High Point Bank sponsoring NC Shorts program at 2015 RiverRun

"High Point Bank is expanding its relationship with the RiverRun International Film Festival, with a sponsorship of the RiverRun North Carolina Shorts film program to screen during the 2015 RiverRun Festival April 16-26.

The NC Shorts program is an opportunity for student and professional filmmakers within North Carolina to have their films screened before audiences with an eye towards building a broader following. Submissions are accepted in three categories, narrative, documentary, and animation. Qualifying films must be less than 40 minutes. Selected films are then grouped together by type of film, with each program running about 90-120 minutes.  Each NC Shorts program will be screened twice during the Festival.

“It’s been fantastic to see the growth of RiverRun in Winston-Salem and the Triad over the past few years.  They really do have great variety in their programs, with films for everyone’s taste,” said Bill Green, Winston-Salem City Executive for High Point Bank.  “We’ve enjoyed our association with RiverRun over the last two years, and it was an easy decision to step up to sponsor the NC Shorts program as a way to help bring the storytelling talents of local filmmakers to audiences at RiverRun”.

“Having a homegrown bank like High Point Bank to sponsor our two NC Shorts programs is a great fit,” said Andrew Rodgers, Executive Director of the RiverRun International Film Festival. “We’ve been able to screen some wonderful submissions from the state’s filmmakers throughout the history of RiverRun, and having High Point Bank’s support will help strengthen this program going forward.”

The final film submission deadline for the 2015 RiverRun International Film Festival is December 15, 2014. Submission is free for students. To download a submission form and for more information, filmmakers should visit http://riverrunfilm.com/submit.

The 17th Annual RiverRun Film Festival will be held on April 16-26, 2015, with screenings centered in downtown Winston-Salem and at the UNC School of the Arts. The schedule of films will be announced in late winter.  The 2014 Festival featured 144 films from 33 different countries with more than 12,000 tickets sold."

- A Press Release

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