RiverRun takes place in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The audience award for best narrative feature went to Gareth Lewis' The Baker and for best documentary feature to Helen Hood Scheer's Jump!
Other awards were presented to Romanian actor Razven Vasilescu for his work in Cristian Nemescu's California Dreamin' and to Hanna Schygulla for hers in The Edge Of Heaven.
Liviu Marghidan won the cinematography prize for California Dreamin' and Nemescu was also honoured with a posthumous special jury prize for directing. Fatih Akin also won the best screenplay award for The Edge Of Heaven.
Shi Ging Wang won a cinematography award in documentaries for Up The Yangtze and the documentary jury also presented a special jury prize to Joelle Alexis for editing The Champagne Spy.
RiverRun's Human Rights Award for a documentary that communicates a pertinent message about a social justice issue went to Ashley Sabin and David Redmon's Intimacy.
In the shorts competition, the winner was Michaela Kezele's Milan (Germany/Serbia) in the narrative section and Emil Trier's Board Control (Norway) in documentary. Best animated short was I Met The Walrus directed by Canada's Josh Raskin.
Narrative jury members were actress Verna Bloom, critic and professor Peter Brunette, critic Kevin Thomas, director John Dahl and student James Sullivan.
Documentary jurors were filmmaker Matthew Barr, professor Sandra Dickson, festival director Britta Erickson, filmmaker Francesco Taboada Tabone and student Kyle Heitman.
Shorts jurors were professor Mary Dalton, professor David Spencer, animator Matt Thurber, and students Alece Oxendine and Alaina McManus.