By: Shelby Halliman
Calling all filmmakers, film critics, film enthusiasts, etc. RiverRun starts this Friday and I encourage you all to buy your tickets now!
Official Poster for the RiverRun International Film Festival 2017
The RiverRun International Film Festival has been a part of Winston-Salem history since 1998. The festival contains a wide variety of films and panels, so there are many events that are guaranteed to capture your eye. This is a place where international, student, and independent filmmakers are able to come together and exchange their own ideas with one another. Everything is centered around UNCSA, which is downtown. All of the events are very close together and are, oftentimes, connected with one another. If you miss a day, do not fear! RiverRun is two weeks long and has multiple showings, so there are plenty of opportunities to go to an event. It is very exciting to have such a prominent film festival so close because its location exposes people not only to the film festival, but to the cultural expression that resides within Winston-Salem. I would recommend going to the RiverRun Website and learning more about the different events. There is also a schedule that tells you all the movies that will be shown on a certain day. Featuring a plethora of films, documentaries, narratives, animation, and more will be featured at the festival. Here is a link to a few of the videos featured at RiverRun for this year:
There are also trailers for the different films that will be shown at RiverRun. I recommend viewing the trailers before making your selection due to the fact that there are multiple series featured in each category. For instance, narrative films will be shown as a collective. This means that there will be a group of short films shown in the narrative category within an hour and a half span. The narrative films category is broke up into two series, so the first series is one week and the second series will be featured the following week.
Poster featured by the RiverRun International Film Festival
Again, I would highly recommend buying your tickets ASAP. I know that some of the events are free, but, if you need anymore information, please go to their website. There is a lot of very cool stuff featured on their website, so it is very easy to get lost in everything that is going on.