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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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

Artist Residency: Supports artists developing new work, especially projects in film, dance, and theater. It focuses on explorations of personal narrative in a process-focused laboratory with daily facilitation, play, and sharing.

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

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.

Surfalorus: 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.

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

Tar Heel Shorties: A showcase of North Carolina films in various cities around the great Tar Heel State.