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The RiverRun International Film Festival Returns to the Triad

The RiverRun International Film Festival returns to the Triad from April 18-27. The festival will present 197 screenings with everything from narrative films and documentaries to shorts and animated features!


The RiverRun International Film Festival Returns to the Triad
The Milton Rhodes Center, one of the screening venues


What Is the RiverRun International Film Festival?

The festival screens new films from established and emerging filmmakers from all across the world. This year’s selected films represent over 50 countries!

Founded in 1998, RiverRun International Film Festival is a local non-profit cultural organization “dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints.”


Where Can I Watch Screenings?

RiverRun screenings take place in multiple venues throughout the Triad. Here’s a list of all participating venues for 2024:


Some films are also available to watch virtually.


When Are Screenings?

Films will be screened in person at various times from April 18-27. Check RiverRun’s website to find out when specific films are showing.

Virtual screenings will be available from April 29 through May 6.



Attendees can purchase samplers or individual tickets on RiverRun’s website.

  • RiverRun Sampler (10 movies) for $108
  • RiverRun Mini-Sampler (5 movies) for $50
  • In-person individual tickets for $12
  • Virtual screening tickets for $14


Films that are part of RiverRun’s Kids Korner and the BIPOC Film Program are free to the public.

Note: Samplers are redeemable toward festival screenings and the year-round film screenings RiverRun offers.


Local Films

The film festival will feature documentary and narrative shorts produced in North Carolina. A few of these entries include:

  • United, a documentary short about the residents of the Crystal Towers apartment building in downtown Winston-Salem. United is part of NC Shorts Program Three: Winston Stories.
  • Through the Lines, a documentary feature about the men’s NC Fusion U23 soccer team as they compete in USL 2, a preprofessional league.
  • Mila and Imran, a narrative UNCSA student film about competing German and Turkish street vendors who form an unlikely alliance to make ends meet.


Kids Korner

RiverRun’s Kids Korner includes free shorts and films for younger audiences.



The Go-To team is excited about the upcoming festival!

  • Team member Christy is looking forward to seeing The Good Half, starring Nick Jonas. In the film, Nick Jonas’ character returns home for his mother’s funeral. He forges new relationships and heals old ones as he faces his own grief.
  • Team member Jacob is interested in the premise of Guacamole Yesterdays, where a heartbroken woman copes with her sadness by using memory-manipulating technology.
  • Team member Stevie is excited to watch Khartoum Offside, the story of the young women who fought to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Women’s soccer team.


Are you visiting from out of town for the film festival? Explore Winston-Salem using our weekend trip guide!


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