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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!

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.