Festival Final Day: Short Film prize and Wildlike

Now that we have managed to calm down and thaw out after last night’s marvellous Evil Dead 2 screening in the Foundry Wood – LUC turns it’s attention to the two closing events of the 2015 festival.

Film prize POSTER 1000PXAt 5pm we will be holding the 3rd LUC Short Film Prize at the Spa Centre Cinema, we will be screening the 8 best films submitted to the festival this year, one of which will be winning the £1000 prize. Alongside the shorts there will be a film quiz hosted by the wonderful Frankie Griffiths. Tickets are £7 on the door or from wegottickets.com/lucfest

The films in the final are:

Juliet directed by Marc-Henri Boulier

Confession directed by Julien Colonna

Over & Over directed by Matthew ‘WW’ Jones & Luke Skinner

Goran directed by Roberto Santaguida

dark_net directed by Tom Marshall

Quiescence directed by Tania Cattebeke

El Pescador/The Fisherman directed by Javier Chillon

They Will All Die In Space directed by Javier Chillon

As a special bonus we will also be opening the event with a selection of the shortlisted films from our 60 seconds max competition from earlier in the year.

Wildlike FEST POSTER 1000pxAt 8pm (also at the Spa Centre Cinema) the LUC Festival 2015 closes with a screening of the brilliant, independent, award-winning drama Wildlike – don’t miss this rare screening of a film that has won over 40 prizes at Festivals around the world. Tickets are just £5 on the door.

Supporting this screening are the following shorts selected as part of the LUC Short Film prize 2015

Game Of Life directed by Agnes Vialleton

Juliet directed by Marc-Henri Boulier

Latito directed by Ieva Padagaite

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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

FESTIVAL DAY 5: World Of Tomorrow & Southland Tales

We’re halfway through #LUCFEST2015 and it has all been marvellous so far – the glorious central committee have even given some key staff a few hours out of the bunker off for R&R. Be assured though, we have electronically tagged them, for the safety of the public at large.

Thanks to everyone who has come along or helped out so far and don’t forget there is plenty more exciting stuff in the second half of the programme.

Southland Tales Fest poster 1000pxThis evening we’ve got another great event at the Spa Centre Cinema, first up is Don Hertzfeldt’s award winning animated short, World Of Tomorrow, then we’ve got one of LUC’s favourite films, the apocalyptic, satirical, dramatic, sci-fi epic Southland Tales.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the main action starts at 7.30pm – early arrivals will get the added bonus of some short films selected as part of the LUC Short Film Prize 2015

Transitus Siderum directed by Stewart Collinson & Andrea Szigetvári

Virtually Non-Existent directed by Kerry Jones

They Will All Die in Space directed by Javier Chillon

Tickets are just £5 on the door, or are available in advance until 5pm from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/333257

LUC Festival Day 2: LIVE SOUNDTRACKS

Live soundtracks POSTER 1000pxToday the LUC Festival turns musical with an epic Live Soundtrack Event at the historic Royal Pump Rooms. There will be four different acts providing their own unique accompaniment to a variety of shorts.

Jonny Roden & Jon Blackford are scoring last year’s LUC Short Film prize winner Golden

Florence Ellis will be performing a new piano piece to accompany 1963 pin screen animation Le Nez

Tim Ellis of Laserbun will be providing an electronic soundtrack for the classic Voyage To The Moon

Lewis J. Smith and Charlotte Bee teaming up to provide the soundscape for Icelandic short Sker

As well as these musical contributions we will also be screening the following shorts selected for competition in the LUC Short Film Prize 2015:

Mer Depre directed by Margeret Orr

Goran directed by Roberto Santaguida

The Fisherman directed by Omar Monge

Quiescence directed by Tania Cattebeke

Tickets for this musical extravaganza are just £5 on the door, or until a couple of hours before the event can be purchased via wegottickets.com/lucfest

If you need directions, please check out this Google Map. or visit https://goo.gl/maps/DmTeXPrZvoL2

The Pump Rooms look like this:

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LUC FESTIVAL 2015 STARTS TODAY AT NORTH HALL

Eight days of cinematic events around Leamington Spa kick off today with our Zero Effect/Unlock Sherlock and Desert Island Films at North Hall today.

Both events are just £5 on the door.

ZERO EFFECT/UNLOCK SHERLOCK – Doors 4.00pm, Starts 4.30pm sharp

A screening of the cult detective drama ‘Zero Effect’, starring Ben Stiller who tweeted that he wished he could come along! preceded by a panel discussion about the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen Featuring Nic Pillai from Warwick University and Mike McCahill who writes for Moviemail and The Guardian.

DESERT ISLAND FILMS – Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

A panel of film critics, bloggers and academics discuss and defend the one film that they would take away with them to a Desert Island – before opening it up for the audience to get involved.

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Festival kicks off Saturday with Zero Effect, Unlock Sherlock & Desert Island Films

LUC commences our biggest festival so far with two great events on Saturday 7th November at North Hall.

At 4.30 the festival kicks off with a screening of the brilliant, cult detective movie Zero Effect starring Bill Pullman and Ben Stiller. The film will be preceded by Unlock Sherlock, an exploration of the history of Sherlock Holmes on film with our panel led by Nic Pillai and featuring Mike McCahill.

Tickets are a bargain £5 either on the door or in advance from wegottickets.com

Desert island films POSTER 1000PXLater at 8pm we have an exciting new event, Desert Island Films. Our panel of critics, bloggers and academics will discuss and defend their choice of essential viewing. Films as diverse as Magnolia, Dracula 200 and Showgirls will all be getting the treatment in what promises to be an informative and entertaining evening.

Tickets for Desert Island Films are also a suspiciously reasonable five quid and will be available on the door, or to be sure of your seat grab them in advance from wegottickets.

North Hall is located in Spencer Yard, we will have LUC staff lurking around the place to point you in the right direction, but here is a quick map to help you find your way (or open on Google maps).

north hall map