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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

Starburst Indie Film Awards

Celebrating the Best Indie Shorts

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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK

STARBURST Magazine has had a long history of supporting independent cinema. Being an independently owned magazine it is only natural that STARBURST would champion up and coming talent.

Every issue we feature the column Independents Day that uncovers talent after talent. So it is important that Indie Features and Shorts get centre stage at the STARBURST International Film Festival.

The STARBURST Independents Day Award is a great way for indie filmmakers to get maximum exposure. If you have a suitable genre related short no longer than 30 minutes in length or a feature over 60 minutes then you can enter simply via FilmFreeway.

The short listed entries will be shown at the festival which will be attended by Industry Professionals, and Movie Fans alike.

The screening of shorts will be taking place throughout the weekend giving festival goers the chance to see some of the very best genre shorts.

All Indie Shorts shown at the festival are then eligible to win the STARBURST Independents Day Award. Could your short be the winner? Only one way to find out.

Click here to read more about the Short Film Award.

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Starburst Film Festival Highlights

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...

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

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.

Battletruck Screening

Battletruck Screening

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

See the Festival Hightlights