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RiverRun International Film Festival - April 16-26, 2015

The 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival runs April 16-26,2015.

Last year's 10-day festival presented 143 films, which included 66 features and 77 shorts from 35 countries.

Held each spring, RiverRun screens a wide variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents a broad range of special events, including high-profile regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family matinees and classic retrospectives as well as a mixture of panel discussions and parties.  Filmmakers and guests travel from Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and across North America to share their films, passions and stories with our 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. 

The popular event also offers a robust selection of free screenings including Saturday Morning Cartoons, the dog-friendly Fido Frolic & Film and the year-round Films with Class program which takes films and curriculum into local classrooms. 

One of RiverRun's greatest assets is the collection of industry guests it brings to Winston-Salem each year, to attend the Festival's events and share their passion with the filmgoers attending screenings. RiverRun has two awards that are given each year to honor filmmakers.

To see the 2014 film festival teaser click the video below.

Tickets will be available at

Want to help out by being a part of this event? Find details on how to volunteer for RiverRun Film Festival here.

For more information about the RiverRun International Film Festival, visit their Web site,


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