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Cucalorus Programs

Cucalorus supports a smörgåsbord of programs to connect with our community and the world! Check ‘em out below; click for more details!

Jengo’s Playhouse: A pastel-painted community cinema and central Cucalorus headquarters. This quirky hotspot for multimedia arts can be rented out and used by community groups.

Pop-Up Cinema: An outdoor screening series at venues throughout the community.

NC Film Forum: A series of free discussions with filmmakers from across the state of North Carolina.

Filmed in NC: Supports emerging and established artists with a proven record for producing singular and original work exhibiting potential for meaningful community impact and generating substantial economic activity in NC.

Works-In-Progress Lab: The Works-in-Progress Lab (WiP) focuses on strengthening community impact for films about social justice.

Lumbee Film Festival: This festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, Native Americans, and Indigenous Filmmakers.

Surfalorus Film Festival: A fun-and-sun-filled cinematic synthesis of all things aquatic, showcasing the year’s hottest surf films and ocean documentaries with a series of outdoor sunset screenings and accompanying festivities.

Regional Education & Engagement: Promotes media literacy and provides opportunities for youth and underserved populations to explore the arts.

The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Magic Cheese Film FestivalThe festival is produced by youth from Wilmington, North Carolina who are taking classes at the DREAMS Center for Arts Education.