New Cthulhu Date Coming Soon

For those as gutted as we were that The Call Of Cthulhu with Live Soundtrack had to be postponed – good news!

We should soon be able to announce a new date and venue for this brilliant event. The plan is to hold it before the end of November.

Remember if you purchased an advance ticket, or bought a pass for the festival you will still get free entry to the re-scheduled date.



Golden wins the Aspect Consultants LUC Short Film Prize 2014

Short film prize POSTER 1000pxOn saturday night, We held the second LUC short Film prize sponsored by the heroic Aspect Consultants. from 1800 entries we got down to 8 brilliant finalists, who were all evaluated by an elite judging panel consisting of:

Mike McCahill – Film critic for The Scotsman, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, Metro, Moviemail and The Daily Complainer

Anton Bitel – Freelance film critic and genre fanatic who writes for Sight & Sound,, Little White Lies and Grolsch FilmWorks

John Knight – The Mayor of leamington Spa (yes really, the mayor. Honest)

Ben Walshe – Journalist and filmmaker who also helped with the shortlisting

Hank Starrs – Is a Writer/Producer who has completed 16 Short films and a couple of features, including BLOODED and ANYONE CAN PLAY GUITAR. Currently Producing ELSTREE 1976 (was also in LUC’s favourite band)

Nic Pillai – Film Lecturer and writer – His book Jazz as Visual Language: Film, Television and the Dissonant Image will be published by I. B. Tauris in 2015.

Plus our generous sponsors:

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Barbara Weed – on behalf of Action 21

Bev Walshe – Science Fiction Author Ariadne Turner

Rob Nichols – From Undervale Limited

Oh – and we let the collective hive mind of the LUC Festival committee have a collective single vote (just to keep them happy)

Golden (written and directed by Simon Ball) was announced as the winner at Leamington Spa’s grand royal pump rooms on saturday night. Securing this year’s very special trophy and the £1000 prize. Congratulations to all involved in the film

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Quantum Leak wins the first Emerald IT LUC Video Game Prize!

On Saturday 11th October, LUC presented its first ever video game awards, sponsored by the marvellous people at Emerald ITMS. This is the showcase video we played at the event, in which our host Frankie Griffiths takes on each game in the final…

The winner was QUANTUM LEAK entered by STAAK LTD who win this unique trophy:


You can play the winner and all the finalists on our Video Game Prize Page.

Thanks to our judges and everyone who came along.

#LUCFEST Day 4 kicks off with video game prize

A packed last day of the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival starts with the first ever Emerald It LUC video Game Prize from midday – join us at Zephyr Lounge to find out which entry has won followed by some ace short films and a screening of the brilliant “The King Of Kong”.

And of course later on at the Pump Rooms we’ve got The Double at 5pm, followed by the finale of this years festival, The Aspect Consultants Short Film Prize at 8pm. Then we’ll be off to the pub!


#LUCFEST Day 3 – Friday night is music night

Tonight at the Zephyr Lounge, we’ve got a great line up of film and music. First up we’ve got the brilliant documentary “Mistaken For Strangers” featuring The National supported by some great shorts. Then following the movie we’ve got live music in the shape of Lewis J Smith & Charlotte, followed by The Swaps.

Tickets are £5 on the door from 7pm, or in advance from

If you just want to come for the music, from 9pm entry will be £3.

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Today at #LUCFEST: Arts Journalism, crazed bird attacks and live music

Arts journal 1000pxWe’ve got a great pair of events lined up for the second evening of the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival. First of at 6pm is a free workshop for all aspiring arts writers and critics. Mike McCahill will be in conversation with Dr Nic Pillai in the Pump rooms Annexe for How To Become An Arts Journalist (At a time when nobody wants the arts or journalists).

Seating will be limited for this event so please arrive on time to make sure of a space.

Then, just round the corner at Zephyr Lounge, doors open at 8pm for a very special screening of the so terribly bad, it is absolutely hilarious BIRDEMIC: Shock and Terror! This screening will be preceeded by some fantastic short films and a set from Leamington’s foremost indie/art three piece The Rosenberg Appeal.

Join us for both – there is probably no better film for you to try out your burgeoning film reviewing talents!

Tickets for Birdemic are £5 on the door, or buy in advance to avoid disappointment:

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