Set in Newfoundland in 1987, Black Conflux is a dreamy account of two young lives on a fateful collision course. Fifteen-year-old Jackie is navigating from vulnerable adolescence to impending adulthood, leading her toward Dennis, a loner kept company by delusional fantasies of adoring women at his beck and call. The film is a narrative expansion of Nicole Dorsey's short film Dennis, which played RiverRun in 2015. Nicole will also be involved with RiverRun this year as a member of the Narrative Shorts jury, a category in which her film Ivadelle was awarded Best Narrative Short during our 2010 Festival.
Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.