new and divergent cultures and perspectives through the art of film.”

Annually held in spring, RiverRun also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties.  Noted Filmmakers and special guests travel to share their films, passions and stories with audiences.

Comparable in size and scope to the well-regarded film festivals in Nashville, Atlanta and Boston, RiverRun is a general audience festival that draws attendees from throughout the South and offers an eclectic program from film studios, independent distributors and first-time filmmakers. As the Festival has obtained national and international recognition, RiverRun has attracted substantial press and increased levels of attendance.








Below check out the 2018 festival preview reel. 


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