Festival Final Day: Short Film prize and Wildlike

Now that we have managed to calm down and thaw out after last night’s marvellous Evil Dead 2 screening in the Foundry Wood – LUC turns it’s attention to the two closing events of the 2015 festival.

Film prize POSTER 1000PXAt 5pm we will be holding the 3rd LUC Short Film Prize at the Spa Centre Cinema, we will be screening the 8 best films submitted to the festival this year, one of which will be winning the £1000 prize. Alongside the shorts there will be a film quiz hosted by the wonderful Frankie Griffiths. Tickets are £7 on the door or from wegottickets.com/lucfest

The films in the final are:

Juliet directed by Marc-Henri Boulier

Confession directed by Julien Colonna

Over & Over directed by Matthew ‘WW’ Jones & Luke Skinner

Goran directed by Roberto Santaguida

dark_net directed by Tom Marshall

Quiescence directed by Tania Cattebeke

El Pescador/The Fisherman directed by Javier Chillon

They Will All Die In Space directed by Javier Chillon

As a special bonus we will also be opening the event with a selection of the shortlisted films from our 60 seconds max competition from earlier in the year.

Wildlike FEST POSTER 1000pxAt 8pm (also at the Spa Centre Cinema) the LUC Festival 2015 closes with a screening of the brilliant, independent, award-winning drama Wildlike – don’t miss this rare screening of a film that has won over 40 prizes at Festivals around the world. Tickets are just £5 on the door.

Supporting this screening are the following shorts selected as part of the LUC Short Film prize 2015

Game Of Life directed by Agnes Vialleton

Juliet directed by Marc-Henri Boulier

Latito directed by Ieva Padagaite

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FESTIVAL DAY 6: AMERICAN MOVIE & 48 Hour Film Prize

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

LUC Festival 2015 Tickets On Sale Now

MAIN LUC FESTIVAL 2015 POSTER 2000pxThe first wave of event tickets for this year’s festival have been unleashed onto the internet – four events are available right now with more to come later in the week. You can also still purchase a festival pass (which gets you in to absolutely everything) for the early bird price of £35 before the end of September.

The events on sale now are listed below please click the link in each case to grab your tickets via weggottickets:

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS plus live music at The Drawing Board on Tuesday10th November

BUY WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS TICKETS FOR £7

WORLD OF TOMORROW/SOUTHLAND TALES at The Spa Centre cinema on Wednesday 11th November

BUY WORLD OF TOMORROW/SOUTHLAND TALES TICKETS FOR £5

EVIL DEAD 2 special outdoor screening at The Foundry Wood on Friday 13th November

BUY EVIL DEAD 2 TICKETS FOR £7

WILDLIKE at The Spa Centre Cinema on Saturday 14th November

BUY WILDLIKE TICKETS FOR £5

In addition to on-line sales, the chin scratchers in th eLUC marketing dept will be setting up a touring pop-up ticket shop which will be appearing around the place over the next 6 weeks, details coming this weekend

Festival 2015 Update: Evil Dead 2 screening in the woods

As promised we’ve got an especially spooky screening lined up for Friday 13th November during the LUC festival. Our elite division of out door logistics experts in association with Playing The Field will be showing Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead 2 in the heart of the Foundry Woods in Leamington Spa.

If you’d like to get a festival pass for entry to this unique screening as well as the other seven days of the festival you can grab one for the special price of £35 via our kickstarter campaign.

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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.

Kick starter

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.

…and so it begins… LUC FESTIVAL 2015

Despite the best advice of our lawyers, accountants, doctors, herbalists and soothsayers LUC is putting on the 3rd annual Leamington Underground Cinema Festival from the 7th to the 14th of November 2015. As usual we will be doing all sorts of feature screenings and events at venues all around the town.

The programme will be announced in August, but before that we will be strategically leaking info as and when we can on some of the exciting cinematic diversions that we are working on.

Once again we will be running a Kickstarter campaign to sell festival passes and help pay for the whole thing – our motivation and bribery panel is currently working on some exciting rewards for those visionary souls who would like to get involved. Give us a shout at lucfestival@gmail.com if you’d like to know more about getting involved as a sponsor.

As usual our captive art expert Christine Cuddihy is hard at work perfecting the festival’s visual identity – she’s already done this brilliant poster which you will be seeing plenty more of in the coming months…

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