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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.

Performance artist Amanda Cordner’s “Body So Flourescent” show graced the stage for one night only at Cucalorus Film Festival 2017. Photograph courtesy of Cucalorus Film Festival

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  1. Indie Film Share

    March 7, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Agree, remember to have your gold professionally graded and you should ensure that you organise the correct level of insurance to cover your investment.

  2. Max Weinstein

    November 28, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Fixed, thanks for your feedback.

  3. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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