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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.

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 and 2013 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 20th 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 filmmaking 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, taking place on November 12-16, 2014


Festival Downloads

Cucalorus 19- Schedule Downloads (300dpi)

                Thursday, November 14 // Friday, November 15 // Saturday, November 16 // Sunday, November 17 

Cucalorus 19- Personal Schedule Download

Cucalorus 19- QnA Schedule

Cucalorus Logo (Transparent, 300dpi, PNG)

Cucalorus Logo (White Background, 300 dpi, JPEG)

Cucalorus 19- Postcard


Press Kit Downloads- Cucalorus 19

Narrative Features
The Bounceback

The Zigzag Kid
Laurence Anyways
Hank and Asha
Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self 
The Oxbow Cure
Short Term 12
Swim Little Fish Swim
The Animal Project

Documentary Features
Revenge of the Mekons
The Act of Killing
How to Lose Your Virginity
The Kill Team
Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia   

Stills (300dpi) Downloads- Cucalorus 19

Narrative Features
The Bounceback (pic 1)(pic 2)
Hank and Asha (pic 1) / (pic 2)
The Zigzag Kid (pic 1) / (pic 2)
Laurence Anyways (pic 1) 
Redwood Highway (pic 1) / (pic 2) / (pic 3)
Bob Birdnow's Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self (pic 1) / (pic 2)
Pioneer (pic 1)
The Oxbow Cure (pic 1) 
Short Term 12 (pic 1) / (pic 2) 
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (pic 1) / (pic 2)
Swim Little Fish Swim (pic 1)
The Animal Project (pic 1) / (pic 2)
The Sacrament (pic 1)
Borgman (pic 1) / (pic 2)
Blue Ruin (pic 1)
A Short History of Decay (pic 1)

Documentary Features
Revenge of the Mekons (pic 1)
The Act of Killing (pic 1) / (pic 2) 
How to Lose Your Virginity (pic 1)
Hey Bartender (pic 1) 
The Kill Team (pic 1) / (pic 2)
Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia (pic 1) / (pic 2)  
One Band Indivisible (pic 1)

  


Press Releases

Cucalorus 20, Cucalorus Hires New Development Director

Cucalorus 20, Oscar Celebration Supports 20th Annual Festival

Cucalorus 19, Festival Breaks Box Office Records, November 19, 2013

Cucalorus 19, Festival Schedule Announced, October 22, 2013

Cucalorus 19, Works-In-Progress Announced, September 16, 2013

Cucalorus 19, Kickstarter Launch, September 6, 2013

Cucalorus 19, Early Selections Announced, August 29, 2013

Cucalorus 19, Early Passes On Sale, August 13, 2013

Surfalorus 2014, Endless Summer 50th Anniversary, July 18, 2013

Cucalorus 19 Local Call for Entries Release, May 30, 2013 

Cucalorus 19 Call for Entries Release, May 30, 2013

Camp Cucalorus Release, April 22, 2013

Graphic Designer Release, March 28, 2013

Finance Manager Release, March 28, 2013

Cucalorus 18 Post-Fest Release, November 12, 2012

Main Festival Release, October 18, 2012

Call For Entries Release, June 21, 2012


Cucalorus In The News- 2012

Spring 2012- MovieMaker Magazine- "Festival Beat: Cucalorus"

10/25/12- Lumina News- "Cu-ca-lor-us"

10/31/12- Encore Magazine- "The Cucs are Upon Us"

11/01/12- StarNews- "Sex, Madness, and Antipodes"

11/04/12- StarNews- "Strange Beauty"

11/05/12- Greater Wilmington Business Journal- "Sponsorships Fund Cucalorus growth, outreach"

11/07/12- Encore Magazine- Front Page

11/07/12- Encore Magazine- "By-The-Numbers: Cucalorus Festival Director Breaks Down the Film Fest"

11/07/12- Encore Magazine- "Snarling, fangled monster" (Film: 'Wolf')

11/07/12- Encore Magazine- "The Spirit of an Artist" (Film: 'God in My Fingers')

11/07/12- Encore Magazine- "Moment of Humanity" (Film: 'Between Friends and Family')

11/08/12- StarNews- "Opening this Week"

11/08/12- StarNews- "Tukel to raise a 'Red Flag'"

11/08/12- StarNews- "Film, dance merge for Dance-a-lorus"

11/10/12- StarNews- "Crazy for Cucalorus"

11/12/12- StarNews- "Cucalorus Wraps Up"

11/13/12- StarNews- "More Attendees to 2012 Cucalorus"


Surfalorus: 2nd Annual Surf Film Festival

Surfalorus Official Website

Surfalorus Poster

Surfalorus Postcard

Surfalorus Logo

Surfalorus Board and Beach Expo- Postcard

Surfalorus Board and Beach Expo- Vendor App.

Surfalorus Board and Beach Expo- Vendor App. (MS Word)


Apply for your 2014 Cucalorus Press Pass!   

Bold, insightful programming, a laid-back rock and roll atmosphere and gorgeous seaside locale no doubt contribute to the ‘summer camp for filmmakers’ vibe, making Cucalorus the best kept secret on the indie fest circuit. – MOVIEMAKER Magazine

More information coming soon. Contact Ryan Jaccard at comm@cucalorus.org to inquire about the 2014 Cucalorus press passes.   

 


 

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