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7th NOVEMBER: Award Winning Drama WILDLIKE
8th NOVEMBER: Live Soundtrack Event at The Pump Rooms
9th NOVEMBER: MASOCHIST FILM CLUB
10th NOVEMBER: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS + Live Music
11th NOVEMBER: WORLD OF TOMORROW/SOUTHLAND TALES
12th NOVEMBER: TBA FEATURE + 48 HR FILM CONTEST
13th NOVEMBER: EVIL DEAD 2 screening in The Foundry Woods
14th NOVEMBER: LUC SHORT FILM PRIZE + TBA CLOSING FEATURE
Because we haven't learned our lesson yet, Leamington Underground Cinema returns for the third LUC Festival in November 2015.
From Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th there will be all manner of cool and unusual film screenings and events happening at venues across the town.
As usual we will be offering up a packed and eclectic programme of brilliant features, short films, music and more.
Rewards for backers include digital copies of UNDERCLASS (the periodical journal of LUC), bespoke LUC certificates of employment, exclusive signed artwork and passes providing free access to all events.
If you are interested in being a sponsor of the festival, then you can get PR at all events, appear on the festival poster & in the programme, feature in the main festival trailer, get a place on the short film prize jury and even have this years short film prize named after your company or organisation (or after you, if that is how you roll).
This year we are also offering the brilliant, ridiculous, ostentatious opportunity to be the King or Queen of the LUC Festival 2015. Just in case there are any bored trust-fund millionaires out there who fancy having a seriously memorable week.
What is Leamington Underground Cinema?
LUC is a shady, subterranean film organisation that has been putting on film screenings and events since 2011 around the town of Leamington Spa as well as across the internet. We decided (probably after a night of heavy drinking) to put on our first festival in 2013.
What is this Festival about?
The main thrust of the festival is to put on a programme of brilliant cult and less well-known feature films, alongside a selection of shorts which will be competing for our £1000 short film prize. We use all sorts of venues across the town and involve local artists and musicians to make the whole thing as entertaining as possible.
The LUC Festival is intended as an alternative to mainstream film events - both in terms of style and content. Check out what we did in 2013 and 2014 to get more of an idea. We are already sneaking out some early info about this year's line-up, but the full programme will be officially announced at the end of August 2015, with a trailer appearing at the start of September.
A few early programme details:
- An immersive gothic screening of What We Do In the Shadows with Flight Of The Conchords tribute act
- A disturbing Masochist Film Club double screening
- A very special live soundtrack event featuring four different musical acts
Why are you running a Kickstarter campaign?
It is a brilliant way of getting the funding together to pay for everything while also spreading the word. LUC doesn't currently get any public funding or grant money so we have to raise the cash through ticket sales and sponsorship. We want to keep the festival affordable to attend and include free events if possible, so our budget is pretty tight.
Tell me about the exciting rewards
Everyone contributing to the festival from the lowest tier will get a digital copy of our own periodical journal, UNDERCLASS:
Festival backers will be immortalised on the big screen in an epic Roll Of Honour on the final night as well as listed in the festival programme. They will also get their own bespoke LUC job title and personalised certificate ready to print and frame:
We have limited number of A3 prints of the original festival artwork by the ridiculously talented Christine Cuddihy available - they will be signed by the artist herself.
You can guarantee a seat at all events and save yourself money by purchasing an advance pass for the festival. This will help you look official, yet cool:
We have a number of sponsorship packages available from £250, for you or your company/organisation to associate yourself with this fine event and accrue plenty of good karma and positive PR. If you'd like more information on the particulars of sponsorship please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
What will the money raised be used for?
Based on our previous exploits, the major costs are venue hire, equipment, film licensing and the short film prize. The festival is almost exclusively run by unpaid volunteers, but we like to sling any performers or musicians a few quid to thank them for their time and effort. The campaign target is the minimum we need to raise to implement our secret plans - the further we get over the target, the bigger and better the festival will become.
Can you give me some links to find out more
Here you go:
Is it true that you are holding a man hostage and forcing him to act as some sort of announcer?
No. Absolutely not.
Risks and challenges
What happens if the campaign doesn't reach the target amount?
Once we have finished crying bitter, bitter tears. We will still try to put on a week's worth of cinematic entertainment, but probably at a smaller and less ambitious scale.
Are you good at dealing with problems to make sure the festival goes ahead as planned?
In both previous years we have had to deal with all manner of difficulties ranging from minor technical problems through to sudden venue closures. In all cases the brilliant LUC volunteers have helped pull everything together and keep the festival on track. The main impact has always been on the festival director's state of mind and not on the audience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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