LUC Festival 2016 Submissions Coming from Literally All Over The World

LUC festival 2016 logo squareEntries to the fourth LUC Festival, which runs from the 11th to the 19th November, have been swooping in from all around the world. So far we’ve had nearly 400 short films, animations and features submitted from over 50 countries. Here is a map showing the intensity of entries from all around the globe using the medium of the colour blue. As you can see, Uganda is very much doing all the heavy lifting for Africa at the moment.

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Submissions are open until the End of September, so there is still plenty of time to get your masterpiece to us – there are four categories for submissions:

LUC Short Film Prize: £1000 for the best film under 15 minutes

LUC Short Animation Prize: £100 for the best animation under 10 minutes (FREE TO ENTER)

LUC 60 Seconds Max: £250 for the best film of 1 minute or less

LUC Fest 2016 Features: For the first time we are accepting feature submission for potential screening during the festival.

For full details on how to submit as well as the boring terms and conditions, head over to our page on Film Freeway or Fest Home.

THEY LIVE & PREDATOR screenings at Leamington Camouflage Festival

LUC is teaming up with Playing The Field for two camouflage themed screenings at Foundry Wood on 2nd & 3rd September as part of the Leamington Camouflage Festival.

they live flyer 1On Friday 2nd, we present present John Carpenter’s classic 1988 cult satire action flick They Live.

When a drifter, played by Rowdy Roddy Piper, comes into possession of some very special sunglasses, he is able to see the world as it really is – an oppressive nightmare where the ruling class are really a bunch of evil aliens manipulating the masses behind a seamless facade. It also contains the longest fight scene in cinema history – so something for everyone.

Also at this screening Dr Daniel Winchester will be presenting his findings on paranormal extraterrestrial happenings in the local area – you will be shocked and amazed.


predator flyer 1Then on Saturday 3rd, brace yourselves for John MacTiernan’s peerless 1987 action flick, Predator.

A team of commandos on what they think is a rescue mission in a Central American jungle find themselves being stalked by an invisible extra-terrestrial hunter. It gets messy.

At this screening Dr Winchester will also be presenting his findings on a shocking tale of extraterrestrial invasion in Leamington Spa – oh yes.


Both screenings will take place outdoors at Leamington’s Foundry Wood, bench seating will be provided but feel free to bring your own for superior posterior comfort if you like.

There will be a licensed bar to keep you refreshed and hot food including options for both carnivores and vegetarians.

Doors will open at 6.30, with film action beginning at 8.

Dress to keep warm and dry.
Wear solid footwear.

Bring food and drink.
Bring pets or children.
Forget your bubblegum.

Find out more about the other events at the camouflage festival on this facebook page:

Free Short Film Night in Rugby

As part of the Rugby Festival Of Culture, LUC is sneaking out of our subterranean lair to team up with Flatpack for an evening of short films over at The Merchants Inn.

The film action kicks off at 7.00pm and it is completely free to attend, so come along, enjoy some cool shorts and if you are interested, get some info on setting up your own short film nights.

More info right here:

LUC Returns to THE ROOM

Leamington Underground Cinema presents an evening of unique cult movie entertainment…

Prepare yourselves for a cinematic experience unlike any other, a cult phenomenon that has been described as ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies’, The Room is so mind-bendingly, unforgivably, yet brilliantly terrible that it is hard to believe that it actually exists, much less that it somehow cost $6 Million dollars to produce.

Alongside the screening we will also have three games of LUC’s infamous film bingo: Use your film spotting skills to identify movies via clips, music, pictures and dialogue, tick off all the films on your card first and win some exciting prizes.

Everyone gets one free game included in the price of their ticket, additional bingo cards will cost just £1 each. Tickets will be on sale from Thursday 7th July.

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Camouflage Fest screenings to be announced

The screenings committee of LUC will soon be able to announce two very special cult movie screenings on the 2nd & 3rd September 2016 to coincide with the ongoing Leamington Camouflage Festival, which is running from July to October this year.

To keep all citizens on their toes, the chin-scratching hipsters in the bunker marketing department have produced two ‘teaser’ images to hint at the films in question. They are displayed below for your attention and analysis.

Ticket details will be released later this month – to be first to get the details, please make sure you are signed up to the LUC Mailing list.

We are also able to confirm that Professor Daniel Winchester will be presenting a new video investigation into another paranormal aspect of Leamington Spa at these events. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with his previous work on the ghostly Tidings Of Restless Nell.