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19-Apr-2014 10:24am PDT  

 

Cucalorus Film Festival

19 Annual November 13, 2013 to November 17, 2013

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815 Princess Street
Wilmington NC 28401
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Phone: 910-343-5995
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http://www.cucalorus.org

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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 program plays on the double meaning of the word “progress” by supporting films in-production by progressive filmmakers exploring social justice. The program creates an intimate opportunity for artists to share unfinished works and engage unexpected audiences in the filmmaking process. The program will showcase ten projects and provide direct financial support to at least 15 filmmakers with a special focus on supporting North Carolina filmmakers. The program includes outreach events, public screenings, strategy gatherings, and community engagement sessions. Films in the 2012 program focused on homelessness, poverty, race, agriculture, women’s rights, global economics, and education.
Music Videos
Cucalorus wants all the music videos. Every one of them. From our opening night presentation of Visual/Sound/Walls (four walls full of sound and sight - total immersion!) to rambunctious blocks at Jengo's Playhouse, Cucalorus drops down the year's best music videos during our annual film festival. Music videos of all kinds are considered - you make it, we'll watch 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 19th annual Cucalorus Film Festival will take place November 13-17, 2013 in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The non-competitive festival showcases more than 200 films from all over the world and attracts 300 participating artists and 1200 film fans who come to share work, celebrate the artform and connect with peers. Cucalorians take a retreat-style approach to the festival where an ongoing schedge of innovative events like Dance-a-lorus and the Bus to Lumberton (a Blue Velvet locations tour) add to the spirited, rebellious vibe. Festival programs focus on dance, music videos, emerging artists, social justice, works-in-progress, and international cinema. Cucalorus alum include Norwood Cheek, Luke Matheny, Michael Mohan, Erica Dunton, Jonathan Caouette, your next door neighbor, Aaron Hillis, Geoff Marslett, Joe Swanberg, Greta Gerwig, Zach Clark, Matt Hulse, and Ti West.

The festival’s largest film program, Vanguard, is a showcase of works from pioneering directors with an emphasis on projects from new and emerging artists. Built on a firm belief in the transformative power of cinema, Cucalorus’ social justice programs VOICES and Works-in-Progress include festival screenings and free outreach screenings in the community. Other programs include Magnolia, which showcases crowd-pleasing fare from the festival circuit ranging from romantic comedies to timely documentaries and Midnight Madness, which offers cinematic visions for the night crowd. Each year, the festival’s NC Retrospective program recognizes a filmmaker who has had a lasting impact on film culture in North Carolina.

But the most important showcase at Cucalorus is always shorts. The festival screens more than 100 short films each year – a mashup of docs, animation, student work, experimental, avant-garde, comedy, drama, youth, North Carolina films, and well – who knows!? We provide full travel support services (that’s like money!) to all of our shorts filmmakers – the same support we offer feature filmmakers. We love you! Make your shorts and we’ll show ‘em.

ORGANIZERS
Dan Brawley (Director)

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. A completed online entry form for each submission.
2. Two DVDs, clearly labeled including WAB Tracking ID, submission title, entrant's name, and contact number.
3. One smile.
4. The applicable entry fee.
5. Please include an an embarrassing receipt or a drawing of your soul. Bribes also encouraged, generally.


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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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. A completed online entry form for each submission. 2. Two DVDs, clearly labeled including WAB Tracking ID, submission title, entrant's name, and contact number. 3. One smile. 4. The applicable entry fee. 5. Please include an embarrassing receipt or a drawing of your soul. Bribes also encouraged, generally. 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.