UNCSA Students and Alumni lend their talents to RiverRun International Film Festival
A unique advantage for students at University of North Carolina School of the Arts is that the headquarters for RiverRun International Film Festival is down the street - literally! - from the campus where they study and work to hone their skills in the performing arts. UNCSA is a title sponsor for the festival, which is held annually in April.
Founded in 1998, RiverRun is one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. It was moved from its initial home in Brevard, N.C., to Winston-Salem in 2003 by then-Dean of the School of Filmmaking Dale Pollock. Each year, select films are screened on UNCSA’s campus during the festival and UNCSA sudents appreciate the close proximity to festival events and the opportunity to interact with filmmaking industry experts.
It's a two minute walk from the dorms right on up to internationally renowned filmmakers who come and speak and talk to the students... sometimes even interacting with them in the classrooms.
Andrea Goocher '16
Seven UNCSA student short films are part of the 2016 festival, including work from second, third and fourth-year film students. They range in variety from the animated “Another Everest” to the World War II-set “LZ Lost.”