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The Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November showcasing more than 150 independent films with a focus on supporting films directed by women and by people of color. Screenings are paired with bold performance art, fringe-style theatre and deep discussions about social justice. The spirited celebration has been recognized as a breeding ground for young artists, new ideas, and future collaborations. Cucalorus brings together emerging creatives with new ideas that challenge us to look at the world in new ways. Festival programs focus on dance, justice, comedy, performance, cocktails and more!

Wondering how you’ll be watching films online this year? Click here for all your Online Festival FAQ’s!

Festival Passes

Pegasorus VIP Pass | $125

All access to all 50+ events online and access to the RUSH line for Drive-ins during Cucalorus Film Festival.

Want to make sure you can get into the Drive-in? Good call! As soon as they go on sale, you’ll receive a 50% off code to buy your Drive-in tickets and claim your parking spot. *And what is the rush line? Pegasorus pass holders can get their car in a special line 1 hour before each Drive-in screening. If there are empty spots available a few minutes before the screening begins, we’ll start parking you from the front of the line. (We are also going to send you a Cucalorus Film Festival program guide)!

Online Pass / Final Week | $20

Get access to all events online the final week of the Cucalorus Film Festival!

Festival Tickets

Online Ticket for One

Will you be watching the event on your own? If so, this is the ticket for you!

Online Ticket for the House

Will multiple people be watching the event together from your household? If so, this is the ticket for you!

Curbside Cinema Ticket

Check out our drive-in screenings at Curbside Cinema at UNCW!


This year, Cucalorus 26 will be holding online and drive-in screenings! On our schedule, you’ll see 3 different venue options for an event: Curbside Cinema at UNCW, Live Online, and Streaming On-demand. Details for each venue are below!

Curbside Cinema at UNCW

Events labeled as “Curbside Cinema at UNCW” will be a drive-in screening at a specific time in the Kenan Auditorium parking lot.

Kenan Auditorum, 515 Wagoner Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403


Live Online

Events labeled as “Live Online” will be held live at a specific time through a variety of streaming platforms that will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Streaming On-demand

Events labeled as “Streaming On-demand” will be available to watch online for 4 consecutive days. They open at 12:00AM EST on the starting day. A small group of films will only be available in the US.