The 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival will showcase 127 independent and international films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and Black filmmakers. Click here to read about this year’s films!
Bus to Lumberton
Our annual interactive homage to David Lynch brings Racer Trash to Thalian Hall for a mesmerizing party-time assault on Blue Velvet that stretches, critiques, deepens and glitches out our understanding of film language.
A cherished festival tradition, Dance-a-lorus pushes boundaries by pairing filmmakers and choreographers for a mutual exploration of cinema and dance for a kinetic feast of innovation and entertainment.
Get ready for an extra dose of weird, wild, and wonderful – check out the full lineup of...
Cucalorus is excited to announce the eleven filmmakers awarded “Filmed in NC” grants. The grant is...
The Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) is a partnership between Cucalorus and Working Films that supports...
Charly Lowry opens 4th Annual Lumbee Film Festival before outdoor screening of RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
July 29, 2021 – The 4th annual Lumbee Film Festival returns to the big screen with eighteen...
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.
The 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival takes place November 10-14, 2021 in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The non-competitive festival showcases more than 90 films from all over the world. Filmmakers, performers, activists, and community members come to celebrate the art-form and discover new work. Festival programs focus on social justice, dance on camera, emerging voices, southern stories, horror & the bizarre, and the finest indie films of the year.