This four-day festival of independent films celebrates 18 years in 2012. With humble beginnings as an intimate gathering of filmmakers in 1994, Cucalorus has developed an international reputation as a festival with sincerity and integrity, exploring the art form without the awards and prizes so prevalent at other festivals. Films are shown in the historic Thalian Hall and in the underground micro-cinema, Jengo`s Playhouse. Cucalorus celebrates the pure love of filmmaking. The festival showcases more than 100 films for four days.