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Call for Entries for 2015 Cucalorus Film Festival

Cucalorus announces its call for entries!!  Cucalorus seeks submissions for features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, media installations and performances ranging from slam poetry to dance for the 21st annual Cucalorus Film Festival, to be held November 11-15, 2015. The festival takes place in a walkable nine-block radius of historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

During the five-day celebration, film freaks and community members choose from a diverse lineup buoyed by cleverly crafted special programs, including the opening night live performance Dance-a-lorus and an interactive installation inspired by David Lynch’s Blue Velvet called “The Bus to Lumberton”.

Cucalorus is organized into a slate of thematic programs dedicated to social justice, emerging artists, works-in-progress, shorts, dance, festival hits, international cinema, music videos, and North Carolina. New programmatic focuses specifically support American female directors (the Vanguard program), directors from the US South (Southern Voices), and African American directors (Works-in-Progress). CIO Dan Brawley notes, “I’m on the circuit all year and I continue to notice that festivals are trying to embrace diverse voices, but the aesthetic is always the same. So we have to push aesthetic boundaries and create a strong space for exploring new cultures and new stories.”

Cucalorus’ general call for entries extends through late July, with separate deadlines for Dance-a-lorus performance pieces and Works-in-Progress.

Submission Deadline Date Fee
Early June 3 $25
Regular June 24 $35
Late July 15 $45
Extended July 29 $55

All film submissions must include an entry form, submission fee and a poetic recipe for the perfect 21st birthday (drawings encouraged). Filmmakers living in the City of Wilmington are FREE and do not have to pay entry fees.

Cucalorus is also currently accepting applications for the Artist Residency program’s fall session, Surfalorus and 10×10.

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