Chicago-based Kartemquin Films will receive the North Carolina festival’s Master Of Cinema award.
Kartemquin’s credits include Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters (pictured) and PBS miniseries The New Americans.
Founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn will attend the festival to accept the award alongside executive director Justine Nagan and frequent collaborators Steve James and Peter Gilbert.
Previous Master Of Cinema honourees include Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Film, Peter Bogdanovich, Bill Pullman, Pam Grier, Ned Beatty and Cliff Robertson.
Emerging Master Awards will go to Winter’s Bone director Debra Granik and actress Melanie Lynskey. Previous honourees include Jeff Nichols, Paul Schneider, Michael Shannon, Ramin Bahrani and David Gordon Green.
Spark Awards will go to actors Sophie Desmarais, Tye Sheridan and Tyler James Williams. Previous recipients include Anna Margaret Hollyman, Madeleine Martin, Terence Nance, David Oyelowo, Brady Corbet and Amy Seimetz.
Narrative Features jurors are UK director Andrea Arnold, critic Mike D’Angelo and filmmaker Barry Jenkins.
Documentary Features jurors are film journalist Marjorie Baumgarten, n and Ragtag Film Society co-founder David Wilson.
Narrative Shorts jurors are Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival co-founder Erik Jambor, story consultant and lecturer Jennie Lanouette and Screen’s US editor Jeremy Kay.
Documentary Short jurors are Camden International Film Festival and Points North Doc Forum founder Ben Fowlie, senior director of PBS Digital Studios Matthew Graham and filmmaker Robin Fryday.
Serving on the Animated Short panel are producer Linda Beck, filmmaker Gary Schwartz and animator Kelsey Stark.
The RiverRun Film Festival runs in Winston-Salem from April 4-13.