About Our Film Festival Celebration

Known for its gorgeous riverside setting and its laid-back, rock n’ roll atmosphere, the non-competitive Cucalorus Film Festival showcases more than 300 films from all over the world and attracts a growing collection of filmmakers, misfits, partyhounds, and industry insiders. The festival’s spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas, and lifelong friendships. The film schedule includes a strong list of festival favorites, hundreds of shorts, bold new works by young directors like Josephine Decker and Stephen Cone, and at least 50% of all films are directed or produced by women.

Moviemaker Magazine has recognized it as “One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World” for three years, and “One of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for many, many more.