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.

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 Whimsical Times Film Festival: The festival is produced by youth from Wilmington, North Carolina who are taking classes at the DREAMS Center for Arts Education.