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RiverRun’s 2016 Winners & Awards

By Staff North Carolina – The 2016 RiverRun International Film Festival has come to an end and they have  announced the Audience and Jury Awards for the festival. The 18th annual Festival ran April 7-17 and presented 166 films, representing 44 countries. “The films showcased at our Festival this year reflected […]

by · April 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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RiverRun Six Ways

by Cyndi Briggs The second full weekend of the RiverRun International Film Festival  is about to get cranking, and there’s no wrong way to enjoy it. What kind of fan are you? Here are six ways to dive into the festival. 1) The Newbie: First time at RiverRun? It can […]

by · April 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
The Art of Disruption: First Days at RiverRun International Film Festival

The Art of Disruption: First Days at RiverRun International Film Festival

By Staff As I write these words, at 12:16 on a Saturday afternoon, my bed lies unmade. Typically, I’m a compulsive bed maker. Drilled into me early by my tidy mother, my day can’t truly begin until the sheets are smooth, the comforter tucked into place, the pillows re-fluffed. But […]

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RiverRun Review: The Missing Ingredient

By Timothy Beeman II I was given the opportunity to screen and review a film for the RiverRun International Film Festival. You may ask yourself, why am I reading a movie review on a food blog? Well, it’s because the film is about food, sort of. It’s about two restaurants […]

Why We love RiverRun, A Conversation

Why We love RiverRun, A Conversation

By Cyndi Briggs This week I sat down with friend and fellow writer Caresse Hightower to geek out about why we love the RiverRun International Festival so much. She is a dedicated RiverRun volunteer and festival supporter. Cyndi Briggs: Tell me about how you first heard about RiverRun. What drew […]

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RiverRun Film Festival Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

By Staff The RiverRun International Film Festival has announced that during the upcoming Festival, April 7-17, 2016, in celebration of April as Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month, included in its 166-film lineup, a variety of films featuring autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other neurodiversity issues will be screened, as well as […]

RiverRun 2016: Decay, War, and the Power of Starting

RiverRun 2016: Decay, War, and the Power of Starting

by Cynthia Briggs It was curiosity, plain and simple, that started the whole thing. “I love these buildings,” says photographer Ryan Gustman. “I wanted to know the story behind them.” So he began sneaking into abandoned factories and office buildings in downtown Winston-Salem to photograph them before they disappeared forever. […]

by · March 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
RiverRun’s 2016 Line-Up has Been Announced

RiverRun’s 2016 Line-Up has Been Announced

By Staff The RiverRun International Film Festival today announced the full lineup of films for the 18th annual Festival, running April 7-17, 2016. This year RiverRun will screen 166 films, including 76 features and 90 shorts from 44 countries. “For the last 11 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege […]

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RiverRun Animated Shorts Winner “Bear Story” Wins OSCAR®

By Staff On Sunday night the animated short film “Bear Story,” directed by Gabriel Osorio Vargas received an Oscar® at the 2016 Academy® Awards. In 2015 “Bear Story” was the winner of RiverRun’s Best Animated Short jury prize. This prestigious accreditation as an Academy-qualifying film festival, received by RiverRun in […]

by · February 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Film
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a/perture & Scalawag Magazine to Screen “American Made” Documentary

By Staff Winston-Salem’s a/perture Cinema along with Southern politics & culture magazine, Scalawag, will be screening the documentary “American Made Movie”. This documentary is informed by certain crucial and disturbing concepts and facts- America has the world’s worst trade balance; 56,000 factories in the U.S. have shut down since 2001. […]

by · February 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Arts, Arts & Innovation, Entertainment, Events, Film