RiverRun International Film Festival

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The RiverRun International Film Festival is a regional film festival held annually each spring in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and presents a variety of feature-length and short films from all genres, and also presents special events, regional premieres of significant films, celebrity tributes, family events and classic retrospectives as well as panel discussions and parties.

Grand Jury Award winners[edit]

Narrative features[edit]

Year Narrative Features Country Director
2012
Found Memories[1]
Argentina / Brazil
Júlia Murat
2011
Bal (Honey)
Turkey / Germany
Semih Kaplanoglu
2010
Katalin Varga
Romania / United Kingdom
Peter Strickland
2009
Three Monkeys
Turkey / France / Germany
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
2008
The Edge of Heaven
Germany / Turkey
Fatih Akin
2007
For the Living and the Dead
Finland
Kari Paljakka
2006
A Wonderful Night in Split
Croatia
Arsen Anton Ostojić
2005
Innocent Voices
Mexico
Luis Mandoki
2004
Dandelion
United States
Mark Milgard
2003
The Truth... Yathharth
India
Rajesh Sheth
2001
Morning ( >$500k budget )
United States
Ami Canaan Mann
2001
Dischord ( <$500k budget )
United States
Mark Wilkinson
2000
The Magic of Marciano ( >$500k budget )
United States
Tony Barbieri
2000
Jacks or Better ( <$500k budget )
United States
Robert Sidney Mellette
1999
Crashing Eden
United States
Dean Alioto
1998
The Legend of Cryin' Ryan
United States
Deanna Shapiro & Julie Smith (St.Claire)

Documentary features[edit]

Year Film Country Director
2012
The Boy Who Was a King
Bulgaria/Germany
Andrey Paounov
2011
Armadillo
Denmark
Janus Metz
2010
Last Train Home
Canada / China / UK
Lixin Fan
2009
Unmistaken Child
Israel
Nati Baratz
2008
Up the Yangtze
Canada
Yung Chang
2007
The Rape of Europa
USA
Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newnham
2006
Taimagura Grandma
Japan
Yohihiko Sumikawa
2005
Parallel Lines
USA
Nina Davenport
2004
Long Gone
USA
Jack Cahill & David Eberhardt
2003
The Boys of Second Street Park
USA
Ron Berger & Dan Klores
2001
Company Jasmine
Israel
Yael Katzir & Dan Katzir

History[edit]

Founded in 1998 by Gennaro and Beth D'Onofrio, the RiverRun International Film Festival got its name from the French Broad River near Brevard, North Carolina, where the festival was originally held. In 2003, Dale Pollock, a former film producer and then-Dean of the School of Filmmaking at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, moved RiverRun to Winston-Salem, where it resides today as an independent arts organization dedicated to showcasing the best new films from independent, international and student filmmakers.

Festival Dates/Locations:

Number Year Dates Location
1st 1998 Sept. 25-27 Brevard, NC
2nd 1999 Sept. Brevard, NC
3rd 2000 Sept. 1-4 Brevard, NC
4th 2001 Aug. 29 - Sept. 3 Brevard, NC
2002 skipped
5th 2003 April 24–27 Winston-Salem, NC
6th 2004 April 22–25 Winston-Salem, NC
7th 2005 April 21–24 Winston-Salem, NC
8th 2006 March 16–19 Winston-Salem, NC
9th 2007 April 18–23 Winston-Salem, NC
10th 2008 April 23–28 Winston-Salem, NC
11th 2009 April 22–29 Winston-Salem, NC
12th 2010 April 15–25 Winston-Salem, NC
13th 2011 April 8–17 Winston-Salem, NC
14th 2012 April 13–22 Winston-Salem, NC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Awards are in!". RiverRun Film. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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