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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The clock is ticking for filmmakers to submit their films for the 18th Cucalorus Film Festival -- the deadline is Wednesday.
Jengo's Playhouse will stay open late July 25, until 8 p.m., so filmmakers can have a few extra moments to add finishing touches to their work.
Organizers say they are expecting around 1,000 entries from 40 different countries. Festival Director, Dan Brawley, says that number is similar to the number of entries in past years.
Over the next month, a panel of about 30 people will narrow the number down to the 150 films which will be shown at the festival. They will also decide on the order to show the films.
"We look at them and we try to put them together in a way that makes an interesting mix," said Brawley. "That way there is a lot of variety, films for different age groups, films for people with different kinds of interests, that's the real fun part, it's like making a menu and you are trying to fill all of these different spots."
The Cucalorus Film Festival is a five-day event that features films from independent filmmakers and video artists. This year's festival will be held November 8-11.
The southern film festival is a non-competitive showcase of features, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
All film submissions must include and entry form with a $45 entry fee. Entry forms can be found online at cucalorus.org.
Passes for the festival will go on sale starting in August.
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