RiverRun at RED Cinemas Features University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Shorts Nov. 23 – 29
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (NOVEMBER 16, 2018)—The RiverRun International Film Festival presents RIVERRUN UNCSA SHORTS, which features a selection of short films from recent RiverRun festivals. All the shorts were created by University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Filmmaking student filmmakers and will be screened multiple times daily Nov. 23-29 at RED Cinemas, located at 1305 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro.
“We selected some of the best family-friendly student shorts from the last five years of RiverRun to highlight the types of films we screen at the Festival,” RiverRun Executive Director Rob Davis said. “This group of outstanding short films highlights the incredible work being produced right here in the Triad at UNCSA.”
Tickets can be purchased at the RED Cinemas box office or at redcinemas.com.
Total running time for the screening is 62 minutes and includes the following short films:
“Another Everest” (2016)
Director: Aleksandre Kosinski
A retired mountain climber attempts to summit a new challenge that his old age presents.
“Death and the Robot” (2014)
Director: Austin Taylor
In this animated short film, two lonely souls, bored of their safe havens, venture into new worlds and share an encounter that will nurture a friendship and an everlasting legacy.
“Miner Difficulties” (2018)
Director: Scott Smoot
Two very different robot miners left behind by their spaceships must work together to escape the planet before a meteor hits.
Directors: Gavin Lankford & Aleksandre Kosinski
When a little boy’s late night viewing of his favorite space adventure videotape is cut short by his scolding mom, he channels the heroism of his sci-fi fantasy hero and makes it his mission to get the tape back.
Director: Elizabeth Fletcher
Oscar is a scientist who takes his invention up to test in amateur pilot Wendy’s hot air balloon. In order to live up to his father’s legacy, Oscar has created a musical invention that will change the weather but ends up taking the two on a whimsical journey that helps him discover his true passions.
“The Collection” (2015)
Director: Ian Michael Gullet
Ava, a bored young girl shopping with her parents, wanders off in an antique store. She finds herself locked in the shop’s back room where she discovers a mysterious door that opens to many different places and times.
Founded in 1998, the RiverRun International Film Festival is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the role of cinema as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Year-round programs include the Indie Lens Pop-Up Documentary Series, RiverRun Retro and Films With Class educational programs. Each spring, RiverRun’s Festival screens new narrative, documentary, short, student and animated films, offering both audience and jury prizes in competition categories. The 2019 RiverRun International Film Festival will take place April 4-14 with screenings in Winston-Salem and Greensboro.
SPONSORS: The sponsors of the RiverRun International Film Festival help sustain the organization’s mission to foster a greater appreciation of cinema and a deeper understanding of the many people, cultures and perspectives of our world through regular interaction with great films and filmmakers. The 2018 sponsors include: Title Sponsors – Reynolds American, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County and UNCSA; Presenting Sponsors – City of Winston-Salem, The Millennium Fund, Wake Forest University, Wells Fargo, Elephant in the Room and MullenLowe; Marquee Sponsors – Nelson Mullins, Forsyth County, Parkway Lincoln, PNC Bank, Salem Smiles Orthodontics, Visit Winston-Salem and Kilpatrick Townsend.