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


Announcing the LUC 48 Hour Film Contest

Leamington Underground Cinema presents an exciting new filmmaking event: Our first, completely free to enter, 48 Hour Film Contest.

We will be challenging you (and any friends you may have) to make a short film from scratch based on a randomly generated genre over the two day period between 7.30pm on Friday 30th October and Sunday 1st November. In addition to your genre, you will also be give a line of dialogue and a prop which must both be included in your film.

You don’t need any prior experience or filmmaking knowledge, just access to a camera, some way of editing your footage and a bundle of enthusiasm for making a movie over a wild 48 hours.

All entries will be screened during the LUC Festival 2015, with the winning film receiving a prize of £100 and five sets of tickets to the LUC Short Film Prize 2015 and our closing feature screening, Wildlike.

Check out all the info and rules on our 48 Hour Film Contest page.

If you’d like to register to take part please e-mail us at lucfestival@gmail.com