Cucalorus Film Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina / November 7-11, 2018 / cucalorus.org / V
“Competition sucks,” declares Cucalorus Film Festival Chief Instigating Officer Dan Brawley. Instead of tense, prize-centric showdowns, this medium-sized North Carolinian creative retreat of sorts devotes its precious time to moviemaker-to-moviemaker bonds formed during late nights at its pastel-painted flagship theater, Jengo’s Playhouse, or at off-beat events like 2017’s interactive installation, where attendees were frosted like living cakes. Post-fest, Cucalorus’ residency program affords moviemakers anywhere from 10 days to three weeks to develop new work.