23rd Annual

Cucalorus Film Festival

November 08, 2017 to November 12, 2017

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815 Princess Street
Wilmington NC 28401
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Phone: 910-343-5995
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

All Entries
Anything goes at Cucalorus! You make it, we watch it. Submissions made through our online form or through Withoutabox are considered for a wide range of festival programs focusing on emerging and innovative filmmakers, North Carolina artists, social justice, student films, films by youth, shorts, and international cinema. The festival strives to showcase diverse, international artists of all ages, genders, races, economics, hairstyles, religions, and backgrounds.
Works-in-Progress
The Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) focuses on strengthening community impact of documentaries about social justice and supporting the development of African American filmmakers. Cucalorus accepts submissions from African-American filmmakers working on social justice documentaries at various stages in the production process. WiP supports filmmakers through developing engagement strategies through an immersive residency, taking place before and during Cucalorus Film Festival. Filmmakers receive extensive community feedback during a week of screenings, workshops, and outreach. The 2017 program will showcase five projects and provide direct financial support to filmmakers through honorariums, travel stipends, lodging, airfare and rental fees. WiP includes community engagement events, public and private screenings, impact strategy sessions, and one-on-one consultations.
Music Videos
Visual / Sound / Walls is a curated collection of mind-blowing music videos from all over this planet Earth. This eye-popping, ear-pleasuring immersive experience of music videos is projected onto a dozen screens at our opening party. How can you jump on this??? Just make a music video and send it to us. Booom. No really, send us your music video, we really really wanna see it.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Cucalorus brings people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films. The annual festival provides a non-competitive environment to showcase and support filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 23rd annual Cucalorus Festival takes place in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Known for its gorgeous riverside setting and its laid-back, rock n’ roll atmosphere, the non-competitive festival showcases more than 300 films from all over the world and attracts an accumulated audience of over 17,800 cultural travelers who come to celebrate the art-form and connect with peers. The festival’s spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas and lifelong friendships. Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema.

ORGANIZERS

Becca Ederer (Communications Coordinator); Dan Brawley (Director); Rachel Taylor (Programming Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

Entries to Cucalorus are accepted on a year-round basis. Cucalorus accepts films from all genres by filmmakers of all backgrounds.  If you make it, we'll take it.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. Completed entry form for each submission (screener links only, NO DVDs!)

2. The applicable entry fee.

3. Send us your late night bathroom selfie. (**disclaimer** - we may post this on social media!!) Yes, we're serious. Have fun with it!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

EXCEPTIONS, PAYMENT AND REFUNDS

- There are almost no exceptions to these deadlines or fees, except when we make exceptions!
- Please make all fees payable to CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL.
- Foreign entry fees should be drawn on travelers checks in U.S. dollars, or international money orders.
- Entry fees are non-refundable.
- Cucalorus encourages irrational behavior, generally.