CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Cucalorus Film Festival


The 18th annual Cucalorus Film Festival is now accepting submissions! The festival will be held from November 8th-11th in Wilmington, North Carolina. The submission fee is $25, which is pretty reasonable. Click HERE to submit by June 20th!

You may be asking “CUCA-WHAT?” I’ll let the official festival site explain:

What is a Cucalorus?

cuc•a•lor•us n.,
[orig. Gk. kukaloris, the dance of the shadows.]
1. a film set apparatus placed in front of a light source to create a dappled lighting effect on a subject or background. also cookie, UK. gobo.
2. a film festival in Wilmington, North Carolina.

The Cucalorus Film Festival holds a special place in my heart. Last November, my thesis short film “Jemila’s Tale” was an official selection, included in the Kid-a-lorus section (films made by kids and for kids).

Cucalorus is as fun as a festival can get. It’s non-competition, so all of the filmmakers are relaxed and just enjoying the event. The selected filmmakers receive an all access pass, which includes admission to the filmmaker’s lounge. Did I mention there was epic macaroni and cheese in the filmmaker’s lounge?  There’s also a BBQ at the local Screen Gems film studio. This is how the Southeast festivals roll, folks! The film screening are also very eclectic. Last year’s lineup included THE INNKEEPERS, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, TYRANNOSAUR and HAPPY HAPPY (Norway’s Oscar submission for best Foreign Picture). I really can’t recommend enough submitting your film to this fest.

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