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Director: Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell
Short Film :: Shorties
#RiseUpOctober is about different mothers who have lost their loved ones to police brutality. Dr. Cornel West shed ...
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Shorts Block :: CONNECT
Filmmakers and local startups join together to make a video. An update on Norwood Cheek's groundbreaking filmmakin ...
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Director: Kristen Lauth Shaeffer
Short Film :: Shorties
Created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands, 349 is a collaborative animated film that explores the ide ...
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Director: Peter Huang
Short Film :: Shorties
Peter Huang's hilarious series of scenarios conveys a smart and darkly comedic look at how modern technology affec ...
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Director: Michael Dunaway
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Over the course of one afternoon, in six different parts of LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Thi ...
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Director: Ashley Marshall
Short Film :: Shorties
A poetic experimental about the beautiful and tiresome stretch of asphalt that separates two lovers.

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Director: Molly Lewis
Short Film :: Shorties
Like the Chinese fingertrap, one can panic and blindly remain trapped by a flimsy, insignificant machine. A modern ...
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Director: Carter Soderena
Short Film :: Shorties
A good day snowboarding is hard to achieve for Bob.

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Director: Shirah Dedman
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
This is a story of the systemic destruction of black wealth in America, told through the​ ​ lens of a ...
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Director: Quarxx
Short Film :: Shorties
Epic French family tale of insanity, deformity, aliens.

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Director: Dave Merson Hess
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
This music video for Brooklyn’s A Place To Bury Strangers uses a broad variety of visual styles — including stop-m ...
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Director: Ross Venokur
Narrative Feature :: Kidsalorus
When their forest is stripped bare by the ruthless A.C.O.R.N.S Corporation, Frankie the scheming, smooth-operating ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Aaron Hillis leads the NYC creative team for the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. He is a Cucalorus board member, ...
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Director: Shawn Lewallen
Short Film :: Shorties
The spirit of baseball lives on long after players leave the field. A visit to the pitching mound after saying go ...
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Virtual Reality :: Virtual Reality

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Director: Drew Dir
Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, shadow puppets, actors, live feed cameras, multi-channel soun ...
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Director: Reno-Oner Champ
Short Film :: Shorties
Screening with Fugue.
A portrait of Danny Sepkowski, water photographer.

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Director: Tania Ali
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
An in-depth look at the infamous knots of hair politics - imposing straight hair on news anchors, camera talent an ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Alina is a professor at the UNCW Center for Marine Science: Co-developer of the "Coral In Situ MEtabolism" instrum ...
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Director: J.R. Rodriguez
Short Film :: Shorties
When a gun deal gone wrong results in the beating of the leader of the family, the current "Don" must teach her ho ...
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Director: Jacqueline Olive
Documentary Feature :: CONNECT
Three communities facing the lingering impact of almost a century of lynching African Americans search for ways to ...
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Director: Sophia Takal
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Two friends, both actresses living in Los Angeles (Mackenzie Davis & Caitlin FitzGerald), take a trip to Big Sur t ...
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Director: Jared Callahan
Short Film :: Shorties
A 19-year-old first time voter from the South has to decide who to vote for in the 2016 presidential primaries. ...
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Director: Angel Olsen (with collaborative input from Ashley Connor and Jethro Waters)
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
I'm going to marry Angel Olsen as soon as she accepts my Facebook friend request. But seriously, this chick is wha ...
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Shorts Block :: Virtual Reality
Be completely immersed in beautiful 360 degree environments in a way only possible in virtual reality. Immediately ...
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Director: Dustin Grella
Short Film :: Shorties
Animation Hotline is a documentary series of over 150 crowd-sourced telephone answering machine message that have ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Ann Revell-Pechar, President/Founder of A.Revell Communications, has, for 25 years, been integrally involved in th ...
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Director: Autumn McAlpin
Short Film :: Shorties
A woman who has become lost in motherhood rediscovers her former passion.

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Director: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Short Film :: Shorties
David Cronenberg narrates a jellyfish video in the middle of a crazy consumerist satire with sex, horror, and biza ...
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Director: Kyle Carver & Dan Larson
Short Film :: Shorties
App Applegate envisioned a boat he could sail from Orcas Island to Cuba. Tucked in the forest on Mt. Picket, 400' ...
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Director: Xander Robin
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
After losing his job, his girlfriend, and his apartment in a single day, a neurotic shlub attempts to restart his ...
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Director: Austin Royale
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Visual/Soun ...
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Director: Natalie Bullock Brown
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
An examination of the historical context, and social and psychological impact of Western beauty ideals on black fe ...
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Director: Sol Friedman
Short Film :: Shorties
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Undulating to different perspectives on the unexamined sides of justice, the political system, and pursuing crazy ...
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Director: Lauren Wolkstein
Short Film :: Shorties
After receiving a vision of doom, a gym teacher attempts to prepare his students for their fate but struggles to m ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Ben Barbour studied Computer Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and obtained his Master’s Degr ...
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Director: Noam Sharon
Short Film :: Shorties
“I've lost my head again, I'm in love with you...” Music video from the debut album "Like The First Time."
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Director: Julianna Thomas
Short Film :: Shorties
The mesmerizing result of a year and a half of experimentation with textures that are black and white in real life ...
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Director: Ricky Kelly
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day ...
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Director: André Silva
Short Film :: Shorties
An observational portrait, shot on 16mm high-contrast film, of the Black River in southeast North Carolina.
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Blessing Yen is co-creator of the VR short film the Visitor and the upcoming VR feature Memory Slave. She collabor ...
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Director: Alicia Inshiradu
Short Film :: Shorties
Actor Divinia Foye goes through 11 wardrobe changes and six wigs in Blind Date, a seven-minute film shot in ...
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Director: Kirk Henriques
Short Film :: Shorties
A comedic story of a socially awkward young man, from his humble beginnings as an unsuccessful inventor to his unl ...
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Director: Dent de Cuir
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Speakers :: CONNECT
Brendan brings a great deal of international business experience to Seahawk. Brendan co-founded WindRose Capital L ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Brett Martin is the founder of tekMountain and a serial entrepreneur. He builds and influences companies with a co ...
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Director: Wren Culp
Short Film :: Shorties
A young soldier returns home from the Civil War carrying a terrible secret that threatens to estrange the only fam ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Bruce is a member of the Executive Committee for InnovateSENC.

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Workshop :: CONNECT
Stop playing like we are in the industrial age. We aren't. Stop acting like a cog in a machine that can be repla ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Like a smoothie of chuckles, guffaws and knee slappers, this bumping blend of comedy shorts is full of funny flavo ...
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Director: Sarah Aldina Smith
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
An eccentric mountain man (Rami Malek, Mr. Robot) is haunted by a recurring dream of being lost at sea. He discove ...
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Narrative Feature
Shirley Gnome - Real Mature

From the heart of the West coast of Canada comes this internationally accla ...
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Narrative Feature

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Director: Matthew McFarling
Short Film :: Shorties
Old country barns represent the memories of yesteryear as they speak through the objects left within them.
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Director: Creative Arts Camp: Film Camp
Short Film :: Shorties
A group of the youngest, freshest young filmmakers of Wilmington (ages 7-13) collaborated to create this murder my ...
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Director: Jonny Look
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Panel :: CONNECT
Join some of the female filmmakers gracing the Cuc22 screens as they discuss their perspective on women in the fil ...
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Director: Jack Dunphy
Short Film :: Shorties
Screening with Women Who Kill. A heartbroken filmmaker secretly records his sister reading an embarrassing love le ...
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Director: Shaun Swift
Short Film :: Shorties
When a furry guy named Chester offers comfort to a lonely girl, he either makes the worst move of his life or the ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Chris Matthews is Director of Engineering and Co-Creator of Swell Actuated Reverse Osmosis System (SAROS). His mai ...
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Director: Rimar Villasenor
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Speakers :: CONNECT
Clark has been working with urban and rural communities on brownfield revitalization, economic development, parks ...
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Social :: Social Events
Unleash your inner Frank Booth, get behind that microphone and talk, joke, or sing your heart out. End the festiva ...
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Director: Karl Jacob
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A young girl is taken through the right of passage of killing a deer for the first time. Florence soon finds herse ...
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Director: Leah Shore
Short Film :: Shorties
A confectionary themed holiday card.

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Director: Benjamin Lamm
Short Film :: Shorties
A young man's perception of his relationship is warped by his insecurity.

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Panel :: CONNECT
The east coast of the US is home to almost 1500 early-stage education startups, but has thus far received 1/5th of ...
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Director: Alicia Simmer
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
When your brother is found naked and drunk, you’re stuck with a caveman boyfriend and the madness of everyday life ...
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Special Program :: Special Programs
Annie Lederman is a comic from LA, and has appeared on Girl Code as a cast member, Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central' ...
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Social :: CONNECT
We're rolling out the red carpet for Cucalorus Kickoff Party at tekMountain. Join us on November 8th at 5:30pm to ...
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Social :: Social Events
James Martin aka The Sipologist hosts an open event for all interested in cocktails, film, and the combination of ...
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Director: Paul Hart
Workshop :: Special Programs
Join us for an intimate workshop with Paul Hart, filmmaker and bartender from Birmingham, Alabama. Sip the classic ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Learn about the history of Bourbon from Blind Elephant's Curtis Huff. Sample Bourbon straight and in a classic coc ...
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Special Program :: Special Programs
Join us at Jengo's Backyard as 5 visiting filmmakers go head to head making cocktails based off ingredients given ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Learn about the history of gin from Scot Sanborn, the man behind Sutler's Spirit Co. As you sit, enjoy a sample of ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Robert Rieber & Eileen Larken will teach us about Campari, a bitter liqueur made from the infusion of herbs and fr ...
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Social :: Special Programs
Cold refreshments and hot jams. NO COVER at the door. ALL humans welcome! ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Paul Hart, bartender and filmmaker from Birmingham, AL walks us through the history of the famed Old Fashioned coc ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Join Scott Smith, the mastermind of Outer Banks Distilling as he discusses rum and it's place in history. As you l ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Ian Murray, head bartender of Manna, explains the process for making shrubs and how you can incorporate them into ...
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Social :: Social Events
If you're in Jengo's Backyard anytime after midnight on Friday, the eleventh of November, then look around and joi ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Learn from Manna's very own Ian Murray as he explains the history of Vermouth and its relationship with excellent ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Cozy up to these Cuttlefish shorts, let them wrap you in an amphibious embrace and ardently gaze at all kinds of l ...
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Director: Dmitry Milkin
Short Film :: Shorties
A heartwarming story about the power of community support during a time of grief.

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Director: Tim Egan
Short Film :: Shorties
Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safet ...
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Director: Joe Cobden
Short Film :: Shorties
A man is stuck reliving a failed relationship through a cycle of memories. Set to Russian piano harmonies.
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Director: Joe Massot
Documentary Feature :: Special Programs
Join us as we cap off our tribute to Joe Dunton for a late night screening with live music and maybe some dancing? ...
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Director: Jody Oberfelder and Eric Siegel
Short Film :: Shorties
24 dancers embody the birth of neurons.

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Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
One of the festival's most popular traditions is a communion of dance and film. Filmmakers pair with choreographer ...
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Director: Merete Mueller
Short Film :: Shorties
What is confidence, really? Plus-sized pole dancer Roslyn Mays navigates newfound media attention and various type ...
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Director: Tim Sutton
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
A suburban landscape plays witness to the unfolding events that culminate in a Cineplex massacre. Over the course ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
David is the Nonprofit Advisor in-Residence at CIE. He is pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) with ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Dawn is passionate about people and their motivations for success. She greatly enjoy helping individuals and compa ...
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Director: Rob Savage
Short Film :: Shorties
When a sonic pulse infects the hearing population, a small group of Deaf people must band together to survive. ...
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Director: Esteban Pedraza
Short Film :: Shorties
Deafblind Couple is a short cinematic ode to the sensation of touch and the feeling of intimacy with another human ...
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Director: Chris McInroy
Short Film :: Shorties
A metalhead, his guitar and carnage.

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Speakers :: CONNECT
CEO of the Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation (MBCOI) .

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Speakers :: CONNECT
Dr. Debbie Powell, Entrepreneur in Residence at CIE, has 45 years experience in education as a teacher, administra ...
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Director: Kieran Valla
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Delinquent is the story of Joey, a 17-year-old in rural Connecticut who finds the idea of following in his father’ ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Diane Durance is the director of the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Durance has a decade of expe ...
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Director: Etta Devine and Gabriel Diani
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Real life comedy duo and couple, Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine, play themselves as a modern day “Burns and Allen” ...
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Director: Kristin Peterson
Short Film :: Shorties
Two enterprising young sisters approach their neighbors to raise money for charity. Little do their neighbors kno ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
5 Year Track Record of Patent and Intellectual Property Creation for Defense & Technology Markets. Averaging one b ...
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Shorts Block :: Kidsalorus
Jump onboard this cinematic pool toy inflated with kid-friendly fun. Cruise from cartoons to dance to stop motion ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Doug Speight is a serial entrepreneur, having launched 5 startups in engineering design, consumer products, real e ...
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Director: Paul Taylor
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A young woman with traces of amnesia washes ashore and is claimed and conditioned by an older man. As she convales ...
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Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
Part theatre & part storytelling, Drunk Girl explores the intimacy, tenacity, celebration and terror of women who ...
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Director: The General Assembly
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Panel :: CONNECT
Check out how UNCW is revolutionizing the educational technology sector through new apps and knowledge-building to ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Founder of CAM4VR. Darling has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - Criminology from the University of Texas in Dal ...
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Director: Jen West
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Wiggle your way over to these shorts bound to move you in unexpected ways. From the shores of rich docs to the se ...
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Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
An impromptu variety show featuring the humans that introduce the film screenings at Cucalorus. ...
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Director: Martin Edralin
Short Film :: Shorties
In striking black and white, director Martin Edralin delicately navigates a young girl's path towards self-accepta ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
A cocktail of fresh dramatic films, seasoned with bittersweet memory, strengthened with unforgettable bonds and a ...
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Director: Zaiba Jabbar & Lorely Rodriguez
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Shorts Block :: Shorties
These dazzling shorts leap back onto the screen for an encore showing. Whether you missed these gems the first tim ...
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Director: Melissa Sousa
Short Film :: Shorties
"En el Vacío" is part of a performance repertoire adapted to film under the format of Video - Dance.

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Speakers :: CONNECT
Erica Anderson is the Co-Founder of Seed&Spark and head of Crowdfunding & Education.

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Director: Peter Edlund
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Simon Bird
Short Film :: Shorties
Two ladies in their seventies drive through north County Sligo in a neat Japanese car. As they pass by village pub ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Eva Doss has twenty years of experience in business consulting, strategic planning, business development and equit ...
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Director: Paul S. Mancuso
Short Film :: Shorties
The genesis behind the Marine Corps approach to training non-infantry Marines in basic infantry skills is explored ...
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Director: Alexander Gabrielli
Short Film :: Shorties
“Evoke” combines contemporary modern dance with a heightened visual aesthetic, exploring our instinctual need for ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
An honest story about the early mistakes entreprenerus make - by Tatiana Birgisson, the founder and CEO of MATI - ...
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Director: Choreographer & Director / Lucy Kerr Cinematographer / Carmen Hilbert
Installation / Performance
LOOK FOR ME is a portrait of a figure in conversation with her memory. The performer on stage is multiplied throu ...
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Director: Carla Rokes
Short Film :: Shorties
This 3 minute and 35 second film involves experimental drawing processes on 16mm clear leader film.

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Director: Mitchell Rose
Short Film :: Shorties
42 American contemporary choreographers link together on a chain love letter to dance.

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Director: Kate Herron
Short Film :: Shorties
Pop-tastic comedy short poking fun at the 90s pop music scene, so the hair gel crimes of the Backstreet Boys, Nsyn ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Like the sea on a moonless night, these shorts get dark. But once your eyes adjust, secrets rise from the water t ...
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Director: Thomas Torrey
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Fare is a dramatic thriller about a cab driver who finds himself transporting the man who is secretly sleeping wit ...
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Director: Alix Blair and Jeremy M. Lange
Documentary Feature :: Voices
After three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton attempts a fresh start in rural North Carolina. He embraces life on ...
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Director: Mark Orsborn, Jen Ray
Short Film :: Shorties
"JYP is a pre-professional tap dance company based in Washington, DC with passionate young dancers from over 10 st ...
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Director: Dawn Dreyer, Andrea Love
Short Film :: Shorties
Through exquisitely crafted hand-drawn and stop-motion animation, Fear considers the tensions between fear and saf ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
Films from the Cucalorus grant program share clips + trailers from their ongoing projects.

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Director: Nick Westfall
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Courtland has lost his wife and his job. His extended family is more than complicated and when his step-sister die ...
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Director: Christina Lind
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A friend’s untimely death sends six 30-somethings on a journey to confront her incomplete bucket list. Driven by a ...
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Director: Caleb b. Kuntz
Short Film :: Shorties
Florence is a teenager enraptured by her unusual lush sensory-rich perception of the world. Socially unadapted and ...
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Director: Joëlle Desjardins Paquette
Short Film :: Shorties
Reeling from a terrible breakup, Livia tries to find her footing in East Montreal, but is tormented by a peacock. ...
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Director: George Trimm
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A recon mission throws Kilroy into Calderon - a top secret stretch of secluded land in Central America. The coast ...
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Director: Maya Zinshtein
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier ...
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Director: Cucalorus
Panel :: CONNECT
From potato salad to real estate, a discussion diving into the ever important question of how to raise money for y ...
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Director: Rozalind MacPhail (curator)
Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
Canadian composer/musician Rozalind MacPhail has collaborated with six transatlantic filmmakers to create a unique ...
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Director: Jorge Torres-Torres
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
The setting is the tiny island of Vieques, where Claire appears after fleeing her life and fiancé in New York. Her ...
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Director: Alex Sherwood, Ben Harper, Sean Mullen
Short Film :: Shorties
A shipwrecked fisherman is led to a dark secret within this short thriller.

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Director: Cynthia Wade and Cheryl Miller Houser
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Generation Startup takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumph ...
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Director: Nathan Honnold and Haley McManus
Short Film :: Shorties
An Atlanta couple provides and intimate window into their daily life and quirky experiences.

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Director: Craig Murray
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
This video is so epic that we break it up in two parts. Part 1, the age old tale of loss of love. Part 2, the desc ...
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Director: Pioneer Winter, Tabatha Mudra
Short Film :: Shorties
A solo for two, our fleshy bodies operate in tandem - surrogates to one another - without wheelchair to facilitate ...
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Director: Patrick Sheehan
Documentary Feature :: Voices
The story of Henry “Gip” Gipson who started “Gip’s Place” - a ramshackle, thrown-together juke joint in his backya ...
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Director: Ted Roach
Short Film :: Shorties
An experimental short documenting the creation, spinning, and fiery destruction of glass fire poi art.

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Director: Bernhard Wenger
Short Film :: Shorties
Denise, a 20-year-old girl, visits the Viennese ‘Prater’ amusement park nearly every day to take some rides with t ...
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Director: Puppett
Short Film :: Shorties
Glenda searches for answers in her mother’s mysterious hometown.

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Shorts Block :: Shorties

Animation Hotline, 2015
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Director: John Reynolds
Short Film :: Shorties
An accident at a nearby plant leaves 3 children in a broken land, alone they look to one another to find a way to ...
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Director: Whitney Mallett
Short Film :: Shorties
The nature of ritual and performance are explored in this examination of Gospel Mime.

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Director: Mohit Jaswal
Short Film :: Shorties
A grown man has trouble adjusting to the confusing realities of adulthood- specifically playing games with babies. ...
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Director: Matt McDermott
Short Film :: Shorties
Themes of meditation and nature in a deliberate response to the overload of information in modern society.
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Director: Paul Briganti
Short Film :: Shorties
In this dark comedy of manners, soccer moms Jill and Lisa seek the approval of their "friends" - at all costs. ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Greg George is the Co-Founder of Emerging Franchises.com and a U.S. & International Franchise Development/Partner ...
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Director: Brian Lonano
Short Film :: Shorties
A recently released criminal is looking for a good time. He can forget his sins but he can never forget...Gwillia ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Hayley K. Sink, MPA, is a practitioner in the nonprofit field in Wilmington, North Carolina. Sink received a Maste ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Join the hunt for timely slices of surprising perspectives on personal and communal identity that pack a punch. W ...
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Director: Maura Anderson
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Heartland is the story of a heartbroken Oklahoma artist, Lauren, who exposes cracks in her family’s complacent sub ...
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Director: Daniel Mulloy
Short Film :: Shorties
As thousands of men, women and children attempt to get into Europe, a comfortable English family sets out on what ...
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Director: Sophie Jarvis
Short Film :: Shorties
In West-coast director Sophie Jarvis' newest, Lisa returns home and is stuck sleeping on the couch. An uneasiness ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
Local entrepreneurs discuss how they have successfully scaled their start-up businesses to an expanded global netw ...
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Director: Damien O’Donnell
Short Film :: Shorties
A moving and brutally honest look at a mother coming to terms with the emotional challenges of raising a child. ...
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Director: Josh Locy
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
After a 3-year stint in prison, an unreasonably optimistic middle-aged man, Ashley Douglas, returns to his stagnan ...
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Director: Aitor Oñederra
Short Film :: Shorties
The shadows of politics served up in an exquisite dish.

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Director: Nicholas Pilarski
Short Film :: Shorties
Developed through a series of creative workshops with a family's youngest member, I, Destini is an animated film t ...
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Director: Markus Milos Ian Fabian
Short Film :: Shorties
A zany horror-comedy about infantilism + celebrity worship.

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Director: Jeremy Moss
Short Film :: Shorties
Created in-camera in Marfa, TX on a freezing day in January on expired film with a Bolex while the sun was setting ...
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Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
Short Film :: Shorties
A impressionistic look at Latinos in the New South through the eyes of an ethnographic silent movie.

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Director: Jon Hart
Short Film :: Shorties
In The Name Of Comedy is a true story that was inspired by a fake video.

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Director: Hilary Linder
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Indivisible focuses on the real people at the heart of our nation’s immigration debate. Renata, Evelyn, and Anton ...
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Director: Rebecca Nyahay, Raushanah Simmons
Short Film :: Shorties
Inside Out takes a the look into the life of Lee, a single black woman living by her own rules and generally on he ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Top level executives share observations, perceptions and wisdom from leading NC industries and weigh-in on the pat ...
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Director: Florence Lucas
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Speakers :: CONNECT
Founder of Seed&Spark's BRIGHT IDEAS Magazine. Director of virtual reality films "The Visitor" and MEMORY SLAVE. M ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Jay Turner grew up just outside of Baltimore, Maryland playing sports, waiting tables, and engaging in general hig ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Jed Simmons is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Next New Networks, overseeing day to day operations, admi ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Dr. Jeff Ertzberger currently serves as a lecturer and director of technology in the Watson College of Education a ...
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Special Program :: Special Programs
No one has had a greater impact on NC Film over the past forty years than Joe Dunton, the legendary camera enginee ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Jon Spinney is the CEO and Co-founder at Malartu Funds. Jon has a diverse background, with over a decade of manag ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Jonathan Rowe brings a unique combination of technology and academic experience. As director of marketing he is re ...
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Director: Andrea. B. Scott
Short Film :: Shorties
K. Harris' dog, Seven was her best friend, babysitter and body guard, but even he couldn't shield her from an incr ...
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Director: Nyijia July
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
JUST US carefully examines one of the biggest problems plaguing the justice system - the epidemic of generational ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Ms. White holds a B.S. degree in Organizational Management from Charleston Southern University. She is a U.S. Navy ...
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Director: Kim Geon
Short Film :: Shorties
'Yeonhee', whose implanted artificial heart is broken, and 'Margo', a robot, who connected Yeonhee's broken heart ...
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Director: Chris Ullens
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Rebecca Busch, Monika Winters-Sanchez
Short Film :: Shorties
Killer Bees is an independent local Wilmington production, made by a crew of 17 women (WILMFILM) and three men. T ...
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Director: David Hambridge
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: La Femme & Aymeric Bergada du Cadet
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Wikipedia describes this French band as krautrock. Never heard of it, but I like kraut. It’s delicious to me, and ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Lauren Fuhrer is the Product and Marketing Director at mimijumi, maker of the world's breast baby bottle. Lauren w ...
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Director: Catherine Salisbury
Short Film :: Shorties
An abstract animated short featuring a single ballerina struggling with the inner conflict of self doubt and perso ...
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Director: Paul S. Mancuso
Short Film :: Shorties
This film explores the intangible and tangible benefits for Marines who chose to become a Combat Instructor for th ...
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Shorts Block :: Virtual Reality
Love haunted hay rides and horror movies? Virtual reality brings a whole new level of scary to viewing experiences ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Leo John is Investor and Business Outreach Legal Specialist at N.C. Department of Secretary of State, Securities D ...
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Director: Allie Sultan
Short Film :: Shorties
Jenny Lutkins, a 40-year-old mom has struggled with her weight and body image since giving birth to her son but af ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
A discussion about social entrepreneurship with Frankie Roberts of LINC NC, who supports those returning to societ ...
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Director: Ava Lowrey
Short Film :: Shorties
Just outside of Nashville, Tennessee lies Little Kurdistan — a thriving community of Kurdish immigrants and new ge ...
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Director: Steven Mertens
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: James Scott
Short Film :: Shorties
Love Bite chronicles Laurie Lipton’s life and prolific body of black & white work spanning over fifty years. read more

Director: So Yong Kim
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and best friend Mindy. A ...
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Shorts Block :: Convulsions
An electric eel of shorts, bound to be slippery, slimy and a shock to the system.

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Director: Deborah Kelly
Short Film :: Shorties
Reclining nude female figures from the western canon of art history escape from centuries of servitude to the colo ...
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Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Ma is a modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage through the eyes of Ma (UNCSA Grad Celia Rowlson-Hall), a wo ...
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Director: John Bahr III
Short Film :: Shorties
The Magic Tuba Case was found next to Finkelsteins in Wilmington with a note attached "Free to a Good Home." There ...
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Director: Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
In a small town, Willem, a retired geologist and conspiracy theorist, struggles to find an audience for his contro ...
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Workshop :: Special Programs
Work with the genre blending performance collective Manual Cinema. Participants create and perform their own narra ...
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Director: Oskar Alegria
Short Film :: Shorties
MARGODANTZA / DANCE PAINTING. The young dancer Jon Maya draws with his feet 7 Basque traditional dance paintings. ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Born on Long Island and raised in Port Jefferson, New York, Mark has served as producer on several projects, thoug ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Dr. Marsha L. Carr - a National Milken Educator, Teacher of the Year, and Fulbright Specialist - is now an Associa ...
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Director: Arin Crumley
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A romantic tries to hold onto a failing relationship. A sexually-repressed hitchhiker on a quest for enlightenment ...
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Director: Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise is the extraordinary story of iconic writer, poet, actress and activist Maya Angelou ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Bizarre humor hijacks the helm in this block and all bets are off. Just when you think you're headed for land a c ...
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Director: Cecilia Aldarondo
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Twenty-five years after Miguel died of AIDS, his niece tracks down his lover and cracks open a Pandora’s box of fa ...
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Director: Dave Monahan
Short Film :: Shorties
Life flashes before our eyes in this found footage triptych assembled from a century of home movies.

S ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Michael Barbera is a Fortune 50 consumer psychologist and strategy consultant, angel investor and award-winning bu ...
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Director: Jason Ashby
Panel :: CONNECT
Sit back as Jason Ashby from MicTurn shuffles live music artists before your very eyes and discusses interactive a ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Boldly coaches professionals into authenticity in small towns and big cities around the world. His focus is to hel ...
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Director: Matthew Rochester
Short Film :: Shorties
Dark events ensue when Carol, a lonely young woman, hires a suspicious landscaper to do her dirty work.

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Director: Nick Cocuzza
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
MindsOne is a local hip-hop group that has been involved in the past few Visual Sound Walls featured in tracks or ...
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Director: Kelly Nathe, Noah Shapiro
Documentary Feature :: Vanguard
The story of an elite moonshine produced in the heart of Minnesota by Catholic farmers during Prohibition, and the ...
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Director: Augustine Frizzell
Short Film :: Shorties
Highschool dropouts and BFF's, Jessie and Angela come up with a brilliant excuse to skip out on work so they can s ...
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Director: Katharine Duhamel
Short Film :: Shorties
This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by his son, Matisse Molat, age 5.

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Director: Job Gosschalk
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Moos’ life is all about taking care of her father. When her childhood friend Sam comes along, he encourages her to ...
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Director: Jay Buim
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Rory Waudby-Tolley
Short Film :: Shorties
Mr Madila explores the inner mind, the fabric of the universe, and the nature of reality itself, through the sacre ...
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Director: Chloe Aktas
Short Film :: Shorties
Based on a true event, Becky (8) and Joe (10) live an independent life with a working mother and volatile father. ...
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Director: Robin Soderena
Short Film :: Shorties
Orange Squishy bumps into Purple Squishy and they make the tree of life bloom with hearts & more!

Scree ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Cannonball into this pool of eyebrow-raising shorts that is guaranteed to be anything but a bellyflop. These shor ...
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Director: Choreographer / Nick Kepley Filmmaker / Daniel Robinson
Installation / Performance
In a future, perhaps not so distant, sex, gender and attraction are memories we must fight to hold on to.
...
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Director: Antonio Pacitto
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Amber Sealey
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Grieving her mother’s death and failing marriage, Lexi goes to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father who a ...
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Director: Glenn Pack
Short Film :: Shorties
A young Catholic priest with socialist tendencies tries to help a 14-year-old Charles Manson.

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Director: Missy Thangs
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Zoe Dehmer
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Vis ...
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Workshop :: CONNECT
We believe that Wilmington, North Carolina can be the next technological epicenter for the U.S.

And ...
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Virtual Reality :: Virtual Reality

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Panel :: CONNECT
Disruptive and life changing technologies are happening right here in the greater Wilmington area. It is all part ...
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Director: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck and Robert Machoian
Short Film :: Shorties
A middle-aged woman spends her days taking care of her live-in 98-year old father and ponders the essence of famil ...
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Director: François Jaros
Short Film :: Shorties
Stars, hide your fires, let not light see my black and deep desires. Nor a truck.

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Director: Carol Reed
Narrative Feature :: Kidsalorus
Part of the special program "Joe Dunton: The Big Picture Past and Present. In this award-winning adaptation of the ...
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Director: Deborah Riley Draper
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the heroic turn of 18 African American Olympians in 1936 who defied Jim ...
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Director: Asaph Polonsky
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
In a span of a day, a grieving father, still mourning the death of his son, steals medicinal marijuana from a hosp ...
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Social :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A curated collection of mind-blowing music videos from all over this planet of Earth. Each video seamlessly transi ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Innovative, compelling, and highly entertaining, these short films explore the complexities of relationships. From ...
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Director: Mount Emult
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall and Mia Lidofsky
Installation / Performance
On Sunday Oct 2, 2016 over 200 pantsuit wearing Hillary supporters gathered together to perform a dance founded in ...
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Director: Aby Rao & Preeti Vidwans
Narrative Feature :: CONNECT
Part of the "Filmed in NC Showcase." An almost blind immigrant and an alcoholic driving instructor forge a friends ...
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Director: Fernando Medina
Short Film :: Shorties
A journey into a fairytale brings comfort to an unlikely pair in the wake of a tragedy.

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Director: Miranda Javid
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Yes, you may have this dance! They may be short but these films will twirl the senses and pirouette your pulse bef ...
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Director: Alan Del Rio Ortiz
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Amy Nicholson
Short Film :: Shorties
Pickle is an ode to man's capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existen ...
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Director: Julia Kenny
Short Film :: Shorties
A young woman wanders through a strange forest and her memories searching for a lost loved one.

Screeni ...
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Director: Steven Tiralongo
Short Film :: Shorties
Due to a powerful El Niño weather cycle, winter 2015/2016 proved to be one of the most fruitful years on record fo ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Polly Harman is CEO of Pursuit Enterprises, LLC. She established Pursuit after successfully obtaining a patent for ...
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Social :: Special Programs
Wheel around on the Port City Brew Bus for a taste of our craft beer scene paired with curated bites from Platypus ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Identifying Human Waste in Natural Waters. ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
App connecting filmmakers ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
The mission of Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. 501(c)3 is to educate through field research, implement progressive out ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
SeekerDNA™ uses the world’s only DNA tagging product to provide an infinite number of unique and forensically secu ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Ten8Tech believes time matters and people should not have to wait to communicate. Founded in 2012 in San Diego, CA ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Building learning applications for teachers. ...
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Director: Izzy Lee
Short Film :: Shorties
"Not everyone is meant to be a mother." Good intentions lead to disastrous results when a woman visits a new mom. ...
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Director: Neil Creque Williams
Short Film :: CONNECT
Devon, an African-American 1st grader, tries to heal his terminally-ill grandmother by making a pottery mask with ...
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Director: Michael Paulucci
Short Film :: Shorties
A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance. ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
A sizzling cocktail of love, pain, fear and struggle. This batch of shorts will puff you so full of emotions you'r ...
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Director: Choreographer / Kevin Green Filmmaker / Atticus Hawthorne
Installation / Performance
A new work by a local choreographer.

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Director: Blake Mawson
Short Film :: Shorties
Russian LGBT revenge fantasy, violent bigots vs. werewolf.

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Director: Margaret Byrne
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Raising Bertie delves deep into the emotional lives of three boys as they come of age while living in rural Northe ...
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Director: Reid Clark
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Jose Rodriguez
Short Film :: Shorties
A team of archaeologists and U.S. service members deploy to Vietnam to locate the body of a U.S. airman, missing s ...
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Director: Julia Metzger-Traber and Davide De Lillis
Short Film :: Shorties
Dancing between waking and dreaming, this documentary videopoem is a day seen through the eyes of eleven young res ...
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Director: Thomas Humphreys
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Speakers :: CONNECT
Robert is a professor at the UNCW Center for Marine Science: Co-developer of the "Coral In Situ MEtabolism" instru ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Ron Vetter received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in computer science. Dr. Vetter currently serves as the Ass ...
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Director: Shannon Mackenzie & Ian McClerin
Short Film :: Shorties
Part of the "Filmed in NC" Showcase. A young woman transforms her experience of trauma into a powerfully poetic me ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Director, Producer & Animator at Pomp&Clout. With a broad spectrum of award-winning projects ranging from music vi ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Sarah Ritter is the Co-Founder of Turnip Learning. After 10 years of large-scale engineering and software developm ...
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Director: Brandon Daley
Short Film :: Shorties
A man in the midst of a midlife crisis attempts to sooth his existential concerns by practicing the age old art of ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Mr. Scott Balaban is a Co-Founder of Gameblend Studios. Mr. Balaban serves as Development Director at Global Gamin ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Step into our surreal menagerie of handcrafted vignettes. A dreamscape that twists through the absurd, dangles by ...
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Installation / Performance
Seafaring satisfies our traveler's urge, but lonesomeness ensues. Alone and separate we are on a journey, seeking ...
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Director: Laura Brogdon-Primavera
Panel :: CONNECT
Tobin Gaetz and Brendan Collins lead a discussion of the organization's various entrepreneurial endeavors.
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Narrative Feature
This powerful drama directed by a Cucalorus alum who has helped shaped the festival over the past 10 years is fres ...
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Director: Jacki Huntington
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Ivetta Kang & Ashley Sabin
Short Film :: Shorties
I had a dream. The dream that we were going to be apart. Waking up, realizing I am being in a different city in ...
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Director: Sang-Ho Yeon
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
The prequel to director Yeon Sang-ho’s box office record-breaker Train to Busan – is a fresh and terrifying take o ...
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Director: Michael Reich
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Michael Pinkney is a dog groomer in LA. His job is degrading, his home infested with rats and his mind constantly ...
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Director: Ashley Slater
Installation / Performance :: Special Programs
From the heart of the West coast of Canada comes this internationally acclaimed, award-winning, cabaret comedian. ...
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Director: Lauren Cooney
Short Film :: Shorties
A group of friends find a novel way to party. Take the most potent sleeping pills on the planet and try to stay aw ...
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Director: Jessica Makinson
Short Film :: Shorties
An intimate gift arrives in the mail from a past lover, rekindling dormant emotions and impulses.

Scree ...
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Director: Roxanne Turpen
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Clay Liford
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Freshman Neil’s Vanguard stories are all he cares about until he meets older classmate Julia, who pushes him to pu ...
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Director: Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
Short Film :: Shorties
A young woman returns to her hometown neighborhood to make a film about their daily activities, but finds the outd ...
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Special Program :: CONNECT
A global pitch competition for early-stage startups hosted by IBM and LAUNCH. ...
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Director: Kayla Briet
Short Film :: Shorties
'Smoke That Travels' is a personal documentary by 2016 Sundance Film Festival Ignite Fellow Kayla Briet that explo ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
David Morrison of Miracle League of Wilmington curates a panel on the impact non-profits have on our local economy ...
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Director: Evan Kidd
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Minor TV star Hudson Cash loses his show in LA and his family’s backyard circus is floundering. As Hudson navigate ...
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Director: Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol, Gini Richards
Short Film :: Shorties
“Soul City” tells the story of a band of idealists who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in Klan Country, Nort ...
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Director: Moyra "Zing" Grem
Short Film :: Shorties
Two lizards in space "work the problem".

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Shorts Block :: Virtual Reality
Learn something new, walk in someone else's shoes in an environment made to be experienced in the medium of virtua ...
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Director: Choreographer / Linda Ann Webb Filmmaker / Patrick Ogelvie
Installation / Performance
Zany zombies and ghostly ghouls invite you to peer through their unique fun house door. This haunted escapade is a ...
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Director: Cameron Smith
Short Film :: Shorties
A large Italian man prepares a special meal for a greasy little boy.

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Director: Gavin Lankford
Short Film :: Shorties
Bathtime toys come to life in this animated adventure.

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Speakers :: CONNECT
Stanfield Gray is the founder of DIG SOUTH, an annual conference showcasing technology and entrepreneurship in the ...
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Shorts Block :: CONNECT
Original, creative content is essential for successful, international brands. See examples and speak with the crea ...
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Director: Liam Hall
Short Film
A bickering couple encounters a means of settling their disagreement.

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Shorts Block :: Virtual Reality
Virtual reality allows a viewer to encounter situations in an entirely new way. These pieces bring tough issues ri ...
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Director: Mirla Criste & Bryan Thompson
Installation / Performance
Amid and above and around the clanging din, when life's minutiae threatens to suck us into its suffocating abyss, ...
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Director: Cape Fear Women in Tech
Workshop :: CONNECT
A one-and-a-half day event where teams conceptualize and create projects that have no value whatsoever. Andrew Wil ...
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Director: Mounia Akl
Short Film :: Shorties
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to re ...
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Director: Kristen Pearson
Short Film :: Shorties
An animated collage of the futility of a good night's sleep.

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Director: Jessie Auritt
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
When Naomi Kutin, a 9-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl, sets a powerlifting world record - “Supergirl” is born. Super ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Sydney Sides is an undergraduate student working as an event coordinator at the UNCW Center for Innovation and Ent ...
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Director: Cathy Meriam, Chris Varner & Tim Vandenberg
Short Film :: Shorties
The Carousel Center is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide a child friendly environment for abus ...
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Director: Choreographer / Nancy Podrasky Carson Filmmaker / Bradford Brown
Installation / Performance
A couple shares an anniversary dinner, bored and disillusioned by their long-term relationship. The presence of ...
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Director: Choreographer / Qaadir Hicks Filmmaker / Rusty Huffman
Installation / Performance
This piece concerns the journey from impurity to redemption and grace.

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Director: Adam Pinney
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Foster Kalt, a famous toy inventor in the 1970s, reflects on his lifelong obsession with Sylvia Frank. From his fi ...
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Director: Tanya Fermin
Short Film :: Shorties
Three sisters sit around the dining room table discussing the final arrangements for their mother and reflect on h ...
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Director: Carlyn Hudson
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Mallory and her long-term boyfriend look forward to having the house to themselves until Mallory’s flighty roommat ...
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Special Program :: CONNECT
No phones, no quotes, just honest conversations about entrepreneurship in our area. Hosted by Jim Roberts. Free ...
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Special Program :: CONNECT
No phones, no quotes, just honest conversations with film festival directors from around the southeast. ...
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Special Program :: CONNECT
It’s a ladies takeover at the Blind Elephant to discuss your experience as a woman in the film industry - with no ...
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Director: Cara Cusumano
Short Film :: Shorties
An impressionistic docu-mystery exploring the origins of the loudest unidentified underwater sound ever recorded. ...
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Director: Zach Godshall
Short Film :: Shorties
In Yscloskey, Louisiana, with the support of his wife of 71 years, Joseph Gonzales navigates the onset of blindnes ...
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Director: Daniel Kaminsky
Short Film :: Shorties
This supernatural thriller, executive produced by Joss Whedon, finds a former high school quarterback who realizes ...
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Director: Bryan Storkel
Short Film :: Shorties
The story of 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean and his infamous scream speech after his defeat in ...
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Director: Nicolas Pesce
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother (formerly a surgeon in Portugal) teaches her daughter Francisca to understan ...
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Director: Aerial Fowle
Short Film :: Shorties
Fans of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead have (probably not) wondered aloud "what does the prequel to th ...
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Director: Carolyn Maher
Short Film :: Shorties
Sharing the story of generosity and kindness of The Flower Shuttle, a non-profit organization in Raleigh, NC that ...
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Director: Carrie Schrader & Charlene Fisk
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
In 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes even each other to stake their claim to ...
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Director: Sunny Moodie, Joshua Indenbaum, Natalie Ulman
Short Film :: Shorties
A Muscogee woman, Zelika (Natalie Pero), is chosen by her grandfather (Tom Bluewolf) to return a sacred object to ...
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Director: Alexander Theodoropulos
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Vis ...
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Director: Patrick O'Connor
Documentary Feature :: Voices
The Invisible Patients tells the story of Jessica Macleod, a nurse practitioner who provides primary healthcare to ...
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Director: Darcy Prendergast & Xin Li
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Vis ...
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Director: Leah Kmosko
Short Film :: Shorties
Through a series of interviews exploring a range of stories, this documentary seeks to bring to light some of the ...
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Director: Elizabeth Rose
Short Film :: Shorties
In the dead of winter in a rural Quebec home, a family deals with disarray in the wake of death, and a mother and ...
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Director: Anna Biller
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. She makes spells and potions, and then p ...
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Director: Patrick Shanahan
Short Film :: Shorties
The No Hand King is a documentary of a man who has risen from the depths to overcome his past through blind determ ...
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Director: Zach Strum
Short Film :: Shorties
When Arnold dies before finishing his will, a rat race ensues for his most prized possession--a pair of panties. ...
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Director: Nelson Oliver
Short Film :: Shorties
WILMINGTON, NC, 1898: A young black child named WILLIE and his tenacious father, MONROE, struggle to survive again ...
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Director: Stanley Kubrick
Narrative Feature :: Special Programs
Part of the special program "Joe Dunton: The Big Picture Past and Present." Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes ...
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Director: Dent de Cuir
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Vis ...
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Director: Roberta Marie Munroe
Short Film :: Shorties
A short comedy based on a dysfunctional, yet loving relationship between a sister and brother.

Screenin ...
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Director: Charlotte Colbert
Short Film :: Shorties
A girl struggles to come to terms with the absence of a lost love. Isolated and totally cut off from the world – s ...
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Director: Rebecca Addelman
Short Film :: Shorties
A middle-aged woman craves a cigarette to help her cope with an awkward family occasion. With wry humour and an ex ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Exploring what makes both a geographic location and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture a perfect place for startups ...
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Director: Ilya Simakov
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


Will be screened at Opening Night Party: Vis ...
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Director: Michael Panduro
Short Film :: Shorties
A grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits: a man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit o ...
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Director: Pier-Luc Latulippe
Short Film :: Shorties
In this charming and perfectly-played millennial romance, Chloe and Arnaud prepare to part ways. While Arnaud trie ...
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Director: Diana Newton
Documentary Feature :: CONNECT
An unflinching portrait of one family’s experience of conflict and adaptation to Christopher transitioning into Ch ...
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Director: Destinee Stewart
Short Film :: Shorties
When Amy discovers the truth of herself outside of her marriage, she must make a choice between leaving it all beh ...
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Director: Jonathan Landau
Short Film :: Shorties
The matriarch of a family of vampires pitches a reality show to a top television mogul in this parody of Donald Tr ...
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Director: Aaron Lieber
Short Film :: Shorties
The Wild' featuring Noah Beschen is the 2015 REDirect Surf Film Festival Grand Prize Winner. Presented by RED Digi ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
Today's digital media delivery and consumption habits are creating an extremely self-absorbed society- why is this ...
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Director: Dan Taberski
Short Film :: Shorties
These C*cksucking Tears revisits the voice behind the only gay-themed country music album, Pat Haggerty -- now in ...
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Director: Faiyaz Jafri
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A personal surreal account of the New York September 11 attacks, by juxtaposing the destruction of the Twin Towers ...
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Director: Lucas Gregg
Short Film :: Shorties
During a therapy session a troubled patient relives a traumatic event that occurred one day with his brother in th ...
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Director: Jim Cummings
Short Film :: Shorties
Taking place at his mother’s funeral, Officer Arnaud goes up to give his eulogy, but, being a simple and plain-spo ...
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Special Program :: Special Programs
Get your tickles. Doors and sign up starts at 7pm. Get there on time to get your name on the list of cheeky chaps ...
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Speakers :: CONNECT
Tobin’s mantra of “do well while doing good” led him to join his fellow co-founder, Tom Looney, in the formation o ...
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Director: Frankie Shaw
Short Film :: Shorties
A woman tries to determine if her rape was legitimate or not.

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Director: Keith Maitland
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Combines archival footage and rotoscopic animation to reveal the untold stories of America’s first mass school sho ...
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Director: Charlie Ball
Short Film :: Shorties
Holly knows why Beth is fighting to hold on to the memories of her childhood home. What she can't understand is th ...
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Shorts Block :: CONNECT
Original, creative content is essential for successful, international brands. See examples and speak with the crea ...
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Director: Gerret Warner
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Truth Underground follows three spoken word poets whose struggles—of poverty, discrimination, PTSD and abandonment ...
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Director: Shaun Parker
Short Film :: Shorties
Shot on the streets of Sydney, Australia, TUT celebrates the street form of dance known as 'tutting' - which is a ...
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Director: Joshua Gallas
Short Film :: Shorties
When two men from different cultures, beliefs and languages are captured and thrown into a underground cell, they ...
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Director: Kenneth Price
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Banchi Hanuse
Short Film :: Shorties
In a stark and stunning frozen remote landscape, an unlikely encounter between hunter and the hunted unfolds. But ...
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Social :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Feast your eye balls, fill you ear holes, and move your body parts to the sonic sounds of the sweet beat makers ma ...
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Special Program :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Hit the Jengo's backyard and grab yourself some sort of liquid to consume before you hit the playhouse's theater t ...
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Director: Greg Minasian and Peter Richardson
Short Film :: Shorties
A young man's relatively harmless fixation with feet turns into a dark obsession when he finally meets his match. ...
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Director: Rick Dillwood
Short Film :: Shorties
A California farmer reflects on the drought.

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Speakers :: CONNECT
Editor of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and co-editor of WILMA magazine, Asian American Journalists Asso ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli! Jump out of the trenches and through the barricades with the ...
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Director: Evan Mann
Short Film :: Shorties
Screening with She’s Allergic to Cats. A spaceman meets a caveman.

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Panel :: Virtual Reality
Join Ela Darling as she discusses her company's journey through the Virtual Reality landscape and how the economic ...
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Panel :: Virtual Reality
New capture technologies, from Lyrto's Immerge lightfield VR camera to Nomoko's reality-digitizing photogrammetry ...
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Director: Grace Combs
Short Film :: Shorties
Waterfowl(ed) is short documentary addressing how current household habits within our communities harm local wildl ...
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Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the ...
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Director: Babacar Ndiaye
Short Film :: Shorties
We the Creators takes a closer look at a diverse group of artists specializing in multiple art forms.

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Director: Kash Kraig / Wasif Allah / DJ Sober (weirdo) & John Palmer
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A music video shot in 3 hours with Fayeteville experimental rap ground WEIRDO.

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Director: Jesse Klein
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Chris can’t get along with anyone. When he’s attacked in the street, Bobby, a manic single dad, jumps in. The two ...
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Director: Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider
Short Film :: Shorties
An unassuming man whose joie de vivre delights, Oso brings the Cuba of his youth to life, when Havana’s exclusive ...
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Director: Anthony Cousins
Short Film :: Shorties
A parasitic sex monster's diary, body horror with goopy effects.

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Director: Michael Katch
Short Film :: Shorties

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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Catch up with these four startups from Connect 2015. Have they found fame and fortune? Here's your opportunity to ...
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Director: Kira Bursky
Short Film :: Shorties
The line between reality and fantasy grows faint when your desires become too strong. Through art we can explore t ...
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Panel :: CONNECT
Women are finding that there are more and more opportunities available to pursue as society becomes more welcoming ...
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Director: Ingrid Jungermann
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan’s new love interest is a m ...
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Director: Michael Katch
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Chad Perz
Short Film :: Shorties
Danny and Chad are back at it again! Another radical episode of X-Treme Teenz, takes a turn for the righteous when ...
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Director: New Media Limited
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls


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Director: Brian Newman
Short Film
Following in the footsteps of their father, the Malloy brothers have been blazing trails off the beaten path since ...
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Director: Christine Turner
Short Film :: Shorties
A high school administrator talks down a troubled student.

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Director: Simon Intihar
Short Film :: Shorties
An elderly woman's day is turned upside down when she sets out to find her missing husband, who's been struggling ...
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Director: Anna Maguire
Short Film :: Shorties
Johnna's dad talks too much, and Johnna herself lives inside her head. 'Your Mother and I' looks at the small mome ...
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Keynotes & Speakers :: CONNECT
Louis Foreman of Edison Nation presents the opening Keynote Speech for Cucalorus Connect 2016. The difference betw ...
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