Print
Film

Cucalorus Festival Reports Record Attendance Levels

By Staff Reports, posted Nov 21, 2017
A record number of people attended this year’s Cucalorus Festival, organizers announced Tuesday.
 
Attendance figures for the festival, at its core a film festival in its 23rd year, came in at nearly 19,100 for more than 200 events during the five-day run earlier this month, according to a news release.
 
The festival switched this year from its Cucalorus Film Festival name to the shortened moniker to reflect expanded efforts in its events outside of film screenings. This year Cucalorus Stage covered performance-focused events, and Cucalorus Connect reorganized the festival’s business and tech-focused conference.
 
“… the Cucalorus Connect Conference delivered on early promises to shift the conversation about economic development in the region,” the news release stated, adding that Connect attendance doubled this year.
 
The festival, held Nov. 8-12, screened 301 films, “including 65 international, 35 narrative features, 18 documentary features, 194 short films, 41 music videos, and 5 projects from our Works-in Progress Lab,” the release stated. “Keeping the ongoing promise announced during last year's festival, half of all films presented at the festival were directed by women.”
 
“I think you'll see that we’ve just gotten started with Connect and that Stage has incredible potential here in Wilmington,” said Dan Brawley, the festival’s executive director. “Over the next five years, we expect Cucalorus to be a leader in shaping the region’s cultural and economic identity while also influencing indie film on an international level.”
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Chris coudriet

Your Tax Dollars are Being Spent Wisely

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government
Headshot2

Supply Chain Education and the State of the Industry

Dani Somers - North Carolina Wesleyan
Billhunter300x300 b&w

Old School - The Hidden Value of Handwritten Notes

Bill Hunter - Wilmington Design Company

Trending News

Wish You Were Here? Local Airbnb Rental Lands On The Most Wish Lists For New Hanover County

Cece Nunn - Jun 18, 2019

N.C. Azalea Festival Announces Board

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 18, 2019

Luxury Home Sales Reach Record Height In May

Cece Nunn - Jun 17, 2019

Retail Store Benefiting Human Trafficking Survivors Opens Downtown

Johanna Cano - Jun 18, 2019

Scoopin’ Yummies A Sweet Sensation In Carolina Beach

Jessica Maurer - Jun 18, 2019

In The Current Issue

NHRMC Recognized For Patient Experience

New Hanover Regional Medical Center was recognized for its patient experience through the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience A...


Building Efforts To Attract Workers

With demand running high for construction industry workers, officials with area training programs and companies are looking for ways to attr...


Making The Case For A Real-life Travel Agent

With the internet and automation changing the landscape of many jobs, it is no surprise that online travel planning services would force the...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`
Transporting the Future - Power Breakfast 3.12.2019
Health Care Heroes 2018