The Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC announces that they are accepting submissions for the Works-in-Progress program in the annual film festival.

The Works-in-Progress Category offers filmmakers at all stages of production an opportunity to showcase their films in a workshop-style setting. Films focused on social issues and justice are especially encouraged to apply. The workshop is intended to foster dialogue between filmmakers and target audiences, thereby providing critical feedback for final editing decisions. This will be an invaluable opportunity for those hoping to eventually screen their finished film in notable festivals, such as Sundance and South By Southwest, to discuss their film with a captive and strategic audience.

This new program furthers the Festival’s mission by encouraging the production of new work and creating a broader film community. Through this category, Cucalorus plays on the double meaning of progress – as politically/socially aware films will be linked to their relevant audiences through the workshop, including the addition of related non-for-profit community organizations. The Works-in-Progress program is open to shorts, features, docs and experimental films. This year’s festival will take place November 11-15 and we are currently seeking entries. Join us for five days of screenings, parties and collaborations.

Entries must include a completed entry form (found at, a rough-cut on a DVD, and an introductory letter outlining your interest in this program. Deadlines: regular August 13 ($20), late September 3 ($30). Accepted entries will be notified by September 26, 2009. Filmmakers must be able to travel to Wilmington from November 11-15, 2009.

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Cucalorus, 815 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. (910)-343-5995
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