REMOTE CONTROL FILM NIGHT – 15th DECEMBER

After sticking their heads above ground for the cinematic jamboree of the LUC Festival 2015 – our bunker staff have retreated back to our subterranean lair to prepare the broadcast of another Remote Control Film Night.

For the uninitiated, this is a free one-night film event that you can enjoy from wherever you happen to be as long as you are connected to the internet in some way – pc, laptop, game console, phone, tablet or experiment cranial implant – any will do.

From 7.45 (UK Time) the LUC facebook page and twitter feed (@LeamUCinema) will be punting out all sorts of short film treats for you to enjoy, as well as some competitive and creative interactive elements for you all to join in with and pretend that you are actually out socialising instead of sitting in front of the TV in your underwear.

You can join in at any time during the evening, but we recommend that if you want to join in fully then you have the following ready in good time:

– Plenty to drink
– suitably unhealthy snacks/dominos flyer
– a clear path to the toilet, or bucket
– some plain paper/card and at least one pen, other art materials if you have them
– an elastic band or some string
-first aid kit

REMOTE CONTROL 15TH DEC 2015

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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

Cthulhu Awakes on Saturday Night!

CthulhuDon’t our very special live soundtrack event tomorrow, Saturday 6th October at North Hall, Spencer Yard in Leamington.

As well as our unique screening of The Call Of Cthulhu (with a specially written score performed by a supergroup of local musical stars) there will be a selection of short film treats. These will include Golden, winner of the Aspect Consultants LUC Short Film Prize 2014 and The Field, produced by Kirk Lake.

Tickets are still available online from wegottickets.

…or it will be £5 on the door.

We will be deploying LUC personnel onto Spencer Street to point you in the right direction, as the venue is slightly tucked away. Check this map to give you an idea of where North Hall is located.

Short Film Prize Selection Announcement

Just minutes ago, a bearded, pale skinned, malnourished member of the short film selection panel, crawled from their sealed viewing chamber. Wheezing heavily, the bloodshot eyes that had taken in around 1800 entries gazed pleadingly towards the sleeping quarters. An unkempt hand held out a scrappy piece of A4 on which were scribbled (in what we hope is ink) the names of the 33 short films selected to screen at the LUC Festival – one of which will win the Aspect Consultants LUC Short Film Prize 2014.

More info soon, but now that the panel have been a whole five hours off, we’ve managed to decipher the selection document and list the short films that we’ll be screening below…

Film Title Submitted By
Double Act Ding Shiwei
Amateurs Yoo In-cheol
Jump Robert Dawes
The Low Road, Baby Mark Roeder
Enlightenment Marat Narimanov
The Man From Arctica Nils J. Nesse
Schrödinger’s Bed Michael Murnau
Skeleton Key Meredith Nolan
Happy Memories Jack Fields
Studies on Hysteria Felix Ruple
Pins Kimberly Brown
Old Dog, New Tricks Oscar Udbye
Banana Skins Matt McCooey
im.promp.tu Michael Slobodian
TRIP Paulista Marcia Beatriz Granero
Providence Sam Amos
Stifle John Hennessy
BZz Luca Fattore
Renewing Mikael Joonas Makkonen
10ml I.V. Andrew Gillman
Timothy Marc Martínez Jordán
A Perfect Day Oguzhan Kaya
Lost Cubert Jakob Schmidt
Golden Simon Ball
Free Will Quentin Pointillart
Dad In Mum FABRICE BRACQ
Travis Stephen French
Provisoire Anthony Cajan
Das Katzenjammertal Ara Jo
La Fille aux Feuilles Marina Rosset
Richie Andy Salamonczyk
Love in the City Emanuele Michetti
Hybris Arjan Brentjes

Tonight! Altoria! Underground Shorts!

Following last night’s barn-storming, sweat-producing, mid-way screen-adjusting opening salvo – the LUC festival moves on to Altoria for another evening of cool short films.

LUCFEST ALTORIA COMPLETE 1000pxThe 90 minute programme contains such varied treats as marriage counselling, armed robbery, saucy internet chat rooms, clowns, rabbits and the end of the world. So something for everyone.

All of the films shown tonight were submitted for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013 which will be awarded to one lucky filmmaker on Sunday 29th September at the Spa Centre Cinema.

Following the shorts tonight there will also be some film music action and thanks to our hosts at Altoria – the whole thing is entirely free. LUC Festival Operatives will be on hand selling tickets for our week-end events as well as providing the opportunity to get your hands on some cool LUC posters for just a couple of quid.

If you couldn’t make it along last night – or were forced to peer in through the door due to the fantastic turn out – here is a marvellous review from Ben Veasey of the first night.

LUC Festival Begins Tonight!

LucFestivalPosterOne 1000pxRight, this is getting serious.

The LUC Festival Operatives have all been briefed, issued with cyanide capsules and deployed into the field. The PR department have been give a crate of red bull and locked in our social media dungeon. Meanwhile the logistics department have as one curled into a foetal position and started asking for their mum.

It can mean only one thing: the first Leamington Underground Cinema Festival is almost upon us.

Kicking off tonight, LUC presents a week of cinematic entertainment and diversion, six months in the making. We can’t wait to unleash the six cool features and 85 (!) fantastic short films across the town of Leamington Spa at a variety of generous, well appointed venues.

Speaking of tonight, we are opening our first festival with a real treat, The Secret Society Of Fine Arts, a unique, compelling and visually stunning tale of art and terrorism – screening COMPLETELY FOR FREE at Leamington’s slightly secret, and very arty Live Arts and Music Project aka LAMP.

Prior to the feature we will be screening a selection of art/experimental shorts from the selection for the LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE 2013. These short films kick off at 7.30pm sharp, there will be a short intermission to take full advantage of LAMP’s fine selection of beverages before the main feature screening. Join us earlier for a drink and the chance to buy tickets for some of the other festival events. Oh and there will be popcorn too.