Hey friends, we need your help!
We are hard at work planning for the 21st annual Cucalorus Film Festival and CONNECT Conference, November 11-15, 2015 in Wilmington, NC. Over the course of the five-day festival, we'll screen over 250 films and bring about 300 artists from all over the world to Wilmington to participate in an extreme movie chugging experiment.
New this year, the Cucalorus CONNECT Conference expands the festival's focus to offer panels, keynotes, and workshops showcasing visionary leaders who are using culture, technology, and creativity to transform commerce. We're rounding out the schedule with a host of social situations, innovative installations, and hangout hotspots.
YOUR support helps to make this all happen! The majority of your pledge will go directly to filmmakers, visionaries, and artists to enable their attendance at Cucalorus. Each year, we provide over $50,000 to artists for travel support. Every $300 we earn on Kickstarter allows us to bring an additional filmmaker to the festival. The rest of your pledge will be used to rent equipment to show movies and hold events.
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 humans together to conceive new works, launch new projects, and make new friends. Join us!
So what's in it for you?
Come to the festival! Buy discounted passes only on Kickstarter. We were recently named one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2015" by MovieMaker Magazine. So we've got that going for us.
Cucalorus swag. Get yourself lookin' right and rep your favorite film festival. Featuring bumper stickers, Freakers, tote bags, t-shirts, and posters!
Get VIP treatment. Our Kickstarter backers will get exclusive updates leading up to the festival. Plus pick up your Kickstarter rewards when you come to Cucalorus!
Party with us!
The campaign ends at our free Cucalorus Kickstarter Party! Count down to the final seconds of our campaign and get a little wild.
Tuesday, October 27 / 6-9pm
Ironclad Brewery / 115 N. 2nd St. / Wilmington, NC
Risks and challenges
Each dollar raised through Kickstarter is matched multiple times over by income from sponsors, entry fees, ticket sales, and grants that support the execution of a successful Cucalorus.
During the five-day festival and conference, we'll host over one hundred individual events at a host of intriguing locations. That's a lot of people and things to put in the right place at the right time.
Risks and challenges include technical mishaps, delayed flights, pimento cheese hangovers, box office mixups, a typo or two in the program guide, and popcorn breath. We've learned a lot about overcoming snafus in our twenty years as a film festival, and we're confident that we can handle the challenges and obstacles that lie ahead to bring you another year of high-quality film screenings and events.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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