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Festival Passes

Pegasorus Pass | $200

The Pegasorus Pass gains you full access to the 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival. This means priority access to all film screenings, performances, conversations, parties, and other super-secret social events! All-access, all the time, November 10-14, 2021.

The Pegasorus Pass is still the easiest way to float through the festival, giving you access to all events without a ticket. Please make sure to arrive at least 30 minutes before each event begins to get a seat. We do not guarantee seats for late arriving passholders. Get your Pass now at www.cucalorus.org while they last.

You can pick up your pass at the lobby located in Thalian Hall.

Festival Tickets

General Admission | $10

Festival tickets give you access to an individual event at a specific date and time during the 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival, November 10-14, 2021. All individual screening tickets are being sold through the Thalian Hall Box Office this year and their Spektrix ticketing system. For all your ticketing needs, please visit https://www.thalianhall.org/Cucalorus or call 910-632-2285. 

Music at Hi-Wire

General Admission | FREE


More Information

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. Voted ‘One of the Coolest Film Festivals in the World’ and ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee,’ Cucalorus creates an opportunity for intimate engagement between audience and artist through the festival’s retreat-like atmosphere, resulting in friendships that extend far beyond the festival’s 5-day celebration.

Proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required to attend this year’s events. Masks will be required at all venues.

The Box Office is sponsored by TD Bank.







Cucalorus is a community building organization, and one of the most powerful ways to support our community today is to get vaccinated. 

  • All artists, staff, volunteers, and attendees will be required to show proof of full COVID vaccination. 
  • In order to be considered fully vaccinated, attendees need to have their last dose at least two weeks prior to the festival. 
  • Printed or digital vax proof will be checked prior to entry.
  • More information about vaccines for New Hanover County residents can be found at https://health.nhcgov.com/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/. If you’re ready to get vaccinated today, head on over to https://takemyshot.nc.gov.

Many of the events during Cucalorus are physically and programmatically accessible. All film screenings containing closed captions will indicate as such in their synopses on www.cucalorus.org. For questions and comments about venue and event accessibility, please visit www.cucalorus.org/attend/venues or contact our accessibility coordinator, Rachel Taylor, at rachel@cucalorus.org