WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by the underground filmmaking collective Twinkle Doon. At the inaugural event, crowds wrapped around the block to see 16 local films screening at Water Street restaurant by the Cape Fear River. These days Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November, celebrating independent and international film for five days in the historic downtown riverfront of Wilmington, NC. In 2009 MovieMaker Magazine recognized it as one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals" and by the Brooks Institute as one of the "Top Ten Film Festivals".
This fall, the 19th annual festival will showcase more than 200 films and attract thousands of cultural travelers, creative leaders and filmmakers who descend upon the Port City from Spain, Israel, Brazil and from more than 70 cities across the US. Cucalorus showcases bold, innovative film-making with programs dedicated to dance, emerging artists, North Carolina, social justice, works-in-progress, and global cinema. More than 300 exhibiting artists are in attendance each year – an incredible list of multi-media entrepreneurs with a passion for storytelling.
Passes are officially on sale for the festival. Click here for more info.