The Tidings Of Restless Nell. Watch online now.

This searing short film, exposing the previously unknown occult history of Leamington Spa was screened at our Fright In Foundry Wood event on the 6th & 7th of May.

Professor Daniel Winchester has now permitted us to put this film on-line in an attempt to educate those in the local area and beyond about the potential ghostly dangers relating to The Tidings Of Restless Nell…

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LUC Festival 2016 – Call for film submissions

banner-cta_over_redThe terrifying wail of the bunker klaxon means that we’ve just ticked over into the main submission period for the LUC Festival 2016.

Now in our fourth year we have four categories for submissions, including features for the first time.

The impoverished bean counters in the accounting department are all too aware of how strapped for cash most filmmakers are, so we’ve kept the fees as low and the prizes as high as we can (with a maximum of £1000 up for grabs) to attract films from as many of you as possible.

We want to show original films that will entertain, move, perplex, surprise and even maybe outrage our audience. We will always favour something interesting and entertaining but a bit rough over something technically amazing but dull – but if you can manage both you could well be onto a winner.

To submit, head over to our page on the marvellous FilmFreeway site to get all the particulars and send us your masterwork. The standard deadline is August 31st and the late deadline will be September 30th.

The categories for submissions are:

LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2016: £1000 ($1500)

FOR FILMS UNDER 15 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: £7 ($10)

LUC 60 SECONDS MAX PRIZE 2016 : £250 ($375)

FOR FILMS UNDER 1 MINUTE –ENTRY FEE: £3 ($5)

LUC SHORT ANIMATION PRIZE 2016: £100 ($150)

FOR FILMS UNDER 10 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: FREE

LUC FESTIVAL FEATURES

FOR FILMS OVER 45 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: £10 ($15)

 

FESTIVAL DAY 6: AMERICAN MOVIE & 48 Hour Film Prize

American movie POSTER 1000pxAfter last night’s journey into cinematic bewilderment, LUC will be at St Patrick’s Irish Club this evening with a programme focused on the fine art of filmmaking.

First up we have three shorts selected for the LUC Short Film Prize 2015 with a local flavour:

Digbeth – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes directed by Andy Howlett

Kids In Brick Houses directed by Olivia Cole

Part Time directed by Nick Leek

Then we will be screening the four entries to our first ever 48 hour film challenge – the audience will be voting for the winner tonight!

The entries are:

The Choice by team Body In The Box Productions

A Deadly Addiction by team Low Hanging Boom

Africa by team Akira

The Thief and Her by team Les Sacs En plastique

After all that excitement, we will be screening the brilliant documentary American Movie. In this cult-favorite Mark Borchardt, an aspiring filmmaker from a working-class Wisconsin background, is set on finishing his low-budget horror movie despite a barrage of difficulties. Plagued by lack of cash, unreliable help and numerous personal problems, Mark wants to complete the film to raise funds for a more ambitious drama. With the assistance of his bumbling but loyal friend Mike Schank, Mark struggles to move forward, making for plenty of bittersweet moments.

Tickets for this marvellous event will be just £5 on the door

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.

60 SECONDS MAX Deadline extended to 10th July

60 seconds max flyer V2After receiving all manner of excuses and pleas for more time (“Main actor gone to prison, need to re-cast”, “The dog ate my camera” and “Liam Neeson isn’t available for filming until late June”), the benevolent adjudication panel is giving everyone an extra month to get their entries in for our 1-minute film contest.

The deadline is now Friday 10th July, so loads more time to craft your 60 seconds or less cinematic masterpiece. To enter submit your film via our page on the FilmFreeway website, it costs a couple of quid to enter and the best film will win a generous £250 prize as well as a trophy of some sort.

The ten best entries will be screened and the winner announced at an event on Saturday 25th July, details to follow soon…

Submit to LUC!

The shadowy LUC selection committee is currently looking for film submissions in two categories:

1. Feature length films, of any genre, that could be screened as part of our next festival in October 2014.

2. Short films to be included in the programme of any upcoming LUC live events or on-line film nights.

There will be a separate entry form for the LUC Short Film Prize 2014 appearing in the new year.

If you’ve got a film that you’d like to submit, please nip over to our helpfully titled ‘Submit a Film’ page and fill in the delightfully straightforward form. We are interested in unusual, cool, unfairly ignored, criminally overlooked, shamefully under appreciated and wilfully obscure films in any and all genres. We can’t offer feedback on everything that gets sent our way due to crippling staff shortages, but if we like what we see, we will get back to you.

Please don’t send in weird home movies, dull vanity projects or videos of yourself masturbating – unless you are:

1. Very wealthy and easily blackmailed.

2. Scarlett Johansson

3. Both of the above

LUC Festival Draft Shorts Programme

Hey filmmakers – have you been tossing and turning in a fitful, feverish web of torment every night, desperate to know exactly where and when we will be showing all the amazing short films selected for the LUC Festival? I thought so. Well, put down the revolver because now the nightmare is over – below is a listing of which shorts will be screened at each event. Please note, this is a draft – the running order hasn’t been locked in by our team of scheduling professionals, but if you fancy coming along to enjoy your film on a big(ish) screen slap the date in the diary.

We will be in touch with all selected filmmakers with more details in the next couple of weeks – including details of how to ensure you have a reserved seat or are on the guest list for an event that your film is screening at. There will be a posh printable programme coming soon featuring photos, maps and maybe even a scratch and sniff element…

Monday 23rd: Supporting the feature The Secret Society Of Fine Arts at LAMP – 7.30pm

Not Far From Here
Man vs Sand
Jumpcut
This Way Up
Talent Show ’58
BEN
Roman
Transference Of Empathy
PARADISE BEACH
narcissus
Inked
I AM ANA

Tuesday 24th: Underground Shorts at Altoria, followed by Film Music DJs – 8.00pm

Appointments
Skin Deep
Jazzball: An Urban Odyssey
Crosswords
Two Persons Max
The Provocateur
Lament
ChatRoulette
Stages
Feet
Ollie
Overload
The Robbery
Countdown
I’ll Call You Back
Step Right Up
Barry

Wednesday 25th: Supporting the feature Jerkbeast at Zephyr Lounge – 8.00pm

1 Night In Hackney
Ave Maria
The Arsehole Gene
Static Detachment
Waiting
Antisocial
Semilunar
Kernel Panic
LEONARD
BRIDES OF DESIRE
Dinner with Monster
Pulled

Thursday 26th: Supporting the feature Lint The Movie at Arts Trail Studios – 7.30pm

Cornered
Stand & Deliver
Fawked
Alive in Time
The Phone Box
I’d Rather Have A Memory Than A Dream
Atom
THE END
Wild Life
Lean On me
Dust & Waltz
A Contradiction
After School Club

Friday 27th: Supporting the feature Anyone Can Play Guitar at LAMP – 7.30pm

Racing Time
Coming Alive
Spaceship
Decapoda Shock
Lost Every Day
The Fifth
“82”

Saturday 28th: Supporting the feature It’s Such A Beautiful Day at Art Trail Studios (ANIMATION SPECIAL!) – 5.00pm

Bird’s Eye View
Window
The Umbrella Factory
I Miss You
Why You Should Never Feed a Hedgehog… Milk
Innisfree
The Blood of the Bear
Professor Kliq – Plastic & Flashing Lights
The Hungry Corpse
North
UNICORN BLOOD
Twiller Parkour #2
Mooon
Lidice Shall Die
Nobody knows

Sunday 29th: Supporting the feature Sound Of Noise at Spa Centre Cinema – 5.00pm

I’ll Be Here All Night
The Profit
Arcade
Don’t Do the Right Thing
Refugio 115
The Futility Of War
Dawid and Dominik
HOMECOMING
Frank