STAR WARS QUIZ ACTION at Pop Quiz Hot Shot on 29th November

Some of you may be aware of Pop Quiz Hot Shot, the marvellous pop culture pub quiz that LUC runs in conjunction with The Drawing Board every other Sunday.

For the final event of 2015, we are holding a very special one-off all Star Wars edition on Sunday 29th November from 7.30pm.

As usual there will be all manner of different types of rounds but they will all be related to George Lucas’ space opera.

As usual things will kick off at 7.30pm at The Drawing Board, it costs £2 per person to play and the winning team takes all – plus this time there may be some special star wars prizes involved too.

So get watching the films again, revise the difference between Ewoks and Jawas and pray that you don’t succumb to the evil Dark Side questions that lie in wait…

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Full steam ahead for 48 hour film contest

We are delighted to announce that the first ever LUC 48 Hour film competition will definitely be going ahead as we already have a number of intrepid teams signed up, but there is plenty of room for more.

15514395025_224c88764f_kHave you always wanted to make a film? Fancy getting your mates together and having a fun packed weekend making a movie? Our first ever 48 hour film competition is the opportunity you have been looking for. No previous experience is required and it is completely free to take part, you just need something to film on, some creative spark and probably quite a lot of caffeinated beverages. The competition runs from 7.30pm on Friday 30th October to 7.30pm Sunday 1st November. At 7pm on the Friday we will give you a randomly generated genre, line of dialogue and prop which must all feature in your movie. Your task is to use the following 48 hours to make a film with a running time of more than 1, but less than five minutes and submit it by the deadine.

All films will be screened at our American Movie event on Thursday 12th November during the LUC Festival, where an elite judging panel will select the winner. £100 and tickets to our final night events are up for grabs. For full rules and details on how to register a team please check the rules on this site or the Facebook page for the competition. Teams must be registered by 28th October.

Announcing the LUC 48 Hour Film Contest

Leamington Underground Cinema presents an exciting new filmmaking event: Our first, completely free to enter, 48 Hour Film Contest.

We will be challenging you (and any friends you may have) to make a short film from scratch based on a randomly generated genre over the two day period between 7.30pm on Friday 30th October and Sunday 1st November. In addition to your genre, you will also be give a line of dialogue and a prop which must both be included in your film.

You don’t need any prior experience or filmmaking knowledge, just access to a camera, some way of editing your footage and a bundle of enthusiasm for making a movie over a wild 48 hours.

All entries will be screened during the LUC Festival 2015, with the winning film receiving a prize of £100 and five sets of tickets to the LUC Short Film Prize 2015 and our closing feature screening, Wildlike.

Check out all the info and rules on our 48 Hour Film Contest page.

If you’d like to register to take part please e-mail us at

LUC FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION Win a vintage Star Wars board game

To help spread the word about the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2015, we are launching an exciting competition to fully exploit the undoubted ingenuity and marketing prowess of you, the LUC masses.

assault on hothAll you need to do is take a picture of the poster for this years festival poster in the most unusual, daring, famous, outlandish position or situation and then post the picture on Facebook or twitter, letting us know and including the tag #LUCFEST2015 or a link back to our facebook page or event page.

The person providing the best photo will win this rather cool vintage Star Wars ‘Assault on Hoth’ board game pictured on the right – the winner will be announced during the festival.

You can get a nice big copy of the poster by clicking on the image below, or grab one from us in the next couple of weeks. We are very much looking forward to your efforts, but will of course deny all knowledge if asked to bail anyone out.


60 SECONDS MAX winner announced

Our elite judging panel have emerged from the adjudication room airlock and announced that the marvellous Blue Moon Cafe by Fin Mcmorran has been chosen as the winner of the first LUC 60 SECONDS MAX competition.

The winner and all the shortlisted entries will all be screened during the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival in November 2015.

Shortlist for our 60 SECONDS MAX film prize

LUC was delighted to receive a whole variety of sub 1-minute films for our first ever 60 SECONDS MAX competition. Our esteemed judging panel is busy working out which one should be crowned the winner. We’ll be announcing that on Sunday 26th July – and someone will win £250.

All of the films shortlisted will also be screened at the third Leamington Underground Cinema Festival which takes place from the 7th to 14th November at venues all around the town.

Here are the fifteen entries that made the shortlist:

Mr Snuggles submitted by Richard Anthony Dunford

Ode to the British Summer submitted by Sundeep Toor

Twistered submitted by Thomas Pickering

Blood Drinker submitted by JD King

Safety submitted by Iyinar Silambarason

Guide To Fetal Development submitted by Scott Willis

Blue Moon Cafe submitted by Fin McMorran

The Girl With The Red Balloons submitted by Timothee Corteggiani

Gammon Steak and Peas submitted by Samuel Lodato

Dry submitted by Ted Fisher

Drawing Hope submitted by Nikolai Jacobi

Short Lives in a Large Room submitted by Karlos Alustruey

Status Change submitted by Rajesh Naroth

Force by Phillip Whiteman

Morning Coffee by Tracy Miller-Robbins

60 SECONDS MAX – a very short film contest with a £250 prize

Can you do it in a minute?

Leamington Underground Cinema presents a brand new (very) short film competition. At the end of June 2015 we will award the first ever LUC 60 SECONDS MAX trophy and a prize of £250 to the best film submitted with a running time of one minute or less.

We want films of any genre in any style and by any filmmaker. Submissions are open until the 13th June, it costs £2 ($3) to submit a film and you can enter as many times as you like.

The ten best films submitted will be screened at an event in Leamington Spa on Saturday 27th June – the winner as chosen by our elite panel of film experts will walk off with a unique trophy and £250 (which is about $370 at the time of writing)

The top ten will also be screened during the third Leamington Underground Cinema festival which runs from 7th-14th November 2015.

For more info check out the competition page on this site, or visit the submission page on film freeway by clicking the button below:

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