Cucalorus Works-in-Progress (WiP) Lab

The Cucalorus Works-in-Progress (WiP) Lab supports unfinished social justice documentaries by Black filmmakers, and runs September 27 – October 2 on the Jengo’s Creative Campus in downtown Wilmington, NC. During this residency, filmmakers will explore project development and audience engagement strategies through workshops, consultations, and community screenings. The Works-in-Progress Lab was launched in 2008 through a partnership between Working Films and Cucalorus. Accepting applications through April 30th!

Artist Residency Program

The Cucalorus Residency program supports the development of new work in film, dance, and theater. It focuses on explorations of personal narrative in a process-focused laboratory with daily facilitation, play and sharing. Resident artists live and work on the festival’s growing creative compound in downtown Wilmington. To learn more about the residency or to find out about rental rates for our facilities, email programming@cucalorus.org. Or feel free to give us a shout at 910-343-5995.

Cucalorus – what is it?

A Cucalorus is piece of film equipment placed in front of a light to create a dappled lighting effect and originates from a Greek word that means ‘dance of the shadows.’ Cucalorus was founded in 1994 by an underground filmmaking collective called Twinkle Doon and has since grown into an institution showcasing creativity and innovation across many industries. The annual Cucalorus Festival takes place over five days in November and includes Film, Stage and Connect – three distinct programs showcasing cinema, performance and technology.

Jengo’s Creative Campus

The Jengo’s Creative Campus is located just nine blocks from the Cape Fear River within the walkable and welcoming historic district of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The campus includes six buildings: Wabi Sabi Warehouse, Jengo’s Playhouse, the PinkHouse, Yolohaus, the Nutthouse, and the Cabin. Resident artists will live at the PinkHouse, Yolohaus, or the Cabin and will have access to studio space at Jengo’s Playhouse.