What is Cucalorus?

The Cucalorus Film Festival 2023 promises to be a vibrant and dynamic celebration of independent film, bringing together a diverse range of filmmakers, audiences, and industry professionals. This annual event, held in Wilmington, North Carolina, has become a staple in the film festival circuit, known for its unique, eclectic, and inclusive atmosphere.

Cucalorus 2023 showcases a wide array of films, from feature-length narratives and documentaries to short films and experimental works. Each day offers a mix of short film collections, documentaries, and feature films, along with special events like the Opening Night Party and Dance-a-lorus. Highlights include "Monkey Puzzle Shorts," "Black Barbie: A Documentary," "Rissi Palmer: Still Here," and "King Coal."

The festival also hosts unique events like the 10x10 Challenge and Plant-a-lorus, providing a rich and varied experience for attendees. For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit the festival's official schedule page.

Featured Films


In November 2023, Cucalorus Film Festival 2023 was held at Thalian Hall, Thalian Hall Black, Jengo's, Hi-Wire, Broomtail, Hell's Kitchen in Wilmington, NC.

Dates and Links

Wednesday, November 15th

  • Monkey Puzzle Shorts
  • Lost Soulz
  • For Nick, From Dad
  • Black Barbie: A Documentary
  • Sneezewort Shorts
  • A Song For Imogene
  • Opening Night Party @ Hi-Wire
  • With Love and a Major Organ

Thursday, November 16th

  • Windflower Shorts
  • A Song For Imogene
  • Rissi Palmer: Still Here
  • Thimbleweed Shorts: 1:00 PM
  • Playland: 1:45 PM
  • How to Have an American Baby: 3:45 PM
  • One With The Whale: 4:15 PM
  • Filmed in NC Reception: 5:00 PM
  • Summer Solstice: 7:00 PM
  • Corpse Flower Shorts: 7:15 PM
  • Dance-a-lorus: 7:30 PM
  • Party Robot: 8:00 PM
  • 10x10 Challenge: 9:00 PM
  • Lost Soulz: 9:45 PM
  • RATS!: 10:00 PM

Friday, November 17th

  • Cheeseweed Shorts: 10:00 AM
  • Skunk Cabbage Shorts: 10:15 AM
  • King Coal: 10:30 AM
  • With Love and a Major Organ: 1:00 PM
  • O Pioneer: 1:15 PM
  • Cobra Lily Shorts: 1:30 PM
  • Plant-a-lorus: 2:00 PM
  • The Secret Art of Human Flight: 3:45 PM
  • SCALA!!!: 4:00 PM
  • Swamp Lousewort Shorts: 4:00 PM
  • Monkey Puzzle Shorts: 7:15 PM
  • Kim's Video: 7:30 PM
  • Sisters (Sneak Peek): 7:45 PM
  • GutterBliss Presents: Every One of Us: 8:00 PM
  • Stinky Willy Shorts: 10:00 PM
  • The Becomers: 10:00 PM

Saturday, November 18th

  • Sneezewort Shorts: 10:00 AM
  • One With The Whale: 10:15 AM
  • O Pioneer: 10:30 AM
  • Swamp Lousewort Shorts: 1:00 PM
  • This Closeness: 1:15 PM
  • Rissi Palmer: Still Here: 1:30 PM
  • VR Salon: IMMERSION: 2:00 PM
  • Riddle of Fire: 4:00 PM
  • Thimbleweed Shorts: 4:15 PM
  • Playland: 4:30 PM
  • LAST STRAW: 7:00 PM
  • Cheeseweed Shorts: 7:15 PM
  • Queendom: 7:30 PM
  • Bird Woman: 8:00 PM
  • She Is Conann: 10:00 PM
  • Break the Game: 10:15 PM
  • Pleasure Tour: 11:59 PM

Sunday, November 19th

  • How to Have an American Baby: 10:00 AM
  • Break the Game: 10:15 AM
  • Corpse Flower Shorts: 10:30 AM
  • Summer Solstice: 1:15 PM
  • For Nick, From Dad: 1:30 PM
  • Cobra Lily Shorts: 1:45 PM
  • Skunk Cabbage Shorts: 4:15 PM
  • King Coal: 4:15 PM
  • Sisters (Sneak Peek): 4:30 PM
  • SCALA!!!: 7:00 PM
  • Windflower Shorts: 7:30 PM
  • Booger: 8:15 PM
  • Stinky Willy Shorts: 10:30 PM
Meet the Photographer

Hey! I'm Glenn

I love being a part of the ever-growing film industry in Wilmington, NC. As a photographer and lover of movies and art, being in touch with my fellow creatives pushes my ideas to come up with something new and unique.

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