RiverRun International Film Festival

Winston Salem

 The Festival will feature 196 screenings—the most in its history—in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, North Carolina. Based in Winston-Salem, RiverRun is an Academy Award-qualifying festival in two categories: Documentary Short and Animated Short. “We are delighted to welcome our audiences back for another year of incredible screenings and inspiring conversations,” said RiverRun Executive Director Rob Davis. “This year’s festival includes a phenomenal slate of diverse and exciting films from across the globe. We are particularly excited about the RiverRun BIPOC Film Program, which this year will focus on contemporary Sudanese films. In addition, we will honor industry legends Kate Amend, Adrienne Barbeau and Constance Towers Gavin, all three of whom will attend the Festival, with receive Master of Cinema Awards.  In addition, Robert Schwartzman will join us to receive our Emerging Master of Cinema Award.” Opening night’s narrative feature will be “Thelma,” a wonderful take on action films with a 93-year-old grandmother as an unlikely action hero in a clever comedy caper. “Mad About the Boy,” the opening night documentary, showcases the vast talent and genius of Noel Coward. The closing night film stars John Malkovich as a widowed British industrialist mistaken for the new butler at the French chateau where […]