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LUC Festival 2016 – Call for film submissions

banner-cta_over_redThe terrifying wail of the bunker klaxon means that we’ve just ticked over into the main submission period for the LUC Festival 2016.

Now in our fourth year we have four categories for submissions, including features for the first time.

The impoverished bean counters in the accounting department are all too aware of how strapped for cash most filmmakers are, so we’ve kept the fees as low and the prizes as high as we can (with a maximum of £1000 up for grabs) to attract films from as many of you as possible.

We want to show original films that will entertain, move, perplex, surprise and even maybe outrage our audience. We will always favour something interesting and entertaining but a bit rough over something technically amazing but dull – but if you can manage both you could well be onto a winner.

To submit, head over to our page on the marvellous FilmFreeway site to get all the particulars and send us your masterwork. The standard deadline is August 31st and the late deadline will be September 30th.

The categories for submissions are:

LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2016: £1000 ($1500)

FOR FILMS UNDER 15 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: £7 ($10)

LUC 60 SECONDS MAX PRIZE 2016 : £250 ($375)

FOR FILMS UNDER 1 MINUTE –ENTRY FEE: £3 ($5)

LUC SHORT ANIMATION PRIZE 2016: £100 ($150)

FOR FILMS UNDER 10 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: FREE

LUC FESTIVAL FEATURES

FOR FILMS OVER 45 MINUTES – ENTRY FEE: £10 ($15)

 

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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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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 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 2015 – An important video communique

Please view and share this important message from the official LUC Announcer:

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LUC Festival 2014 Announced

Yes. We  didn’t learn out lesson last time.

The glorious central committee has instructed us to announce that after last year’s inaugural event, The Leamington Underground Cinema Festival 2014 will take place over the five days of the 7th to the 11th of October 2014.

All attendees are promised a programme of features, shorts, music and other innovative cinematic diversions. The festival will, of course, include the LUC Short Film Prize 2014 which will again be free to enter and offer a £1000 prize. Loads more details coming over the next month.

LUC FEST 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT POSTER

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Festival: Done

Wow – organising a film festival is a surreal experience. Everyone in the bunker is spent. There will be  a proper review of the week soon, but in the meantime huge thanks to our team of elite operatives and hope you all enjoyed it. Here is a snap of the fantastic finale.

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LUCFEST continues with It’s Such A Beautiful Day

LUCFEST ISABD COMPLETE 1000pxNow that the dust has settled from last night’s fantastic screening/q&a/band action at LAMP last night – the LUC film programming team still can’t quite believe that we have secured It’s Such A Beautiful Day for an exclusive screening today.

For the uninitiated this is the masterpiece by genius animator Don Hertzfeldt, which has won at least 90 awards already (according to our statistics sub-committee). Funny, moving and poignant, I can’t recommend this film highly enough – check out the amazing reviews that it has attracted so far.

Prior to this fantastic film, LUC is screening an hour of animated entries to the LUC Short Film Prize. This programme includes musical werewolves, woollen astronomy and terrible attempts at free running. However please note this event is not suitable for kids.

All this fun is taking place at Arts Trail Studios on Livery street (aka Regent Court) and entry is completely free! Check the LUC festival map for details.

The shorts will start at 5pm, then It’s Such A Beautiful Day will screen after a short intermission and is one hour long. Seats will be limited so please come early to avoid disappointment. No one likes disappointment. Apart from Morrissey.

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Tonight at LAMP: Anyone Can Play Guitar

LUCFEST ACPG COMPLETE 1000pxBrace yourselves for a fantastic evening of film and music at LAMP from 7:30 pm. First up we’ve got seven fantastic short films all competing for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE, there is cosplay, there are zombie puppets, there is even a vengeful space crab.

The main feature tonight is the ace documentary Anyone Can Play Guitar, the inside story of the Oxford music scene, featuring bands such as Ride, Radiohead, Supergrass and Foals. This is followed by an exclusive Q&A with director Jon Spira, conducted by LAMPS’s very own Pip Burley.

AND THATS NOT ALL! Rounding off the night will be the band Not Right playing some covers from the era featured in the film.

Thats a lot of entertainment for the ticket price of just £5 – there are still some tickets left so get down to LAMP early to avoid disappointment.

 

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LINT The Movie: Tonight at Arts Trail

LUCFEST LINT COMPLETE 1000pxThe LUC Festival relentlessly rumbles on, like a runaway train full of ace films. Tonight we will be desperately jumping to safety at the Arts Trail Studios for an exclusive and entirely free screening of LINT The Movie.

Based on his own book by ace author Steve Aylett, LINT tells the tale of cult author and forgotten man of sci-fi, Jeff Lint. The film includes contributions from a whole host of luminaries such as Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Alan Moore and Robin Ince.

Covering such incidents as Lint’s ill-fated, sexually-charged episode of Star Trek, his elaborate theories on the Kennedy assassination and his insanely disturbing kids cartoon Catty and The Major – Lint The Movie is a thoroughly entertaining exploration of this most troubling and enigmatic of figures.

Prior to the feature tonight we will be screening another batch of fantastic underground shorts that were submitted to the LUC short film prize. Topics covered in this evening’s eclectic selection include the nature of memory, magic phone boxes, mysterious forests, whimsical suicide discussions and dangerous cardboard pets. I hope you have all been keeping up with Benn Veasey’s fantastic blog of the shorts programme so far.

Also joining in tonight will be Comics etc with a selection of their wares, come down early for a browse, to grab a drink and grab a seat for another night of LUC action. If you need directions to Arts Trail, check our handy festival map – or the address is 6 Livery Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4NP.