60 SECONDS MAX winner announced

Our elite judging panel have emerged from the adjudication room airlock and announced that the marvellous Blue Moon Cafe by Fin Mcmorran has been chosen as the winner of the first LUC 60 SECONDS MAX competition.

The winner and all the shortlisted entries will all be screened during the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival in November 2015.


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

60 SECONDS MAX – a very short film contest with a £250 prize

Can you do it in a minute?

Leamington Underground Cinema presents a brand new (very) short film competition. At the end of June 2015 we will award the first ever LUC 60 SECONDS MAX trophy and a prize of £250 to the best film submitted with a running time of one minute or less.

We want films of any genre in any style and by any filmmaker. Submissions are open until the 13th June, it costs £2 ($3) to submit a film and you can enter as many times as you like.

The ten best films submitted will be screened at an event in Leamington Spa on Saturday 27th June – the winner as chosen by our elite panel of film experts will walk off with a unique trophy and £250 (which is about $370 at the time of writing)

The top ten will also be screened during the third Leamington Underground Cinema festival which runs from 7th-14th November 2015.

For more info check out the competition page on this site, or visit the submission page on film freeway by clicking the button below:

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