WILMINGTON – Wilmington’s homegrown film event, Cucalorus Film Festival, is seeking the public’s help to bring filmmakers to the Port City this November.
Cucalorus and Connect Conference have launched an Indiegogo campaign that, according to a release from the festival, is a continuation of the festival’s annual crowdfunding efforts.
“The funds support filmmaker travel and equipment rental,” the release states.
As of Thursday morning, the festival had raised just over $17,000 of the $40,000 it hopes to garner with the campaign.
The non-competitive festival is hosted in downtown Wilmington every November. This year, the festival runs from Wednesday, Nov. 9 through Sunday, Nov. 13.
Since being founded in 1994, Cucalorus has grown into a nationally recognized film festival and expanded to include a residency program, a community cinema, a summer outdoor screening series and community engagement.
This year, the festival will feature more than 250 films and over 40 Connect events – including keynote speaker Louis Forman of Edison Nation and a screening of “Generation Startup,” a film about entrepreneurship in America.