North Carolina’s 12th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, a celebration of independent filmmaking, has announced the 2006 Film Festival line-up at their website, From short-form to full-length, the four day event will screen films, host panels, conduct Q&A’s with directors, and socialize from morning to night. TIME Magazine featured Cucalorus this summer in it’s article “Film Festivals For the Rest of Us” – commenting, “At this festival, unlike others, there are no prizes awarded; the ruggedly independent event celebrates the pure love of filmmaking.”

Screening 126 films over four days, Cucalorus touches on topics from light to dark, political to sexual, and foreign to local. The festival announces a lineup of 33 dramatic and documentary features (twice as many as last year) and over 90 shorts, screening at the festival’s three principal locations. Thalian Hall’s Main Stage and Black Box Theaters will join the festival’s home at Jengo’s Playhouse as the 2006 screening venues. All festival events take place in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. A record number of filmmakers will attend this year’s event, traveling from Israel, Great Britain, Canada, Mexico, and from cities across the United States.

Cucalorus 12 will officially “Kick-Off” on Wednesday, November 8 at 5PM at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. The evening begins with surf and silent films and at 9pm Tift Merritt and her band will rock the Riverfront.

Art, music, rednecks, churchgoers, zombies, and monsters – there is something here for everyone – including parties. For pass info, schedules, press kits, photos, film descriptions and more, visit

Posted on November 3, 2006 in Festivals by

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