The COVID-19 outbreak temporarily shuttered Winston-Salem's RiverRun International Film Festival this spring. But starting Friday there's still a chance to see some of their movies with local connections online.

For the next two weeks, RiverRun is presenting almost 20 short films made in North Carolina. It's in honor of the 40th anniversary of the North Carolina Film Office.

They'll be offered in two blocks. The first group consists of documentaries on topics such as North Carolina A&T's marching band and an outdoorsman who climbs frozen waterfalls.

The second block has narrative and animated works. This includes stories about a man who walks into a barbershop for one last haircut, and a short film from the animators at Winston-Salem's Out of Our Minds Studios.

The works will be available for free until May 8. During the run, some of the filmmakers will also comment on their work on RiverRun's social media pages.

The films can be found on the festival's website

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