Underwire Film Festival

In November I was lucky enough to attend Underwire; a film festival dedicated to shedding light on the best female talents in contemporary short film. The event was a great success, and you can read my review of the Best Cinematographer award over at Short Sighted Cinema. Chloë Thomson’s work in Jonah (pictured below) bagged the evening’s trophy,…

Tired of Swimming – Short Film Review

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/45410684] A stained carpet. A man looks forlorn. The stained carpet again, but this time a stop motion figure falls to the floor and a voice-over can be heard saying, ‘I never did manage to bring you that cup of coffee did I?’. So begins Anna Eijsbouts’ Tired of Swimming, a short and sad animation about…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Four

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Day four of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival went highbrow, taking place at the very cultured Arts Trail Studios, a not-for-profit, volunteer powered organisation, set up to facilitate and promote the work of artists from deprived backgrounds, or with disabilities. Before LUC’s films got underway, I had…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Three

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark bar. And in that dark, dark bar there were some dark, dark shorts… Day Three of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival was not for the faint hearted: In honour of the evening’s feature, Jerkbeast, a bizarre film about…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Two

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven The second day of LUC’s 2013 Festival took place in Altoria, with the evening’s films projected onto a screen surrounded by a gold leaf frame – a rather fitting feature for the many masterpieces the evening had to offer. Again, the venue was packed – many punters…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day One

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven LUC‘s inaugural film festival began successfully, with staff having to bring out extra chairs in order to accommodate the large crowd of film fans in attendance. Taking place at LAMP, one of Leamington’s newest and most exciting venues, audience members were ushered into an intimate setting…