The 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival will showcase over 90 independent and international films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and Black filmmakers.


Performances at the Cucalorus Film Festival include the return of festival favorites like Dance-a-lorus, Visual Sound Walls, and Bus to Lumberton. Additional performances take place before film screenings and at parties during the event.


Conversations at Cucalorus focus on themes around social justice in the film industry and beyond. Previous speakers include Damon Young, Dorian Emerson, and Kim Pevia among many others.

What is Cucalorus?

The Cucalorus Film Festival takes place in Wilmington, North Carolina every November for five days of new indie films, paired with bold performances and deep discussions about justice and the future. Cucalorus brings together bold, emerging creatives to share stories that challenge us to look at the world in new ways.