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Cucalorus needs your help! We need 18k to bring artists from all over the world to North Carolina for another amazing film festival!

Cucalorus needs your help! We’re looking to you, our friends, fellow artists, and casual encounters, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 300 artists who will be presenting new work at the 18th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November. Roughly half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $30,000 in direct financial support (that’s more than half of all ticket sales!). The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show some of the world's greatest movies! It’s really that basic. We hope you’ll help us in our mission to bring people together to celebrate, discover and create independent films.

More than 170 independent and international films will hit the screen at the festival this fall, with special programs focusing on social justice, North Carolina artists, dance, music videos, emerging directors, and hits from the festival circuit. In order to pull it off, we need your help. We’ll be providing financial support to at least 80 of the 300+ artists in attendance. These talented and provocative creatures will be coming from all over the world to share stories and build community. Your dollars will help to support their work, their travel and their future artistic pursuits. 

Cucalorians are motivated by one simple purpose: to provide an intimate opportunity for artists and audiences to connect on their own terms. No big corporate sponsors, no big marquee stealing funders – just filmmakers and film fans getting together to celebrate (code word: party like monsters). Cucalorus presents provocative works in a wide range of disciplines - bringing the most talented and innovative artists together to conceive new works, launch new projects and make new friends.

This Kickstarter project funds the Cucalorus financial support program for attending filmmakers. Through this program (and with matching funds from sponsors and donors) attending filmmakers receive travel support, lodging, and enough cash to stay fed and fueled for the festival. The program’s long term goal is to help sustain the work of independent artists by helping them to make some money!!

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    Get listed on the Cucalorus Website and become a proud mother! You just Adopted a Worm! Read more about your adopted child here : https://www.facebook.com/WilmosWormery

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    Get listed on the Cucalorus website, more people read it than the phone book! For just five singles (dollar bills not your dateless friends), in addition to being forever ingraved in our hearts, your name will also be added to our Launch Party guest list! This party will be held exclusively for all of our sponsors, passholders, staff, volunteers, fourth cousins, and YOU sexy beasts! There may be foam, there may be monsters, and it'll be the best Sunday night of your life. Stay tuned to our blog: http://cucalorusfilmfestival.blogspot.com/ for further instructions.

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    Get listed on the Cucalorus website. Not as cool as meeting Rodney Mullen, but better than lunchmeat. Get your real name on the guest list for the Launch Party. Get a REALLY cool Cucalorus Temporary Tattoo. It's better than a puppy. All your friends will think it's real. Girls love boys with tattoos and well, boys love all girls, but you get one anyway.

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    We'll take our pants off. And of course, you get your name on the Cucalorus website and your name on the guest list for our Launch Party. We'll send you a super SWAG Cucalorus Temporary Tattoo. It's painless and it'll make people think you're hot, even with your pants on. We've also found a mysterious gift item, knitted for bottles of all shapes in sizes, in New or Like New condition. You'll get one of these too.

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    If a Cow was Holy, it would be this reward!! Two spaces on the guest list for our Launch Party (that's right, you can bring a date... but make sure they like movies and monsters). Two festival ticket vouchers, and a Freaker! Your name on the website and a Cucalorus Temporary Tattoo (and our permission to make it permanent).

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    In exchange for your volcano of joy, you will recieve one JIBASORUS Ticket package (5 tickets to festival screenings and events), Two names on the guest list to the Launch Party. A swag package with two Freakers, a Cucalorus Tribute DVD, and your name listed on the Cucalorus Website. Geesh, that's a lotta package.

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    You are the cheese to our macaroni! One DIGASORUS Pass (a 10-ticket pass to festival screenings and events). One-of-a-kind Cucalorus mannequin created by a local artist. A lovingly-crafted bundle containing a Cucalorus 18 screenprinted poster, a Cucalorus Tribute DVD, and Two Freakers. Obviously, this includes 2 spaces on the guest list for our Launch Party and your name on the website.

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    Now you're getting big Mr. Cheese! We love this package and so will you. One MEGASORUS Pass (a 15 ticket pass to festival screenings). ) One-of-a-kind Cucalorus Mannequin created by a local artist. A love-covered bundle with a Cucalorus Tribute DVD, one Cucalorus screenprinted poster, and Two Freakers. And then again, we'll also carve out your name on our guest list for the Launch Party and add your name (or your OK cupid profile) on the Cucalorus website.

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    Real talk! Get royal my friends. We'll give you two MEGASORUS Passes (2x 15 ticket passes to festival screenings). That is a large amount of sorus. Just sayin. We'll also custom frame one of our limited edition Cucalorus 18 screenprinted posters just for you. You'll also get two Freakers, two names (like two different people) on the guest list for our Launch Party and your name listed on the Cucalorus website.

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    Get the red carpet ready - oops we don't do that! But we'll give you the kitchen sink and a few other things, like two PEGASORUS Passes (2x all-access festival passes). One expertly framed, limited-edition, Cucalorus screenprinted poster. Yes indeed, we will also send to you, two Freakers to keep your hands dry and your bottles covered, two names on the guest list to the Launch Party, and your name as many times as you want it on the Cucalorus website.

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    Well, well. What have we here. You just won everything. As if that wasn't enough, we'll throw in four PEGASORUS Passes (those are the big ones that get you into everything). You'll also get one of the very limited Cucalorus screenprinted posters situated within the confines of a very smart frame. Our resident artists Matt Hulse and Elizabeth Lawrence will present to you a prefestival gourmet dinner at the famed Nuthouse. Gluten free options will be available. You'll also secure for yourself and your family and their offspring two Freakers to cover your bottles and keep your hands from getting cold. We'll write two names in cursive on the guest list for our first ever Launch Party and we'll put your name as many times as you want on the Cucalorus website.

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