Established in 1994 and considered a Wilmington tradition, the Cucalorus Film Festival has grown into one of the largest film festivals in the south and has been dubbed "One of the coolest film festivals in the world" by Movie Maker Magazine in 2013 and 2014. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of independent and international professionals and highlights the emerging art, alongside dance and music videos as well as a "Kidsalorus" program of family-friendly films.
North Carolina Black Film Festival
Since 2001, The North Carolina Black Film Festival has celebrated fine film from the African-American community. This four-day juried and invitational festival continues to grow every year and features independent motion pictures as well as shorts, animations and documentaries that celebrate African-American culture.
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
Guests from across the U.S. flock to the annual Cape Fear Independent Film Festival in downtown Wilmington every spring to view the freshest independent works from the region. Local filmmakers compete for bragging rights for the festival's acclaimed awards and have an opportunity to learn more about the film-making process.
Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
The annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival features six days of provocative, compelling and heart-warming films by some of the most influential Jewish filmmakers of our time. This popular event aims to entertain while highlighting Jewish culture through cinematic arts.