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What is a Cucalorus?

cuc•a•lor•us n., [orig. Gk. kukaloris, the dance of the shadows.]1. a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background. also cookie, UK. gobo. 2. a film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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Cucalorus Downloads

Download the Cucalorus Festival logo here.

Stills (300dpi) Downloads – Cucalorus 24

Find downloadable photos and stills for promoting Film, Stage, and Connect events here and photos from the 24th Annual Cucalorus Festival here. Please credit the photographer. Reach if you can’t find the specific photo you’re looking for.

In the News

Browse the Cucalorus 24 Program Guide

Seasonal Staff Positions = Apply Today!

Cucalorus is seeking energetic and outgoing humans. Like you! Join the fierce family of creative spirits as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Cucalorus Film Festival. Seasonal staff positions include: Operations Manager, Box Office Coordinator, Technical...

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Lumbee FF WrapUp & GetDown

The Lumbee Film Festival concluded it’s 2nd annual celebration on Friday, May 17th in by announcing winners in three categories: Best Short, Best Feature and Emerging Filmmaker. The festival screened 16 films created by American Indian directors at UNCP’s Thomas...

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Tarheel Shorties Lineup Announced!

Tarheel Shorties is coming to Wilson’s Whirligig Park and the Edna Boykin Cultural Center on June 8 with a lineup of bold new films from NC filmmakers. From Manteo to Monroe, the lineup touts 19 short films and represents artists from 12 different counties across the...

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