Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2016

Please ensure that you are available for Festival enjoyment between the dates of 11th and 19th November 2016. Confirmation and additional information will be forthcoming once we have thawed out the bulk of the organising committee. The following visual aid is provided for your stimulation and consideration.

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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

LUC Festival 2015 passes on sale now

LUC PASS FINALPHOTOAs of today you can purchase a pass for the whole eight days of the third Leamington Underground Cinema Festival for the early bird price of just £35, saving you more than £20 on the price of buying tickets for all of the events planned so far from 7th -14th November. The glorious central committee has given us permission to keep this price in place until the end of September, so get in early for a bargain and to guarantee your place at every screening.

Ways to buy your early bird pass

ONE: Online via Paypal – click on the following link or the picture of the pass. There is a £2 postage cost, but we will throw in something extra with your pass to make up for it.

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TWO. At our Over The Top Screening on Monday 14th September at The Townhouse

THREE. At Pop Quiz Hot Shot at The Drawing Board on the 20th September

FOUR. Collar your nearest known LUC operative and press money upon them

Festival Kickstarter final push – win our ipad mini

Hey everyone – Our kickstarter campaign ends tomorrow (Sunday) night and we still need a boost to hit our target. So if we are able to reach our target by the deadline – we will select one backer at random to win LUC’s very own ipad mini (as you can imagine the timewasters in the IT dept are in uproar).

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Of course, in addition to the possibility of winning the ipad, there are also loads of cool rewards available for backers from £3 upwards. If we can get to £2500 then we will be able to expand the programme and keep ticket prices as low as possible.

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LUC Festival 2015 Kickstarter is up and running

Once again we are running an exciting Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund this year’s Leamington Underground Cinema Festival. There are all sorts of exciting rewards available for backers and sponsors including exclusive artwork, festival passes, digital magazines and even bespoke, personalised certificates of employment at LUC (slap it on your CV).

Plenty more news and random give-aways coming in the next week or so – in the meantime please check out the campaign and spread the word to all of your friends, family, random acquaintances, legal representatives and cell mates.

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…and so it begins… LUC FESTIVAL 2015

Despite the best advice of our lawyers, accountants, doctors, herbalists and soothsayers LUC is putting on the 3rd annual Leamington Underground Cinema Festival from the 7th to the 14th of November 2015. As usual we will be doing all sorts of feature screenings and events at venues all around the town.

The programme will be announced in August, but before that we will be strategically leaking info as and when we can on some of the exciting cinematic diversions that we are working on.

Once again we will be running a Kickstarter campaign to sell festival passes and help pay for the whole thing – our motivation and bribery panel is currently working on some exciting rewards for those visionary souls who would like to get involved. Give us a shout at lucfestival@gmail.com if you’d like to know more about getting involved as a sponsor.

As usual our captive art expert Christine Cuddihy is hard at work perfecting the festival’s visual identity – she’s already done this brilliant poster which you will be seeing plenty more of in the coming months…

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