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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

Starburst Film Festival Highlights

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Inside No.9

Inside No.9

Season 3 preview of this darkly comic twisted tales by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. The screening/s will be supported by a discussion and Q&A sessions about the show and exciting guests from the productions

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Thunderbirds 1965 - New Episodes

Thunderbirds 1965 - New Episodes

Thunderbirds are go! Catch these new episodes based on the original 1960s mini-album recordings - Thunderbirds launched a generation of childhoods.

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Red Dwarf XI

Red Dwarf XI

Doug Naylor visits the Festival to discuss Red Dwarf X1 launching this Autumn on a telly near you

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Saturday - Family Day

Saturday - Family Day

Bring your kids and family with a special programme of events. Watch classic childrens movies, like 'The Golden Voyage of Sinbad', learn to draw and write comics plus much more

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Pop-up Puppet Cinema

Pop-up Puppet Cinema

Performing puppet versions of your favorite films. Condensed version with full on mockery!

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BFI - Short Sharp Shocks

BFI - Short Sharp Shocks

BFI DVD Collection presents a series of eclectic and rarely seens shorts from its extensive collection.

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Ray Harryhausen - Lost Treasures

Ray Harryhausen - Lost Treasures

With unseen models, exclusive test footage and discussion, Starburst Film Festival looks at the life and work of this master of the craft of modelling and stop-motion filmmaking.

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Mad Max II - Screening

Mad Max II - Screening

Virgina Hey, the Warrior Woman from Mad Max 2, will be reflecting on the making of the film and introducing its screening.

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BFI DVD Presents

BFI DVD Presents

The BFI are curating a series of films, from thier extensive DVD collection, and are screening the remastered edition Psychomania

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Aliens - Presented by Peter Lamont

Aliens - Presented by Peter Lamont

Peter Lamont, production designer on Aliens, introduces the screening of this classic sci-fi horror

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Dredd (2012) Screening

Dredd (2012) Screening

MegaCity One and the Judges, Dredd 'is the law' - A screening of the 2012 version

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Dr Who - Ten at 10

Dr Who - Ten at 10

Ten at 10 – two very special live commentaries celebrating the debut season of the Tenth Doctor David Tenant

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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Caroline Munro introduces this classic film as part of the Ray Harryhausen event celebrating his ground breaking work

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Licence to Kill - John Glen Presents

Licence to Kill - John Glen Presents

John Glen discusses the making of this classic Bond movie with exclusive material and introduces the film screening

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Peter Beale - Star Wars The Force

Peter Beale - Star Wars The Force

In three exclusive events, Peter Beale looks at the real story of the making of ‘Stars Wars’, ‘The Force and how to find it’ and a master class in ‘Hollywood Film Making’

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Starship Bridge Simulator

Starship Bridge Simulator

Fancy trying your hand at being part of of a Starship bride Crew, then this simulator is for you

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Gothic with Stephen Volk

Gothic with Stephen Volk

Gothic writer Stephen Volk introduces this special acreening of Ken Russel's Gothic

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Battletruck Screening

Battletruck Screening

Harley Cokeliss screens a fully restored copy of his 'post oil wars' 1982 epic Battletruck

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Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Bob Baker, BAFTA winner writer of Wallace and Gromit – A Matter of Loaf and Death. He discusses the characters and their exploits in a Q&A session and introduces the fans favourite W&G short film.

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RUN!  Gangsters at 40

RUN! Gangsters at 40

The creator of this classic television show Philip Martin is in conversation with Dick Fiddy. Looking back at the series and his new novelisation

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Horror Double Bill

Horror Double Bill

Nightly Horror Double Bill screenings
Including Psychomania (Remastered print) & Dracula 1972 classic films, from the horror genre, to keep you on the edge of your seat...

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Festival Featured Guests

Doug Naylor

Doug Naylor

The co-creator of Red Dwarf visits the festival to discuss the upcoming series XI

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Steve Pemberton

Steve Pemberton

Steve is a writer, comedian and screenwriter, best known as a member of The League of Gentlemen with Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss. He will be previewing series 3 of Inside No.9

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Toby Whithouse

Toby Whithouse

Toby is a writer and actor, appearing and writing for Doctor Who and is possibly best known as the creator of Being Human

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Adam Tandy

Adam Tandy

Adam Tandy is appearing as part of the Inside No.9 exclusive. He has worked on some of Televisions best comedy series and will be interesting to hear

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The STARBURST Awards

The STARBURST Awards 2016, sponsored by the Horror Channel, will celebrate the best, the most inspiring and will reward those who are expert in their craft of storytelling and film making. Join us for the big event on Sunday night when the winners will be announced.

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Indie Shorts Film-makers Submission

Independent film-makers are offered the chance to submit their work for consideration to the Starburst Awards. With two categories dedicated to growing and developing talent; your film shorts and features can entered through FilmFreeWay.com

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