FILMMAKERS – Submit films to LUC to win up to £1000

LUC festival 2016 logo squareSubmissions are now open for this year’s LUC festival which will take place from the 11th to the 19th of November at venues all round the town.

The festival is made up of a programme of cool, non-mainstream features and shorts – which is why we need your entries.

This year we have prizes for the best short film under 15 minutes, the best sub 1-minute films and a FREE to enter prize for short animation. Also for the first time we are inviting feature submissions to be screened as part of the festival programme. The submission categories are:

  • LUC Short Film Prize 2016: will be awarded to the best short film (UNDER 15 MINUTES) The winner will also get £1000.
  • LUC 60 Seconds Max Prize 2016: will be awarded to the best film submitted with a maximum running time of one minute. The winner will also get £250.
  • LUC Short Animation Prize 2016: will be awarded to the best animated film (UNDER 10 MINUTES). The winner will also get £100.
  • LUC FESTIVAL FEATURES: For the first time we are accepting feature submissions (FOR FILMS OVER 45 MINUTES). Selected features will be screened during the festival.

There are low fees in place (with even cheaper earlybird prices for the first 2 months) for shorts, 1-minute films and features – but the animation prize is completely free to enter.

To send us your masterpiece head over to the LUC FESTIVAL 2016 page on film freeway and get submitting!

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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

New LUC short film contest coming very soon…

Top Five Facts about our forthcoming short film competition:

1. This is a competition for films of 1 minute length or less based on one of these three themes: “Leamington”, “Underground” or “Cinema”
2. The first prize will be £200, it will cost £2 to enter.
3. Submissions will be open during April and May.
4. Any genre welcome – bonus points if you can invent a new one.
5. The winner will be crowned at an event during June 2015.

All the more formal information will be up here on the LUC web site soon, but you should probably get cracking on your entries right now.