LUC Festival 2016 Submissions Coming from Literally All Over The World

LUC festival 2016 logo squareEntries to the fourth LUC Festival, which runs from the 11th to the 19th November, have been swooping in from all around the world. So far we’ve had nearly 400 short films, animations and features submitted from over 50 countries. Here is a map showing the intensity of entries from all around the globe using the medium of the colour blue. As you can see, Uganda is very much doing all the heavy lifting for Africa at the moment.

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Submissions are open until the End of September, so there is still plenty of time to get your masterpiece to us – there are four categories for submissions:

LUC Short Film Prize: £1000 for the best film under 15 minutes

LUC Short Animation Prize: £100 for the best animation under 10 minutes (FREE TO ENTER)

LUC 60 Seconds Max: £250 for the best film of 1 minute or less

LUC Fest 2016 Features: For the first time we are accepting feature submission for potential screening during the festival.

For full details on how to submit as well as the boring terms and conditions, head over to our page on Film Freeway or Fest Home.

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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).

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LUC Festival opens with ZERO EFFECT & ‘Unlock Sherlock’

The third Leamington Underground Cinema Festival opens on Saturday 7th November with a screening of cult detective mystery Zero Effect. Bill tumblr_mq08is5IT61qd3nk9o1_1280Pullman stars as the enigmatic and brilliant Darryl Zero, the world’s greatest and most secretive detective, who is investigating a particularly complicated case of blackmail and murder.

Before the the film we have a special treat in the form of ‘Unlock Sherlock’ a talk and panel discussion of the history of the great detective in film. Speakers will include Nic Pillai and Mike McCahill amongst others.

The programme will also include some short films selected in competition for the LUC Short Film Prize 2015.

This event is taking place at North Hall, Spencer Yard and tickets are just £5. Doors will open at 4pm and activities will commence at 4.30 pm.

LUC FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION Win a vintage Star Wars board game

To help spread the word about the Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2015, we are launching an exciting competition to fully exploit the undoubted ingenuity and marketing prowess of you, the LUC masses.

assault on hothAll you need to do is take a picture of the poster for this years festival poster in the most unusual, daring, famous, outlandish position or situation and then post the picture on Facebook or twitter, letting us know and including the tag #LUCFEST2015 or a link back to our facebook page or event page.

The person providing the best photo will win this rather cool vintage Star Wars ‘Assault on Hoth’ board game pictured on the right – the winner will be announced during the festival.

You can get a nice big copy of the poster by clicking on the image below, or grab one from us in the next couple of weeks. We are very much looking forward to your efforts, but will of course deny all knowledge if asked to bail anyone out.

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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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Festival Kickstarter – 12 Days Left

The campaign to raise funds for this year’s LUC Festival stands just short of £1000 at the time of writing – with 12 days left to hit our target of £2500. Huge thanks to all of our heroic backers and sponsors so far.

Our Department of Fundraising & Bribery has authorised the addition of some new rewards to stimulate further engagement. Firstly for a pledge of just £5 you can get a digital copy of our UNDERCLASS magazine, plus a limited edition postcard of our festival artwork signed by the artist.

We’ve also added the chance to become a festival backer, with all the existing perks you would expect, plus an advance ticket for our epic World Of Tomorrow/Southland Tales screening on Wednesday 11th November – all for just £13.

So if you’d like to help us with our crusade to bring a load of cool events to Leamington Spa this November, then please visit the kickstarter page to back the project and spread the word as widely and wildly as you can. If you are an organisation/business that are interested in sponsoring the festival but would like to know more first, please drop us a line on lucfestival@gmail.com.

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