About this project
Cucalorus needs your help!
We’re looking to you, our friends and fellow artists, to make a donation to Cucalorus. Your donation will support more than 250 artists who will be presenting new work at the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November.
More than half of your donation will go directly to filmmakers. Each year Cucalorus provides artists with over $50,000 in direct financial support.
The remainder of the funding will be used to rent the equipment we need to show 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 200 independent and international films will hit the screen at the festival this fall, with special programs focusing on social justice, North Carolina artists, works-in-progress, 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 250+ 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. Cucalorus presents provocative works in a wide range of disciplines - bringing the most innovative artists together to conceive new works, launch new projects and make new friends.
Risks and challenges
After the project is funded Cucalorus will continue to raise money for filmmakers through sponsorships, grants, and tickets sales.
Cucalorus hosts over 100 ticketed events over five days - with a full schedule of screenings, educational explosions and social situations.
Potential challenges include projector malfunctions, flatulence in the technician's booth, snoring patrons, missed flights, a wandering volunteer or two, and the wrong film arriving just in time for the screening.
We've seen a lot in our 20 years and feel well equipped to handle anything that may come up. Our dedicated staff, fearless volunteers and even our brave little mascot Izzie are ready to face the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead - to present another love-filled Cucalorus with humor, humility and smilesLearn about accountability on Kickstarter